R720 Indoor Access Point

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for Ultra-Dense Device Environments

With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless interference, busy indoor environments can make challenging Wi-Fi deployments. Step up to blazing fast, reliable connectivity in the densest indoor spaces with the Ruckus R720 access point.

The R720 is our highest-capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. With four streams of MU-MIMO connectivity, it can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency. And with support for multi-gigabit 2.5 GbE, you can more than double your backhaul capacity without having to add switch ports or run new Ethernet cabling.

Give your users a consistently great wireless experience with the best enterprise Wi-Fi in the business.

Multi-Gigabit Backhaul
Liberate the multi-gigabit power of Wave 2 Wi-Fi by using built-in 2.5GbE (802.3bz) backhaul to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 4K+ directional antenna patterns.
Serve More Devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R720 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.
Get Optimal Throughput
ChannelFly dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
Better Mesh Networking
Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.
Expandable Capabilities
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to provide additional technologies like BLE.
More Than Wi-Fi
Enhance your network with Cloudpath security and management software, SPoT real-time Wi-Fi location engine and analytics software, and SCI network analytics.


  • Description
    4x4:4ss 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 2.5Gbps backhaul
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    1733 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
  • Radio Chains:Streams
  • BeamFlex Gains
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
  • PD-MRC
  • Rx Sensitivity
  • ChannelFly
  • Smart Meshing
  • USB
  • Ethernet Ports
    • 1 – 2.5GbE
    • 1 – 1GbE


Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ax: 4 to 4800 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 3467 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps
  • 802.11a/g: 6 to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1 to 11 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
8x8 MU-MIMO*
Spatial Streams
20, 40, 80, 160/80+80 MHz
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
Other Wi-Fi Features
WMM, Power Save, TxBF, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v


Antenna Type
  • 2.4GHz Antenna
  • Omni: 2 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ Adaptive: 2 Antennas
  • Polarization: 3 Vertical & 1 Horizontal
  • 5GHz Antennas
  • Omni: 4 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive: 4 Antennas
  • Polarization: 6 Vertical & 2 Horizontal
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: xdBm
  • 5GHz: 3 dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 5G 8x8 mode:
  • 2.4GHz: 25 dBm, 5GHz: 29 dBm
  • 5G 4x4 mode
  • 2.4GHz: 26 dBm, 5GHz: 28 dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity*
  • 2.4GHz: -103 dBm
  • 5GHz: -101 dBm
Frequency Bands
  • 2.4 - 2.484 GHz
  • 5.17 - 5.33 GHZ
  • 5.49 - 5.71 GHz
  • 5.735 - 5.835 GHz
* Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCX rate.

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 1148 Mbps (11ax)
  • 5GHz: 4800 Mbps (11ax)
Client Capacity
Up to 1024 clients per AP
Up to 16 per Radio

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
Queuing & Scheduling
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex
Higt Density Deployments (RF Innovations)
  • Per-Packet Adaptive Power
  • Adaptive Wi-Fi Cell Size
  • Transient Client Management
  • Air-Time Decongestion


Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Standalone
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
  • Self-healing Mesh
IPv4, IPv6
  • 802.1Q (16 BSSIDs / radio)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based, Dynamic, per user based on Radius
Wired & wireless Authenticator & Supplicant
RuckusGRE, soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting

Other Radio Technologies

BLE, Zigbee (Validation in Progress)
OpenG/ CBRS (Validation in progress)

Physical Interfaces

  • 1x 1/2.5/5 Gbps port, RJ-45
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps port, RJ-45
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 22.19 x 24.96 x 5.8 cm
  • 8.74 x 9.83 x 2.28 in.
1.6 kg, 3.52 lbs
  • Wall, Acoustic ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0120-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold
  • separately)
Operating Temperature
14 F (-10 C) to 40 C 104 F (40 C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing


802.3bt/PoH/UPoE, Injector, 48VDC

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®
  • Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
* For current certification status, please see price list


Allgemeine Netzwerktechnologien

Was es bedeutet:

Multi-Gigabit-Technologie und insbesondere der IEEE 802.3bz-Standard, davor als 2.5GBASE-T und 5GBASE-T 2016 eingeführt. IEEE 802.3bz ist ein Standard für Ethernet über verdrillte Kupferkabel mit Geschwindigkeiten von 2,5 GBit/s und 5 GBit/s.

Warum spielt das eine Rolle:

Gigabit-Verbindungen haben uns viele Jahre lang gute Dienste erwiesen und schnell Daten mit geringer Latenz an Laptops, Smartphones und andere Geräte geliefert. Die neueste Generation von APs kann jedoch eine 1 GbE-Verbindung schnell überfordern, sodass das drahtgebundene Netzwerk zu einem Leistungsengpass wird. Die Multi-Gigabit-Technologie, die mit über 1 GBit/s betrieben wird, unterstützt neue Datenraten von 2,5 und 5 GBit/s und nutzt dabei weiterhin die üblicherweise bereitgestellte Cat 5e-Verkabelung (für 2,5 GBit/s) bzw. Cat 6-Verkabelung (für 5 GBit/s). Dadurch können Unternehmen die Leistung ihrer Wi-Fi-Netzwerke auf die kostengünstigste und am wenigsten störende Weise maximieren. Die Switches der ICX Z-Serie und die Ruckus R720 Access Points von Ruckus unterstützen die Multi-Gigabit-Technologie/802.3bz, damit Organisationen ihre Wi-Fi-Netzwerkleistung maximieren können.