RUCKUS R510 - APs

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I have 2 R510, how do I configure the two R510 as one Access Point with same SSID. And it will just load balance the the traffic. Thanks.
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Sirch.Sig

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Posted 2 months ago

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Anusha Vemula, Employee

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Hi Sirch,

Both the APs should be managed by a controller to broadcast the same SSID and also to do the load balancing.

- Anusha

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Sirch.Sig

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Hi Anusha,

Do I need to enable the mesh setup settings for APs if it will be managed by the controller? Or there is no need?

Thanks.
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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Sirch,

For just two APs I'd recommend you use the Ruckus Unleashed firmware.  With Unleashed one of the APs will act as a controller and give you advanced features such as Client load balancing accros the APs.

There is more information here: https://docs.ruckuswireless.com/unleashed/200.1.9.12/c-LoadBalancing.html

You do not need to enable SmartMesh unless one of the APs doesn't have a wired connection to the network.

Hope that helps,
Darrel.
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Sirch.Sig

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Hi Darrel,

Thanks for your input, I will try it out.

From your link it leads to this one: https://docs.ruckuswireless.com/unleashed/200.1.9.12/t-EnablingLoadBalancingGlobally.html

I suppose this should be the FW settings that you were talking about.

Cheers!

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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Sig,

I'm pleased my response helped! :-)

Yes, that URL takes you to our Ruckus Unleashed support documentation area. Unleashed is a specifc variant of firmware for the APs known as 'controllerless'.  It will be perfect for your application.

Thanks,
Darrel.