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The Ruckus Wireless product line includes Ruckus ZoneFlex Access Points, Ruckus ZoneDirector central wireless LAN controllers with the Ruckus Smart/OS management system, high-througput 802.11n bridge radios for point-to-point links and the MediaFlex line of multimedia access points

Connect802 is an authorized, top-tier Ruckus Wireless reseller. When you buy Ruckus Wireless equipment from Connect802 you're backed by our rigorous engineering practices and complete Ruckus network design, consulting, installation and support services.

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The Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex Centrally Managed Wireless LAN System

The Ruckus ZoneFlex family of wireless LAN equipment is centrally managed by a Ruckus ZoneDirector management server appliance. The ZoneDirector provides configuration, monitoring and control of your Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex network. All ZoneDirector models run the same management and control software so the same comprehensive feature set is available no matter which model you need. ZoneDirectors differ only in the number of access points they support (with larger ZoneDirector models also supporting redundant fail-over operation).

For a complete perspective on the Ruckus ZoneFlex family of centrally managed, secure Wi-Fi products and a side-by-side comparison, please Download the ZoneFlex Family Overview Data Sheet

You're encouraged to download the individual data sheets for ZoneDirector appliances and ZoneFlex access points to see representative user interface screen images, read about deployment options and get a perspective on the broad set of features and capabilities you'll find with Ruckus Wireless.

The Ruckus ZoneFlex Family



ZoneFlex 2942 Indoor 802.11b/g Access Point

ZoneFlex 7962 Indoor Dual-Band Dual-Radio
802.11a/b/g/n Access Point

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 2942 is the true workhorse for in-building 802.11b/g Wi-Fi deployment. At Connect802 we've installed literally hundreds of these radios and the coverage and capability they offer is unmatched in the industry.

The ZoneFlex 7962 provides 802.11n connectivity in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. A single ZoneDirector controller can manage and monitor a mixed-mode environment so migration to 802.11n or partial-802.11n deployment is very straightforward. Now you can support legacy 802.11b/g clients and 5 GHz 802.11n clients at the same time.

  • Concurrent, simultaneous 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5 GHz 802.11a/n operation (7962)
  • Up to 7 dB BeamFlex antenna gain with -15 dB interference rejection
  • Support for multicast IP video streaming
  • Delivers 20 concurrent voice calls, 100 simultaneous data users or 20 Mbps of guaranteed video bandwidth
  • Automatic Smart Mesh network extension without home-run cabling
  • Admission control and automatic load balancing for high user-density environments
  • WEP, WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X RADIUS and Active Directory support
  • Standard 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet

ZoneFlex 2942 802.11b/g Indoor Access Point
ZoneFlex 7962 Dual-Band 802.11abgn



ZoneFlex 2741 Outdoor 802.11b/g Access Point

For a straightforward 802.11b/g outdoor solution it's hard to beat the Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 2741 radio. Connect802 has these radios in service at sports stadiums and swimming pools in areas of the country with the most violent thunderstorms in the summer and cold windy days in the winter. This is truly an ideal outdoor solution.

  • Power output: 500 mW (27 dBm)
  • 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet injector included (10W PoE power consumption)
  • L2TP tunneling providing traffic redirection for remote user login web page support
  • Operating temperature: -4 F (20 C) to 149 F

ZoneFlex 2741 Outdoor Access Point



ZoneFlex 7762 802.11n Outdoor Dual-Band, Dual-Radio
802.11a/b/g/n Access Point

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7762 provides dual-radio, dual-band operation for simultaneous 802.11b/g/n coverage in the 2.4 GHz band and 802.11a/n coverage in the 5 GHz band. With more than 150 Mbps TCP/IP throughput between outdoor mesh nodes up to 1000 feet apart (line-of-sight) the Smart Mesh technology allows your outdoor area to receive the necessary coverage with a minimum of installation complexity.

The ZoneFlex 7762 provides a rugged outdoor solution including a built-in heater for cold climates (down to -40 degrees F using the included custom, high-power PoE injector). When the heater is not required the radio can be powered using standard 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet. This is an ideal solution for providing coverage to a courtyard, pool area, sports stadium or other outdoor area.

Other manufacturer's outdoor radios increase their coverage radius by using high-gain omni-directional antennas. Because these antennas receive equally well in all directions they receive noise and interference from every direction while trying to receive a client device's transmission coming in from only one direction. The Ruckus BeamFlex technology solves this problem allowing higher client connection rates and more stable client connections even in outdoor environments that would otherwise suffer from severe noise degradation.

  • Full multimedia support with Quality of Service and multiple SSIDs
  • Ruggedized outdoor enclosure: waterproof and dust proof
  • Wall, ceiling and pole-mounting options
  • Second on-board Ethernet port to power and connect a surveillance camera
  • Power output: 500 mW (27 dBm) with U-NII-1,2 and 3 power backoff compliance
  • Up to 24 separate 5 GHz channels (12 40 MHz channels)
  • Stand-alone or ZoneDirector central management


ZoneFlex 7762 Outdoor Access Point



ZoneFlex 7731 802.11n High-Througput Outdoor Point-to-Point Bridge

Extensive engineering has gone into making the Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7731 outdoor point-to-point bridge a groundbreaking solution for long-range outdoor wireless bridging. Whether it's two buildings in a campus environment, multiple buildings or streetlight poles in a community environment or bringing high bandwidth connectivity to a site from up to 8 miles away, the ZoneFlex 7731 provides significant capability and a very affordable price. Prior to 2009 only WiMAX or proprietary technologies could offer this level of capability. Now, with 802.11n fully ratified, there's a new choice for building an outdoor point-to-point bridge link.

  • Throughput: 150 Mbps @ 1 Mile, 60 Mbps @ 8 miles
  • Completely self-contained - no additional external antenna required
  • 30 degree vertical beamwidth for easy aiming and vibration resistance
  • Stand-alone operation or fully managed by FlexMaster
  • Operating Range: -40 degrees F to 149 degrees F
  • Power: 12 VDC or 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet




Ruckus MediaFlex Carrier-Class In-Building Wi-Fi Equipment

802.11n Multimedia and High Definition IPTV Distribution
The MediaFlex 7000 series is a carrier-class 802.11n 5.8 GHz multimedia system designed to reliably distribute High Definition (HD) IP-based video (IPTV) over Wi-Fi. For home, hotels or anywhere video-grade wireless network is required. The Ruckus MediaFlex 7811 multimedia access point and the Ruckus MediaFlex 7111 multimedia Wi-Fi adapter work together to extend multimedia HD video with optimal range and performance.

802.11b/g Multimedia and IPTV Distribution
The MediaFlex 2800 series includes the MediaFlex 2825 Multimedia 802.11b/g Wireless Router and the 2111 802.11g Multimedia Wireless Adapter. Together they provide reliable performance for standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) IPTV including multicast IPTV to one or more set-top boxes. The 2825 Multimedia Wireless Router provides both DHCP client and server services to directly connect to a DSL or cable modem and create an in-building 802.11b/g wireless LAN. Ethernet-attached devices (set-top boxes, media centers, digital recorders, etc.) use the 2111 Multimedia Adapter to connect back to a central 2825 Multimedia Router. With SNMP management and key statistics and performance information for triple-play (voice, video and data) networks the MediaFlex 2800 series is also ideal for service providers and broadband operators who need remote management of subscriber equipment.

Extend an Existing Wireless LAN Into the Building
The MediaFlex 2200 is a high-power (200 mW) high-gain indoor wireless access gateway that connects to an 802.11b/g wireless LAN (including an outdoor, metro-area or campus-wide Wi-Fi network) and extends the wireless LAN into the indoor space. Unlike a simple Wi-Fi repeater, the MediaFlex 2200 connects to the existing wireless network as if it were a client device. It then broadcasts a separate SSID with a separate DHCP address pool, to which the end-user client devices connect in the building. It can also be used as a conventional 802.11b/g access point. The MediaFlex 2200 provides receive sensitivity down to -108 dBm allowing it to receive even weak RF signals from a remote wireless network.

Tunnel User Traffic to a Central Location for Access Control
The MediaFlex 2835 allows traffic to be tunneled to a central location for captive portal web page login authentication with up to four separate SSIDs, each having its own unique authentication and Quality of Service configurations. One or more SSIDs can be dedicated to a subscriber and the others can be leveraged to provide public services offered by the service provider through the radio equipment at the subscriber location.

The Ruckus MediaFlex Radio


The Ruckus ZoneDirector Centralized Management Appliance

The ZoneDirector is a server appliance the provides centralized management and control of your Ruckus ZoneFlex network. ZoneFlex access points automatically locate and connect to the ZoneDirector (even across multiple IP subnets!) and no individual configuration or management of any access point is required. The same Ruckus Smart/OS management software runs on all ZoneDirector models - they differ only in the number of ZoneFlex access points they support.


The ZoneDirector includes location mapping to show you where users are connecting to the network and to allow the ZoneDirector to optimize channel and power settings. Multiple SSIDs and VLANS are configured and each can have its own authentication and usage policies allowing you to create a system that provides the right capacity and the right capabilities for different user groups (i.e. employees, visitors, PDA-users, 802.11n clients).

  • User authentication and control is managed through the ZoneDirector but user traffic passes directly from the ZoneFlex access point to the network without having to be tunneled back to the ZoneDirector improving overall system performance and eliminating system complexity
  • Real-time connectivity mapping using building floorplans or outdoor maps including mesh backhaul links when Smart Mesh is part of the network design
  • SpeedFlex software allows real-time throughput testing of individual user's devices minimizing support headaches. A user can be shown that their wireless connection is performing properly so that troubleshooting efforts can be focused elsewhere.
  • Fully scalable architecture and the management of multiple ZoneDirectors can be aggregated using FlexMaster software (see description below).
  • Automatic device discovery including layer 2 broadcast, DHCP Option 43, DNS and UPnP to eliminate initial manual configuration of access points
  • Connect802 can be allowed to access your ZoneDirectors remotely through the Internet to provide hands-on technical support

ZoneDirector 1000

ZoneDirector 3000 / 5000



Ruckus FlexMaster Carrier-Class Distributed Management System

FlexMaster allows you to control all of your ZoneDirectors through a central management system. A campus environment with many large buildings may have a large number of separate ZoneDirectors, each providing control of a subset of the overall ZoneFlex architecture. An organization may have multiple locations that are geographically spread across the county, state or country. FlexMaster provides a single point of management for the entire distributed system.

  • Carrier-grade scalability providing maximum visibility and control of the distributed network environment
  • Hierarchical administrative rights allowing multi-tiered access to statistics, reports, user logs and configuration control
  • Instant access to every ZoneDirector in the distributed system
  • Provides control and management for ZoneFlex 7731 802.11n point-to-point bridge links
  • Provides control and management for MediaFlex multimedia systems on a room-by-room basis (for hotels, resorts or other managed service scenarios)
  • Geographic representation of devices on the networks using Google Maps

Ruckus FlexMaster
Distributed Management System



Detailed Data Sheets Focusing on Specific Ruckus Wireless Features

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Targeted Discussion and Specifications For The Ruckus Wireless LAN Switch System

You'll find numerous Web references and reviews of wireless network range extenders. Below are some targeted discussions to provide you with additional perspective on how a Ruckus Wireless 802.11 repeater or WLAN range extender solution can be implemented to meet your requirements for a secure, easy-to-manage wireless LAN system.

  • Ruckus Design Consulting
  • Ruckus Wireless Authorized Reseller
  • Ruckus Wi-Fi Repeater
  • Tropos Wi-Fi Repeater
  • Strix Systems Wi-Fi Repeater
  • Ruckus ZoneFlex Nationwide Service
  • Ruckus ZoneDirector Consulting

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  • Overall perspective on Ruckus Wireless
  • The Ruckus Wireless value proposition
  • Explanation of BeamFlex beamsteering technology
  • Explanation of GuestPass visitor access control
  • Pre-purchase considerations for Ruckus Wireless
  • Discussion of Ruckus 802.11n