R510

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 2x2:2 Wi-Fi Access Point

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Data Sheet

By definition, small and medium-size venues host a smaller number of users and devices. But high-performance Wi-Fi is just as important to each and every one of them. People are still accessing the same bandwidth-hungry applications and cloud services they would use anywhere else. Organizations are still connecting an ever-growing assortment of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Users and guests still expect consistent, reliable connectivity wherever they roam.

The R510 802.11ac Wave 2 access point delivers the ideal combination of performance, reliability, and coverage for medium-density indoor locations. Using the same patented technologies found in our premier high-density APs, it supports data rates up to 1.2Gbps, along with industry-leading Wi-Fi intelligence to extend range and mitigate interference.

The R510 is the perfect choice for medium-density venues such as small and mid-size enterprise locations, common areas in hotels and office buildings, retail sites, and branch offices. In hotel common areas, for example, the R510 provides high-performance wireless access. In retail stores, it can provide reliable, inconspicuous connectivity for high-quality video applications, wireless IP phones, and handheld point-of-sale scanners.

The R510 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP and switch incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns.
  • Improve throughput with ChannelFly, which dynamically finds less congested Wi-Fi channels to use.

Additionally, the R510 provides next-generation 802.11ac features like MultiUser MIMO (MU-MIMO) connectivity. It can simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput for all users—even those with non-Wave 2 clients. The R510 also features a USB port for hosting IoT devices such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Whether you're deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the R510 is also easy to manage through Ruckus' appliance, virtual and cloud management options.

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Benefits

Stunning Wi-FI Performance

Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 64 directional antenna patterns.

Serve More Devices

Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.

Automate Optimal Throughput

ChannelFly™ dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.

Multiple Management Options

Manage the R510 from the cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.

Better Mesh Networking

Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.

More Than Wi-Fi

Support services beyond Wi-Fi with Ruckus IoT Suite, Cloudpath security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locationing engine, and SCI network analytics.

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The R510 Integrates With Your Existing Network Infrastructure

Delivering best-in-class 802.11ac performance and reliability at a competitive price—making it the ideal wireless solution for mid-range enterprise and branch office applications.

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Hotel Common Areas Such As Shared Offices

The R510 is ideal for deployment in hotel common areas to provide wireless connection to high quality data access, as well as wired connections to IP phone and guest devices.

Deployment For Retail / Branch Offices

The R510 is ideal for deployment in retail stores to provide inconspicuous wireless connection to high quality video, wireless IP phones and data access for handheld PoS bar code scanners.

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Access Point Antenna Pattern

Ruckus’ BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the R510 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (up to 64 possible combinations) in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. This leads to:

  • Better Wi-Fi coverage
  • Reduced RF interference

Traditional omni-directional antennas, found in generic access points, oversaturate the environment by needlessly radiating RF signals in all directions. In contrast, the Ruckus BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna directs the radio signals per-device on a packet-by-packet basis to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and capacity in real-time to support high device density environments. BeamFlex+ operates without the need for device feedback and hence can benefit even devices using legacy standards.

Figure 1. Example of BeamFlex+ pattern
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Figure 2. R510 2.4GHz Azimuth
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 3. R510 5GHz Azimuth
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 4. R510 2.4GHz Elevation
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 5. R510 5GHz Elevation
Antenna Patterns
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Note: The outer trace represents the composite RF footprint of all possible BeamFlex+ antenna patterns, while the inner trace represents one BeamFlex+ antenna pattern within the composite outer trace.

WI-FI
Wi-Fi Standards
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps (MCS0 to MCS15)
  • 802.11a/g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 , 6Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
  • 2x2 SU-MIMO
  • 2x2 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 2 SU-MIMO
  • 2 MU-MIMO
Radio Chains and Streams
  • 2x2:2
Channelization
  • 20, 40, 80MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
  • WMM, Power Save, Tx Beamforming, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v
  • Hotspot
  • Hotspot 2.0
  • Captive Portal
  • WISPr
RF
Antenna Type
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas with polarization diversity
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 64 unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (max)
  • Up to 3dBi
Peak Transmit Power (aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 26dBm
  • 5GHz: 25dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity1
  • -101dBm (2.4GHz)
  • -96dBm (5GHz)
Frequency Bands
  • ISM (2.4-2.484GHz)
  • U-NII-1 (5.15-5.25GHz)
  • U-NII-2A (5.25-5.35GHz)
  • U-NII-2C (5.47-5.725GHz)
  • U-NII-3 (5.725-5.85GHz)
2.4GHZ RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
HT20 HT40
MCS0 MCS7 MCS0 MCS7
-95 -77 -92 -74
5GHZ RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
VHT20 VHT40 VHT80
MCS0 MCS7 MCS0 MCS7 MCS0 MCS7
-96 -77 -93 -75 -90 -72
2.4GHZ TX POWER TARGET
Rate Pout (dBm)
MCS0 HT20 22
MCS7 HT20 19
5GHZ TX POWER TARGET
Rate Pout (dBm)
MCS0 VHT20 22
MCS7 VHT20 19
MCS0 VHT40, VHT80 22
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80 19
PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY
Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps
Client Capacity
  • Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
  • Up to 31 per AP
RUCKUS RADIO MANAGEMENT
Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
  • ChannelFly
  • Background Scan Based
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
SmartCast Quality of Service
  • QoS-based scheduling
  • Directed Multicast
  • L2/L3/L4 ACLs
Mobility
  • SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex
NETWORKING
Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Unleashed2
  • Cloud Wi-Fi
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology. Self-healing Mesh
IP
  • IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic per use based on RADIUS)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based
802.1x
  • Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
  • L2TP, GRE, Soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Recognition and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
  • Rate Limiting
IoT Capable
  • Yes
PHYSICAL INTERFACES
Ethernet
  • 2 x 1GbE ports, RJ-45, PoE in on one port
USB
  • USB 2.0 port, Type A Connector
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical Size
  • 16.8(L) x 16.5(W) x 4.1(H) cm
  • 6.6(L) x 6.49(W) x 1.6(H) in
Weight
  • 350g (0.77oz)
Mounting
  • Wall, Drop ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0108-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately)
Operating Temperature
  • 0°C (32°F) to 50°C (122°F)
Operating Humidity
  • Up to 95%, non-condensing
POWER3
Power Supply Maximum Power Consumption
802.3af
  • 12.6W
DC Input 12VDC 10A
  • 11.9W
CERTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
Wi-Fi Alliance 4
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance5
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • EN 50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN 50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • UL 2043 Plenum
  • EN 62311 Human Safety/RF Exposure
  • WEEE & RoHS
  • ISTA 2A Transportation
SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
Location Based Services
  • SPoT
Network Analytics
  • SmartCell Insight (SCI)
Security and Policy
  • Cloudpath
ORDERING INFORMATION
901-R510-XX00
  • Concurrent dual band 802.11ac AP, no power adapter

See Ruckus price list for country-specific ordering information.

Warranty: Sold with a limited lifetime warranty.

For details see: http://support.ruckuswireless.com/warranty.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
902-0162-XXYY
  • PoE injector (24W) (Sold in quantities of 1, 10 or 100)
902-0195-0000
  • Spare, T-bar ceiling mount kit for mounting to flush frame ceiling
902-1169-XX00
  • Power Supply (12V, 2.0A, 24W)
902-0108-0000
  • Spare, accessory mounting bracket with padlock support
902-0120-0000
  • Spare, Accessory Mounting Bracket
902-0173-XXYY
  • Power Adapter (12V, 1.0A, 12W) (Sold in quantities of 1 or 10)

XX: US/KS/JP/Z2/WW

For expansion of XX and YY: Please consult current Ruckus Price List.

Region availability subject to Certification Date per region.

1Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCS rate.

2 Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information.

3 Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate.

4 For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.

5 For current certification status, please see price list.