Ruckus ZoneDirector Integration

This guide will Assist you in preparing your Ruckus ZoneDirector controlled Access Points for Social Guest Access capabilities. It will also assist you through the process of associating your Ruckus access points with the MyWiFi system, for the purposes of managing the Social Captive Portal experience.

Ruckus - Access Point(s) Identification

  1. Login Into the Ruckus ZoneDirector with your administrator credentials
  2. Navigate to your Monitor tab
  3. Locate and save the "Device Mac" for all the access points you wish to Setup for this Location

MyWiFi Setup

  1. Login Into the MyWiFi Control Panel with your credentials
  2. Pre-Setup steps:
  3. In the MyWiFi Control Panel, create/select an appropriate Social WiFi Campaign with the Social Media Logins and customized look of your choice.
  4. Create/Use an Existing Location for your Installation & Assign your created Campaign as the Default Campaign for this Location.
  5. Once you have completed those actions you can add the Ruckus in the MyWiFi System.
  6. Click on Devices >> Add New Device to bring up the Add New Device view

Add your new Device

  1. Select the deployment Location for your Device
  2. Enter Name of your choice for this Device
  3. Select Ruckus from the Supporters Routers list
  4. Enter the Mac Address of your device that you collected from the Ruckus ZoneDirector above
  5. Click Proceed once you have entered the appropriate information correctly
  6. Click Complete Setup to create and provisioning the device in the MyWiFi System
  7. (Optional) Repeat this Step for as many Access Points as you have in your deployment.

Ruckus ZoneDirector Setup

  1. Login Into the Ruckus ZoneDirector Dashboard with your credentials
  2. Navigate to Configure tab
  3. Click on the AAA Servers menu item
  4. Click on the Create New link

Ruckus ZoneDirector - Configure RADIUS Authentication:

  •  Name: Enter name for Authentication method (ex. mywifi)
  •  Type: RADIUS
  • Auth Method: PAP
  • Backup RADIUS: check "Enable Backup RADIUS support"
Configure a Primary RADIUS Server with the following parameters:
  • IP Address: 35.174.133.59
  • Port: 1812
  • Secret: mywifi
Configure a Secondary RADIUS Server with the following parameters:
  • IP Address: 52.4.206.21
  • Port: 1812
  • Secret: mywifi

Click OK to save your configuration.

  1. Click on Create New link again within the Authentication / Accounting Servers configuration

Ruckus ZoneDirector - Configure RADIUS Accounting:

  •  Name: Enter name for Accounting method (ex. mywifi-acct)
  •  Type: RADIUS Accounting
  • Backup RADIUS: check "Enable Backup RADIUS support"
Configure a Primary RADIUS Server with the following parameters:
  • IP Address: 35.174.133.59
  • Port: 1813
  • Secret: mywifi
Configure a Secondary RADIUS Server with the following parameters:
  • IP Address: 52.4.206.21
  • Port: 1813
  • Secret: mywifi
Click OK to save your configuration.

Create a new Captive Portal Profile

  1. Click on HotSpot Services menu item
  2. Click on Create New link
  • Name: MyWiFi
  • WisPr Smart Client Support: None
  • Login Page: https://securewifilogin.com OR your Custom Domain - Social Portal
  • Start Page: redirect to the URL that the user intends to visit.
  • Session Timeout: leave unchecked for unlimited sessions, or check and enter a desired timeout length
  • Authentication Server: select the AAA RADIUS Authentication server you created earlier
  • Accounting Server: select the AAA RADIUS Accounting server you created earlier
  • Please Note
    • If you have a Custom Social Portal Enabled in the MyWiFi Control Panel - Branding section. It is necessary to add your Social Portal Domain as the Login Page URL

  • Walled Garden / Domain Whitelist Settings
    The Walled Garden / Domain Whitelist settings need to be entered to facilitate the social login process. All the domains must be entered individually and in the following format:
    *.domain.com / subdomain.domain.com
    Here is the complete list of domains that need to be whitelisted
    *.<White Label Portal Domain>
    *.mywifi.io
    *.securewifilogin.com
    *.cloudfront.net
    fonts.gstatic.com
    fonts.googleapis.com
    *.linkedin.com
    *.amazonaws.com
    *.licdn.com
    *.twitter.com
    *.facebook.com
    *.fbcdn.net
    *.doubleclick.net
    *.fbsbx.com
    *.twimg.com
    *.instagram.com
    *.facebook.net
    *.stripe.com
    *.paypal.com
    *.paypalobjects.com
    *.twilio.com
    *.vk.com
    Please Note
    • If you have a Custom Social Portal Enabled in the MyWiFi Control Panel - Branding section. It is necessary to add your Social Portal Domain as the Captive Portal Server Host

Click OK to save your configuration.

WLAN Configuration

  1. Click on WLANs menu item
  1. Click on Create New link
  2. Create new WLAN
  • Name: MyWiFi (or whatever name you desire)
  • ESSID: the SSID you wish to broadcast as your Guest Wireless Network
  • Type: Hotspot Service (WISPr)
  • Authentication Options - Method: Open
  • Encryption Options - Method: None
  • Options - Hotspot Service: select the Hotspot Service you previously created
  • Priority: High
Click OK to save your configuration.

WLAN Configuration

  1. Click on Create New link in the WLAN Group section
  1. Select the previously created WLAN as a Member of this WLAN Group
Click OK to save your configuration.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector Configuration is now complete. You must now apply the configuration to the Ruckus Access Point that you have previously entered into the MyWiFi Control Panel.

Apply Configuration to Access Point(s)

  1. Click on the Monitor tab
  1. Locate the Access Point(s) that you previously entered into the MyWiFi System and click the Edit icon


  1. Check "Override Group Config" within the WLAN Group option and select the WLAN Group you have just previously created

Click OK to save your configuration.

 🙌 Congratulations!  Your Ruckus ZoneDirector deployment is ready for Guests! 🎉

Access Point Changes: If you make changes to your Access Points or wish to have multiple Access Points deployed to this Guest Network, please keep the list of Devices (Access Points) up to date in the MyWiFi Control Panel.


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