New Construction - Need Wifi Enabled

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We are buying a new construction house.  It will be 2 floors with a basement.  We'll likely only have a cable modem supplying the data.  The modem will likely be on the made or 2nd floor.  What would be the preferred setup to ensure all floors have full connectivity?   

Also I'd like to enable rogue device detection as I want to ensure only devices I know about connnect to our Wifi.  Though this is less of a priority.

 Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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david...
since your premises in under_construction. you have Cat6 cable dropped at relevant location on each floor...
use unleashed AP for wifi purpose.
If dropping cable drop is not a possible now then again you can go with Unleashed AP's (R500/R510, R600/R610 and so on) with mesh feature to have better and consistent connectivity.
unleashed is cost effective and shall meet your smart home needs including rogue device detection :)
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So one unit per floor? Connected via cat6. Can each of these APs have the same ssid?
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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ideally yes however it depends on floor size and type of construction material used/thickness etc. Cat6 yes
Yes - unleashed software allows you to have controller functions without investing in physical controller. Yes you can have all AP's broadcasting same SSID with unleashed.
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btw.. if you have the scope of putting Cat6 in every floor then you can also consider unleashed AP model R310... its very cost effective however little less feature set & lesser range than R500/R510 & R600/R610 and so on.
if your requirement is just what you have mentioned above then R310 will fit the bill... Thx
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Question for anyone who might know.  Each floor is about 2000 sq feet. The AP is located dead in the middle of the whole floor. will the R310 have any issues reaching every corner?
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Ok so I'm having low voltage cable run to both the center landing of my 1st and 2nd floor, this is central to all the living spaces.  (I will have to run to the basement later when I finish it).   My end goal is high performing wi-fi so that anywhere in the house connection is good and bandwidth does not degrade. 

We will not have more than 10 or so devices connected at any one time so it's not a high noise environment but there will be some noise.   

Cable with be either CAT5e or CAT6, not sure yet what this vendor uses.  

What would be the preferred device? Ruckus r500, r510, r600, r610?  I'm still trying to understand the differences between the base and the 10 models.    The cost isn't a major factor, I'm prepared to spend around 500 for each AP.   Cabling will all be terminated at a panel in the basement where I will be bringing in our cable modem.    

Wifi isn't my best area, I am a novice, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
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R720 would be my choice. It's a 4x4 802.11ac Wave2 AP designed for high capacity/throughput.
Worth the price.

If the cables go from basement to center landing, that's the place to put the AP.

Maybe get two R510s (less expensive), in Unleashed firmware flavor, and you can Mesh one from 
a distant part of the house, if you can't get wire there.
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I have run cat6 to the center landing of both the first floor and the 2nd floor.  Network cabinet is in the basement where I will have my poe switch and cable modem.     

I have a line on an R610 at a decent price, but it looks like it was manufactured for sale in Mexico or something, as the label on the back is in spanish.  Anyone know anything about that?  Looks really odd seeing a label in spanish with the words "Made in Taiwan" on it.  

Would it still function the same?
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Maybe not... if it is OEM'd by a Mexican ISP, they burned-in different admin credentials, and possibly the configuration too.
Only buy from official Ruckus resellers.
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Thank you , I decided to pass on it fearing that might be the case.
It would be nice if it was easier to find approved resellers.  Turns out stock on the r510 seems kind of low.  But I found 2 new units with the 9U1-R510-US00 model number, so I think I'm good.  Thank You
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Hi David, the 9U1- part number means the R510s will come with Unleashed code.  (controller capability without the controller)

It's a good option.  Get familiar with Unleashed functionality with a view of our Documentation....
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/products/82-unleashed#documents
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Thank you sir.. I'm looking forward to finally having quality AP's, too bad it's hooked up to a cable modem :)
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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But the odds are it's an ARRIS Comcast cable modem, right!   =:^)    (our new parent company)