ZoneFLex R700

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Hello,
I saw Ruckus R700 comes with two ethernet ports. One is definitely for POE Switching connection.
What about another one?

Can I use the second Ethernet port for some other purposes? For example, IPTV connections?

Thanks for sharing.
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Anum Sath

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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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Hello Anum Sath,

Both are Gig ports so second can be used in connecting a PC or some other device like STB however a word of caution and remember not to connect a device which will further service lots of devices. All the traffic need to go through and processed by AP and this may impact the overall performance. Take a look at its datasheet

http://a030f85c1e25003d7609-b98377aee...

I hope this helps.
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Thanks
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Tdawg tdawg

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i connected my pc to the second port but i can't get a connection using the ethernet cable, what can I do?
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i just tested one of My R700. its works. Here is my topology for your info:

ZD with DHCP server enabled (192.168.0.2) ------- POE injector ----------- R700 with dynamic Ip ---- Win 7 based Dell Laptop. i got auto IP. no problem

when you connect your computer or laptop to second ethernet port, do you get link status UP on the laptop or not AP??

check for cable etc...
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First of all, it's awesome that you answered this fast :)
second of all, I'm not familiar with the ruckus that much, all i know is that i have an R700 in my dorm room (put there by the university) and i tried to connect it to my pc using an ethernet cable and i didn't get internet access.
wifi works fine, my question is do I need some sort of software on my PC or just hooking up the cable will work, also is it possible that this feature was disabled by the university and that i'll need to talk to them if i want it enabled?

Thanks
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I'm pretty sure the Ict department has disabled the second ethernet port in the software. So contact them if you really need it. Otherwise a good wifi adapter might be the solution for you. 
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Tdawg tdawg

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by the way, when connecting the ethernet cable to my pc, it starting blinking orange, not sure if that helps much.
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Check with your university's IT folk, they may have disabled the second port.  I do that in institutional situations, or set the second port to a guest VLAN, to prevent casual snooping on the network backbone.