This article describes the configuration of Ruckus VSZ/VSG. Installation guides for other Ruckus equipment:
Ruckus Unleashed
Ruckus Zone Director

1. Accessing the device’s administration panel

Configuration through GUI: open any web browser and type the controller’s IP address in the address bar.

  • login: login to the account with root permissions
  • password: the password to the above account

2. Device configuration

2.1 Configuring RADIUS

Configuration → AAA Servers → Create New

  • Name: swauth
  • Type: RADIUS
  • IP Address: 35.205.62.147
  • Port: 31812
  • Share Secret: Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
  • Confirm Secret: Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
  • OK

Configuration → AAA Servers → Create New

  • Name: swaccount
  • Type RADIUS Accounting
  • IP Address: 35.205.62.147
  • Port: 31813
  • Shared Secret: Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
  • Confirm Secret: Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
  • OK

2.2 Configuring Hotspot / DNS Walled Garden

Configuration → Hotspot (WISPr) → Create New

  • Portal Name: socialwifi
  • Logon URL: External & Redirect unauthenticated user to the URL for authentication: https://login.socialwifi.com/
  • Start page: redirect to the following URL: https://login.socialwifi.com/redirect/

Walled Garden → Add
sw-login.com
socialwifi.com
*.socialwifi.com
accounts.google.com
fonts.google.com
*.gstatic.com
facebook.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
linkedin.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.com
*.licdn.net
twitter.com
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com

  • OK

2.3 Network configuration

Configuration → AP Zone → WLAN → Create New

  • Name: Your network name
  • SSID: Your network name
  • Authentication Type: Hotspot (WISPr)
  • Authentication Option: Method: Open
  • Hotspot (WISPr) Portal: socialwifi
  • Authentication Service (Use the controller as proxy: disabled): swauth
  • Accounting Service (Use the controller as proxy: disabled): swaccount
  • OK

2.4 Disabling MAC address encryption

By default, MAC address encryption is enabled on Ruckus SZ devices and will cause Social WiFi to malfunction. In order to disable it, you will need to access your controller via SSH and enter config mode, then execute the command “[no] encrypt-mac-ip”:

  • ruckus(config)# [no] encrypt-mac-ip

3. Adding the device to Social WiFi platform

In order to add the device to Social WiFi platform:

  • In the Monitor → Access Points menu, click the AP that you want to add to Social WiFi platform, copy their MAC addresses from AP MAC address field and BSSID column.
  • Go to the Social WiFi Panel.
  • Choose the place to which you would like to add the device.
  • In the “Access Points” tab, press “Add” (upper right corner), paste the MAC address you copied into the form (adding a name is optional) and click “Create”.

4. Testing the platform!

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