Template:Networking rutos configuration example guest wifi

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Introduction[edit source]

Most of us are aware, that network security is extremely important. If your WiFi network is not properly secured, it makes you and all of your home or office resources vulnerable to a variety of security threats. To stay ahead of the curve, many companies and home users have guest WiFi. Unlike your regular WiFi network that you or your company members use, the guest WiFi network restricts what your guests can do in your network. It gives visitors access to the Internet connection, but nothing else making you or your company a lot more secure. This chapter is a guide on configuring a guest WiFi.

Configuring router (RUTX)[edit source]

Before you start configuring the router turn on "Advanced WebUI" mode. You can do that by clicking the "Basic" button under "Mode", which is located at the top-right corner of the WebUI.

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New WiFi AP[edit source]


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Login to the router's WebUI, navigate to the Network → Wireless page. Click Add. You can use either, 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi. Then you will be forwarded to the configuration window.


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On General Setup tab do the following:

  1. Enable instance.
  2. Select mode Access Point.
  3. Enter a custom ESSID.
  4. Expand the drop-down menu Network.
  5. Uncheck the lan interface.
  6. Create a new interface, enter a custom name Guest.

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Switch to Wireless Security tab and do the following:

  1. Select Encryption type.
  2. Select Cipher type.
  3. Enter Key.
  4. Save&Apply changes.

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Wait for configuration to apply. Two Wireless Access Points should be enabled

New LAN interface[edit source]


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Now go to Network → Interfaces and press Edit next to your newly created LAN interface:


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In the General setup section, do the following:

  1. Select Protocol - Static. Confirm by clicking "SWITCH PROTOCOL".
  2. Enter a IPv4 address.
  3. Enter a IPv4 netmask.
  4. Enable DHCP server.
  5. Press Save&Apply.

Firewall rules[edit source]


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Navigate to Network → Firewall → General Settings. There create a new Zone rule by pressing Add button. Then you will be forwarded to the configuration window.


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In the ZONE page, do the following:

  1. Enter a custom Name.
  2. Add new created "Guest" LAN to Covered networks.
  3. Select WAN interfaces for Allow forward to destination zones.
  4. Select WAN interfaces for Allow forward from destination zones.
  5. Save&Apply changes.

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In order to disable WebUI or SSH access to RUTX from Guest's_WiFi network navigate to the Network → Firewall → Traffic Rules page and do the following:

  1. Enter a custom Name.
  2. Select "guest_zone" for Source zone.
  3. Select "lan" for Destination zone.
  4. Click the Add button. Then you will be forwarded to the configuration window.

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Do the following in the TRAFFIC RULES page:

  1. Enable instance.
  2. Change the Destination zone to "Device (input)".
  3. Enter the Destination port to reject. By default ports 22, 80, 443 are used to access the web user interface and SSH.
  4. Change the Action to "Reject".
  5. Save&Apply changes.

Results[edit source]

If you've followed all the steps presented above, your configuration should be finished. If you are near a RUT, that is, in a wireless zone, turn on WiFi on your device and view the available networks. You should see the available SSID - "RUTX_WiFi_2G" and "Guest_WiFi". Select one of them and enter the appropriate WiFi password.


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Wireless users connected to SSID: “RUTX_WIFI”, will be assign to “LAN”, and will get IP from main pool 192.168.1.0/24.


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LAN users are able to access any data from pool 192.168.1.0/24. For example they can access Web UI.


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Wireless users connected to SSID: “GUEST'S_WIFI”, will be assign to LAN “Guest”, and will get IP from new pool 10.10.10.0/24.


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Guest hosts are unable to access any data from pool 192.168.1.0/24. And access to RUTX Web UI or SSH is restricted.