R610 Indoor Access Point

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

Busy indoor locations like classrooms, retail venues, and branch offices can be the most challenging Wi-Fi environments. Dozens of users share the same crowded RF spectra, all expecting fast, reliable connectivity. How can you deliver high-end wireless experiences without paying high-end prices?

The Ruckus R610 delivers the right combination of performance and affordability for medium-density locations. It provides fast 802.11ac data rates (up to 1900Mbps), with patented Ruckus Wi-Fi intelligence to support dozens of users with guaranteed throughput. Easily support online digital learning deployments with 30+ students per classroom, university lecture halls serving HD video streams to dozens of devices, and more—at a price you can afford. 

Test 2 – Slall-Free Video Results

Ruckus was one of only two vendors able to deliver stall-free streaming video to 60 clients in an unloaded network scenario and the only vendor able to do so in every scenario, both with and without simultaneous network data loading. No other vendor came close.

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Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 512 directional antenna patterns.
Serve More Devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with three 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 R610 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
    Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 1,300 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 600 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    3x3:3
  • BeamFlex Gains
    6dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -100dBm
  • 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 1300Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 600Mbps (MCS0 to MCS23)
  • 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
  • 3x3 SU-MIMO
  • 3x3 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 3 SU-MIMO
  • 3 MU MIMO
Channelization
20, 40, 80, 160 MHz
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 512 unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (max)
  • 2.4GHz: 3dBi
  • 5GHz: 3dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 28dBm
  • 5GHz: 27dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity*
-100dBm
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
* Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCX rate.

2.4GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 HT20
-94
MCS7 HT20
-74
MCS0 HT40
-91
MCS7 HT40
-71

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0
-91
MCS7
-71
MCS0
-89
MCS7
-71
MCS0
-85
MCS7
-68

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22.5
MCS7 HT20
19.5

5GHz Tx Power Target

VHT20
20
MCS0 VHT40
22
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
19

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 600Mbps
  • 5GHz: 1300Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 16 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
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • Unleashed*
  • 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
Gateway & Routing
NAT/DHCP
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
  • Link Aggregation (LACP)
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A connector

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 20.1(L), 19.5(W), 5.1 (H)cm
  • 7.9 (L), 7.68 (W), 2.00 (H)in
Weight
578g (1.3lb)
Mounting
  • Wall, Drop ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
Operating Temperature
32°F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power

DC Input 12V DC, 2.0A
Maximum Power Consumption: 19.1W
802.3af
  • Limits 2.4GHz to 2x3 (2-chain transmit at 21dBm aggregate power, 3-chain receive)
  • Turns off USB port
  • Turns off 1 Ethernet port
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 18.8W

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)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.