Old Ruckus APs

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Hello everyone,

I want to help my friend to rebuild fairly large (in the sense of surface) hotspot network in hotel. Everything is set (captive portal, radius) aside of APs.

I can buy, fairly cheap, old Ruckus hardware (Zoneflex 7363,7962,7942,7352 etc) and here is the question:

will they work as simple dumb APs, just for spreading wifi all over?All i need is wifi ap with poe power. I have heard they have very good redios with decent antenas and are pretty solid in general.

i know there are a lot of old hardware, but usually they need some sort of controller (MERU,TRAPEZE etc).

Best regards
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Petter Jhon

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Posted 8 months ago

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Karl Lavender

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They will operate as standalone APs, as long as you carefully design the network, they'll work fine with Ruckus style coverage.  I have no clue where you are looking for the old APs, but there is a chance you'll find an old controller anyways with older firmware, you'll be able to take advantage of many additional features with that option.