Recent content by ms264556

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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    Sure. It's End-of-Sale in a couple of weeks, and they didn't even bother supporting the R760 on it, so my assumption is I'll get no new features going forward. Just 5 years of bugfixes. For sure if nobody else does it then I'll probably give containerizing a go. The install scripts and init...
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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    I think most people don't even need Unleashed - if you're running a single Ruckus AP then the standalone firmware is completely adequate. Sure, it's ugly to setup, but I bet 99% of people don't touch their WiFi setup again once the initial config is done. I think a ZoneDirector is good if you...
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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    Another day, another Ruckus ZoneDirector script on GitHub. I've added a script which patches in a CLI root shell command. And I included some tips on how/where to make modifications to the ZoneDirector. https://ms264556.github.io/Hackery/pages/ZD1200AddRootShell.html
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    Ruckus R350 vs. R710

    Faster meaning throughput, sorry. I think I measured the fast.com maximum speeds as ~480Mbps for R600, ~560Mbps for an R610, ~620Mbps for an R710, ~720Mbps for R720, and ~930Mbps for an R650 (but 930Mbps is my internet speed, so I'm not sure what the actual maximum is).
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    Ruckus R350 vs. R710

    People round here seem to "need" an R710/R720/R750. So maybe ask them. I stuck with R600s at home until I replaced them with R650s (bought before the used-price spike). I think I remember (it was a while ago) the R720 was maybe 40% faster than an R600. And the R650 was 40% faster than the R720...
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    Ruckus R350 vs. R710

    Sorry, bad news all round. I'm ex-London really. I haven't been back to UK since COVID started (which is why pickup was needed). And I have no spare Ruckus APs left. My experience has been that R500/R600 APs have similar reach to a modern 802.11ax AP/router (but better at reliably providing...
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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    It looks like this will be useful. I was able to add a patched metadata file and restore a backup onto a different firmware. This allows restores where the backup is from a premium-only firmware; and 'upgrades' from a ZD3000 to ZD1200 without having to setup everything from scratch And I was...
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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    Nice, thanks. I've added a python version to the page so the whole process can be done in Linux. Update: Crikey, Python isn't quick. You don't want to be doing much work outside native C libraries. I had to jump through some hoops to get passable performance on large files, without dragging in...
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    Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

    I found an old bit of code I wrote to decrypt Ruckus ZoneDirector backups and software images, and whacked it up on github: Decrypt Ruckus Unleashed/ZoneDirector Backups I'm assuming it also works to decrypt Unleashed backups, but it would be cool if someone could give it a check and confirm...
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    Native VLAN Challenge - Ruckus AP & ESXi

    I can't check right now but, assuming the icx switch works like my other managed switches (and the ruckus documentation)... if you e.g. configure a port with vlan 30,40,50 tagged & vlan 10 untagged, then untagged inbound packets will have a vlan 10 tag added, outbound vlan 10 packets will have...
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    Native VLAN Challenge - Ruckus AP & ESXi

    Since the only untagged traffic from the AP will be dhcp/etc, then you can untag the appropriate vlan for this traffic on the 7 switch ports you'll plug your APs into.
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    Native VLAN Challenge - Ruckus AP & ESXi

    Unleashed has supported vlan tagging the management interface since 200.10. The APs will still have their IPs on vlan 1, but the management interface you setup (the one which follows the master AP) will have the IP and tag you select. And all client traffic can be assigned a vlan per SSID easily...
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    EU WTB Ruckus R600 access point (update: BOUGHT)

    If can handle a bit of a wait (airmail from NZ, so ~2 weeks, maybe longer if the airline sits on it) then I still have a couple of spare used R600s. I can send a sun-yellowed one for €50 shipped, or a looks-new one for €65.
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    Wireless AP selection

    If you currently have no dead spots then you could make the assumption that the non-ruckus AX APs are going to perform similarly to an R610 or R710 to calibrate your pricing decisions. The latest AX APs have really closed the gap in range performance vs Ruckus. (I don't trust the reviews in...