Ruckus Wireless devices (Standalone mode) and Cloud4Wi

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Purpose

This guide shows how to configure a Ruckus Wireless device in standalone mode, in order to use it as a HotSpot.

Please note that the images contained in this article may contain outdated configuration data. Therefore, please check the data contained in the article "Parameters for the Solution" at the bottom of the page, as they are certainly up to date.

Prerequisites

This guide applies to the Solution for the version 9.4 or later. If the version is older than 9.4, please upgrade the firmware.
In order to use a Ruckus Wireless device as a HotSpot, it is necessary for the router to be connected to the Internet.
All standalone Ruckus Wireless devices are currently supported.

Accessing the AP

The default IP address of the device is 192.168.0.1.

In order to perform the first access it is recommended to attach your device to a PC having a local IP address in the same network as the AP (for example IP address: 192.168.0.2; netmask 255.255.255.0).

To access the device, type the following URL on your browser: https://192.168.0.1.

A security alert will be displayed. You can securely go ahead.

 

After, you will be asked for username and password. The default credentials are:

Username: super
Password: sp-admin

 

Check firmware version

After you're logged in, you will be redirected to the Status :: Device section. Here you can check the installed software version. If the version is older than 9.4, you must perform a software upgrade, since some of the features shown below are not available for previous versions.

 

Configuring general settings

By accessing the Configuration :: Device section is not where to change general settings for the device (for example: the name or the access credentials to access the Web UI). It is necessary to click Update Settings button to save data.

 

Configuring local subnets

By accessing the Configuration :: Local Subnets section you can set the Hotspot network and the policies for the IP address assignment (such using DHCP server or not, and the IP addresses to assign to clients). It is necessary to click Update Settings button to save data.

 

Configuring the Hotspot

By accessing the Configuration :: Hotspot section it is possible to set the necessary parameters for the Hotspot configuration (Splash Portal URL, the RADIUS Server IP address, data to send to RADIUS server, web sites allowed etc.), The two Edit Settings buttons indicated by the arrows are relevant for our process configuration. It is necessary to click Update Settings button to save data.


By clicking the Edit Settings button for More Options, you can set particular attributes to send to the RADIUS server. For the proper functioning of the Solution, NAS ID must be not empty and must be unique for all the devices within the network. It is necessary to click Update Settings button to save data.

 

By clicking the Edit Settings button for Walled Garden, it is possible to set the list of web sites allowed also for unauthenticated end-users. You must click the Update button to save data.

 

In order to configure the Walled Garden, please check the following articles:

 

Configuring the wireless network

By accessing the Configuration :: Wireless section, you can configure your wireless networks. On the first tab it is possible to configure the common settings shared between all the network managed by the device. You must click the Update Settings button to save data.


On the other tabs of Configuration :: Wireless section, you can set all the networks to manage (each corresponding to an SSID). The example below shows a network called "HotSpotNetwork", configured as a HotSpot network and based on the access through Splash Portal. The Local Subnet and the Hotspot Service are those configured previously. You must click the Update Settings button to save data.

 

Firmware upgrade

By accessing the Maintenance :: Upgrade section, you can upgrade the device firmware version by using 4 methods (TFTP, FTP, Web, Local).


Allowing free access to the CDN

Explained in the article Improving the performance of Control Panel and Splash Portal by enabling the CDN, you must add some IP addresses to the Walled Garden in order to support the access to the CDN.
The IP addresses to add for this purpose are:

  • 50.18.178.180
  • 54.248.102.194
  • 54.246.86.254
  • 46.137.206.166
  • 54.232.119.5
  • 54.253.118.101

Retrieving the identifier for the Control Panel

In order to use the device in the Solution, you must enter its details into the Control Panel.

To get further information on how to do that, please see How to add a HotSpot. Anyway, in the Control Panel, a field called Identifier will be required by the web interface. For Ruckus Wireless Standalone products, as said before, it corresponds to the the NAS ID value that has been configured in Hotspot > More Options settings.

It is mandatory that this value it is unique for all the devices within the network. Otherwise the devices will be not correctly integrated with the Solution.

Parameters for the Solution

The parameters to use to integrate the device with the Solution are the following:

Configure::Hotspot
Redirect unauth. user to: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/
After user is authenticated Redirect to: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/
Primary RADIUS Server: 54.247.117.188
Secondary RADIUS Server: 79.125.111.180
RADIUS Server Secret: (it will be communicated by Cloud4Wi)

Please note that it is necessary to enter the Splash Portal URL exactly as it is written above.
If you enter the Splash Portal URL in different formats (e.g. https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/c4wportal/mysplashportal), then the redirection to the Splash Portal will fail and the end-user will not be able to see the Splash Portal.

If these parameters change in the future, we will promptly inform you about new values.

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