Supported Network Types

Ruckus Cloud supports many network types that you can deploy to your venue.

Network types supported by Ruckus Cloud range from networks that are typically deployed in enterprise or office environments in addition to networks that are typically deployed in public places (such as coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, and so on) where there is a high, but temporary, number of network users. Ruckus Cloud supports the following authentication methods:
  • Pre-Shared Key (PSK): Require users to enter the passphrase (that you have defined for the network) to connect.
  • Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK): A unique passphrase is dynamically created for each user to connect to the network.
  • Enterprise AAA: Use 802.1X standard and WPA2 security protocols to authenticate users using an authentication server on the network.
  • Captive Portal: Use a third party captive portal and authentication service to authenticate users. There are five methods that allow users to gain access through the captive portal:
    • Click-Through: Allow users to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network.
    • Self Sign In: Allow users to access the network temporarily using their social media account, or register their details and get a personal password.
    • Cloudpath Captive Portal: Allows users to connect through an enhanced captive portal with Cloudpath.
    • 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.
    • Guest Pass: Allow users to access the network temporarily using a personal password which they receive in advance from the network administration staff.
    • 3rd Party Captive Portal (WISPr): Allow users to access the network through a 3rd party captive portal, authenticated by a RADIUS server.
  • Open Network (not recommended): Allow users to access the network without any authentication .