MediaFlex 7xxx - Ethernet port type?

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Hi forum,

I have a pair of Ruckus MediaFlex 7xxxx (1 AP, 1 slave). I see that they normally achieve a connection throughput of between 250 and 300 Mbps. However I believe these devices have a fast ethernet (100 Mbps) port on the back.

Is this correct? If so, does this mean that no matter what wireless throughput, it's never going to be more than 93-94 Mbps due to the Fast Ethernet port physical limit?

Cheers,

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JG.
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Julio Gutierrez

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Primož Marinšek, AlphaDog

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Yes, you are correct. Won't get more than that.
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Julio Gutierrez

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Looks like a design flaw to me then. Why spend so much in getting a great wireless throughput when it doesn't fit later into the physical pipe....

Sigh.

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JG.
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Keith - Pack Leader

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Julio - that's an old product. Gigabit interfaces were prohibitively expensive at the time that product was designed.
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Julio Gutierrez

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Hi Keith,

Thanks for the info, and I agree with you -- but then again some real i+d was spent in reaching wireless throughput 3x higher than whatever the product could ever actually give. Great to be ready for the time when gigabit ethernet would be commonplace but still. :)

By the way, which Ruckus product would be today's version of the MediaFlex 7xxx? (able to handle 100+ Mbps on the ethernet side too). I've checked the website and it's not too clear in there.

Cheers,

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JG.
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We're not usually close enough to an AP (and with a powerful enough client) to fully appreciate or notice any resulting congestion at the ETH (and the internet uplink usually slower still).

We don't actually have a replacement that matches the MediaFlex use-case (you could probably leverage mesh, but requires a controller and so would be an expensive option)