Note: While we do provide technical support and step by step guidance, Beambox self-install guides are generally written for IT consultants and those who are familiar with managing their own networks.

Using this step by step guide, you will quickly be able to create or edit an existing RUCKUS wireless network with your Beambox WiFi login.

Prerequisites

Before getting started, here's a checklist of the things you will need:

  • Active RUCKUS hardware to configure and test

  • Access to configure your networks through SmartZone

  • Familiarity with your network topology and RUCKUS management

  • Your login URL, which can be found on your Beambox dashboard

Installing Beambox on your RUCKUS networks through SmartZone

To get started, log in to your RUCKUS Smartzone and start at the dashboard.

  • Add a new hotspot

  • Services & Profiles > Hotspot & Portals > Hotspot (WISPr) Create +

Make the following changes:

  • Portal Name - Beambox

  • Smart Client Support - None

  • Logon URL - External

  • Redirect URL - Find this on your Beambox dashboard

  • Redirected MAC Format - AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF

  • Start Page - Redirect to the URL that the user intends to visit

Scroll down to the Walled Garden section and add an entry for all of the following hostnames:

Required domains

*.yourhotspot.net
*.beambox.com
*.amazonaws.com

Facebook domains

facebook.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
facebook.net
*.facebook.net
*.akamaihd.net

Twitter domains

twitter.com
api.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.akamaihd.net

  • Save the changes by selecting OK.

Add a RADIUS accounting server:

  • Services & Profiles > Accounting > Create +

Make the following changes:

  • Name - beambox-accounting

  • Type - RADIUS Accounting

Primary Server:

  • IP Address - 64.227.44.68

  • Port - 1813

  • Shared Secret - 66987723

  • Confirm Secret - 66987723

  • Save the changes by selecting OK.

Add a RADIUS authentication server:

  • Services & Profiles > Authentication > Create +

Make the following changes:

  • Name - beambox-authentication

  • Type - RADIUS

Primary Server:

  • IP Address - 64.227.44.68

  • Port - 1812

  • Shared Secret - 66987723

  • Confirm Secret - 66987723

  • Save the changes by clicking OK.

Create or edit your guest SSID:

  • Wireless LANs > Create +

Make the following changes:

  • Name - Beambox WiFi

  • SSID - Your network name

  • Authentication Type - Hotspot (WISPr)

  • Hotspot (WISPr) Portal - Beambox

  • Bypass CNA - Unchecked

Authentication Server:

  • Use the Controller as Proxy - Unchecked

  • Profile - beambox-authentication

Accounting Server:

  • Use the Controller as Proxy - Unchecked

  • Profile - beambox-accounting

  • Save the changes by clicking OK.

Please wait a few minutes for your hardware to provision and test your WiFi network.

Troubleshooting

We aren't currently aware of any configuration incompatibilities with Beambox and RUCKUS. If you face any issues, we recommend replicating the exact set up described above and then observe any changes.

Get in touch with our team if you require any support diagnosing your network.

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