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Purpose

This guide shows how to configure a Zebra controller and access point for Volare.

Please note that the images contained in this article may contain outdated configuration data. You must 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

The configuration procedure has been performed and tested on controller model Zebra Vx9000 running the following firmware versions:

  • Wing 5.8.2
  • Wing 5.8.3

The following WLC (wireless controllers) models are supported:

  • RFS4000
  • NX5500
  • NX7500
  • NX9500
  • NX9600
  • VX9000

The following access point models are supported:

  • AP7522
  • AP7532
  • AP7502
  • AP6522
  • AP6562
  • AP7562
  • AP8533
  • AP8432
  • AP8132

Before integrating the controller with Volare, it is necessary that:

  • the controller and access point are connected to the Internet and reachable on the network
  • the access point has an IP address assigned (DHCP or static) and it is reachable through the network

Logging in to Zebra controller

To configure the Zebra Controller with Volare platform, you have to open a web browser, put the following link: https://ip_address_of_Zebra_Controller/MainApp.html and then login as "admin" user.



Configuring AAA parameters

The first step is configuring an AAA policy. You can do this by going to ConfigurationNetworkAAA Policy as shown in the picture below.

To add a new AAA policy, click on the Add button.

Then give a name to it and click on Continue.

You will be redirected to a page where you are required to enter RADIUS server data. In the RADIUS Authentication tab you have to enter the following data for the authentication phase:

  • Server Type
  • Host
  • Port
  • Secret

The picture belows shows you how to configure this page. For updated values, please check the Parameters for the Solution paragraph at the end of this article.
Click on the OK button to save data.

After saving you will find your data as shown below.

Then move from the RADIUS Authentication tab to RADIUS Accounting.

As previously done, you have to enter the following data also for the accounting phase:

  • Server Type
  • Host
  • Port
  • Secret

The picture belows shows you how to configure this page. For updated values, please check the Parameters for the Solution paragraph at the end of this article.
Click on the OK button to save data.



Configuring Captive Portal parameters

In the ConfigurationService section, in the Basic Configuration tab, you can add a new policy by clicking the Add button. You have to enter the following data:

Settings

  • Captive Portal Server Mode
  • Captive Portal Server Host
  • Connection Mode

Security

  • AAA Policy: enter here the name of the policy you configured at the beginning

Access

  • Access Type

The picture below shows you how to configure this page. For updated values, please check the Parameters for the Solution paragraph at the end of this article.
Click on the OK button to save data.



In the same page, by switching to the Web Page tab, you have to configure WING TAG parameters in order to correctly communicate with the Welcome Portal.
You have to configure this part as follows.

  • Web Page Source
  • Login URL
  • Agreement URL
  • Welcome URL
  • Fail URL
  • Welcome Back URL
  • No service URL
  • Registration URL


Configuring the walled garden

In the ConfigurationService section in the Basic Configuration tab, by scrolling down the form, you can find other parameters as shown in the picture below.

The DNS Whitelist parameter allows you to set the walled garden, that is a list of web sites/domains that end-users are able to visit even without logging in to the Welcome Portal.


To update your walled garden list, you have to click on the button (ffff) and then manage your entries as shown in the picture below



You can learn more about that by reading the following articles:

Entering the device to the Admin Panel

For Aerohive devices, the Admin Panel requires only the MAC address. The Identifier field is not required.
In order to add a new access point to the system, please see How to add an access point.

Parameters for the Solution

Below you can find the updated parameters to enter when configuring your device.

ConfigurationNetworkAAA Policy (RADIUS Authentication tab)

  • Server Type: Host
  • Host: 54.247.117.188
  • Port: 1812
  • Secret: (it will be communicated by Cloud4Wi)

ConfigurationNetworkAAA Policy, RADIUS Accounting tab

  • Server Type: Host
  • Host: 54.247.117.188
  • Port: 1813
  • Secret: (it will be communicated by Cloud4Wi)

ConfigurationService, Basic Configuration tab, Settings

  • Captive Portal Server Mode: Centralized
  • Captive Portal Server Host: (it is the IP address of the VX9000 server, e.g. 172.16.1.143)
  • Connection Mode: HTTP

Configuration → Service, Basic Configuration tab, Access

  • Access Type: RADIUS Authentication

Configuration → Service, Web Page

  • Web Page Source: Externally Hosted
  • Login URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • Agreement URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • Welcome URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • Fail URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • Welcome Back URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • No service URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
  • Registration URL: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/?client_mac=WING_TAG_CLIENT_MAC&client_ip=WING_TAG_CLIENT_IP&ap_mac=WING_TAG_AP_MAC
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