Ruckus 7341-U act as repeater

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Hello

Can a Ruckus 7341-U act as repeater/network extender?
not accesspoint

rkscli: get version
Ruckus 7341-U Multimedia Hotzone Wireless AP
Version: 100.1.0.0.432


Thanks
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No, it can only work as a AP, accepting client devices.
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yes, it can act as repeater\network extender and whatever you want

download Version: 100.1.0.0.432 to your  computer "ubuntu or any other linux system "

extract the firmware files roots, 
go to directory
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\wlans\wlan30
set Values as follwing:
wlan-state= up
wlan-type=ap
wlan-userdef-text=wlan-trunk-ap
wlan-ssid-hide=0
wlan-ssid=wlan-trunk-ap
wlan-mac-alloc-unit=30
wlan-if-flags=0


go to directory
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\wlans\wlan31
set Values as follwing:
wlan-state=up
wlan-type=sta
wlan-userdef-text=wlan-trunk-station
wlan-ssid=wlan-trunk-station
wlan-mac-alloc-unit=31
wlan-if-flags=1

in hz-4bss  do the same in:
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\wlans\wlan30
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\wlans\wlan31



go to directory
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\ifs\wlan30
set Values as follwing:
br=0
port-type=1
untag-vid=1
vlans=1
delet "port-isolation-mode" file

go to directory
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\ifs\wlan31
set Values as follwing:
port-type=1
untag-vid=1
vlans=1-4094
delet "port-isolation-mode" file


in hz-4bss directory do the same
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\ifs\wlan30
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\ifs\wlan31


search for file wlan-maxwlans2 it exist in many directorys
go to directory 
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\zf7341\ruckus\wifi0
100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\wifi0
100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\wifi0
change values in "wlan-maxwlans2" from 8 to any up values for example 20 or 50 even 100
wlan-maxwlans2=100



after you done  rebulid your firmware
it should exacly as same original size, if it more you can delete unwanted image from web folder and build again


last step just update the modifed firmware image  to device
you will get error bad firmware md5 checksum failed

I can not tell you how to update modifed firmware image until I got permision from Commscope security team
if they give me permision I can tell you the steps to update the modifed firmware image



after you updated your device with modifed firmware, reset the device to factory default

now  you will see in 2.4 wireless configuration  10 wlans instead of 8 wlans
8 wlans is the defaults ssid access point for clints
2 wlans is for uplink trunk one trunk uplink station and trunk uplink ap

"wlan-trunk-station"   this will work as station to recive uplink from any other ap,  you can write the ap ssid that  you want to recive from it
smartselect will be hided  it will be smartselect,  it will select automaticaly channel as same  the uplink ap channel,


"wlan-trunk-ap"   this  will work as ap trunk upilnk to other ap,  as other can receive from this ap as uplink



now the device can work as uplink station and uplink ap wlan trunk for other ap and multi ssid access point in same times or what you want

8 ssid wlans is the defaults 
but you actually can creat more than 100 ssid wlans for in 2.4ghz 

just creat folder in
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\wlans\
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\ifs\
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\wlans\
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\hz-4bss\ifs\

for example creat  wlan20 add files to this directory
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\wlans\wlan20     and in hz-4bss
wlan-mac-alloc-unit=20
wlan-userdef-name=wlan20
wlan-userdef-text=Wireless 20 "or any other name optional"
wlan-ssid=Wireless20   "or any other name optional"
wlan-isallowed=allow
wlan-service=17
wlan-state=up
wlan-type=ap
wlan-wds=1
wlan-wpa-eap-enable=1
wlan-auth-type=0
wlan-cipher-type=1
wlan-created-defined=1
wlan-direct-threshold=5
wlan-encrypt-state=0
wlan-if-flags=0
wlan-if-parent=0

go to ifs
creat  wlan20 add the folowing files to this directory 
\100.1.0.0.432\defaults\common\4bss\ifs\wlan20      and in hz-4bss
br=0
port-type=0
untag-vid=1
vlans=1

you can creat more than 100 wlans  with same steps
just take care for this files to have diffrent  number
wlan-mac-alloc-unit=xx
wlan-userdef-name=wlanxx


also  if you have other model device support 5ghz you can creat than 100 ssid wlans in 5ghz too  and also make device act as repeater\network extender  in both 5ghz and 2.4ghz
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Thanks, I gave you a Like.  Your info can adjust function to a feasible workaround solution.
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