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

The following instruction describes the configuration of Ruckus Zone Director, version 9.13.3.0, build 121.

1. Connecting the device

Connect the Ruckus ZD controller from port 1 on a switch, then connect the PC on which the configuration will take place in such a way that both devices are within the same network.

2. Accessing the device’s administration panel

Check the IP address received by the controller and log into it from the PC. If the controller has initial configuration on it, it will ask for login and password. If not, it will launch initial configuration procedure. The configuration can be conducted through any web browser.

3. Device configuration

After logging into the GUI, it is required to configure particular sections.

3.1 RADIUS configuration

Configure → AAA Servers → Create New

  • Name: swauth
  • Type: Radius
  • Auth Method: PAP
  • IP Address: 35.205.62.147
  • Port: 31812
  • 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

Configure → AAA Servers → Create New (again)

  • 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

3.2 Configuring Hotspot / DNS Walled Garden

Configure → Hotspot Services → Create New

  • Name: sw_radius
  • Login page: https://login.socialwifi.com/
  • Start page: redirect to the following URL → login.socialwifi.com/redirect/
  • Authentication Server: swauth
  • Accounting Server: swaccount

Walled Garden → Create New

Add the following addresses:

*.socialwifi.com
sw-login.com
connect.facebook.net
www.facebook.com
www.googletagmanager.com
www.googleadservices.com
googleads.g.doubleclick.net
*.youtube.com
*.ytimg.com
*.googlevideo.com
yt3.ggpht.com
accounts.google.*
ssl.gstatic.com
fonts.gstatic.com
fonts.google.com
accounts.youtube.com
*.googleapis.com
apis.google.com
facebook.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
linkedin.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.com
twitter.com
api.twitter.com
*.twimg.com

OK

3.3 Network configuration:

Configure → WLANs → (Your network) → Edit

  • Name:_ Your network name_
  • Type: Hotspot Services (WISPr)
  • Hotspot Services: sw_radius
  • Priority: High

4. Adding the device to Social WiFi platform

In order to add a device to the 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.
  • Access your account at the Social WiFi Panel.
  • Choose the venue 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”.
  • Restart the device.

5. Test the solution!

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