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Isolate Guest WiFi in separate VLAN without ZD

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Hello Everyone!

We have a mesh network of Ruckus R510 and R610. We have a work SSID and a second Guest SSID that we want to isolate in a dedicated VLAN.

I read the following documentation but since we don't have Zone Director we tried the following:

What we tried was:
1. We configured each switch PoE port to which each Ruckus is connected to have default VLAN ID 1 in access, for our office work network and VLAN ID 192 tagged.
2. In the Guest WiFi, in the WLAN Priority tab, we set "Access VLAN" to 192 assuming that clients connected to SonarGuest WiFi will be able to connect on VLAN 192.
Unfortunately, with this setup Guest WiFi clients were not able to connect to the DHCP server running in VLAN 192.

Considering that our Ruckus APs are connected to an L3 PoE switch, can you please help what will be the correct Ruckus AP and/or switch port configuration to have the Guest WiFi clients connected to a dedicated VLAN? Do I absolutely need to have Zone Director to achieve the split configuration?

Thank you in advance for your help!




Hi @MSP 

On Ruckus the vlan 1 on WLAN always points to untag vlan on the switchport and any other ID on the vlan tag points to tagged vlan on the switchport. In your scenario the port should be trunk and Vlan 192 should be tagged on switchport, this is the only setting needed and if the clients are still not getting IP you should start running wireshark capture to determine if the clients bootp discovery request is reaching to your DHCP server. 

Best Regards


Hello Vineet,

In our Ruckus R510, R610 and R750 we don have the options:

"4. Assign VLAN tag to the guest SSID at Configure-> WLANs> Create New/Edit> Advanced Options and enter the Vlan ID."

documented here:

Do Ruckus R510, R610 and R750 (these the devices we have) support VLAN isolation for Guest WiFi?

Thank you,



Are these APs in Unleash code or just standalone ? I would be able to help accordingly.

Best Regards


Hello Vineet,

They are in Unleashed setup.