I am trying to figure out the hardware needed for my home setup. Please help.
My initial understanding was: ISP to home > ends in a router [so I need a router, may be use a old wifi home router, turn off the wifi, to get DHCP for the clients] > Router connects to switch > Switch to Ruckus R550 [Router provides poe+, or I can use non poe router, but use a power block for the Ruckus AP]. Then setup the master R550 using direct connect to a PC, configure then deploy, then change the IP of the PC back.
As I am reading the technical content for Ruckus Unleashed, it says ... "
Does this mean I do not need a router? I can connect the ISP input directly to a poe+ switch and connect the R550 and configure it as a master AP, AND a gateway router which provides DHCP for my clients?
If this is so, how do I do this?
If you are not using Firewall and any of your preferred routers then Unleashed can able configured as gateway.
Unleashed Gateway mode terminates Ethernet and PPPoE connections and do NAT for internal LAN.
I hope this video can help you about Unleashed Gateway mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_gGuNODFx0
Yes, you can use your old Dlink router but make sure it supports 1G port else you will have a low throughput connection (100M) for the AP.