H500

Wall-Mounted 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP and Switch for Dense Client Environments

Modern hotel rooms, residence halls, and apartments need to function as full-featured technology hubs. But operators relying on separate infrastructures for Wi-Fi, TV, voice, and other services can face an installation nightmare—and a huge expense.

The Ruckus H500 combines industry-leading Wi-Fi performance with a wall-mounted wired switch in a single, secure form factor. It’s perfect for any venue that requires simple connectivity for multiple devices in a single room, without multiple cables.

With its compact design, the H500 can be discretely installed over any standard electrical junction box. It can connect a full range of wired devices like IPTV set tops, IP telephones, or networked mini-bars, while delivering the industry’s highest-performing 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Great All-In-One
Combines the best of Wi-Fi with 802.11ac and great wired switching with four 100Mbps ports into one wall-mounted unit.
Great Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology using a multi-directional antenna patterns.
Get Optimal Throughput
Improve performance automatically with ChannelFly and machine learning, which finds less congested Wi-Fi channels with dynamic RF channel selection.
Support More Services
Multiple SSIDs and switch ports help support services such as VoIP, IPTV, and high-speed Internet access and in-room device connectivity.
Keep Your Switches and Cables
Designed to operate on existing PoE switches and CAT 5e cabling to minimize costly upgrades.
Expandable Capabilities
Designed to operate on existing PoE switches and CAT 5e cabling to minimize costly upgrades.
Expandable Capabilities
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to support 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
    Dual-band Universal wall mounted 5 port Gigabit Wi-Fi switch
  • Maximum PHY rate
    867 Mbps (5GHz)
    300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    100
  • Radio chains:streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex gains
    2dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    5dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -99dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet ports
    5

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.