you could use it without for a while and collect the mac addresses using this
Inventory Your network
I'm just trialling ruckus and am so far very impressed.
However I am trying to find an easy way to add an allow list of computers without having to add mac address individually.
There is a log off recently connected machines and wondered if that could be used somehow?
Why are you wanting to do MAC address filtering? MAC addresses can be spoofed. Set a good key and just use that. You can also authenticate against a local database/AD to be absolutely sure nobody else is gaining access.
What I would do is create a secure key and if you only want specific users to be able to access the WLAN then authenticate against the local Ruckus DB and only add users in there that you want to allow access.
You could also make use of the Dymanic-PSK if you're giving this out to staff.
Only reason im interested in it is just as an option so i can restrict certain laptops to certain APs. Means I take the decision making out of the client/AP and force certain laptops to use what i want it to. Not planning on implementing this but it may be an option later for certain trouble spots.
That is the way I would do it otherwise it looks like you have to do it MAC by MAC, I've explored our setup and skimmed the guide and I can't see anything to suggest otherwise.
Yeah, individual entry is pretty much i've concluded too but if someone know another way that would be useful.
@FN-GM: Perhaps you should read the first post again
What is the reason for only wanting laptops to be able to connect in certain areas? As soon as they wander out the zone they're connected to and into one covered by an AP they can't access they'll lose connectivity.
Those in question arent very mobile i.e. dont generally move out of range of the AP and the reason is that the clients are making poor decisions on which is the best AP to connect to.
We have fiddled and tweaked a great number of settings from ZD and client.. manually assigning quite a bit.
Restricting the laptops is a last resort, better for these laptops to work all the time in the problem area (by forcing it to work with a particular AP) then it work most of the time and randomly cause a class wide issue every now and then.
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