Configuration for Ruckus Zone Director

The following instructions outline how to setup a Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 network for the Marketing4WiFi Platform.  This guide covers details such as configuring RADIUS, walled garden entries, and captive portals.  This guide assumes that your ZoneDirector is already operational and on a live network. Please make sure any firewall rules, web content filters, and other security measures have been configured to interface with the platform.

1. Login in to your Ruckus Zone Director 1200

2. Click on Configure and navigate to AAA Servers

3.  Create RADIUS Authentication Server

Name: Desired Name – AUTH
Type : RADIUS
AUTH Method: PAP
Backup RADIUS: Enabled

First Server:
IP Address: You will be provided this.
Port: 1812
Shared Secret: You will be provided this.
Confirm Secret: You will be provided this.

Second Server:
IP Address: You will be provided this.
Port: 1812
Shared Secret: You will be provided this.
Confirm Secret: You will be provided this.

4. Create the RADIUS Accounting Server

Name: Desired Name-Acct
Type : RADIUS ACCOUNTING
Backup RADIUS: Enabled

First Server:
IP Address: You will be provided this.
Port: 1813
Shared Secret: You will be provided this.
Confirm Secret: You will be provided this.

Second Server:
IP Address: You will be provided this.
Port: 1813
Shared Secret: You will be provided this.
Confirm Secret: You will be provided this.

 

5. Configure Captive Portal

Click Configure and select Hotspot Services

Click the Create New button

Fill out the form using the information below as a guideline

1. Disable WISPr Smart Client Support

2. Login Page: <You will receive this from us>

3. Under Start Page select the radio button “redirect to the following URL:”

Redirect URL: <You will receive this from us>

4. Under Authentication /Accounting Servers

Select the correct Authentication Server “SmartWiFi-AUTH”
Select the correct Accounting Server “SmartWiFi-ACCT”

5. Under Wireless Client Isolation

Check the first radio button “Isolate wireless traffic from other clients on the same AP.”

Under Walled Garden Entries

Walled Garden entries are updated semi-frequently, please always use the link above for the most up-to-date walled garden entries. Please use the list containing the wild card entries.
Example: *.domain.com

6. Apply the Hotspot services to WLAN.
Under Advanced options look for Inactivity Timeout and set it to a value greater than the Idle timeout of the session profile in the dashboard.

 

7. Final Step

To complete the set of your Smart WiFi you will need to SSH using an application like Putty to the ZoneDirector and type the commands below, one line at a time. The final step makes it so only the base AP MACs are necessary to enter into the dashboard as gateways.

enable

config

wlan "The name of your WLAN"

called-station-id-type ap-mac

end

When presenting the splash page guests may see a SSL certificate error. Please see this article regarding Manufacturer SSL certificates.

If Android devices are redirecting to the intended Splash page properly but Apple IOS devices are not redirecting please click HERE.

Disclaimer on hardware configuration guides in the KB:

This equipment has been integrated and tested in our labs with the Marketing4WiFi using the firmware versions below.

ZoneDirector Version 10.0.1.0

LIMITED HARDWARE SUPPORT: Hardware manufacturers frequently make changes to firmware, controllers and GUI’s. The information below may be out of date or images may be different and is to be used as a general reference guide. We do offer additional limited support to help with trouble-shooting and we highly recommend that you have a hardware support agreement and/or access to a hardware support engineering representative from the manufacturer.

Updated on January 11, 2022

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