R720

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for Ultra-Dense Device Environments

With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless interference, busy indoor environments can make challenging Wi-Fi deployments. Step up to blazing fast, reliable connectivity in the densest indoor spaces with the Ruckus R720 access point.

The R720 is our highest-capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. 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. And with support for multi-gigabit 2.5 GbE, you can more than double your backhaul capacity without having to add switch ports or run new Ethernet cabling.

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

Multi-Gigabit Backhaul
Liberate the multi-gigabit power of Wave 2 Wi-Fi by using built-in 2.5GbE (802.3bz) backhaul to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
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.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R720 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.
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.
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.
Expandable Capabilities
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to provide 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
    4x4:4ss 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 2.5Gbps backhaul
  • Maximum PHY rate
    1733 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    512
  • Radio chains:streams
    4x4:4ss
  • BeamFlex gains
    6dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -104dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet ports
    1 – 2.5GbE
    1 – 1GbE

Data Sheets

Multi-gigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, formally introduced as 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T in 2016. IEEE 802.3bz is a standard for Ethernet over twisted pair copper wire at speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Why you should care:

Gigabit connections have served us well for many years, delivering fast low-latency data to laptops, smartphones and other devices. However, the latest generation of APs can overwhelm a 1 GbE connection so that the wired network becomes a performance bottleneck. Multi-gigabit technology, which operate above 1 Gbps supports new data rate of 2.5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e cabling. Thus, enterprises can maximize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner. The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches and the Ruckus R720 access point support multi-gigabit technology / 802.3bz to help organizations maximize their Wi-Fi network performance.