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ZoneFlex R710

The Future is Now: Industry’s First Wave 2 802.11 ac Wireless Access Point


  • You’ve been forced to make difficult decisions.
  • 2011: Buy 802.11n now or wait for 802.11ac?
  • 2013: Buy 802.11ac wave 1 or wait for wave 2?
  • 2015: Ruckus is delivering the ultimate wireless access point.

The wait is finally over!

Building upon the successful experience with 50,000 customers relying on our Wi-Fi solutions to power their networks with industry leading innovations such as BeamFlex+, Ruckus is raising the bar again with future-ready networks.

The new 710 delivers the highest performance Smart Wi-Fi access point, increased device density, and Wi-Fi monetization with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enabling new business models for the Enterprises & Service Providers.


Highest Performance
  • > Up to 2 times extended range and coverage with Ruckus BeamFlex technology: up to 6 dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15dB of interference mitigation
  • > Ultra-reliable mobile device connectivity with BeamFlex+ dual polarized adaptive antennas
  • > Superior performance with 1733 Mbps (5 GHz) and 800 Mbps (2.4 GHz) of user throughput
  • > Concurrent support for HD IPTV, VoIP and data with support for isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
  • > Novel channel selection approach delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches
Increased Device Density
  • > Unprecedented 4×4:4 and MU-MIMO to address the need of high density wireless deployments.
  • > Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
  • > Capable of supporting up to 500 clients
Wi-Fi Monetization
  • > Sensor Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) USB port to enable proximity aware value add services such as wayfinding, custom coupons based on location, keyless entry, virtualized wallets, among others
  • > SPoT location triangulation services to customize the end user experience and monetize the Wi-Fi network
  • > SmartFlex Location and Analytics for big data end user monitoring and network monitoring
  • > 802.3af power mode option allowing to leverage legacy PoE switches and to easily deploy


Physical Characteristics
DC Input: 12VDC 2.0A
PoE: 802.3af/at
802.3af mode feature:
- Limits 2.4GHz to 2x4 (2-chain transmit at 22dBm aggregate power, 4-chain receive)
- Turns off USB port
- Turns off Ethernet 1 port
Physical Size
22 cm (L), 22 cm (W), 6 cm (H)
1.1kg / 2.3 lbs.
Adaptive antenna array: 3,000+ unique antenna patterns, polarization diversity
Maximum Transmit Power1 28 dBm on 2.4 GHz; 28 dBm on 5 GHz
Physical antenna gain: 3 dBi (2.4 and 5GHz)
BeamFlex SINR Tx gain2: up to 6 dB
BeamFlex SINR Rx gain: up to 4 dB
Interference mitigation: up to 15 dB
Minimum Rx sensitivity3: -104 dBm
Ethernet Ports
2 ports, auto MDX, auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps, RJ-45
Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature: -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
Operating Humidity: up to 95% non-condensing
Power Consumption
8W (minimum)
11W (typical)
25W (peak, includes full USB load)​​
12.95W (peak in 802.3af mode)
Performance and Capacity
Physical Data Rates
Up to 800 Mbps (2.4GHz)
Up to 1733 Mbps (5GHz)
Concurrent Stations
Up to 500
Network Architechture
IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic, per user based on RADIUS)
802.1x for Wired Ports
Multimedia and Quality of Service
Software Queues
Per WLAN priority (2), Per traffic type (4), per client
Traffic Classification
Automatic, heuristics and TOS based or VLAN-defined
Rate Limiting
Dynamic per-user or per-WLAN
Deployment Options
Standalone (individually managed)
Centrally managed
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Data Rates
802.11ac: 29.3 Mbps – 1733 Mbps (80MHz)
802.11n: 6.5 Mbps – 216.7 Mbps(20MHz) 13.5 Mbps – 800 Mbps (40MHz)
802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
Radio Chains / Streams
SU-MIMO — Up to 4 streams
MU-MIMO — Up to 3 streams
20 MHz, 40 MHz, and/or 80 MHz
Frequency Band
IEEE 802.11ac: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
IEEE 802.11a/n: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
IEEE 802.11b: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
Up to 16 (2.4 GHz)
Up to 16 (5 GHz)
Power Save
WEEE/RoHS compliance
EN 60601-1-2 Medical
Wi-Fi Alliance certified
UL 2043 plenum rated
Subway and Railroad Certifications
EN50121-1 EMC
EN50121-4 Immunity
IEC 61373 Shock & Vibration

Data Sheet
ZoneFlex R710