I run an office with about 80-100 users (maybe 120-150 devices of laptops/phones). I'm currently using 2 Netgear R7000s behind a pfSense device and it's OK with some slowness. I decided to try adding a Ruckus R700 after a recommendation from a friend to see if I could replace my infrastructure with Ruckus stuff but have been very disappointed with it's performance out of the box.
1. Can someone explain the versioning system to me? I see 9.8.x, 9.9.x, 9.12.x and the 100.x line of firmware. If I want to run the R700s behind the pfSense as routers which firmware should I be using the maximize stability? The release notes aren't that helpful.
2. I've turned off SmartSelect since it was constantly jumping and dropping connections. However, I still see behavior where all the 5G connections will just die (the router is still reachable if I jump onto a R7000 and connect to the web interface).
I've played around with some wireless configuration options (hardcoded channel, 20, 40, 80 Mhz) without any luck resolving the stability issues. It's hard for me to believe that a $1k device can't outperform a $200 device so I'm assuming it's something on my end - would appreciate any advice or help to get these up and running.