Older APs with 64mb RAM - performance

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Would like to upgrade Zonedirector 3000 to 9.8 to add newer AP models but still wan to support older APs, mostly 7762s. What does this mean: "Early models of Ruckus APs have 64mb RAM that may limit performance running 9.8+ firmware"?
How/where is the performance issue (does it affect individual APs, ie slow network speed or is it a system-wide thing - limit on users/WLANs etc. thanks
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treebert

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Posted 6 months ago

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Sanjay Kumar, Employee

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Hi Treebert,

Check the below article for more information on this.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/articles/000004185
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Unfortunately I am not allowed access to this document. If you can provide this information to me, it will help me decide whether or not to purchase more Ruckus APs (and support). thanks
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Hi,

The article says the below information:

64mb AP Performance Considerations 7962 7762 7363 7343 7341

Summary : Early models of Ruckus APs have 64mb RAM that may limit performance running 9.8+ firmware.

Question : What considerations are necessary with 64mb APs in current firmware?

Customer Environment : Customers who still employ 64mb RAM APs: 7962, 7762, 7363, 7343, 7341 after 9.7 release

Root Cause : More capable and feature rich firmware has higher requirements on AP processing, and older model APs with 64mb need to be limited for best results.

Troubleshooting Steps : View ZoneDirector Monitor/Access Points page which lists AP Model type.

Resolution : Disabling non important services and reducing the number and type of WLAN serviced is recommended.

See the attached 64mb AP Performance Considerations document for further details.

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treebert

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This is very helpful, thank you
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Sanjay Kumar, Employee

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You are welcome.