Creating Networks Overview
Before you can offer wireless services in your venue, you need to create at least one wireless network.
The procedure for creating a network depends on the type of wireless network that you want to create and the authentication method that you want users to use to join the network.
- Pre-Shared Key—Require users to enter the passphrase (that you have defined for the network) to connect to Ruckus Cloud. See Creating a Network That Uses a Pre-Shared Key.
- Dynamic Pre-Shared Key—A unique passphrase is dynamically created for each user to connect to Ruckus Cloud. See Creating a Network That Uses a Dynamic Pre-Shared Key.
- Remote AAA—Use 802.1X standard and WPA2 security protocols to authenticate users using an authentication server on the network. This authentication method requires an AAA server on the network. See Creating a Network That Uses an Enterprise AAA Server.
- Cloudpath—Use an authentication server and Cloudpath onboarding to authenticate users. See Creating a Network That Uses Cloudpath Onboarding .
- Captive Portal—Use a third party captive portal and authentication service to authenticate users. There are five methods that can be used to gain access through the captive portal:
- Click-Through—Allow users to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network. See Creating a Network That Uses a Captive Portal with Click-Through
- Self Sign In—Allow users to access the network temporarily using their social media account, or register their details and get a personal password. See Creating a Network That Uses a Captive Portal with Self Sign In
- Host Approval—Allow users to register their details in the portal including their host email. A host must approve the guest request in order to provide the temporary network credentials to the guest user. See Creating a Network That Uses a Captive Portal with Host Approval
- Guest Pass—Allow users to access the network temporarily using a personal password which they receive in advance from the network administration staff. See Creating a Network That Uses a Captive Portal with Guest Pass
- 3rd Party Captive Portal (WISPr)—Allow users to access the network through a 3rd party captive portal, authenticated by a RADIUS server. See Creating a Network That Uses a Third-Party Captive Portal (WISPr Feature)
- Open (not recommended): Allow users to access the network without any authentication. See Creating an Open Network (No Authentication).