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pete_c

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BTW the Ruckus WAP is more commercial than Residential sort of ugly looking. Here mounted mine in closets sight unseen.

They have two Gb ports with one being POE. They automagically pair up when you bring up two of them. They do VLANs fine.

They are a tad expensive unless you purchased them refurbished on Ebay.

Here is a bit TMI stuff relating to Ruckus.

From the Wiki:

Ruckus Networks (formerly known as Ruckus Wireless) is a brand of wired and wireless networking equipment and software owned by CommScope. Ruckus offers Switches, Wi-Fi access points, CBRS access points, Controllers, Management systems, Cloud management, AAA/BYOD software, AI and ML analytics software, location software and IoT controller software products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises. As a company, Ruckus invented and has patented wireless voice, video, and data technology, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase data rates, and avoid interference, providing distribution of delay-sensitive content over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.

Ruckus began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, and was delisted in 2016, after it was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems for approximately $1.5 billion on May 27, 2016. Ruckus Wireless and Brocade ICX line of Switching products were acquired by Arris International for $800 million in a deal finalized on December 1, 2017. The company was renamed as Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company from Ruckus Wireless. On April 4, 2019, CommScope completed its acquisition of Arris, which included the recently acquired Ruckus.

I purchased them the first time with the recommendations from the PFSense forum.

Commscope owns Arris and now it is part of the The Carlyle Group.

The Carlyle Group is a multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation based in the United States with $376 billion of assets under management. It specializes in private equity, real assets, and private credit. It is one of the largest mega-funds in the world. In 2015, Carlyle was the world's largest private equity firm by capital raised over the previous five years, according to the PEI 300 index, though by 2020, it had slipped into second place.

Founded in 1987 in Washington, D.C., by William E. Conway Jr., Stephen L. Norris, David Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and Greg Rosenbaum, the company has nearly 1,850 employees in 26 offices on six continents as of December 2021. On May 3, 2012, Carlyle completed a US$700 million initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Way back here managed the Arinc (air to ground traffic) accounts for an Airline. Arinc is now managed by the Carlyle group. Many domestic and international airports today use MUSE terminals. (common use terminals).
 
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charliebarns

Active Member
Interesting history! Nice to see they're still going. Had a look at them online this morning - yup, ugly. Like you've done I may just hide them in a few closets as the reduction in signal will be minimal. The price though.......wow.
 
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