Setting individual networks on single Unleashed AP

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Hi all,

Just downloaded the Unleashed firmware to one of my AP's to test it out and get a feel for things, however, i like the AP's to broadcast a separate 2.4 & 5 network with different BSID and passwords.

Could someone point me in the right direction on how to do this as i cannot find any way of separating them out like it could be done on the standalone software.

Many thanks
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JasonS

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Posted 2 years ago

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firadmin

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JasonS see below extract from online help:

Editing an AP's configuration settings

In general, the settings available on the individual AP's Edit screens are the same as those for global AP settings (see Configuring Global AP Settings). Configuring these settings for an individual AP overrides the global AP settings. However, some settings are only configurable on a per-AP basis, as follows:
  • General: Configure the AP's Device Name, Description, Location and GPS Coordinates.
  • Radio B/G/N (2.4G): Enable/disable WLAN service for this radio.
  • Radio A/N/AC (5G): Enable/disable WLAN service for this radio.
  • Network: Configure a manual (static) IP address, or allow the AP to obtain an IP address using DHCP.
  • Other: Choose an AP to serve as the Bonjour Gateway AP (See Bonjour Gateway), or enable/disable the AP's Status LEDs.

http://docs.ruckuswireless.com/unleashed/200.0.9.9/index.html#c-ConfiguringIndividualAP.html
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JasonS

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Hi and thanks for the info.

However I have found this section and looked to configure but I can't see a way of setting the 2.4 & 5ghz networks in one Ap individually.

The radio settings on the ap configure tab just switches them on or off.

Unless I am missing something!
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firadmin

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I see now what you mean and I can't find it either.
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JasonS

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Perhaps someone from Ruckus might want to comment.
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I found the same, only enable/disable the 2.4G or 5G radio entirely, you do not have an option to advertise/service an SSID only on one band or the other.

When I asked, Product Marketing said they did not expect to get this request from the SMB market segment.  Can you please share your reason(s) for why you would wish to only advertise an SSID on one band or the other, and I'll be happy to take your answer to them?

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JasonS

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Hi Michael,

Believe it or not, we do still have some legacy devices that occasionally get used.

And selfishly, we do get a lot of visitors so i like to keep the 5G network clear for our use and leave the 2.4 for the visitors.

The trouble with this is all our other devices (mainly ac) will occasionally connect to the 2.4 rather than the 5 which is a little frustrating, otherwise i would shut off the 2.4.

Nearly all other Ap's (and even the Ruckus stand alone firmware) has this basic function, so i was a bit surprised when the Unleashed version didn't.

You and the team have obviously spent a great deal of time working on Unleashed, and there are some functions of that, which personally i would never need to use, but i would have thought this would have been implemented by default.

It is also appreciated that it is free to use!!

regards
Jason
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It has been a year and the latest unleashed firmware does. It have an option to do this. I like to put all devices on 5GHz except for those that absolutely need 2.4GHz and I determine this manually. Not having this option is a major annoyance. I am used to having this ability from the Zoneflex 7982's standalone mode.