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Hardware Thread, :D Ruckus has landed in Technical; Our new Ruckus kit has just arrived Exciting stuff! (Cheers Simon, again! ) What do we do now? Just planning ...
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    :D Ruckus has landed

    Our new Ruckus kit has just arrived Exciting stuff! (Cheers Simon, again!)

    What do we do now?

    Just planning the best way to roll it out... Will it coexist with our current wireless ("domestic" access points) so we can do it gradually, or is it better to wait till half term and do a "big bang"?

    We literally have opened the box, grinned, then closed the box again as we've got a few other jobs on at the mo

    Any tips?

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    I can't see how anyone could leave goodies boxed up. I'd have them opened and all over the place.

    Perhaps I'm still a child thinking every parcel is a Christmas present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahuxham View Post
    I can't see how anyone could leave goodies boxed up. I'd have them opened and all over the place.

    Perhaps I'm still a child thinking every parcel is a Christmas present.
    We're busy making an image for, then imaging, the 32 Netbooks that came yesterday
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    When we got ours, I took it out, plugged it in, played with it for 20 minutes and realised I was finished... put a few access points in classrooms and told select staff about it for testing, then put the 2 trolleys on after school a couple of days later.

    Never had any issues since!

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    Ruckus rocks. We had the guys from Net-Ctrl do a survey and demo for us. Bought some POE's and lobbed the units where needed. Took us about a week to get it all up and another to tweak the layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRidal View Post
    We're busy making an image for, then imaging, the 32 Netbooks that came yesterday
    Ahh, the only thing it could be, even more presents to play with.

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    An in-the-shower-thinking-moment this morning: how directional are the access points? are they best laid on their backs or hung on a wall - if they are hung on a wall do they get a "blind spot" behind them?

    Just wondering...

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    Hung from the ceiling is best.

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    We literally have opened the box, grinned, then closed the box again
    Someone get this guys Edugeek licenced revoked

    You've got Ruckus and your not staying overnight to get it working

    Disgraceful

    regards
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    An in-the-shower-thinking-moment this morning: how directional are the access points? are they best laid on their backs or hung on a wall - if they are hung on a wall do they get a "blind spot" behind them?
    You do know what you've bought don't you

    A Ruckus AP signal will go through 5 miles of bedrock even enclosed in a lead box

    regards

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    Hung on the ceiling is best, provided you have the infrastructure to cope, failing that on the back of a wall where the wall is facing the outside.

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    Get it open and setup!! ... You can configure the netbooks to use the ruckus to test it.

    Even Joe at CP said it was so easy even HE could get it working.

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    Wonder if CP can answer a question regarding the Ruckus AP's

    What are their operating temperatures? Are the comfortable at exposed and constant 2-3c, and are they comfortable at a constant -14 to -17c? Indoors naturally, just in chilled and freezer environments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    You do know what you've bought don't you

    A Ruckus AP signal will go through 5 miles of bedrock even enclosed in a lead box

    regards

    Simon
    Well, I don't know what our school's made of, I thought so too struggling to get a decent signal through more than one floor or two walls at the moment; I think the old APs actually went through walls better they handle large numbers of connections, like a room full of netbooks, much better though... I THINK I've got them set up right, I've put the power up to full in the setup - any ideas what, if anything, I've done wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahuxham View Post
    Wonder if CP can answer a question regarding the Ruckus AP's

    What are their operating temperatures? Are the comfortable at exposed and constant 2-3c, and are they comfortable at a constant -14 to -17c? Indoors naturally, just in chilled and freezer environments.
    Our indoor units are spec to 0-50c but will got to -5c easily, but -14c – 17c is not an option

    But In a freezer you will get condensation which will kill the indoor units, so you will need the 2741 (-20c to +65c) or 7762 (-40c to +65c) depending on if you need bg or dual band 11n?


    I hope that helps



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