R310 Indoor Access Point

Indoor 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point

Smaller locations can face big-time demands on their wireless infrastructure. Users access the same high-bandwidth applications and content they’d consume anywhere else—and they expect strong, reliable connectivity.

The Ruckus R310 delivers consistent, reliable 802.11ac wireless networking at an affordable price. It features the patented Ruckus performance optimization and interference mitigation technologies found in our premier access points to deliver superior user experiences at extended ranges. But it provides them in an ultra-compact form factor built for small and midsize businesses and low-density hotspot environments.

Get industry-leading Wi-Fi performance in a package designed for smaller venues—with a price tag to match. 

Affordable Enterprise Performance
The R310 provides great performance with extended range at an affordable price.
Keep Existing Switches and Cables
Designed to operate on existing PoE switches and CAT 5e cabling to minimize costly upgrades.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R310 from the cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.
Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Extends coverage with patented BeamFlex+TM adaptive antenna technology while mitigating interference by utilizing 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.
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
    Entry-level 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
    100
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex Gains
    4dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    10dB
  • PD-MRC
    No
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -99dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    No
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet Ports
    1

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
  • Captive Portal
  • Hotspot 2.0
  • WISPr

RF

Antenna Type
  • BeamFlex adaptive antennas
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 64 unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (Max)
3dBi for both 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 23dBm
  • 5GHz: 24dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity
-99dBm
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
-89
MCS7 HT20
-68
MCS0 HT40
-85
MCS7 HT40
-65

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-98
MCS7 VHT20
-69
MCS0 VHT40
-86
MCS7 VHT40
-66
MCS0 VHT80
-83
MCS7 VHT80
-62

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
23
MCS7 HT20
18
MCS7 HT40
22
MCS7 HT40
19

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
21
MCS0 VHT20
18
MCS0 VHT40
21
MCS0 VHT40
18
MCS0 VHT80
20
MCS0 VHT80
17

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 100 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 16 per AP

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
BeamFlex
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
SpeedFlex

Networking

Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • Unleashed*
  • Standalone
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
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
1 x 1GbE port, RJ-45

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 13.8(L) x 13.5(W) x 3.3(H) cm
  • 5.43(L) x 5.31(W) x 1.3(H) in
Weight
220g (7.8oz)
Mounting
  • Wall, Drop ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
Operating Temperature
0 ºC (32 ºF) to 40 ºC (149 ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

802.3af
11W max
DC input 12 VDC 10A
9W max

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

ChannelFly Advanced Channel Selection

Performance Optimization

What it means:

The ChannelFly dynamic channel management technology in Ruckus APs improves wireless performance by dynamically switching a client to a better channel when the one it’s using starts to degrade.

Why you should care:

Most modern WLAN products can change a client’s channel when the one it’s using gets clogged with interference or too many devices. But there’s no point in switching channels unless you know the new one will actually provide more capacity. And most channel management strategies don’t do a great job of predicting. ChannelFly technology assesses all available channels to measure the real-world capacity improvement each one can provide before it directs the AP to switch channels.

ChannelFly technology was originally developed for use in carrier Wi-Fi environments, where channels are highly congested. Even in these dense public settings, it delivers multi-fold improvements in AP and network capacity—within seconds, automatically.

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.

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.