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RUCKUS R650

Indoor Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 4x4:4 Wi-Fi Access Point with 2.5Gbps backhaul and 6 spatial streams

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Wi-Fi capacity requirements in office buildings, classrooms, and retail venues are rapidly raising due to increase in Wi-Fi connected devices, non-Wi-Fi IoT devices and bandwidth-hungry applications.

The RUCKUS R650 access point (AP) with the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) technology delivers increased capacity, improved coverage and performance in dense environments. The R650 is our mid-range dual-band, dual-concurrent AP that supports six spatial streams (4x4:4 in 5GHz, 2x2:2 in 2.4GHz). The R650 supports peak data rates of up to 2974 Mbps and efficiently manages up to 512 clients connections. Furthermore, 2.5GbE Ethernet ensures the backhaul will not be a bottleneck for full use of available Wi-Fi capacity.

Also, wireless requirements within enterprises are expanding beyond Wi-Fi with BLE, Zigbee and many other non-Wi-Fi wireless technologies resulting in creation of network silos. Enterprises need a unified platform to eliminate network silos. The Ruckus AP portfolio is equipped to solve these challenges.

The R650 has built-in IoT radios with onboard BLE and Zigbee capabilities. In addition, the R650 is a converged access point that allows customers to seamlessly integrate any new wireless technologies with the pluggable IoT module.

The R650 is packed with ruckus patented technologies in addition to Wi-Fi 6 features such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and TWT. The R650 is ideal for medium-density deployments such as office buildings, K-12 classrooms, libraries and retail venues.

The R650 Wi-Fi 6 AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • BeamFlex+ Antennas: Extended coverage and optimized throughput with patented multi-directional antennas and radio patterns
  • ChannelFly: Improved throughput with dynamically changing the channels to use least congested channel
  • Ruckus Ultra-High-Density Technology Suite: Dramatically improved network performance with technologies such as Airtime Decongestion, Transient Client Management etc.

Whether you are deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the R650 is also easy to manage through Ruckus’ physical and virtual management options.

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Benefits

Stunning Wi-Fi performance

Mitigate interference and extend coverage with patented BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology utilizing several directional antenna patterns.

Serve more devices

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

Converged access point

Allow customers to eliminate siloed networks and unify WiFi and non-WiFi wireless technologies into one single network by using built-in BLE and Zigbee, and also expanding to any future wireless technologies.

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 R650 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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Access Point Antenna Pattern

Ruckus’ BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the R650 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns 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. R650 2.4GHz Azimuth Antenna Patterns
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Figure 3. R650 5GHz Azimuth Antenna Patterns
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Figure 4. R650 2.4GHz Elevation Antenna Patterns
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Figure 5. R650 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/ax
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ax: 4 to 2400 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1732 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps
  • 802.11a/g: 6 to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1 to 11 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
  • 4x4 SU-MIMO
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 4 streams SU/MU MIMO 5GHz
  • 2 streams SU/MU MIMO 2.4GHz
Radio Chains and Streams
  • 4x4:4 (5GHz)
  • 2x2:2 (2.4GHz)
Channelization
  • 20, 40, 80, 160/80+80MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, WPA3, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK, OWE
  • 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 unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (max)
  • Up to 3dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Tx port/chain + Combining gain)
  • 2.4GHz: 26dBm
  • 5GHz: 28 dBm
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 (dBm)
HT20HT40VHT20VHT40
MCS0MCS7MCS0MCS7MCS0MCS7MCS0MCS7
-93-75-90-72-93-75-90-72
HE 20HE40
MCS0MCS7MCS9MCS11MCS0MCS7MCS9MCS11
-93-75-70-64-90-72-67-61
5GHZ RECEIVE SENSITIVITY (dBm)
VHT20VHT40VHT80
MCS0MCS7MCS8MCS9MCS0MCS7MCS8MCS9MCS0MCS7MCS8MCS9
-98-80-77--95-77--72-92-74--69
HE20HE40HE80
MCS0MCS7MCS9MCS11MCS0MCS7MCS9MCS11MCS0MCS7MCS9MCS11
-98-80-75-70-95-77-72-67-92-74-69-64
2.4GHZ TX POWER TARGET (PER CHAIN)
RatePout (dBm)
MCS0 HT2022
MCS7 HT2019
MCS8 VHT2018
MCS9 VHT4017
MCS11 HE4015
5GHZ TX POWER TARGET (PER CHAIN)
RatePout (dBm)
MCS0, VHT2022
MCS7, VHT40, VHT8016.5
MCS9, VHT40, VHT8015
MCS11, HE20, HE40, HE8012.5
PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY
Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 574 Mbps
  • 5GHz: 2400 Mbps
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
  • Standalone
  • Unleashed
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology. Self-healing Mesh
IP
  • IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic per user 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 Capbale
  • Yes
PHYSICAL INTERFACES
Ethernet
  • One 2.5Gbps Ethernet port and one 1Gbps Ethernet port
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
  • LLDP
USB
  • 1 USB 2.0 port, Type A
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical Size
  • 22.4cm (L), 19.4cm (W), 4.7cm (H)
  • 8.8in (L) x 7.6in (W) x 1.9in (H)
Weight
  • 0.854 kg
  • 1.88 lbs
Mounting
  • Wall, acoustic ceiling, desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0120-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately)
Operating Temperature
  • 0ºC (32ºF) - 40ºC (104ºF)
Operating Humidity
  • Up to 95%, non-condensing
POWER1
Power SupplyOperating CharacteristicsMax Power Consumption
802.3af PoE
  • 2.4GHz radio: 2x2, 19dBm per chain
  • 5GHz radio: 2x4, 20dBm per chain
  • 2nd Ethernet port, onboard IoT & USB disabled
12.25W
802.3at PoE+
  • Full Functionality
  • 2.4GHz radio: 2x2, 23 dBm per chain
  • 5GHz radio: 4x4,

    22 dBm per chain

  • 2nd Ethernet Port, onboard IoT & USB Enabled (3W)

PoE+ : 21.59W

DC Power: 21.46W

CERTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
Wi-Fi Alliance2
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac, ax
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance3
  • 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-R650-XX00
  • R650 dual-band (5GHz and 2.4GHz concurrent) 802.11ax wireless access point, 4x4:4 + 2x2:2 streams, adaptive antennas, dual ports, onboard BLE and Zigbee, PoE support. Includes adjustable acoustic drop ceiling bracket. One Ethernet port is 2.5GbE. Does not include power adaptor.

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
902-0180-XX00
  • PoE Injector (60W)
902-1170-XX00
  • Power Supply (48V, 0.75A, 36W)
902-0120-0000
  • Spare, Accessory Mounting Bracket
902-0195-0000
  • Spare, T-bar ceiling mount kit for mounting to flush frame ceiling

PLEASE NOTE: When ordering Indoor APs, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -WW, or -Z2 instead of XX. When ordering PoE injectors or power supplies, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -EU, -AU, -BR, -CN, -IN, -JP, -KR, -SA, -UK, or -UN instead of -XX.

For access points, -Z2 applies to the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

1Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate.

2For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.

3For current certification status, please see price list.