Ruckus Wireless as an Unifi alternative?

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custom90gt

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A dedicated master is necessary if you need some extended L3 features or you have a huge amount of clients (at least 500-1000).
I don't see any reason to speedup roaming because it is client responsibility.
I suppose I'm just looking for a reason to spend more money on more hardware, hah. I could probably get away with just a single R850, but I'd love to have good coverage around the whole house.

According to this old article, the controller will be participating in the roaming (since Unleashed seems to work the same as ZD) so it's theoretically possible I guess?

I personally have 1000km between my ZD and its furthest house full of APs. Never noticed slow roaming.
Seems like that's just addressing the actual delay when talking to the ZD itself? Maybe not an issue with having a non-dedicated master on the same network.
 

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I suppose I'm just looking for a reason to spend more money on more hardware, hah. I could probably get away with just a single R850, but I'd love to have good coverage around the whole house.



Seems like that's just addressing the actual delay when talking to the ZD itself? Maybe not an issue with having a non-dedicated master on the same network.
Yeah, the contrived example in the article relies on long distances. As I said I my first comment, I don't see any roaming difference at home no matter what controller I'm using.
 
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Yeah, the contrived example in the article relies on long distances. As I said I my first comment, I don't see any roaming difference at home no matter what controller I'm using.
You're supposed to tell me it's worth buying more hardware to test it on :)
 
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I was going to write a message telling you to send me your R850, but I remembered the huge box of unnecessary R610s, R650s & R730s cluttering up my office.
Hah this is still the Ruckus from ebay that's not quite an R850 but functionally similar to...
 

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200.15 - problems with iOS devices & roaming/deep sleep/general connectivity. I don’t know why it doesn’t affect everyone- I have three R750s and a H550 and I’m affected. There’s other folks affected as well but Ruckus QA is having difficulty reproducing the wake from deep sleep issue. They managed to reproduce the roaming issue but the version they say fixes it … doesn’t :rolleyes:
They've released another refresh, 200.15.6.112.54, which claims to fix the roaming issue this time.
 
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Another minor firmware bump was released today trying to fix the Apple bugs introduced in the initial 200.15.*

RUCKUS Unleashed 200.15(MR) Refresh Release Notes
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.112.54
• Apple devices having roaming issues after upgrading to Unleashed 200.15 MR. [ER-13584]​
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.112.52
• HomePod Minis are unable to connect to the Unleashed network after upgrading to Unleashed 200.15. [ER-13309]​
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.12.304
• Kernel panic reboot in T610 AP. [ER-12634]
• R750 APs are rebooting with target assert. [ER-12709]​
 
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Another minor firmware bump was released today trying to fix the Apple bugs introduced in the initial 200.15.*

RUCKUS Unleashed 200.15(MR) Refresh Release Notes
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.112.54
• Apple devices having roaming issues after upgrading to Unleashed 200.15 MR. [ER-13584]​
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.112.52
• HomePod Minis are unable to connect to the Unleashed network after upgrading to Unleashed 200.15. [ER-13309]​
Resolved Issues in Build 200.15.6.12.304
• Kernel panic reboot in T610 AP. [ER-12634]​
• R750 APs are rebooting with target assert. [ER-12709]​
yep this build promises to fix the problem of Apple devices disconnecting when waking from sleep or then not connecting at all when 802.11k and 802.11r are turned on. I am going to update now and test with iPhone 15
 

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Another minor firmware bump was released today trying to fix the Apple bugs introduced in the initial 200.15.*
If I wouldn't have added this thread to my watch list, I would miss the updates. The R610 I have is bullet proof, fire&forget, with zero maintenance. Last time I looked into it for a firmware upgrade, it had 150 days online time, and only because I unplugged the POE by accident at some time, it didn't have more days on the clock.

Amazing APs.
 
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If I wouldn't have added this thread to my watch list, I would miss the updates. The R610 I have is bullet proof, fire&forget, with zero maintenance. Last time I looked into it for a firmware upgrade, it had 150 days online time, and only because I unplugged the POE by accident at some time, it didn't have more days on the clock.

Amazing APs.
Agreed, that's the reason I switched from a consumer Asus router to the ruckus. The Asus router needed reset on a weekly basis and the only time the Ruckus gets reset is when I'm messing around with it for fun.
 

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FYI, little experiment with T750 today (probably won‘t be as bad for R750 etc)

iperf3, device on rear of AP: 80Mbit
iperf3, device in front of AP: 800Mbit

about expected. The Outdoor APs only radiate like a half sphere due to their massive aluminum backplate
 

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Assuming the recommendation is to stay on 200.14 with a R730 flashed to R850 used as Dedicated Master, even though the WiFi features are disabled. Does it still loop? Thanks.
 

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Assuming the recommendation is to stay on 200.14 with a R730 flashed to R850 used as Dedicated Master, even though the WiFi features are disabled. Does it still loop? Thanks.
Other users have reported that 200.15 is fine if your R730 is a Dedicated Master.

You should be ok if you directly install the latest 200.15 release. You will have problems if you subsequently upgraded to a newer 200.15 build - both partitions would then have 200.15, so a factory reset would brick your AP.

So if youre running 200.15 and decide to install a newer 200.15 release you'd want to backup your config, install Solo, install the latest 200.15, restore config - ensuring the spare partition has something which will boot with radios enabled.
 
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Other users have reported that 200.15 is fine if your R730 is a Dedicated Master.

You should be ok if you directly install the latest 200.15 release. You will have problems if you subsequently upgraded to a newer 200.15 build - both partitions would then have 200.15, so a factory reset would brick your AP.

So if youre running 200.15 and decide to install a newer 200.15 release you'd want to backup your config, install Solo, install the latest 200.15, restore config - ensuring the spare partition has something which will boot with radios enabled.
Running an R730 (as a R850) as a Dedicated Master here.

I first set it up as a DM on 200.14 and then upgraded to 200.15.

Before every 200.15 update, I roll back to 200.14 and upgrade to the latest from there. That way I always have a 200.14 image in the spare partition to recover from if something pukes.