Ruckus R510 provide only specific wlan in a specific ap

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Good day,

we already use Ruckus R510 to provide guest network and corporate network in our conference rooms.
We dont have any controller we just use 3 Ruckus APs for that.

Now i want to install more APs in our storage area but they should only provide a different wlan (for example SSID "Storage") and the existing corporate WLAN for example.
But i didnt find any option to configure which ap provides which ssid.

Is that possible? If not, is it possible with zonedirector?
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Edmund Jäger

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Karl Lavender

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I'm a little confused here..  if your APs are standalone, you should be able to log into them separately and configure whatever SSID you need.  

Your statement "which AP provides which SSID" almost sounds like you are trying to do it from a controller, in which case you can also do it there by setting up the appropriate WLAN groups and binding them to either individual APs or AP groups you create.


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Edmund Jäger

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Hi Karl.
They are not standalone as they are copying settings from master ruckus ap.
I attached a screenshot.

I dont see an option to create wlan groups on the unleashed configuration webpage.

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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Edumund,

It's not possible to create separate AP or WLAN groups in Unleashed.  I'd recommend you migrate to either Zone Director or Ruckus Cloud to get the additional functionality you require.

Here's a list of Unleashed limitations, compared to ZD functionality:
  • No layer 3 roaming. All APs must be in the same subnet.

  • Tunneled WLANs are not supported.
  • IPv6 is not supported.
  • No interface to communicate with SmartCell Insight, SPoT, or the ZoneDirector Remote Control mobile app.
  • No North Bound Interface to pass client authentication responsibility to an external entity.
  • No WLAN Groups or AP Groups.
I hope that helps,
Darrel.
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Edmund Jäger

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Alright Darrel, thank you very much for your information! Then i will have to either wait for new firmware version or switch to ZoneDirector. :)
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Paul Van der Cruyssen

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If I'm correct, it will be possible in the next release of Unleashed to to create separate AP or WLAN groups in Unleashed
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Edmund Jäger

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That would be awesome, will hope for it. Thanks !
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pmonardo, Employee

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you could always logically separate them in different layer2 domains. That will allow you to separate which APs should broadcast which SSIDs.

If I'm correct, it will be possible in the next release of Unleashed to to create separate AP or WLAN groups in Unleashed
What specific use case are you looking for? 

You want to have 1 cluster but be able to selectively choose which APs will broadcast which SSIDs? Sort of like

Zone A -> broadcast SSID 1 on all APs.
Zone B -> broadcast SSID 1 and 2 on AP 1 and 2 but not 3 and 4?