Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

Vesalius

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I wish to setup up LACP on a R610 AP to my ICX6450 48POE. I
Would someone be willing to guide me along,step by step? Does the 2nd port also need POE?

much thanks
This is how I did it. https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...rocade-icx-6450-ruckus-r720.26547/post-254295

although the latest unleashed software cli guide states you can ssh into each AP and issue the command:

Code:
ruckus> en
ruckus# ap-mode
  You have all rights in this mode.
ruckus(config-ap)# status-lacp enable
ruckus(ap-mode)# get bond
LACP/Bonding is ENABLED.
<bond0>
       544
RUCKUS Unleashed 200.10 Command Line Interface Reference Guide Part Number: 800-72824-001 Rev A
Mode:          8023AD
LACP-rate:     fast
MII-Mon:       100 (ms)
Xmit-Hash:     layer2+3
Slaves:        2
Slave-0:       eth0, ACTIVE, DOWN TOO LONG, link-fail-count: 0
Slave-1:       eth1, ACTIVE, UP, link-fail-count: 0
OK
 
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This is how I did it. https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...rocade-icx-6450-ruckus-r720.26547/post-254295

although the latest unleashed software cli guide states you can ssh into each AP and issue the command:

Code:
ruckus> en
ruckus# ap-mode
  You have all rights in this mode.
ruckus(config-ap)# status-lacp enable
ruckus(ap-mode)# get bond
LACP/Bonding is ENABLED.
<bond0>
       544
RUCKUS Unleashed 200.10 Command Line Interface Reference Guide Part Number: 800-72824-001 Rev A
Mode:          8023AD
LACP-rate:     fast
MII-Mon:       100 (ms)
Xmit-Hash:     layer2+3
Slaves:        2
Slave-0:       eth0, ACTIVE, DOWN TOO LONG, link-fail-count: 0
Slave-1:       eth1, ACTIVE, UP, link-fail-count: 0
OK
Thank you. What do i need to set on the ICX6450 switch? I assume these commands are all on the AP?
 

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yeah we do managed wifi for muti family housing and student housing. I am hopping to be able to SZ at home as I am getting confirmable with using its interface at work. Right now I use unleashed at home and feels like software from fisher price.
I guess over the years I’ve gone the opposite direction and have tried to simplify network items when possible, while keeping enterprise grade hardware where feasible.
 
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Thank you. What do i need to set on the ICX6450 switch? I assume these commands are all on the AP?
On the 6450 You will need to create a named Dynamic (this is LACP) lag group. Then add ports and deploy the lag group. This can also be done from the 6450 web gui. Only one of the 6450 ports in your LACP group needs to be PoE I used this one for the primary port, if that is how you power the AP. Make sure you are feeding 802.3at PoE+ to the 610 or the second AP ethernet port won't work.

To create a LACP group named Ruckus610 using ports 1/1/1 & 1/1/2 with 1/1/1 being the PoE and primary LACP port:
Code:
device(config)# lag Ruckus610 dynamic
device(config-lag-Ruckus610)# ports ethernet 1/1/1 ethernet 1/1/2
device(config-lag-Ruckus610)# primary-port 1/1/1
device(config-lag-Ruckus610)# deploy
 
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I use vSZ at home and if I recall correctly after 90 days you are prevented from making changes to the AP configuration but they still function and you can still log into smart zone to apply licences etc. I didn't apply my licences correctly a few years back and "tested" this feature accidentally :)
You could reinstall and restore a config and run for another 90 days if you dont want to fork out for a licence.
There is some additional functionality exclusive to vSZ although the gap has closed in the last 24 months as they've added more to unleashed so value may not be super high. The monitoring and single control plane for switches and APs is a nice to have though.
 

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Firmware 200.10.10.5.246 released, will need to click on the downloads tab to see it.

RUCKUS Unleashed 200.10 (GA Refresh1) Release Notes

Resolved Issues in Build 200.10.10.5.246
• Resolved an issue where channels 132 and 136 were disabled for 80 Mhz and Auto, Japan country code. [ER-10500]
• Resolved an issue where WLAN passphrase locked up the system. [ER-10223]
• Resolved an issue where Apple clients were getting disconnected from the WLAN due to inactivity. [ER-9831]
• Resolved an issue where the UE loses network connectivity when roaming between radios on same AP, in WPA2 WLAN. [ER-10340]
• Resolved an issue where the client with Sonos app were failing to detect Sonos speakers over the WLAN. GTK Key Index missing. [ER-9637]
 

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I can only assume not or it would be listed. I have not retried that setting since upgrading.