6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2013 1:28 PM by nick

    How do I configure a basic setup

    mrcliffyg New Member

      I know that the vWLAN controller is capable of much more than this but on this particular system at this particular time the client wants an "input WPA key and go" solution.

       

      How can I configure the vWLAN Controller (2.3.0.9) to make this work?

        • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
          nick Employee

          This can be found under the "Configuring an SSID" section beginning on page 151 of the Bluesocket vWLAN Administrator's Guide

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            • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
              mrcliffyg New Member

              That's helpful but it's not a complete answer. If you follow that section you end up with an SSID that allows client connections but no public network access. With the "unregistered" role setup wireless clients get put onto the "private" (10.252.x.x) network and are thus unable to access LAN resources.

               

              If you set the role to "Guest" then you must authenticate using the specific logon page, which is what I'm trying to avoid.

               

              So, what's the 2nd half of the puzzle?

                • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
                  daniel.blackmon Employee

                  mrcliffyg

                   

                  You will want to configure the SSID with a WPA preshared key (WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK), and then set the default role on the SSID to something other than Un-registered. Your settings should look similar to the following screenshot.

                  easyaccess.png

                   

                  As long as the SSID has a default role, the captive portal (web auth) will not be used. The captive portal is only used when the default role on the SSID is set to Un-registered.

                    • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
                      mrcliffyg New Member

                      I must not be explaining this right. You have an "allow-all" setup. Presumably so anyone with the correct wpa/wpa2 key doesn't have to go through a specific authorization step. How did you do this?

                        • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
                          nick Employee

                          mrcliffyg

                           

                          You would need to first create a new Role under Configuration > Role Based Access Control > Roles > Create Role. From here, you can assign the Role a Name and apply firewall polices similar to the following screen shots:

                           

                          allow-allrole1.jpgallow-allrole2.jpg

                          As long as the SSID has a default role, the captive portal (web auth) will not be used. The captive portal is only used when the default role on the SSID is set to Un-registered.  Be sure that when you are making changes to the SSIDs that you are applying the change to the SSID.  You should see a Domain Task in the upper right hand corner of the screen once you have made a change that requires a configuration update.

                        • Re: How do I configure a basic setup
                          nick Employee

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