I'm replacing 3-4 Pakedge WX-1's in my home with Unleashed R710's. I want to use the same SSID's so that I don't have to reconnect a gazillion devices. I'm a step above novice when it comes to networking and typically know what I need to know to perform my job. This one has me stumped. How to I create separates, or can I just create 2 in the Ruckus setup that match the names and security of the two SSID's I'm running now? Thanks in advance.
Creating same SSID on Ruckus as your old setup may not help. Though new SSID name will be same but devices will not connect automatically and you have to connect them at least once, so that devices can remember the network settings for future connections.
Now come to the main query, creating 2.4 vs 5 G SSID. In Unleashed, when you create a new SSID, it gives you option whether you want to deploy on both bands (2.4 and 5 G) or just one them.
Configuration path: Unleashed GUI >> WLAN (Create new or edit existing WLAN settings) >> Advanced options >> Radio Control >> Enable WLAN on (Options are, All radios/2.4 G or 5 G).
If you choose All radios, then same SSID name will broadcast on 5 and 2.4 G radio.
For more configuration help, you may refer the user guide.
I have the R550 and I'm also trying to create 2 SSID for which one will be 2.4g and the other 5g but I don't see any option for this, it doesn't even have a radio selection, please could you help point me in the right direction. Thanks