Smart Roam on Unleashed AP's

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Anyone Use Smart Roam on an Unleashed Network? Is it in a firware revision? I can't seem to find the option. On Zone Director networks it was always just a checkbox.
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Jason Santlofer

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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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on controller based solution,, SMART ROAM was cli based.
on unleashed - CLI is NOT supported as per my knowledge..
as per feature list supported on unleashed as per firmware version 200.2 - smart roam is NOT listed ...

The Ruckus Unleashed platform provides many of the same features that are currently available using a ZoneDirector wireless LAN controller:

  • Smart Mesh
  • One-step firmware upgrades of the entire network from a single interface
  • Layer 2 roaming
  • Zero-IT support for automatic configuration of client WiFi settings
  • Dynamic Pre-Shared Keys (DPSK)
  • 802.1X EAP authentication using an external AAA server (RADIUS)
  • HTTP-based Captive Portal
  • Hotspot (WISPr) WLANs
  • Guest Access WLANs
  • Bonjour Gateway
  • WLAN encryption/authentication options:
    • Open + None
    • Open + None + MAC Auth
    • Open + None + Web Auth
    • Open + WPA2 + AES + PSK
    • Open + WPA2 + AES + DPSK
    • 802.1X + WPA2 + AES + AAA
  • Radio Frequency (RF) management features:
    • BeamFlex
    • ChannelFly
    • Background Scanning
    • Automatic Channel Selection based on ChannelFly or Background Scanning
    • Band Steering
    • Client Load Balancing
    • Rogue AP detection
  • DHCP server (configured manually from Unleashed Network Master AP)
  • Automatic Master AP Selection
    • One Ruckus Unleashed AP serves as the "Master AP," one of the member APs will take over controller functions if the Master is unreachable.
  • Access Control Lists
  • Application Recognition. The following pie charts are provided:
    • Top 10 clients by application
    • Top 10 applications used in the network
  • HTTP/HTTPs redirect
  • Up to 512 local users supported (on the internal database)
  • Up to 512 client devices supported (depending on encryption/auth method)
  • SNMP
  • Management IP Interface
  • Multi-language support
  • Social Media login (Facebook, Google)
  • Self-Service Guest Pass
  • WLAN Prioritization
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Daniel Ward

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Hi Jason, have you found where this smart roaming feature is in the unleashed administration panel. i to was looking for the check box so my devices can always stay connected to the AP with the strongest signal. thanks!
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Srikrishnan Mahadevan

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Folks, is my understanding correct that from the firmware version 200.2, smart roam is not supported.  If so, how is smart roaming done in 200.5.  I am facing a problem where in 200.1, I set the smart-roam to 4.  But after upgrade to 200.5, I am not able to see the smart-roam setting in the CLI.  I am also not able to set this value in the 200.5 CLI.  Can you please help?
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Jacky Yeung

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Hi , I cannot found smart-roam in CLI also. And I saw the SmartRoam = Disabled on the CLI status. 
Would you can help? Thanks.
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Tri Nguyen

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Can we get an idea when Ruckus will get SmartRoam working for the Unleashed products? We're having some pretty major issues with clients hanging onto the bad signal for far too long. I know in the support doc that it says it currently isn't supported.

Unfortunately, there's no date stamp to determine when the doc was written...We have the R510 here.
Note: Some features, including SmartRoamTM and Self-Service Guest Passes, are not currently supported, but are planned for a future release.
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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i am on
cant find smart roam command
i m trying this on master AP
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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its there in version
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Jacky Yeung

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Our firmware is
and it had smart roam command.
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Jesper Bach1

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Like this in 200.5. ssh to your current master AP. Configure per SSID.
Start testing conservatively with a roaming factor of 2-3, keep SSID using one frequency only (2.4/5GHz) or AP will switch to 2.4GHz when 5GHz cannot reach.

ruckus(config)# wlan MyWiFi

The WLAN service 'MyWiFi' has been loaded. To save the WLAN service, type 'end' or 'exit'.

ruckus(config-wlan)# smart-roam

  <NUMBER/EMPTY>       Enter the roam factor(1-10) or keep it empty.

ruckus(config-wlan)# smart-roam 5


Expect to se ‘disconnected by [xxxx] from WLAN[yyyy]’  in the log, when the Smart-Roaming function is activated. This you can also find on Ruckus Support.
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Hi Jacky,

While configuring the Smartroam, "Smart-roam" parameter takes values from 1 to 10.
These are called roam factor, and they map to a RSSI value in dB as per the list below:

User-added image

A client will disconnect if it's signal falls below user definable threshold (Lower RSSI) as per table).