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    Ruckus - what is it capable of?

    I was planning to put in cat5 cables to several of our classrooms this summer, but it looks like it is going to be too expensive now. How realistic an alternative is 802.11n Ruckus? If I have a handful of desktop machines each logging onto our domain (maybe 5 per ap), can I expect the performance to be decent. The signal would be passing through a maximum of one thin wall.

    My other question for any Ruckus users out there relates to a situation whereby some users are connecting via 802.11g and others via 802.11n, does the system slow to accomodate those on 802.11g?

    I'd be interested in hearing from those of you have got it hear how you are getting on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwnci View Post
    I was planning to put in cat5 cables to several of our classrooms this summer, but it looks like it is going to be too expensive now. How realistic an alternative is 802.11n Ruckus? If I have a handful of desktop machines each logging onto our domain (maybe 5 per ap), can I expect the performance to be decent. The signal would be passing through a maximum of one thin wall.

    My other question for any Ruckus users out there relates to a situation whereby some users are connecting via 802.11g and others via 802.11n, does the system slow to accomodate those on 802.11g?

    I'd be interested in hearing from those of you have got it hear how you are getting on.
    As a Ruckus Wireless Big Dog partner and Official Edugeek sponsor I would like to offer our services to you for a no obligation quotation and any other info regarding Ruckus you may require, obviously at this stage your looking for just some impartial information from other Ruckus users for which we have supplied many on these forums, after which if you would like to pm me your details I can run through some pricing for you and complete a site survery

    hope that helps

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    Arh got your message fella glad Mark Bartley @ CP is looking after you,
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    Hi There

    We have sold/sold and installed Ruckus into over 70 schools now in the last 8 - 12 months and have great experince in this solution, we are also the only Gold Partner of Ruckus in Europe which is the highest accreditation you can achieve so we can deffinatly help with your needs.

    First we need to address the below

    I was planning to put in cat5 cables to several of our classrooms this summer, but it looks like it is going to be too expensive now. How realistic an alternative is 802.11n Ruckus?

    You may find that the cost of cat5 is still cheaper than the purchase of a wireless solution, this is dependant on the coverage required and the location of the points, sure if you only need one or two access points and a managment system then yes price will be low, equaly using the 11n solution increases the cost against using 11b/g.

    Are your devices 11n capable or is this a future planning, if so for a % more 802.11n dual band is always worth considering, this will allow you to use the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum.

    If I have a handful of desktop machines each logging onto our domain (maybe 5 per ap), can I expect the performance to be decent. The signal would be passing through a maximum of one thin wall.

    5 clients per access point is really low and is nothing to even worry about, Ruckus under the 11b/g and 11n is capable of managing upto 100 clients per AP however bring that back to a working situation 30-60 is more realistic, remeber you can only give away what your bandwidth will allow.

    802.11n dual band on the other hand can handle over 200 clients across both the spectrums, again bring the numbers to around 70 on each. This is more designed for a dense deployment but is great for furtue proofing.


    My other question for any Ruckus users out there relates to a situation whereby some users are connecting via 802.11g and others via 802.11n, does the system slow to accomodate those on 802.11g?


    I know you have asked for users experience here however while you wait for an answer I just wanted to explain why you will not see a performance drop based around 11n and 11g, I have taken a snippet from a Tender consiting of 65 x 802.11n dual band access points we have just installed.

    Technology Break Down
    • BeamFlex – A multi-element smart antenna system allowing the AP to provide optimal RF signal coverage to each of the connected clients therefore guaranteeing the best Wi-Fi signal and performance at any time. It can also attenuate interference from other devices (AP’s, clients, non-Wi-FI sources) thus ensuring the best possible receive sensitivity.
    • SmartCast - This provides a Quality of Service (QoS) allowing for classification and prioritisation of traffic, thus ensuring predictable traffic delivery on a per client/application basis.
    • SmartSec – The allows for users to dynamically generate a unique pre-shared key per device, plus users role based access, wireless client isolation, L2-L4 ACL’s, rogue device detection and other security features.
    • SmartMesh – Reliable Wireless meshing that provides the ability to deploy and extend wireless networks without the need to data cable every AP.

    BeamFlex and SmartCast are the key areas that help answer your question.

    I'd be interested in hearing from those of you have got it hear how you are getting on.[/QUOTE]

    I have many written case studies which I can share with you and clients that will be more than happy to talk to you about this solution if required.

    I underastand this is early stages for you so have a look around at what others say and should you need more info just let me know, you wont get a shock on price as it is very competative based on othe solutions, but the key thing is lets see if you do really need the kit and then work on the most proffesional route to making it work for you if it's required.

    Sorry for the lengthy reply but I think it will be helpful

    Kind Regards
    Mark Power
    Wireless Security Specialist
    07525 785 278
    01473 281211
    mark.power@net-ctrl.com
    Enterprise Security Solutions | Network Security Consultants

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