7781-CM Outdoor Access Point

Outdoor 802.11n Wi-Fi Access Point with Cable Modem

In a competitive marketplace, cable operators are looking to differentiate their services and grow revenues by extending broadband Wi-Fi throughout their coverage areas. But overlaying existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable networks with new Wi-Fi services can be a complex—and expensive—proposition.

The Ruckus 7781-CM outdoor access point delivers the industry’s highest performing 802.11n 3x3:3 Wi-Fi in a lightweight, strand-mounted form factor that easily integrates with existing HFC networks. It features patented Ruckus technology to extend wireless range and reliability, combined with an integrated DOCSIS 3.0-, EuroDOCSIS-, and Japan-certified cable modem. Available with an omnidirectional antenna, the 7781-CM delivers consistent, reliable data access in a wide range of high-density environments. 

Good Outdoor Wi-Fi
Industrial-grade IP-67 hardened enclosures (-40°C to +65°C)
Good Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology using over 2,000 directional antenna patterns.
Get Optimal Throughput
Improve performance automatically with ChannelFly and machine learning, which finds less congested Wi-Fi channels with dynamic RF channel selection.
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
    Outdoor strand-mounted 802.11n AP with integrated cable modem
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 450 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    802.11n (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    3x3:3
  • BeamFlex Gains
    6dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -101dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet Ports
    1
  • Operating Temperature
    • (-US01/WW01/JP21)
    • -40ºC (-40ºF) to +65ºC (149 ºF)
    • (WW11)
    • -10ºC (14ºF) to +65ºC (149 ºF)

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/n
Supported Rates
  • 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
Spatial Streams
3 SU-MIMO
Channelization
20, 40MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
  • WMM, Power Save, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/vv
  • 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)
4dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 23dBm
  • 5GHz: 21dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity
  • -100dBm (2.4GHz)
  • -98dBm (5GHz)
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
-100
MCS0 HT40
-94

5GHz Recieve Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-100
MCS0 VHT40
-94

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
24

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
24

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 450Mbps
  • 5GHz: 450Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 500 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 64 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
  • Standalone
IP
IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q - BSSID-based (16 BSSIDs / radio)
  • Port-based
  • Dynamic, per user based on RADIUS
802.1x
  • Wired & wireless
  • Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
L2TP, RuckusGRE, softGRE
Gateway & Routing
NAT/DHCP*
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
Notes
*DHCP is only supported on SmartZone

Other Radio Technologies

Cable Modem
  • DOCSIS 3.0 with 8 x 4 bonding
  • EuroDOCSIS
  • JCTEA STD-005 (Japan)
GPS
Types GLONAS...etc

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 41.4cm (L) x 23.9cm (W) x 23.1cm (H)
  • 16.3in (L) x 9.4in (W) x 9.1in (H)
Weight
  • 5.65kg (12.5lbs) with strand-mount
  • 4.00kg (8.8lbs) bare unit
Ingress Protection
IP-67
Mounting
Strand-mount
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
Operating Temperature
  • (-US01/WW01/JP21)
  • -40ºC (-40ºF) to +65ºC (149 ºF)
  • (WW11)
  • -10ºC (14ºF) to +65ºC (149 ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

No PoE_Out/No Heater
4W max
No PoE_Out/Heater On
44W max
PoE_Out 15.4W/Heater On
69W max

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance*
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac, ax
  • 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)

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.