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Introduction to Juniper Networks Wireless LANs (IJWL)


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  • 3 Days Course
    Wireless / Mobility

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This three-day CLASSROOM course provides an overview of the WLS hardware and software products and their capabilities and features.


    The course describes the WLS system architecture and a project framework for deploying a WLS system. It covers the Radio Frequency (RF) planning capabilities of the RingMaster software and basic wireless LAN controller (WLC) configuration through the command-line interface (CLI) and the WebView interface. The course then moves on to describe system and service configuration using RingMaster. The course also describes a secure, enterprise-grade employee service in detail and introduces other service options (such as a Web portal login). Integration issues with the back-end authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), Domain Name System (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers are examined, and the monitoring, management, and reporting capabilities of the RingMaster software are also described.


    The course uses a combination of lecture and hands-on labs to gain experience with the Juniper Networks WLS.


    The course is based on the Juniper Networks WLS software Release


    Course Level:

    IJWL is an intermediate-level course.


    After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

    • List the RF bands available for WLAN systems.
    • List the WLAN authentication methods available.
    • List the hardware and software components of a WLS.
    • Explain the architecture of the WLS.
    • Introduce the WLS Mobility Domain.
    • Describe the boot process of the WLAs (APs).
    • Explain the role of RingMaster and SmartPass in the WLS.
    • Describe deployment details for RingMaster and SmartPass.
    • Describe the RingMaster user interface and network plan.
    • Connect to the RingMaster and SmartPass server interfaces.
    • Describe the phases of a WLS deployment project.
    • Create and configure a site, buildings, and floors.
    • Upload and prepare an AutoCAD file floor plan.
    • Explain how to add default and custom RF obstacles.
    • Create and configure a wireless LAN coverage area.
    • Create and place WLAs on the floor plan.
    • Add an origin point and wiring closet to the floor plan.
    • Describe installation considerations for WLS devices.
    • List the management interfaces on the WLCs.
    • Use the CLI for setup and management tasks.
    • Describe and use the WebView QuickStart utility.
    • List network dependencies for WLAs.
    • Illustrate how to configure WLAs.
    • Add WLS Devices in RingMaster.
    • Provide an overview of RADIUS.
    • Explain WLS and RADIUS integration.
    • Explain certificate requirements and authentication flow.
    • Configure WLC settings and enable services in RingMaster.
    • Enable management of WLCs in RingMaster.
    • Verify WLAs correctly advertise service.
    • Describe Mobility Domain concepts and operations.
    • Create, configure, and deploy a Mobility Domain.
    • Describe Cluster concepts and operational considerations.
    • Create, configure, and deploy a Cluster.
    • Manage configuration changes on the controllers.
    • Create a software image repository.
    • Manage the upgrade of controller software.
    • Navigate the RingMaster server management interface.
    • Create and manage RingMaster users and groups.
    • Manage RingMaster network plans.
    • Generate, schedule, and view RingMaster reports.


    Day 1

    Chapter 1: Course Introduction

    Chapter 2: Wireless LAN System Overview

    • Wireless LAN Overview
    • WLS Hardware and Software
    • WLS Licensing

    Chapter 3: WLS Architecture

    • WLS Overview
    • WLS Fundamentals
    • Mobility Domain Overview
    • The WLA Boot Process

    Chapter 4: WLS Management Software 

    • WLS Management Software Overview
    • Deploying and Using RingMaster
    • Deploying SmartPass
    • Lab: WLS Management Software

    Chapter 5: WLS Planning

    • Wireless LAN Project Deployment Phases
    • Creating Sites, Buildings, and Floors
    • Adding Default and Custom RF Obstacles
    • Creating Indoor Coverage Areas
    • Positioning WLAs
    • Adding an Origin Point and Wiring Closet
    • Lab: WLS Planning

    Day 2

    Chapter 6: WLS Setup and Configuration

    • Installing and Accessing Hardware
    • Using the CLI
    • Using WebView
    • Lab: WLS Setup and Configuration

    Chapter 7: WLS Network Integration 

    • WLS Network Integration Overview
    • WLS Devices and RingMaster
    • WLS and RADIUS Integration
    • Lab: WLS Network Integration

    Chapter 8: WLS Services 

    • Services Overview
    • System Setup Wizard
    • Deploying Local Changes
    • Connecting to the Service
    • Lab: WLS Services

    Day 3

    Chapter 9: WLS Mobility Domains and Clusters

    • Overview of Mobility Domains and Clusters
    • Working with Mobility Domains
    • Working with Clusters
    • Lab: WLS Mobility Domains and Clusters

    Chapter 10: WLS Management and Reporting 

    • Device Management
    • RingMaster Server Management
    • Reporting
    • Lab: WLS Management and Reporting

    Appendix A: WLS Troubleshooting 

    • Troubleshooting Processes and Flow
    • Configuration Management
    • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Useful MSS Commands
    • System Recovery
    • Interacting with JTAC

    Target Audience

    The primary audiences for this course are the following:

    • Network professionals responsible for deploying Juniper Networks WLS; and
    • Support professionals responsible for supporting a Juniper Networks WLS.


    The following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • Basic networking knowledge or the Juniper Networks Networking Fundamentals course;
    • Understanding of the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP protocol suite; and
    • Basic wireless LAN knowledge or the Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Fundamentals course.