2 SSID's to 1 WLAN?

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We are looking to see if it is possible to setup multiple ESSID’s on a single WLAN through the Ruckus ZoneDirector software. We have a requirement that would necessitate the need to set up 2 or more SSID’s over a single WLAN as opposed to configuring a number of ESSID’s to an equal number of WLAN with all assigned to a common WLAN Group.
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Fabian Olteanu

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Bump, I am trying to achieve the same thing, 1 WLAN but 2 SSID. We have one in place and it works perfect (10.x.x.x ip) but I need the 2nd SSID to use the DHCP option and whoever connects to the 2nd SSID to have a different IP address (192.x.x.x) Anyone?
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Fabian,

Yes this can be done. Take a look at the screenshot in this comment. You can have multiple WLANs with different name however with same ESSID. Each unique ESSID can support different or same config which is ur need and its the ESSID which gets broadcasted in the air

One use case where i used this was one controller in building X where users get IP from VLAN 10 however this controller also supported users in a different building which had a different VLAN scheme so default ZD behaviour was NOT suitable and customer was NOT keen on Dynamic VLAN as they did not wanted to complicate the matter further..

this worked for them and i think this should also work for you if my understanding was correct of your issue..
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Thx for reply, but my question is how do I assign a different IP to the 2nd config. First config has no IP allocated because they are located by the server. But on the second config I want to have 192.x.x.x to prevent those login in to this config to have access to the network.
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You can assign different IP by means of Layer 2 seperation i.e. VLANs
10.x = VLAN 10
192.x = VLAN 20
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Fabian Olteanu

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I'm not very good at networking so can you please guide me step by step in Ruckus menu?
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Sean

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This is accomplished by configuring the VLAN ID within the Advanced Options of the Configure WLANs tab (highlighted in Red below):

The port that is facing the AP will then need to be a trunk port to accomodate the VLANs you have configure for each of your WLAN's and AP management.

Note: All ports facing AP's and switch uplink ports need to be configured as trunk and have the same VLAN's applied that you are running.

I am asssuming that you have Cisco switches, so the commands would be as follows, based on the AP's being in the native vlan (VLAN 1) and the WLAN's being 336 and 337:
switchport mode trunk
switchport trunk allow vlan 1,336,337
Also make sure you populate the VLAN database with your VLAN's or it will not work:

Configure the VLAN on Catalyst 3550, 3750, 4500/4000, and 6500/6000 Switches That Run Cisco IOS Software

Switch#vlan database
Switch(vlan)#vlan 336

VLAN 336 added: Name: VLAN0336

Switch(vlan)#vlan 337

VLAN 337 added: Name: VLAN0337 Switch(vlan)#exit
Configure the VLAN on Catalyst 2900XL, 3500XL, 2950, 2970, and 2940 Series Switches
Switch# configure terminal
Switch(config)# vlan 336
Switch(config-vlan)# name VLAN336
Switch(config-vlan)#exit
Switch(config)# vlan 337
Switch(config-vlan)# name VLAN337
Switch(config-vlan)#exit
You will obvioulsy then have to create 2 DHCP pools which will hand out IP addresses to the appropriate WLAN VLAN's.
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I have HP, but thx, now I know what to look for.
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Sean

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Glad to be off assistance

Good luck with it all :)