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By definition, small and medium-size venues host a smaller number of users and devices. But high-performance Wi-Fi is just as important to each and every one of them. People are still accessing the same bandwidth-hungry applications and Cloud services they would use anywhere else. Organizations are still connecting an ever-growing assortment of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Users and guests still expect consistent, reliable connectivity wherever they roam.

The R510 802.11ac Wave 2 access point delivers the ideal combination of performance, reliability, and coverage for medium-density indoor locations. Using the same patented technologies found in our premier high-density APs, it supports data rates up to 1.2Gbps, along with industry-leading Wi-Fi intelligence to extend range and mitigate interference.

The R510 is the perfect choice for medium-density venues such as small and mid-size enterprise locations, common areas in hotels and office buildings, retail sites, and branch offices. In hotel common areas, for example, the R510 provides high-performance wireless access. In retail stores, it can provide reliable, inconspicuous connectivity for high-quality video applications, wireless IP phones, and handheld point-of-sale scanners.

The R510 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP and switch incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns.
  • Improve throughput with ChannelFly, which dynamically finds less congested Wi-Fi channels to use.

Additionally, the R510 provides next-generation 802.11ac features like MultiUser MIMO (MU-MIMO) connectivity. It can simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput for all users—even those with non-Wave 2 clients. The R510 also features a USB port for hosting IoT devices such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Whether you’re deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the R510 is also easy to manage through Ruckus’ appliance, virtual and Cloud management options.

Stunning Wi-Fi Performance

Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex™ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 64 directional antenna patterns.

Serve Devices

Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-Band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.

Automate Optimal Throughput

ChannelFly™ dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the Band can support.

Multiple Management Options

Manage the R510 from the Cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.

Better Mesh Networking

Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.

Than Wi-Fi

Support services beyond Wi-Fi with Ruckus IoT Suite, Cloudpath security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locationing engine, and SCI network analytics.

The R510 Integrates With Your Existing Network Infrastructure

Delivering best-in-class 802.11ac performance and reliability at a competitive price—making it the ideal wireless solution for mid-range enterprise and branch office applications.

Hotel Common Areas Such As Shared Offices

The R510 is ideal for deployment in hotel common areas to provide wireless connection to high quality data access, as well as wired connections to IP phone and guest devices.

Deployment For Retail / Branch Offices

The R510 is ideal for deployment in retail stores to provide inconspicuous wireless connection to high quality video, wireless IP phones and data access for handheld PoS bar code scanners.

Access Point Antenna Pattern

Ruckus’ BeamFlex adaptive antennas allow the R510 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (up to 64 possible combinations) in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. This leads to:

Traditional omni-directional antennas, found in generic access points, oversaturate the environment by needlessly radiating RF signals in all directions. In contrast, the Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna directs the radio signals per-device on a packet-by-packet basis to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and capacity in real-time to support high device density environments. BeamFlex operates without the need for device feedback and hence can benefit even devices using legacy standards.

Note: The outer trace represents the composite RF footprint of all possible BeamFlex antenna patterns, while the inner trace represents one BeamFlex antenna pattern within the composite outer trace.

MarkNet N8370 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Print Server

The MarkNet N8370 adds 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless connectivity to Lexmark devices via network infrastructure or Wi-Fi Direct for mobile users. The Lexmark N8370/N8372 also supports dual-Band connectivity for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless networks.

Installation and control

Easy installation: Simply slide the wireless card into the internal solutions port. Other models require a standard card-mounting pod or a wireless module plugged into the Lexmark device’s USB connection.

Management security: Built-in SNMPv3 supports encrypted and authenticated management traffic, protecting remote configuration and device status messages.

Network layer protection: Standard IPsec support can be used with both IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networks for encryption and authentication of communications at the network layer.

Enhanced security

Wireless encryption support: Prevent wireless tampering or eavesdropping with WEP Encryption (64- and 128-bit key), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2™) Personal level security and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2™) Enterprise level security. You control who can access the printer via standard Wi-Fi.

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Continuous, secure control: The embedded web page allows administrators to flash-update device firmware or access its settings using a web browser for easy monitoring of device status and changes to default settings.

One print server. two functions

Connect network users: The wireless print server function adds 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity to Lexmark devices and can be configured as part of your network infrastructure.

Support direct printing: Support for Wi-Fi Direct allows users of smartphones and tablets (Android, iOS) to print wirelessly without spending time or effort configuring network access.

For Wi-Fi Direct printing, the mobile device may require an app or print software. Wireless performance is dependent on the physical environment and the distance from the printer. Please note that, while your mobile device is directly connected to the printer, access to content that requires internet support may not be available. The Lexmark Mobile Print app is available to download from the Google Play Store.

SX-PCEAX Radio Module

The Silex’s SX-PCEAX is one of the industry’s first Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E modules. This Wi-Fi 6E module extends the benefits that Wi-Fi 6 already provides in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands to 6 GHz and helps increase overall capacity and performance. SX-PCEAX is a tri-Band IEEE 802.11 abgn/ac/ax WLAN module plus Bluetooth 5.2 BR/EDR/LE combo module based on Qualcomm’s QCA2066 SoC.

Wi-Fi 6E: Turbocharged Wi-Fi for Medical Industrial Applications

The SX-PCEAX comes in multiple form factors for diverse needs. The surface mount option, the M.2 LGA type 1418, offers the smallest footprint while the M.2 PCI Express card and Half Mini card form-factors are suitable to migrate your legacy PCIe radios to an 802.11ax solution. The half mini card option also allows customers to evaluate the radio using any platform that has a full PCIe slot.

As the number of Wi-Fi devices in use worldwide continues to proliferate, making the available spectrum more congested, this Wi-Fi 6E module will be ideal for future-proofing your devices in these dense environments.

SX-PCEAX is based on the QCA2066 chipset and supports tri-Band with 802.11ax. It is ideal for embedded applications like medical devices, security systems, industrial PC, PoS, digital signs, automation, handheld devices, thin client devices, and many more.

Wi-Fi 6E (Tri-Band)

Adds the 6GHz spectrum. Devices can operate in the 6 GHz Band providing:

Six times more capacity than 2.5 and 5 GHz bands Seven super wide 160 MHz channels Lower latency, less congestion

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Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)

Allows more downlink data to be transferred at once and enables an access point to concurrently transmit data to a larger number of devices.

160 MHz channels

Increases bandwidth to deliver greater performance with low latency.

Target Wake Time (TWT)

Significantly improves battery life in Wi-Fi devices, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

1024 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Mode

1024.QAM increases throughput in Wi-Fi devices by encoding more data in the same amount of spectrum.

Transmit Beamforming

Enables higher data rates at a given range resulting in greater networkcapacity.

Outdoor Coverage

Support for larger delay spreads. Robust connections with superior penetration through walls and other industrial environments.

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access

OFDMA effectively shares channels to increase network efficiency and lower latency for both uplink and downlink traffic in high-demand and dense environments.

Robust Wi-Fi Security

Supports the latest generation Wi-Fi® security. WPA3™.

SX-PCEAX-SMT (M.2 LGA Type 1418)SX-PCEAX-HMC (Mini PCIe Card Half Size)SX-PCEAX-M2 (M.2 Card Type 2230-S3-A-E)

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To use it, you need to obtain Wi-Fi Alliance certification separately.

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Wi-Fi 6: The compatibility issues you should know about

What problems could a Wi-Fi 6 network encounter when other products don’t follow the same standard, and how do you resolve these issues?

What Is a Wi-Fi 6 Network and How Do You Get One?

Wi-Fi 6 is an industry certification for products that support the new wireless standard 802.11ax.

Wi-Fi 6 is often referred to as high-efficiency wireless, boasting increased capacities, improved resource utilization and higher throughput speeds. You can read more about what the standard entails here: Wi-Fi 6: What can we expect from 802.11ax and the designation Wi-Fi 6 itself here: Wi-Fi 6, 5, 4. Generations of Wi-Fi and their meanings.

The very first Wi-Fi 6 products hit the markets around the end of 2018 / early 2019, and all high-end products, such as smartphones, now support Wi-Fi 6. However, this support is only relevant when you also have a wireless network that supports the standard. You will only get the benefit of Wi-Fi 6 in your network if your router or mesh network supports it.

If your wireless network does not support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), a client’s Wi-Fi 6 support iwill have no bearing on the performance and functionality that the client gets on the network.

As a reseller, Eye Networks offers a number of gateways/routers and mesh access points that support Wi-Fi 6:

The reports and results we have seen from the rollout of Wi-Fi 6 indicate, among other things, increased performance in terms of better throughput both on Wi-Fi 6 clients and some Wi-Fi 5 clients on Wi-Fi 6 networks.

As usual with a new technology, we have also seen some compatibility issues. These are challenges anyone who installs Wi-Fi 6 access points may face, and we address them in this article.

What Is Compatibility?

Compatible basically means works with. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to be backwards compatible with previous standards. That means that the vast majority of Wi-Fi products you have in your home probably work with a Wi-Fi 6 network, even if almost none of them should support Wi-Fi 6 themselves.

So what we mean when we say that a client has compatibility issues is that it does not work normally (or whatsoever) on a Wi-Fi 6 network.

802.11ac, also known as Wi-Fi 5, was the latest and best standard on the market until Wi-Fi 6 came along, and there are still many products on sale that follow this standard; both routers, repeaters, mesh networks and, not least, lots of different Wi-Fi clients. Most of these clients will be compatible with a Wi-Fi 6 network without having support for the very latest standard.

What Clients May Cause Problems?

A client is any device that can connect to a Wi-Fi network. This tends to bring smartphones, computers, and tablets to mind. We know of specific problems with some older products in this category, and you can read more about these issues below.

It is however worth keeping in mind that electronics such as panel heaters, bathroom scales, and smoke detectors can also be Wi-Fi clients. And while we have not recorded any specific cases yet, it might be useful to be aware that based on experience, this type of electronics is never early to adopt or support the latest Wi-Fi technology (for a related example, see our article How to connect Mill ovens to mesh Wi-Fi).

PCs That Use Intel Wireless Adapters

Several Wi-Fi adapters from Intel have known issues with Wi-Fi 6 networks. These problems are mostly resolved with a driver update, but it’s important to know that those updates are not part of any Windows updates, so they will need to be updated manually.

Intel also has a dedicated application called Intel® Driver Support Assistant, which keeps Windows up to date with the latest driver versions for their products. You can find an overview of adapters and recommended driver versions in this knowledge base article from Intel.

As an additional note: If a pc has the Wi-Fi card Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 from 2016, this can cause major problems for Wi-Fi networks regardless of wireless standard, because the pc floods the wireless network when it comes out of hibernation. However, this issue can also be resolved with a driver update. You can read more about this specific issue in Renzo Notter’s blog here: Wi-Fi DoS by RF-Jamming from faulty Intel Driver. There are, in other words, several good reasons to make sure that drivers are up to date.

Not sure what wireless adapter you have? Open Device Manager in Windows, locate Network Adapters and click to view the full list. Your Wi-Fi adapter should be listed here.

If you are an internet service provider and want to prevent users with Intel adapters from having problems, an option may be to turn off support for Wi-Fi 6 on customers’ 2.4 GHz networks for now.

Products That Do Not Support WPA3 Mixed Mode

WPA3 is the latest standard for Wi-Fi encryption. This is separate from Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax, but in practice the same products will often be first or early to implement both.

If some devices experience problems connecting to the Wi-Fi 6 network, the problem may be in missing WPA3 support or the WPA3/WPA2 mixed mode feature. Mixed mode is intended to ensure that older clients can still connect, but in practice there are some clients who do not recognize this setting and refuse to connect at all.

Such problems are likely to apply to a number of older products, but reports we have received so far suggest that it applies at least to the following:

  • Older Apple products, for example iPad 4 from 2012 and other products using iOS version 12 or older.
  • Older Microsoft Surface models

As WP3 is much safer than WPA2, we do not recommend downgrading the security of WPA2 to let older clients connect.

Is That It?

Not at all. Our customers are ISPs who, like us, have extensive experience in rolling out new technology in home networks, and who know that such networks deal with unique blends of new and old technology, challenges due to building materials, layouts, interference from neighbors, and so on. An overview of how Wi-Fi 6 performs in this reality will never be exhaustive or complete, but this article contains all serious compatibility problems we know of today.

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