Configuring Air Pass in a WLAN Network for Guest Users

Air Pass is a seamless cellular roaming solution designed to unify enterprise WLANs Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. and cellular networks.

To configure Air Pass in a WLAN network for guest users, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a group containing at least one AP.

    The dashboard context for the group is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.

    A list of APs is displayed in the List view.

  3. Click on the Config icon.

    The tabs to configure the APs are displayed.

  4. Click the WLANs tab.

    The WLANs details page is displayed. The WLANs listed in this page are the ones created for the group selected in step 1.

  5. In the WLANs tab, click + Add SSID.

    The Create a New Network page is displayed.

  6. In the General tab, enter a name for the SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. in the Name (SSID) text box. Under Advanced Settings, configure the advanced settings parameters for the SSID. For more information, see Advanced Settings Parameters
  7. Click Next.
  8. Under VLANs, configure the VLAN Virtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. settings for the SSID. For more information, see VLANs Assignment.
  9. Click Next.
  10. In the Security tab, select Visitors in the Security Level slider.
  11. Under Access Network, select Air Pass from the Type drop-down list.
  12. Under Enter Air Pass Details, enter the following information:
    • Domain Name—Specify a domain name in the text box. For example: arubanetworks.com
    • Operator Friendly Name—Specify the operator info who is operating the service.
  13. Under Venue Details, enter the following information:
    • Venue Name—Specify venue name from APs associated with the profile.
    • Venue/Operator Language—An ISO 639 language code that identifies the language used in the Venue Name and Operator Friendly Name fields.
    • Venue Group—Select one of the venue groups from APs associated with the profile.
    • Venue Type—Select one of the venue types from APs associated with the profile.
  14. Under Network Details, enter the following information:
    • Network Type—The Network Type field is set to advertise its Network Type to non-AP STAs. Select an appropriate network type from the drop-down list.
      • private—Non-authorized users are not permitted on the private network.
      • private-with-guest—Private network but guest accounts are available.
      • Chargeable-public—The network is accessible to anyone, however, access to the network may be chargeable.
      • free-public—The network is accessible to anyone, and no charges are applicable for network use.
      • personal-device—A network of personal devices. An example of this type of network is a camera attached to a printer, thereby forming a network for printing pictures.
      • emergency-services—A network dedicated and limited to access emergency services.
      • test—The network is used for test purposes only.
      • wildcard—Wildcard access network type.
    • IPv4—The IP address type availability information provides STA with the information about the availability of the IP address version and type that could be allocated to the STA after successful association. Select an appropriate IPv4 address type from the drop-down list.
      • public—Public IPv4 address available.
      • port-restricted—Port-restricted IPv4 address available.
      • single-nated-private—Single NATed private IPv4 address available.
      • double-nated-private—Double NATed private IPv4 address available.
      • port-restricted-single-nated-private—Port-restricted IPv4 address and single NATed IPv4 address available.
      • Port-restricted-double-nated-private—Port-restricted IPv4 address and double NATed IPv4 address available.
      • not-available—Address type not available.
    • IPv6—The IP address type availability information provides STA with the information about the availability of the IP address version and type that could be allocated to the STA after successful association. Select an appropriate IPv6 address type from the drop-down list.
      • available—Address type not available.
      • not-available—Address type available.
  15. Under Cellular Provider, select a cellular provider from the list.

    Air Pass accepts authentication requests only from AT&T subscribers.

  16. Click Next.
  17. In the Access tab, select the following in the Access rules slider:
    • Select Role Based to enable access based on user roles. To create a role assignment rule, complete the following steps:
      1. Under Role Assignment Rules, click + Add Role Assignment.

        The New Role Assignment Rule page is displayed.

      2. Select appropriate options in the Attribute, Operator, String, and Role fields.
      3. Click Save.
    • Select Unrestricted to set unrestricted access to the network.
    • The Network Based option is not applicable for Air Pass configuration.
    • Unrestricted access to the network is a completely open network.
  18. Click Next.
  19. The Summary tab displays all the settings configured in the General, VLANs, Security, and Access tabs.

  20. Click Finish.

    A success message is displayed.

The following animation shows how to configure Air Pass in a WLAN Network for Guest Users: