Announcement: Ruckus Unleashed 200.8.10.3.243 (GA) Release is available on Support

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Greetings,

 

     Ruckus Unleashed Development Engineering and Quality Assurance teams have just

provided a new and important 200.8 (GA) Software Release.  Features now include up to

128 APs and 2048 clients, the R750 AP support, ICX Switch Monitoring and Management,

enhanced Application Recognition, remote Syslog, and WPA3 encryption, to name a few. 

Find all Unleashed 200.8 (GA) documentation here:

 

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/products/82-unleashed-and-multi-site-manager#documents

 

   Consisting of Release Notes, What’s New, Upgrade Guide, R750 Quick Setup Guide, User Guide,

Troubleshooting Guide, and SNMP Reference Guide.

 

    The Unleashed 200.8.10.3.243 (GA) SNMP MIBs and AP Firmware have been posted here:

 

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/products/82-unleashed-and-multi-site-manager#firmwares

 

   With images for C110, E510, H320, H510, M510, M510-JP, R320, R510, R610, R710, R720, R750,

T310c, T310d, T310n, T310s, T610, T610s, T710, T710s model APs.  Note: 802.11ac Wave1 APs

are no longer supported as of this release: R310,R500, R600, T300, T300e, T301n, T301s.

 

   Our Cloud based Online Upgrade server has been updated, and customers can Upgrade Online

from Unleashed 200.7, or via Local Upgrade on Unleashed networks running 200.2, 200.3, 200.4,

or 200.5 releases.

 

   Please feel free to share these links and this information with your Unleashed Customers and

Partners.  Thanks and best regards,
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Posted 8 months ago

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Rob

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I noticed that the MD5 hash value does not match the 200.8.10.3.243 download for the R610 AP.
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Thanks Robert, fixed now, FYI:  3f719813af6ef2a46f3f4a48dcdeec81
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Dan Kern

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Wow, so the Ruckus R310,R500, R600, T300, T300e, T301n, T301s are NO LONGER SUPPORTED ON UNLEASHED SOFTWARE???

Bummer...
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Well, added features and functions, having controller features on an AP platform, requires more CPU/RAM than our first edition 802.11ac APs have.

See other info, including recommendation to stay with 200.7.10.202.94 if you have these model APs in use today.

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/3125-ruckus-unleashed-200-8-ga-release-notes
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John D, AlphaDog

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It's worth mentioning this was mentioned in an end of sale announcement on the wave1 APs about a year or so ago
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A little help to anyone wanting to update their R710's from standalone 100.2.0.0.336 to latest 200.8.10.3.243 unleashed firmware version.

I couldn't directly update from 100.2 to 200.8 directly because it gave me md5 checksum error, no matter how many times I have downloaded and checked integrity of the 200.8 files.

The trick that worked for me was as:
1. Factory reset
2. From 100.2 upgrade 200.7.10.202.94
3. From 200.7.10.202.94 unleashed you can now upgrade to 200.8.10.3.243 unleashed.

Speeds and everything else is satisfying so far with this version on the R710.





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As outlined on the Unleashed 200.8 Release Notes page, and in the Unleashed 200.8 Release Notes. 

(Always read the Release Notes of the version you plan on upgrading to!)

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/3125-ruckus-unleashed-200-8-ga-release-notes

P.S. You can use the Online Upgrade method to get to 200.7.10.202.94, and again to get to 200.8 GA.

If you have 802.11ac Wave1 model APs not supported in 200.8, stay on secure version 200.7.10.202.94.

We recommend everyone upgrade to at least version 200.7.10.202.94, to protect from a security vulnerability.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/security_bulletins/299
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Michiel Schuitemaker

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I replaced 2 R700 using a ZD1200 with an R710 unleashed and an R720 unleashed.  My internet connection speed has dropped more than 50%!!!!  Same exact location, wiring, 13 clients (only!).  Same everything.  Just swapped out the radios and set up the unleashed network.  Latest firmware too.  How can I fix this?!  My internet speed went from 220 consistently to 95 at best.
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Andre Buto

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My R510 was upgraded to 200.7 firmware once the Amazon installer came last year. My speeds were as bad as yours. They returned and downgraded to 200.6.10.1.312 and since then i have full speeds when i am closer to it. In parallel i installed my Linksys Velop Mesh router and they are working without any problem . I heard the latest and greatest 200.8 still have performance issues. Or you downgrade to 200.6 or return your APs an buy a different brand. After 1y the company can’t fix the issue, it seems they don’t know it or doesn’t care about it.
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Michiel Schuitemaker

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I completely agree!  It is unbelievable that Ruckus hasn't fixed this blatant performance issue on their flagship AP's.  I read in one of the replies that the engineers at Ruckus have a hard time replicating the issue.  It is as simple as having a single Unleashed AP and a single client.  You'll see right away that you're not getting the internet speed anywhere close to what it should be.  In my case, it's between 25% and 50% of the actual internet speed even having a single client.  Pretty pathetic...  Any $19 AP will surpass my R720 anytime anywhere.
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Rob

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I have a gigabit connection and using an r610 with 200.8, doing a speed test with my laptop usually nets me around 400mbps download using fast.com. I know the wifi to my phone isnt as good but still around 150-200, but the phones wifi isnt as good.
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Michiel Schuitemaker

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I have a 220mb connection but only see about a 60mb connection speed from either the r710 or the r720. I see no difference between the AP’s, they are equally slow. 
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Neeraj Gupta

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I am disappointed that the move to 200.8.10.3.243 for my 6 R510's will obsolete my R500's rendering them useless.  It would have been nice if the R500's could continue to unleash into my network, but maybe without the features in 200.8.x.  

Is Ruckus planning on allowing one to upgrade the Wave 2 devices to 200.8.x without completely losing the ability to unleash the older Wave 1 devices into the network?

Or - is there an upgrade path that allows for upgrading R500's to R320/R510?

Thanks!
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