R500 Indoor Access Point

Indoor 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point for Dense Device Environments

With an explosion of new mobile devices and applications, even small and midsize venues now need big-league Wi-Fi. But finding the right balance between performance, features, and cost isn’t easy.

The Ruckus R500 802.11ac indoor access point delivers the ideal combination of capacity, reliability, and affordability for medium-density locations. It’s the only 802.11ac AP in its class that includes patented Ruckus antenna optimizations and interference mitigation technologies—the same ones used in our premier high-density APs—in a low-profile form factor designed and priced for smaller venues.

In small and midsize businesses, hotels, retail outlets, branches, and other medium-density venues, the R500 delivers consistently great Wi-Fi experiences—at a price that makes sense.

 

Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library 64 directional antenna patterns.
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.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R500 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.
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.
Expanded Backhaul
Pair two onboard 1GbE ports with link aggregation (LACP) to maximize throughput between the AP and wired switch.
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.

Overview

  • Description
    Mid-range 802.11ac AP with BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 867 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex Gains
    4dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    10dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -100dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet Ports
    2

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps (MCS0 to MCS15)
  • 802.11a/g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 , 6Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
2x2 SU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
2 SU-MIMO
Channelization
20, 40, 80MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
  • WMM, Power Save, Tx Beamforming, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v
  • Hotspot
  • Hotspot 2.0
  • Captive Portal
  • WISPr

RF

Antenna Type
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas with polarization diversity
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 64 unique antenna patterns
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: 4dBi
  • 5GHz:4dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 22dBm
  • 5GHz: 22dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity
-101dBm
Frequency Bands
  • ISM 2.4-2.484GHz
  • U-NII-1 5.15-5.25GHz
  • U-NII-2A 5.25-5.35GHz
  • U-NII-2C 5.47-5.725GHz
  • U-NII-3 5.725-5.85GHz

2.4GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 HT20
-92
MCS7 HT20
-76
MCS0 HT40
-89
MCS7 HT40
-73

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-94
MCS7 VHT20
-76
MCS0 VHT40
-92
MCS7 VHT40
-74
MCS0 VHT80
-90
MCS7 VHT80
-69

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
22
MCS7 VHT20
18
MCS0 VHT40, VHT80
22
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
18

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
15

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 600Mbps
  • 5GHz: 1300Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 16 per AP

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
  • ChannelFly
  • Background Scan Based
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
SmartCast Quality of Service
  • QoS-based scheduling
  • Directed Multicast
  • L2/L3/L4 ACLs
Mobility
SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex

Networking

Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • Unleashed*
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology.
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic per use based on RADIUS)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based
802.1x
Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
L2TP, GRE, soft-GRE
Gateway & Routing
NAT/DHCP
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Recognition and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
  • Rate Limiting
Notes
* Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
2 x 1GbE ports, RJ-45

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 15.8(L) x 15.8(W) x 4(H) cm
  • 6.2(L) x 6.2(W) x 1.57(H) in
Weight
350g (0.77oz)
Mounting
  • Wall, Drop ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0108-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately)
Operating Temperature
0ºC (32ºF) to 50ºC (122 ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

802.3af
10.5W max
12VDC- Powered
11.1W

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
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • EN 50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN 50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • UL 2043 Plenum
  • EN 62311 Human Safety/RF Exposure
  • WEEE & RoHS
  • ISTA 2A Transportation
Notes
  • * For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.
  • * For current certification status, please see price list

BeamFlex 적응형 안테나 기술

성능 최적화

의미:

통신하는 각 장치의 안테나 패턴을 최적화할 수 있도록 전기적으로 안테나 특성을 조작하는 여러 요소가 포함되어 있는 소형의 스마트한 적응형 안테나 시스템입니다.

사용자가 관심을 가져야 하는 이유:

기존의 무선 안테나는 "옴니형"(모든 방향으로 신호 방출) 또는 "지향성"(한 방향으로 신호 방출) 안테나입니다. Ruckus BeamFlex 적응형 안테나 기술은 적응성이 더욱 탁월한 접근법을 사용합니다. BeamFlex 기술을 통해 Ruckus AP 내의 안테나 시스템은 환경을 지속적으로 감지하고 최적화할 수 있습니다.

이 안테나 시스템은 무선 간섭, 노이즈 및 네트워크 성능 문제를 완화하고 애플리케이션 흐름을 개선시킵니다. 결과:

  • 성능 및 범위 향상
  • 선명한 비디오 및 음성 통신
  • 전력 효율 극대화

BeamFlex+는 모바일 장치에 적응형 지원을 제공함으로써 Ruckus BeamFlex 적응형 안테나 기술을 향상시킨 버전입니다. BeamFlex+를 통해 안테나는 클라이언트 장치 위치 이외에 클라이언트 장치의 지향성에 맞게 적응할 수 있습니다.