The Kiwire™ zone module allow you to define zone that group devices and infrastructure setting to logical groups. Each zone can contain any number of devices. A zone is define by grouping of NAS ID, IP address, VLAN and Wi-Fi SSID. A zone can mix SSID with other zone to create a sub zone or you can add more rules to create a master zone such as multiple VLAN, multiple SSID. Zone allow you to easily manage your network or integrate Kiwire™ platform into your deployment. Kiwire™ Zone platform also allows you to apply policy to limit maximum allowed concurrent login within the zone this is useful if you have limited bandwidth in the zone and only allow the zone to be able to accept a certain connected number of users.
How Kiwire™ Zone Module Works
Zone are define by mixture of SSID, User’s IP address, NAS device and VLAN, it can be a mixture of any of the item, if a user traffic is define by the zone, it will go thru the specific zone policy created prior to connect to internet.
Example zone definition:
- A network traffic that is vlan 100 will be classified as Zone A
- A network traffic that is vlan 100 and have SSID “wifi1” will be Zone B
- A network traffic that source ip is 192.168.1.x subnet or is from NAS ID mynas 1 will be Zone C
Managing Zone Module
To access the zone module, click on Devices > Zone, the zone module will be presented.
The listed fields and its meaning are:
|Field||Meaning & Function|
|Name||The zone name|
|Rules||The rules that define the zone|
|Link to users||If the zone is associated with a user’s|
|Limit Connected users||The policy to define max concurrent login for the zone|
|Status||Show the status whether active or inactive zone|
|Action||To edit or delete the zone|
Add New Zone
To create a new zone, click on the “Create Zone” button. This will create a zone grouping which is empty by default. You will need to use edit the the zone function to add the zone definitions. On the add new zone screen, please fill in the relevant information and proceed to edit the zone function.
|Zone name||A unique name to identify the zone|
|Link to user||If you wish to link a zone to user , this is used for zone auto-login feature
NOTE : only 1 zone per users
|Limit connected users||If you wish to limit a zone with a maximum no of user login , put in the value here. Its useful if the zone have a limited network bandwidth|
|Status||Enable or disable the zone|
Add/Manage Zone Definition
When you completed adding a zone, you are allow to edit zone definition. To manage the zone definition for the desire zone , click on the edit icon on the zone row in listing. The edit zone definition screen will display.
use the add (+) button to add zone definition for selected . A zone is a dynamic grouping of vlan , ssid , or ip address use the add button to add each rule. The format for zone definition are:
VLAN : the vlan id in numeric format eg :vlan 100 will be 100
SSID : the ssid of the interface , e.g. : ssid wifi1 , will be wifi1
NASID : the nas identity of the nas devices , e.g. : mynas1 will be mynas1
IP : the ip address of user device it can be single ip such as 192.168.0.58/32 for single ip or 192.168.0.0/24 for entire subnet.
If you wish to delete the definition click on the “X” icon to delete the rules. When you complete configuring the zone definition click on the “Update” button to save.
To update the zone name changes or apply policy of limit the no of allowed to connect concurrently in the zone. Click on the edit icon for the desire zone you wish to update the zone configuration, you be presented the zone definition screen for the selected zone, click on the “Update” button to access the update screen, on the update screen you are also given the option to change the zone name or policy.