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Questions Regarding Wireless Deployment

New Contributor II
Hi Guys,

I am planning to deploy a Ruckus Wireless solutions on user premises however I am having a few questions that has been going around in my mind.

Below image will be the simple diagram for this deployment. The idea is basically to have a multiple VLANs for the WLANs (staff, contractor and guest).

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So in the switch my configurations will look like this :


vlan 999 name management by port
 untagged ethe 1/1/1 to 1/1/2 ethe 1/1/48

vlan 20 name staff by port
 tagged ethe 1/1/48

vlan 30 name contractor by port
 tagged ethe 1/1/48

vlan 40 name guest by port
 tagged ethe 1/1/48

interface ethernet 1/1/1
 inline power

interface ethernet 1/1/2
 inline power

interface ethernet 1/1/48
 dual-mode 999

So my questions is :

1- Will this configurations work as it is? (given that the configurations of the WLAN access VLAN is set correctly to each VLAN ID)
2- Given that the switch is in L3 mode, do I not need to configure the AP switchport as trunk?

Thank you.


New Contributor III
AP port also as trunk port, and add  management VLAN too. 


Hi Khai,

AP1 is on 1/1/1
AP2  is on 1/1/2
ZD is on 1/1/48


staff - 20
contractor - 30
guest - 40
Management - 1 or any desired VLAN number.

  • Make all these port trunk (dual mode = Trunk).
  • Add VLAN 1 (or the desired mgmt VLAN) in duel mode to all three ports and VLAN 20,30 and 40 as tagged.
Now ZD and APs will get an IP on VLAN1 for the management and rest 3 VLANs you can use for WLAN's tagging.

For detailed informaiton, refer below article.

Syamantak Omer

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Thanks Syamantak Omer. I was confused as I did look around at this other user site where they were using Ruckus ICX + Cisco AP where on the AP port they just configured it as access port unlike for the Ruckus counterpart as you explained.