Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi

Simply Better Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

Growing Wi-Fi demands outstripping your IT resources? No problem. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi radically simplifies WLAN setup and management. Provision, monitor and troubleshoot your entire Wi-Fi network through a single web dashboard or mobile app.

The Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi service works with a wide variety of Ruckus access points (APs). You get easy management. Your users get a consistently great Wi-Fi experience – fast, reliable and secure.

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Intuitive Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi takes the complexity out of deploying and managing your Wi-Fi network. Even a small IT staff can keep pace with the longest list of Wi-Fi demands—new users, guest networks, Wi-Fi-enabled buildings and campuses. Ruckus checks all the boxes for simple, intuitive cloud managed Wi-Fi:

  • Remote setup of additional APs and new sites in minutes
  • Intuitive web interface with virtually no learning curve
  • Full-featured mobile app for anywhere, anytime network management and monitoring

Exceptional Wi-Fi User Experience

Ruckus is known for exceptional Wi-Fi performance even under the most challenging network conditions. This means exceptionally happy users.  Get the best of both worlds–easy cloud Wi-Fi management together with the best APs in the industry.

  • Read this independent report showing how Ruckus APs outperform all other 802.11ac wireless APs.
  • Learn more about how Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology creates optimal antenna patterns for each device for better signal quality.
  • Read how Ruckus ChannelFly technology dynamically switches a client to a better channel to mitigate interference.

Lower WLAN Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

You can count on Wi-Fi demands increasing.  But can you count on budgets increasing, too? Here's one way to keep growth and budgets aligned: reduce the TCO of your WLAN infrastructure. Our APs offer better capacity and coverage, often able to support 30-50% more clients than competitive solutions. Think of all the APs you won't need to buy, plus the associated expenses you'll save. A more cost-efficient infrastructure is definitely the way to grow.

Use this TCO calculator to compare deployment costs with Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi and other providers.

Protect Your AP Investment

Wi-Fi technology is changing at a dizzying rate. Your own wireless environment is probably changing constantly, too. You may decide to shift your WLAN management approach. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, your Wi-Fi network investments are protected.

  • Works with a growing list of Ruckus 802.11ac APs
  • Change WLAN management from cloud to on-premise or vice versa without changing APs

Wide Range of Supported Access Points

Cloud Wi-Fi works with a wide range of indoor and outdoor Ruckus access points. View currently supported APs.

Try Cloud Wi-Fi for 60 Days

Free Ruckus 802.11ac AP with Trial

For qualified users who meet our terms and conditions*.  If you need a Ruckus AP, a Ruckus Networks representative will contact you with further details.

Simple, Intuitive Cloud Managed WiFi +
Use fewer APs to cover a given area and number of users or use the same number of APs to serve more users and more traffic, extending network longevity.
Provide a great Wi-Fi experience, no matter how challenging your user, interference or physical environment.
Better ensure that each and every user is connected with sufficient bandwidth to support their applications.
Intent-Driven User Interface
Enable employees of all skill and experience levels to manage the WLAN.
Get WLAN management tasks done faster.
Add new sites faster by pre-configuring them.
Critical event auto-notification maximizes network uptime and minimize status-checking.
Venue-driven design speeds and simplifies network configuration.
Analytics & Reporting
Up to six-month network data retention enables more accurate growth planning
From application visibility to detailed RF related reports at highly granular 15-minute intervals, IT staff are able to monitor and optimize network characteristics much more holistically.
Mobile App
Manage and monitor the network from any Android or iOS device.
Shorten deployment duration by scanning APs—automatically adding them to the network.
Instantly set up guest access while away from your desk.
Dynamically insert your own advertisements (photos or text) onto your guest Wi-Fi portal at any time.
Guest Management
Promote your brand by customizing your captive portals.
Connect your guests quickly and easily with social login and email/SMS guest passes
Apply different network privileges to guest users on the network.
Set up dedicated and separate workflows for sponsored guest and self-help guest Wi-Fi configurations.


  • Number of APs Supported
    Virtually unlimited
  • Clients
    Virtually unlimited
  • Physical Size
  • Ethernet Ports
  • Authentication Support
    PSK, 802.1x, Active Directory, RADIUS, LDAP, SMS, social login, open
  • Guest Networking / Captive Portal
  • DHCP Server
    External or assigned
  • AP Discovery and Control
  • Management Interface
    Web, mobile app
  • Management Protocol(s)
  • VLAN Support
    Dynamic VLANs
  • Deployment
    Local Breakout
  • Power Supply
    APs powered using PoE or optional power supply
  • Fans
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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.

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.

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