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Is there a WLAN Wi-Fi Calling configuration that just works?

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Is there a WLAN configuration that just works for Wi-Fi Calling? If so, could you please share it?

I shouldn't have to be a network engineer to get this to work. I know they like to say every site is different and needs a ton of analysis, but I just don't think that's true. I have neighbors, but there's nothing bizarre about my situation.

When I connect to Wi-Fi outside my home, my phone instantly establishes a Wi-Fi calling connection to Verizon. I was at a Dr.'s office today and joined their free wi-fi. My cell connected to Verizon, then within a few seconds, it established the Wi-Fi tunnel connection, indicated by "VZW Wi-Fi" in the phone's status bar. I'm certain my phone settings are fine.

On Ruckus, my phone won't automatically establish the Wi-Fi Calling connection. I have to toggle airplane mode a few times, then it will connect, but it will invariably drop when I do anything that uses a lot of data or for other reasons I haven't been able to figure out. Sometimes it will maintain the connection for hours. Calls get logged under Wi-Fi calling in the GUI if the call is made or received when it has the VZW Wi-FI connection, therefore, I believe my firewall settings for port forwarding of udp 500 and udp 4500 with the Verizon gateway are fine.

My Wi-Fi calling profile for Verizon is correct: Set to Voice for

I've been analyzing the R510 system logs and also capturing communication with my cell from the AP and examining the capture file using Wireshark. Nothing is leaping out at me when the connection drops. I confess I'm not a Wireshark/network packet expert but I don't see anything obvious.

Thank you.

Here's my configuration:

ICX7150-C12: SPS08095f

R510: (latest firmware, where Ruckus has now added OFDM Only, BSS Min Rate and Mgmt Tx Rate to the WLAN Radio options in the GUI).

I have 3 R510 APs, one on each floor of Lennar house, so I set the middle floor AP as master that doesn't provide Wi-Fi service.  2 APs provide ample coverage for my open floor plan house.

I'm using Background Scanning every 180 seconds on 5 GHz and don't see interference very often in the Event logs.

I'm using Verizon G3100 as my Fios Router and using it's Firewall and DHCP.

All 3 APs get their IPs from Verizon DHCP.

The AP's noise floor is typically -106 or -107 which I understand is pretty good (not much noise)?

I've got 30 clients spread between 3 WLANS. About 20 are 2.4 GHz. Changing the Power from Auto to Full or any other level doesn't make any difference. When I look at the power in the AP info in the Unleashed GUI, the power is always Full (even though it's set to Auto).

CAC Call Admission Control is currently set to 50% but it doesn't matter if it's 10% or 70%. Ruckus knowledgebase said to enable CAC.

Here's my WLAN configuration:

ruckus(config)# WLAN Philippines

The WLAN service 'Philippines' has been loaded. To save the WLAN service, type 'end' or 'exit'.

ruckus(config-WLAN)# show

WLAN Service:



NAME = Philippines

Tx. Rate of Management Frame(2.4GHz) = 12.0Mbps

Tx. Rate of Management Frame(5GHz) = 12.0Mbps

Beacon Interval = 100ms

SSID = Philippines

Description = Philippines

Type = Standard Usage

Authentication = open

Encryption = wpa2

Algorithm = aes

Passphrase = abcde12345

FT Roaming = Enabled

802.11k Neighbor report = Enabled

Web Authentication = Disabled

Authentication Server = Disabled

Called-Station-Id type = wlan-bssid

Tunnel Mode = Disabled

Background Scanning = Enabled

Max. Clients = 100

Isolation per AP = Disabled

Isolation across AP = Disabled

Zero-IT Activation = Disabled

Priority = High

Load Balancing = Disabled

Band Balancing = Disabled

Wifi6 = Disabled

Service = Enabled

Dynamic PSK = Disabled

Rate Limiting Uplink = Disabled

Per SSID Rate Limiting Uplink = 0

Rate Limiting Downlink = Disabled

Per SSID Rate Limiting Downlink = 0

Auto-Proxy configuration:

Status = Disabled

Inactivity Timeout:

Status = Enabled

Timeout = 60 Minutes


Dynamic VLAN = Disabled

Closed System = Disabled

Https Redirection = Disabled

OFDM-Only State = Enabled

Multicast Filter State = Disabled

Directed Multicast= Enabled

802.11d State = Enabled

Force DHCP State = Disabled

Force DHCP Timeout = 10

DHCP Option82:

Status = Disabled

Option82 sub-Option1 = Disabled

Option82 sub-Option2 = Disabled

Option82 sub-Option150 = Disabled

Option82 sub-Option151 = Disabled

Ignore unauthorized client statistic = Disabled

STA Info Extraction State = Enabled

BSS Minrate = 12.0 Mbps

DTIM period = 2

Directed MC/BC Threshold = 0

Call Admission Control State = Enabled

PMK Cache Timeout= 720 minutes

PMK Cache for Reconnect= Enabled


Roaming Acct-Interim-Update= Disabled

PAP Message Authenticator = Enabled

Send EAP-Failure = Disabled


L3/L4/IP Address = No ACLS

L3/L4/IPv6 Address = No ACLS

Precedence = Default

Proxy ARP = Disabled

Device Policy = No ACLS

VLAN Pool = No Pools

Role based Access Control Policy = Disabled

SMARTRoam = Disabled Roam-factor = 1

Allow List = No ACLS

URL Filtering = Disabled

Application Recognition & Control = Disabled

Apply ARC Policy = NO POLICY

WIFI Calling Enabled= Enabled

WIFI Calling Profile= 1

Client Flow Data Logging = Disabled

WLAN Bind = 5g

Client Connection Data = Disabled

Transient Client Management = Disabled

80211w-pmf = Disabled


Hi @DocSavageWV 


Thank you for the response.

Please refer to the below links to create and new WLAN/SSID and Configuration for Wi-FI Calling, mapping to an SSID is explained in the link shared in my previous post. 

Creating a New Wireless WLAN (SSID):


I would suggest you create a separate 5G network from your Unleashed Access Point and map the same for Wi-Fi calling to avoid any Wireless interference with 2.4. Please refer to the below link and screenshot.


Also, please refer to the below guides for Wi-Fi Calling configuration and how it works:

Link-1:  (Chapter 2 and Chapter 5)


Let me know if you have any queries in this regard.

Thank you again for your patience.


Best regards,

Imran Sanadi

RUCKUS Lennar Home Community.

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Thank you for your guidance.  I'll study the documents.

Can I purchase support to help configure my system?  I'm a Lennar homeowner who's warranty has expired. I'm not interested in equipment replacement, just need help getting my system configured properly for my needs.


Hi @DocSavageWV 

Thank you for the response and update. 

Sure, Lennar Home Community forum is only to assist and help the Lennar Home Customers with the basic configuration and issues of the RUCKUS Switches and Access Points.

Please let us know if you have any queries in this regard.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding.


Best regards,

Imran Sanadi

RUCKUS Lennar Home Community.

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I can't figure Wi-Fi calling out. Everything is configured correctly by the documentation.  It works but will never maintain the Wi-Fi Calling connection. The connection drops for various reasons.

I just want to pay someone to help me configure my home network so Wi-Fi calling is as reliable as it is on Cisco Meraki.

Please tell me what's the best way for a suffering Lennar customer to purchase configuration support?  I've looked and requested to be contacted, but I can't find any prices or how to do it. I don't need equipment replacement, just configuration support.

I don't doubt that the Ruckus equipment is excellent, but configuring it isn't easy enough for Harry Homeowner.

Thank you!

Hi @DocSavageWV 


Thank you for the response and the update.

Apologies, Effective November’2022, ‘Ruckus Support for Lennar Homes customers will no longer be handled by phone or email. We will be exclusively supporting customers via this community forum support model only.

RUCKUS does not have any support team of technicians to support on-site for Lennar Homes.

However, you could contact support for a query regarding this.

Could you please let us know the answers to the below queries to assist you better?

1. Are you facing this issue only on a single device or all devices?

2. If it’s only on a single device, could you please help us with the device used and the software/version on it?

If it is affecting only a single device, we suggest you check the device, there may be some issue with the device or its configuration. 

Please let me know if you have any queries in this regard.

Thank you again for your patience.


Best regards,

Imran Sanadi

RUCKUS Lennar Home Community.