R710 Indoor Access Point

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

With more devices, more users, and more bandwidth-hungry applications, busy indoor spaces can make challenging wireless environments. If you need more from your Wi-Fi, step up to the Ruckus R710 indoor access point.

The R710 delivers industry-leading performance and reliability in the most demanding high-density locations. 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 while providing the highest available throughput for Wi-Fi clients. The perfect choice for streaming multimedia applications, it delivers picture-perfect HD-quality IP video and crystal clear voice services.

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

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.
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 R710 from the cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.
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
    High-end 802.11ac Wave 2 AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 1,733 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 600 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    4x4:4
  • BeamFlex Gains
    6dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -104dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet Ports
    2

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Supported rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4 for VHT20/40/80, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT160)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 800Mbps (MCS0 to MCS31)
  • 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
  • 4x4 SU-MIMO
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 4 streams for SU-MIMO
  • 3 streams for 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 4000+ unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna gain (max)
up to 3dbi
Peak transmit power (aggregate across MIMO chains)
28dBm for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Minimum receive sensitivity*
-104dBm
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
Notes
* Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information

2.4GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 HT20
-97
MCS7 HT20
-79
MCS0 HT40
-94
MCS7 HT40
-77

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-98
MCS7 VHT20
-80
MCS0 VHT40
-94
MCS7 VHT40
-77
MCS0 VHT80
-91
MCS7 VHT80
-74

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
19

5GHz Tx Power Target

VHT20
22
MCS0, VHT40
22
MCS7, VHT40, VHT80
19
MCS9, VHT40, VHT80
16

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY rates
  • 2.4GHz: 600 Mbps
  • 5GHz: 1733 Mbps
Client capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 32 per AP

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
ChannelFly
Client Density Management
  • 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*
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology.
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic per user based on RADIUS)
  • Port-based
802.1x
Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
L2TP
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
Notes
* Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
  • Two 1Gbps Ethernet ports
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at/bt) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
  • Link Aggregation (LACP)
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 22.7 cm (L), 21.3 cm (W), 6 cm (H)
  • 8.9in (L) x 8.4in (W) x 2.4in (H)
Weight
1.12 kg (2.5 lb)
Mounting Support
  • Wall, acoustic ceiling, desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington Lock Hole
  • T-bar Torx
Operating Temperature
-4ºC (-14ºF) to 60ºC (140ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95% non-condensing

Power

802.3af
  • 2.4GHz: 2x4, 19dBm per chain
  • 5GHz: 4x4, 20dBm per chain
  • Functional Limitation: 2nd Ethernet disabled USB disabled
  • Max Power Consumption: 25W, including USB loading and 100m cable
802.3at, PoE+/injector, VDC
  • 2.4GHz: 4x4, 22dBm per chain
  • 5GHz: 4x4, 20dBm per chain
  • Functional Limitation: None
  • Max Power Consumption: 25W, including USB loading and 100m cable

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance*
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac, ax
  • Passpoint®, Vantage, AMB, OCE
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
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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.