How to do Wi-Fi authentication using Ruckus Zone Director?

Hi techies,

We are looking to deploy the WiFi authentication in our wireless network. So our setup is as following:

1. The ISP link terminates on the Mikrotik Router.
2. The Mikrotik Router (which is a firewall also) is connected to the manageable Cisco PoE switch.
3. Fron the Cisco Switch, the access points are connected.

The important thing to notice here is, we have Ruckus Zone Director Wireless Controller and Ruckus Access Points controlled by Zone Director, which create our wireless environment.

Here, we want to add a layer of authentication on the Wi-Fi so that only the authorised users are permitted to use the internet. Mikrotik, as well as the Ruckus Zone Director wireless controller, has the Radius server functionality in it.

Please suggest the way to do wifi authentication and monitoring in our setup as ours is BYOD environment.

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A very good question for Ruckus.

If they can't or won't answer, tell them you are changing vendors.

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Many thanks for reply

Thank you, Mr. Moderator for a reply. I'm looking for the fellow network enthusiasts to help me achieving. If you can publish this question even further or connect me to a suitable person with whom I can take this matter further, it will be a gesture of greatness from your side.

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Re: suitable person

Are you telling that there are no companies in your country that can install a company network with the right security? Where do you live?


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Network authentication

We do have a network with proper security which we set up by our-self but here, I'm looking to add a layer of authentication in the wireless network access with the present set of hardware.

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Re: present set of hardware

Then you look in the user manual / documentation for that hardware, follow a course with the vendor, ask the vendor to do it for you, hire a freelancer to do it, or let it do by some network install company. Your choice (or the choice of your boss).


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I see Kees covered the usual.

My thought remains the same. If the makers don't support their product or offer ideas on courses to take, then you are stuck with changing vendors or hiring help. This is something you get a CCNA or such folk to work on.

Let's use a car analogy. While there are car repair forums you are not repairing a car but modifying to suit a purpose. That makes it a trip to the Custom Car shop and not a simple repair job.

Post was last edited on January 22, 2016 11:07 AM PST

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