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    I've got Ruckus!!!!

    I've got my first Ruckus setup :-)

    Its a doddle to setup - just assign the controller an IP, tell it an SSID and passkey and its off - the APs just find the controller by themselves :-)

    I arrived here at 12 (now 14:17) and got 2 AP's intalled (and I've had lunch as well!) - it nearly takes longer to get them out of the box than installing them :-)

    regards

    Simon
    PS Thanks to Aggy at net-ctrl

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    sweeeeeeeet

    Love that kit - if times weren't so bad at the mo I'd be fighting harder for it here...

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    HIGH FIVE!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I've got my first Ruckus setup :-)

    Its a doddle to setup - just assign the controller an IP, tell it an SSID and passkey and its off - the APs just find the controller by themselves :-)

    I arrived here at 12 (now 14:17) and got 2 AP's intalled (and I've had lunch as well!) - it nearly takes longer to get them out of the box than installing them :-)

    regards

    Simon
    PS Thanks to Aggy at net-ctrl
    Do you mind me asking roughly how much it was? just a ballpark (how many zeros) would be a great help in deciding if I'm interested in persuing it or not

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    @Si: Dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Whatever next... me on Facebook? (oh yeah, that happened last week!)

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    good to see you have joined the Ruckus Revolution Fella lol

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    ruckus is the bomb. we have around 98% coverage here (the 2% without coverage is the dining hall and the school gym). The lowest any member of staff has gotten was a 40% signal, and that was because she was on the field at the time!

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    Approx costs are around £750 for the central controller (that's to control up to 6 APs) - each AP costs around £250.

    I also purchased a years support for a few hundred as well but that's optional.

    regards

    Simon (ahead of Ric for once )

    PS but at the same time - I've just ordered 4x£40 Buffalo APs for another school as you can't beat them for value for money to drive 15 laptops at a time

    However, my Ruckus school plans on having 30-40 machines running at once!
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    Nice one Simon!

    Aggy is very very helpful! so well done NetCtrl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    PS but at the same time - I've just ordered 4x£40 Buffalo APs for another school as you can't beat them for value for money to drive 15 laptops at a time
    I could have saved you some pennies there - we will have a load of the Buffalo APs going cheap as we replace them with Ruckus this summer

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    @alan
    Let me have 1st refusal on them

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRidal View Post
    Do you mind me asking roughly how much it was? just a ballpark (how many zeros) would be a great help in deciding if I'm interested in persuing it or not
    Really depends on how many AP's you're going to need.

    I saw a BOGOF offer on here for the AP's (CP I think) so already there's quite a saving to be made! Not sure of the specific offer details but certainly worth looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Approx costs are around £750 for the central controller (that's to control up to 6 APs) - each AP costs around £250.

    I also purchased a years support for a few hundred as well but that's optional.

    regards

    Simon (ahead of Ric for once )

    PS but at the same time - I've just ordered 4x£40 Buffalo APs for another school as you can't beat them for value for money to drive 15 laptops at a time

    However, my Ruckus school plans on having 30-40 machines running at once!
    should have given us a shout fella would have saved you quite abit by the sound of it Plenty of stock also now we have more suppliers
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    You did quote me

    He asked for ball-park figures

    regards

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    You did quote me

    He asked for ball-park figures

    regards

    Simon
    well im very suprised we didnt get the deal fella very surpised hey cant win them all

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