You can't just toss your 2825 yet... The 2825 Multimedia Wireless Router is your network interface to your ISP
thru it's WAN port, with your home LAN connected thru the 4 other Ethernet interfaces. These were great little
Wifi routers, but only have 100mb Eth ports, and 802.11b/g wireless (originally for up to 4 x 2111 CPEs attached
to set top boxes (STB) for IPtv).
The real "magic" if you will, is that you can configure any Ruckus AP (indoor/outdoor, b/g/a/n/ac) that has 2+
Ethernet interfaces, running our Standalone image firmware, to be a Wifi Router! One interface can be WAN,
to your ISP; and the other(s) can be your LAN interface(s) using internal DHCP to NAT translate an internal Local
Network for connected PCs (or switch with multiple inside devices) and a Home use WLAN. You could do this
with your R500.
Otherwise, Unleashed AP firmware, assumes you have an existing Router/DHCP server, and it pulls DHCP
IP and configures itself to be your Master AP, that any other additional Unleashed firmware APs will join to. The
Unleashed code gives you Guest Access or Mesh (if needed and you have 2+ APs), with the Controller like look
I have a 2825 for Internet access from my office too, and have connected my Unleashed R500 and R600 to
LAN ports on the 2825. And they run separate, and are not affected by a ZD1200 on the same network. To read
more about using Standalone 100.x image (ie. Configuring Local Subnets - page 124, and setting WLANs to
'Bridge to WAN' - page 133), see the latest Indoor AP User Guide at this link:https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/763-indoor-access-point-100-2-0-user-guide