How to setup external DHCP server.with Ruckus

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This might be the basic Idea and extremely sorry if that was asked earlier. Since I am novice and just starting setting up Ruckus would like to know how do I setup Ruckus with external DHCP server. I have AP7362, ZD 1106
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Blason R

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Munish Dhiman, Employee

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Hi Blason,

You can configure an external DHCP server with the Ruckus WLAN system . See the basic topology diagram below.

Client will get the VLAN information from WLAN and send the DHCP discovery through the DS . The DHCP server connected in the same network will respond to the discovery massages and complete the DHCP process.

Please note that if the DHCP is in a different subnet , you would need to configure the DHCP proxy on the switch or the router .
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ah yeah thanks for your help dude..This is just a basic topology that I am following and wondering how wifi devices will be able to reach to LAN connected DHCP server.

What if the APs dispersed geographically?
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Munish Dhiman, Employee

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Hi Blason,

If the AP is connected to a remote site , by default it will keep the client traffic on local site . Client will still get the IP address from the local DHCP server . See the diagram
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Thanks once again.

And referring to your first topology which is an simple one. Can I implement Guest Access with single network or do I need to incorporate L3 witch and then implement Guest VLAN?

Well eventually I need to implement Guest Access with simple topology that you have shown in first diagram.
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Munish Dhiman, Employee

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Hi Blason,

There are two option for the authentication .

Use guest pass authentication: Redirect the user to a page requiring the user
to enter a valid guest pass before allowing access to the guest WLAN See
Working with Guest Passes.
• No authentication: Do not require redirection and guest pass validation.

You can create the L3 interface on the router if you don't have L3 switch.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Munish

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