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Ruckus Virtual SmartZone

This article describes the installation and configuration steps for Ruckus Virtual SmartZone controller.

Our test was performed with controller version 3.6.2.0.222, Control Plane Software version 3.6.2.0.63, and AP Firmware Version 3.6.2.0.695.

The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone (vSZ) is an NFV-based and cloud-ready virtualized WLAN controller for service providers and enterprises ready to elevate their WLAN deployment to the next level of flexibility.

Configuring parameters

Go to Service & Profiles / Hotspots & Portals menu.

Select the Hotspot (WISPr) tab, and then select the zone for which you want to create the portal.
Click Create.
The Create Hotspot (WISPr) Portal page appears.

General Options:
Type Portal name and optionally Portal Description.

Redirection:

Smart Client Support: select None
Logon URL: select External
Redirect unauthorized user to the URL for authentication:
https://wifihotspot.io/login
Redirected MAC Format: select XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
Start Page: select Redirect to the URL that user intends to visit
HTTPS Redirect: disabled

User Session:

Session Timeout: 1440
Grace period: 60

In the Walled Garden section, enter the following domains:

wifihotspot.io
cdn.wifihotspot.io
starthotspot.com
13.92.228.228
13.90.247.200

Go to Services & Profiles / Authentication.
Select the Non-Proxy (AP Authenticator) tab, and then select the zone for which you want to create the AAA server.
Click Create.

Type Name and Description.
Select Radius.

On the Primary server section type following:
IP address: 13.92.228.228
Port: 1812
Shared Secret: (contact our office)
Confirm Secret: retype the shared secret to confirm

On the Secondary server section type following:
IP address: 13.90.247.200
Port: 1812
Shared Secret: (contact our office)
Confirm Secret: retype the shared secret to confirm

Go to Services & Profiles / Accounting.
Select the Non-Proxy tab, and then select the zone for which you want to create the AAA server.
Click Create.

On the Primary server section type following:
IP address: 13.92.228.228
Port: 1813
Shared Secret: (contact our office)
Confirm Secret: retype the shared secret to confirm

On the Secondary server section type following:
IP address: 13.90.247.200
Port: 1813
Shared Secret: (contact our office)
Confirm Secret: retype the shared secret to confirm

Click OK to save the settings.

If you need help with configuration, please go to starthotspot.com and contact our tech support. We’ll be glad to help you.

Updated on July 30, 2021

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