C110 Indoor Access Point

Wall-Mounted 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP, Switch and Cable Modem

In modern hotels, housing structures, and student residence halls, users have sky-high expectations for their in-room connectivity options. The Ruckus C110 delivers—in a platform that’s fast and easy to install, using existing coaxial cabling.

The C110 combines the industry’s highest-performing 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access point technology with a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and Ethernet switch—all in a sleek, wall-mounted form factor that can be discretely installed over a standard electrical junction box. Equipped with two Ethernet ports, it can connect IPTV set-tops, VoIP telephones, and other wired devices, while delivering blazing-fast Wi-Fi.

Upgrade in-room technology services with state-of-the-art wired and wireless connectivity—without the massive expense of re-wiring. 

No Cat 5 Needed
Deliver great in-room Wi-Fi and concurrent wired IP connectivity using an integral DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for backhaul over coaxial cable.
Great All-In-One
Combines the best of Wi-Fi with 802.11ac Wave 2 and a switch with two 100Mbps ports into one wall-mounted unit.
Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Extends coverage with patented BeamFlex+TM adaptive antenna technology while mitigating interference by utilizing multi-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.
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.
Support More Services
Multiple SSIDs and switch ports help support services such as VoIP, IPTV, and high-speed Internet access and in-room device connectivity.
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
    Wall-plate Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 867 Mbps (5GHz) 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz) 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    • 100 clients per AP
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex Gains
    Up to 2dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    5dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -96dBm(2.4GHz)/-95dBm(5GHz)
  • 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 867Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9,
  • NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n: 6.5Mbps 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 Streams SU/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 multiple unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: 3dBi
  • 5GHz: 3dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 19 dBm for 2.4GHz
  • 22 dBm for 5GHz
Minimum Receive Sensitivity
-96/-95dBm
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
-90
MCS7 HT20
-72
MCS0 HT40
-87
MCS7 HT40
-69

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-92
MCS7 VHT20
-72
MCS0 VHT40
-89
MCS7 VHT40
-69
MCS0 VHT80
-86
MCS7 VHT80
-64

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
16
MCS7 HT20
15

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
19
MCS7 VHT20
14
MCS0 VHT40, VHT80
19
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
14
MCS9 VHT40, VHT80
12

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to100 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
  • 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
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
Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
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 Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
  • Rate Limiting

Cable Modem

DOCSIS version
1.0/1.1/2.0/3.1 compliant and certified
Channel Bonding
Supports 8 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels
Support and management
  • Embedded diagnostics web interface
  • Status LED’s
  • SNMP management

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
2 x 10/100 Mbps local ports, RJ-45
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A
Cable Modem
Type F, DOCSIS/Euro DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 modem port

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 180 (L) x 150(W) x 35(H) cm
  • 70.9 (L) x 59(W) x 13.8(H) in
Weight
386 g (13.62 oz)
Mounting
  • Electrical Wallbox
  • 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 40ºC (104ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

DC input: 12VDC 2.0A
17.2W max

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • 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.