11-10-2020 06:58 AM
Hello, I just bought a Lennar Home and it came with the Ruckus Switch ICX 7150-C12P and Ruckus unleashed wireless access point R320 looking to set up the best possible/ most reliable network with the hardware I currently have. I am obviously not a networking pro but not completely clueless.
We got At&T Fibre which came with bgw320-500 Router which seems to have great reviews online for the most part.
When they came to connect the Internet, the tech said the AT&T router would provide a much better wireless network than the ruckus set up (I suspect either he doesn't know or didn't want to be bothered with additional install or questions), so this is what I'm currently using.
The ruckus switch and WAP are currently unplugged. So far is working ok, with no major issues but it's not great. I've had to reconnect a few devices to the network a handful of times this week. When setting up devices I've had issues locating the network but once it connects (after a while and several attempts) it's mostly ok.
I think I'm an average maybe a bit higher than the average user but not much. Mostly Streaming, smart home control, web browsing, and email (Working from home at the moment).
Off the top of my head, these are the devices I currently have that will be connected to the network on a regular basis. Of course, I would like room for expansion in the future.
So, bottom line:
I included all info I think is relevant but can provide more info if needed.
I appreciate your time and expertise in advance,
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11-10-2020 07:08 AM
Good morning -
I'd like to start by saying I think most install techs tell you to use their gear, because you have to pay rental fees on it. Where the internet line is dropped off, meaning the physical cable, is it located in the network dmarc box in your house? If so, what type of cable is it, an actual fiber cable, coax, or cat5?
I maybe have missed it, but did you say you only have a single R320 Access Point, or multiples?
I'm obviously biased, but I'd much rather see you run the ICX and Ruckus APs...you'll get better coverage, and better connection speeds.
Thursday, we are doing our first live stream on Twitch that is centered around your exact home. I'd encourage you to swing by and ask further questions, but we will give you a hand here as well.
11-19-2020 01:30 PM
I'm in a similar situation as yours. 3 story Lennar townhouse, modem/AT&T router upstairs.
I have 1/3 of the speed on the 1st floor, but still usable. However, the Ring Pro Doorbell doesn't like the weak signal and disconnects, so for simplicity, I keep most things on AT&T, but the Ring on the Ruckus. You can have both WiFis on, or turn off the AT&T if you want. I do like the simplicity of the AT&T. Still tuning my Ruckus.
11-19-2020 03:43 PM
@john_huynh - check the 35 min mark of the video I linked below. The bss-minrate changes should help out quite a bit. All of your devices will most likely roam right away to a new AP.
11-22-2020 12:55 AM
ok.. for those who are having speed issues.. what version of unleashed firmware are you using?
For the original poster, yes ruckus will be much better.. I did not realize Lennar is using R320 vs R510 since all the older Lennar users had R510.
Did you ever get the R320 setup?
11-22-2020 08:50 PM
I am using 18.104.22.168.212. I have on occasion got what I would consider full speed 300mbps or so but it is not consistent. Yet everything i test the wored connection it is over 450.