T301 Series Outdoor Access Point

Outdoor 2x2:2 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points with directed coverage

At stadiums, transit hubs, and other crowded outdoor public venues, users want the same fast, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity they expect in their homes or offices. For operators, however, delivering that can be immensely challenging—and expensive.

The Ruckus T301 Series of 802.11ac access points provides industry-leading Ruckus wireless performance in an economical, industrial-grade form factor designed for crowded outdoor locations. These ultra-lightweight, low-profile APs feature internal high-gain directional antennas to direct coverage, eliminating the need for bulky panel antennas and confusing and expensive external RF cabling.

Choose from either 30-degree narrow beam or 120-degree sectorized antennas to enable fast, low-cost installation, extended range, and best-in-class throughput in the most challenging outdoor environments.

Good Outdoor Wi-Fi
Industrial-grade IP-67 hardened enclosures (-40°C to +65°C)
Great Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology using a multi-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
    Entry-level 802.11ac AP with 120° or 30° directional integrated antennas
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 867 Mbps (5GHz)
    • 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex Gains
    4dB
  • Max. interference Mitigation
    10dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -100dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet Ports
    1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps (MCS0 to MCS16)
  • 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
Spatial Streams
2 SU-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
Notes
  • 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: 23dBi
  • 5GHz: 22dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 26dBm for 2.4GHz
  • 25dBm for 5.0GH
Minimum Receive Sensitivity*
  • -100dBm for 2.4GHz and
  • -94dBm for 5GHz dBm
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
-96
MCS7 HT20
-79
MCS0 HT40
-94
MCS7 HT40
-74

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-96
MCS7 VHT20
-78
MCS0 VHT40
-94
MCS7 VHT40
-76
MCS0 VHT40
-90
MCS7 VHT40
-74

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
19

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
22
MCS7 VHT20
19
MCS0 VHT40, VHT80
22
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
19

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
  • Up to 32 (27 configurable) on 2.4GHz
  • Up to 16 (13 configurable) on 5GHz

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
  • Unleashed*
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • Standalone
Mesh
SmartMeshTM 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
Notes
* Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
1 x 1GbE port, RJ-45

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 23.9 (L) x 19.5 (W) x 11 (H) cm
  • 9.4(L) x 7.6(W) x 4.3(H) in
Weight
2.5 kg (5.5lbs) with adjustable bracket
Ingress Protection
IP-67
Mounting
  • Wall
  • Pole Mount diameter 1” to 2.5”
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
Operating Temperature
-20ºC (-40ºF) to 65ºC (149ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power Consumption

802.3af
11W

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

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.