I have a ZoneDirector 1100. I have 2 Access Points and I need to increase the coverage. I am unable to install additional wiring to install a traditional Access Point so I am looking to use an Extender (netgear).
I am able to get the Netgear to join the wireless network (I think) but when I use my device to attach to the Netgear It doesn't connect fully.
I suspect the Zonedirector is either blocking the NetGear or it is blocking clients associated with the Netgear.
if you have a third Ruckus AP I would abandon the Netgear and run a MESH setup. As for blocking, I would suggest a hard look at either the AP or client logs with particular attention paid NRB Arp tables if you can get them. Part of the issue with the NetGear is it's a consumer device, not a real professional piece, so you're only ever going to get the Zone Director's side of the story (i.e logs).
Also, have you done a survey? Even an informal one like walking around using IPerf Can help you determine your degradation, and perhaps even show you Why. Some times our Wi-Fi issues come from APs having too much power and essentially shouting DOWN the AP clients. Maybe try powering your APs to half, and re-testing. Best of luck!
Hello, What AP would you recommend? It is difficult to obtain Ruckus information sometimes. Also, I cannot use a network cable...has to be a wireless extension of some sort. Will that be an issue?
Accessing the controller is posing to be a challenge. I may end up taking it all out and putting in a different brand so I can access/manage/extend it.
Inside the house the wireless is working fairly good. But I need to get the wifi outside of the house and due to the high-quality of the construction the signal doesn't go outside. I am asked to get it to go 50' and that is about it. There are no other houses/streets near so somewhat safe.