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How to enable Guest WiFi on Ruckus Zone Director
How to enable Guest WiFi on Ruckus Zone Director

Learn how to configure Ruckus Zone director(Ruckus ZD) with Spotipo

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Written by Rakesh Mukundan
Updated over a week ago

Create a Ruckus Zone Director(ZD) Site

Add a Ruckus ZD site from the top right of the dashboard. Switch Site -> Create New location -> Ruckus ZD.

Identify the MAC address of your Zone Director

Note down the MAC address of your controller by going to Monitor->System Info

Add Ruckus ZD details to your Spotipo site

Select Ruckus ZD option on the left.

Press the New button and add the details of your Zone Controller.

Make sure to add the external IP of ZD here.

Get secret and location ID of your ZD

After adding a ZD to spotipo, it will generate two pieces of information. Radius secret and location Id, please note them down.

Configure AAA servers

Login to your Zone director web GUI and go to AAA servers under Configure.

Press the** Add New** button, and enter below details to create a Radius server.

Use as radius server address

Press the Add New again, and create a radius accounting server.

Add Hotspot Service

Go to Configure -> Hotspot Services and use the Create New button to add a hotspot service.

  • Select WISPr Smart Client Support as None

  • Select authentication and accounting servers to the ones you created

  • In the Location Information section, add location id generated by Spotipo

  • In walled garden, add into the list.

  • If you want to configure Facebook/social logins do add the IPs corresponding to those as well

Enable WLAN with hotspot service

Go to Configure->WLAN from the list of WLANs, edit the one you wish to enable Hotspot on.

Keep type as Hotspot Service and Select the Hotspot Service you have created.

Change CLI settings

Unfortunately ZD GUI doesn’t allow to change all settings, you will need to SSH in to the Ruckus ZoneDirector. In the SSH console, enter the following.

Remember to replace YOURWLANESSID with ESSID of your guest WLAN

called-station-id-type ap-mac
nasid-type mac-addr
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