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How to save the current settings on ZF7372?

New Contributor
 Hello, where can i save the current settings of my AP ZF7372, i can ́t find a button to save the configuration, i need to reset my AP but i don't want to loose my conf.

New Contributor III
Hello Alex,

There is no option to save or backup the configurations of a standalone AP, the configuration backup option is available only on the ZD, VSCG, SCG , SZ managed devices.
Hope this helps.

- Santosh

Esteemed Contributor II

We don’t have a backup under GUI/CLI for standalone APs, but you can collect information that will help reconfigure an AP, if you should ever have to factory default or replace one.  Use an SSH application like putty.exe to access the AP and the ‘help’ command to display available commands.  The output of these can

be helpful to (re)configure an AP from factory defaults.


If you have an online working AP, collect the important IP scheme/gateway and SSID name/security policies from it, otherwise obtain new/previous IP addressing and VLAN-ID/subnet mapping from network admins.


Assuming you will be setting up APs with a static/known IP address with a known default-gateway router,

you can follow these configuration steps to setup a new/factory defaulted AP for standalone mode service.


Configuring AP:


1. Perform factory default of AP (boot 3 minutes, press Hard Reset for 8+ seconds, wait until you get replies to    

    pings to IP address, from your pre-configured (192.168.0.anything-else) PC/laptop.  Open a

    browser session to, and login with ‘super / sp-admin’ credentials.


2. From Configuration::Device, enter an AP Device Name: _______ and click Update Settings.  Use a name

   that can help identify it’s location/purpose.


3. From Configuration::Wireless (or Radio 2.4G and Radio 5G, respectively) and Common tab, be sure or set

   Country Code to United States, click Update Settings.


4. From Wireless 1 tab, enter Wireless Network: ______ and SSID: _______ names (usually matching).

    Click Enabled for Wireless Availability and set option for Broadcast SSID as desired.  If using anything

    but Open Authentication, click and choose from Encryption Method: dropdown choice of WEP or WPA

    and setup the encryption and passphrase information. (we recommend WPA2/AES with PSK)


5  Repeat on Wireless 2 tab, for additional SSID, Wireless 3 tab, etc.


6. If using VLANs and different subnets for your wireless SSIDs, go to Configuration::VLAN page.  Enter the

    VLAN-ID number in the box beside the SSID to assign it.  Click Update Settings (test) button when

    complete, and the AP will check the switchport to see if all VLANs are available on the trunk. 


7. For last step, go to Configuration::Internet page, and enter the router default Gateway IP address for the

    subnet that the AP will be connected to.  Change the default Connection Type from DHCP to Static IP and

    enter the IP Address: __.__.__.__ and network Mask: __.__.__.__  (ie for /27 bit subnet).


This is the “last step”, because when you click Update Settings, your 192.168.0.x PC/Laptop will lose connectivity with the AP, and it’s ready to be attached to your (PoE) switch port configured to trunk the

optional VLANs that you can assign to WLAN SSIDs.



Collecting AP Backup Information:


SSH to an AP’s IP address with utility like putty.exe and collect/save the output from these commands which should be sufficient to reconfigure a defaulted (or apply to new) APs, as far as IP addressing and WLAN details.


If using the putty terminal application, you can save session output to a filename, as your backup reference.


Open putty.exe.  In top/left, under Session, click Logging.


Under Session logging:, click Log all session output.  Rename putty.log to AP10-7-7-81-102710.log (for example, using AP’s IP address and a date in the filename), and Browse to the directory where you want

the session backup file saved.


In top/left, click on Session.  Enter the IP address of the new/factory defaulted AP, and note

that SSH (tcp:22) is specified as the default Protocol (you can telnet to devices that don’t support SSH).

Click Open to access the AP.  If prompted that you haven’t seen this host before, accept the challenge.


Run these AP commands to collect the useful information.  In my example, I have one open auth WLAN

on 2.4GHz, and one open and one WPA2-PSK WLAN on 5GHz of my dual-band 7962 model AP.  I do

not have VLANs assigned however.


rkscli: get boarddata                                                  # optional, displays AP model and s/n info

 name:     zf7962

 magic:    35333131

 cksum:    a47

 rev:      5.3

 Serial#:  180901007787

 Customer ID: 4bss

 Model:    zf7962

rkscli: get version

 Ruckus 7962 Multimedia Hotzone Wireless AP


rkscli: get device-name

 device name : ‘mb7962-AP’

rkscli: get ipaddr wan

 IP Address Configuration Type: static, IP: Netmask Gateway

rkscli: get vlan


 Network 0: (Management) VID 1

            Services: StaticIP

            Eth Port (no tag): 0,1

            Wireless (no tag):

                        - wlan0 (mb7962-bgn)

                        - wlan1 (Wireless 2)

                        - wlan2 (Wireless 3)

                        - wlan3 (Wireless 4)

                        - wlan4 (Wireless 5)

                        - wlan5 (Wireless 6)

                        - wlan6 (Wireless 7)

                        - wlan7 (Wireless 😎

                        - wlan8 (mb7962-an)

                        - wlan9 (mb7962-an2)

                        - wlan10 (Wireless 11)

                        - wlan11 (Wireless 12)

                        - wlan12 (Wireless 13)

                        - wlan13 (Wireless 14)

                        - wlan14 (Wireless 15)

                        - wlan15 (Wireless 16)



rkscli: get wlanlist                       # Note which wlanX have status of ‘up’, and run cmds below on them only.


name         status   type   wlanID   radioID  bssid           


svcp         up       AP     wlan0    0        00:24:82:3d:35:98

home         down     AP     wlan1    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

rcks         down     AP     wlan2    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

mdfx         down     AP     wlan3    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan4        down     AP     wlan4    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan5        down     AP     wlan5    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan6        down     AP     wlan6    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan7        down     AP     wlan7    0        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan8        up       AP     wlan8    1        00:24:82:3d:35:9c

wlan9        up       AP     wlan9    1        00:24:82:7d:35:9c

wlan10       down     AP     wlan10   1        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan11       down     AP     wlan11   1        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan12       down     AP     wlan12   1        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan13       down     AP     wlan13   1        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan14       down     AP     wlan14   1        00:00:00:00:00:00

wlan15       down     AP     wlan15   1        00:00:00:00:00:00




rkscli: get ssid wlan0

wlan0 SSID: mb7962-bgn


rkscli: get encryption wlan0

SSID             : mb7962-bgn

Net Security     : Open (plain-text)

Authentication   : Open

Encryption       : disabled


rkscli: get passphrase wlan0

bad key:wlans/wlan0/wlan-wpa-passphrase

rkscli: get dvlan wlan0

wlan0 Dynamic-VLAN Mode: Disabled





rkscli: get ssid wlan8

wlan8 SSID: mb7962an


rkscli: get encryption wlan8

SSID             : mb7962an

Net Security     : Open (plain-text)

Authentication   : Open

Encryption       : disabled


rkscli: get passphrase wlan8

bad key:wlans/wlan8/wlan-wpa-passphrase

rkscli: get dvlan wlan8

wlan8 Dynamic-VLAN Mode: Disabled





rkscli: get ssid wlan9

wlan9 SSID: mb7962an2


rkscli: get encryption wlan9

SSID             : mb7962an2

Net Security     : WPA

Protocol Version : WPA2

Authentication   : Open

Cipher Algorithm : AES-CCMP

WPA PassPhrase   : 1234567890


rkscli: get passphrase wlan9

wlan9 WPA PassPhrase (10): 1234567890


rkscli: get dvlan wlan9

wlan9 Dynamic-VLAN Mode: Disabled




rkscli: exit