Zyxel Nebula

Compatibility

Social WiFi has been tested and is proven to work on the following configurations:

Zyxel Nebula Control Center

  • Access point firmware: V6.10(ABDF.8)

Access the administration panel

This guide assumes that the device is already connected with Zyxel Nebula Control Center.

To access the Zyxel Nebula dashboard, please visit https://nebula.zyxel.com/

Wireless network configuration

Go to Access point → SSID settings.

Make sure that Simple mode is disabled. Set the Name for the WiFi network (e.g. “Social WiFi”), make sure that Enabled and Guest Network are switched on.

WLAN security

When in the Access point → SSID settings, next to WLAN security, click on Edit.

In the Network access section, use the following settings:

Security options

Open

Sign-in method

Sign-on with: My RADIUS server

RADIUS server - Host

35.205.62.147

RADIUS server – Port

31812

RADIUS server – Secret

RADIUS Secret is available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi dashboard

RADIUS accounting

RADIUS accounting enabled (optional, but recommended)

RADIUS accounting servers – Host

35.205.62.147

RADIUS accounting servers – Port

31813

RADIUS accounting servers – Secret

RADIUS Secret is available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi dashboard

In the Captive portal advance setting section, use the following settings:

Walled garden

Switched on

Walled garden ranges

*copy below*

Simultaneous login limit

Unlimited

Strict Policy

Block all access until sign-on

Reauth time

Follow site-wide settings (you can set preferred forced guest logout time here)

*.socialwifi.com
sw-login.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.com
accounts.google.com
accounts.google.*
ssl.gstatic.com
fonts.gstatic.com
fonts.google.com
accounts.youtube.com
*.googleapis.com
apis.google.com
connect.facebook.net
www.googletagmanager.com
www.googleadservices.com
googleads.g.doubleclick.net

Zyxel Nebula has a limit of 20 entries for Walled garden ranges and the above list doesn’t include rules for a YouTube widget on the login splash page.

If you want to use this widget, please contact us.

Leave the Traffic options and Advanced settings sections as they are.

Click the green Back button at the bottom of the page to go back to the SSID settings screen.

Captive portal customization

When in the Access point → SSID settings, next to Captive portal customization, click on Edit.

In the External captive portal URL section, use the following settings:

Use URL

https://login.socialwifi.com

In the Captive portal behavior section, use the following settings:

After the captive portal page where the user should go?

To promotion URL: https://login.socialwifi.com/redirect/

Click the green Back button at the bottom of the page to go back to the SSID settings screen.

When in the Access point → SSID settings, click the green Save button at the bottom of the page.

Add the access points to Social WiFi panel

The setup of the controller is now finished. The last step is to add all access points to the Social WiFi platform.

Go to Access point → Access points in the menu on the left. Find the MAC address column. You will need those MAC addresses in the next step.

Now, switch to Social WiFi Panel, go to Access Points tab, click the Add button and paste the MAC addresses of all of your access points controlled by the Zyxel Nebula. Click Create.

Test the solution

Connect with the WiFi network. You should see a login page. Go through the login process and, once finished, you should have internet access.

You should see first connections and authorizations in the Social WiFi Panel’s statistics section.

Firewall

If you have any Firewall behind your Zyxel Access Point, make sure that these ports are enabled:

  • 443 i 6667 (are used in TCP for Nebula Cloud Management)

  • 123 (used in UDP for Network Time Protocol(NTP)

Since firmware version 5.50 on the Access points, also port 4335 is being used - as future passes by, eventually implemented onto other units (NETCONF_CALL_HOME).

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