R510 Indoor Access Point

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point for Dense Device Environments

Small and midsize venues may host fewer users, but high-performance Wi-Fi is just as important to each and every one of them.  The Ruckus R510 802.11ac Wave 2 access point delivers the ideal combination of performance, reliability, and coverage for medium-density indoor locations, at a price you can afford.

Using the same patented technologies found in our premier high-density APs, the R510 delivers fast data rates up to 1200 Mbps, with industry-leading Wi-Fi intelligence to extend range and mitigate interference. It’s the perfect choice for enterprise branches, hotel and office building common areas, retail sites, and more.

Give your users the best Wi-Fi in the business, with the right feature set (and price tag) for midsize sites. 

Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 64 directional antenna patterns.
Serve More Devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.
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.

Overview

  • Description
    Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 2 AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 867 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (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
    -103dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet Ports
    2

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/n/ac Wave 2
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 (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
  • 2x2 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 2 SU-MIMO
  • 2 MU-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 per band
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: 4dBi
  • 5GHz: 4dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 22dBm
  • 5GHz: 22dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity
  • -101dBm (2.4GHz)
  • -96dBm (5GHz)
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
-95
MCS7 HT20
-77
MCS0 HT40
-92
MCS7 HT40
-74

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-96
MCS7 VHT20
-77
MCS0 VHT40
-93
MCS7 VHT40
-75
MCS0 VHT80
-90
MCS7 VHT80
-72

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
19

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
22
MCS7 VHT20
19
MCS0 VHT40, VHT80
22
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
19

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 400Mbps
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 31 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
  • Unleashed*
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • 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
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, PoE in on one port
USB
USB 2.0 port, Type A connector

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 16.8(L) x 16.5(W) x 4.1(H) cm
  • 6.6 (L) x 6.49(W) x 1.6(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 (122ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

802.3af
12.6W max
DC Input 12 VDC 10A
11.9W 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

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)

Wired and Wireless Network Security

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus-patented technology that delivers secure network access by providing each device and user with a unique login credential. Users access the wired/wireless network using their own personal key, which is provided as part of the network onboarding process. In contrast, with conventional pre-shared keys (PSKs), multiple, or even all, users share the same key.

Why you should care:

Traditional pre-shared keys create a security hole in network defenses because multiple users access the network with the same key. Conventional PSKs do not give IT teams visibility and control over devices on the network or the ability to map access policies to specific users and devices. Users readily share conventional PSKs with others, and IT cannot revoke them for one user without revoking access for all. DPSKs address the security flaws of conventional PSKs to make users, devices, data and the network more secure.

DPSKs are an alternative to digital certificates that provide similar security benefits. They are appropriate in cases where user experience considerations make it impractical to install a digital certificate on the device. This applies in cases where the user will only need network access for a limited time—for example, in the case of guest users.