I found Ruckus ZoneFlex R300 AP at a friend’s desk and since I had some free time, I immediately gave it a try.
Because I couldn’t find PoE, I used Linksys’ 12V adapter and when it turned on it looked like the picture above. Here’s a picture of the router, similar to the Ruckus Zonflex R310 but slightly smaller. If we look from the top position, the writing will be inversely proportional, because it has been designed to be installed on the roof, so that the writing position becomes normal when seen from below.
For the following topology, where DHCP is from Mikrotik and my test results with a laptop from a router where I get a bandwidth of about 80 Mbps for download and 90 Mbps for upload. I immediately tried this device.
1. DHCP IP from Mikrotik to this AP is 192.168.1.14, so I typed it directly in the browser until the following image appears, click Advanced – Accept the Risk and Continue.
3. If you see red writing at the bottom, it looks like this AP was previously connected to the Ruckus Controller because there is no wireless configuration in the Configuration menu. Here’s another view on the Status menu.
4. Below is the display on the Configuration menu, there are DCHP, Static IP and PPPoE configurations for connecting to the internet.
5. Here’s what the Maintenance menu looks like, I tried upgrading from the FTP and Web options, the results fail, either because the AP has been discontinued or something else. I will look for the Local option later.
6. The following is the display on the Administration menu, there are diagnostics for Ping and Traceroute.
8. There are some changes as shown below and of course the Configuration menu has appeared wireless configuration.
9. To enable wireless on a 2.4G Radio or 5G Radio, simply select Enabled in Wireless Availability, then fill in the SSID and select the desired Encyrption Method and WPA configuration and click Update Settings.
Note: on 5G Radio, if I select SmartSelect Channel, the wireless on my laptop and cellphone doesn’t recognize the SSID name and after I try to change to Channel 149, it can only be detected and after I change it back to SmartSelect, it can be recognized again, whether there is bugs or something else.
10. Here are the results of testing on 2.4G Radio and 5G Radio on my laptop and cellphone, to maximize the available bandwidth, it is better to use 40 Mhz Channel Width in each Radio configuration.