MediaFlex™ 7200 Series
802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Gateway for
Wireless Broadband Access
Reliable broadband connectivity to Ruckus Wireless
Broadband Access Networks and high performance
Smart Wi-Fi access point in a single device
BENEFITS
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 series is the first 802.11n (2.4GHz)
Advanced customer premise equipment (CPE) designed to provide
indoor (home and office) coverage extension of Ruckus Wireless
Broadband Access
customer premise equipment (CPE) specifically designed and
Increased performance/range for communicating with
Wireless Broadband Network Access Points
optimized for broadband operators building large-scale wireless broadband access networks.
Deployed indoors or outdoors, the Ruckus MediaFlex 7200
series Smart Wi-Fi gateway compliments the overall network
build out of wireless broadband access networks by maximiz-
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with high performing CPE to provide coverage in difficult to reach locations
Reduces overall network infrastructure investment by deploying
Smart Wi-Fi gateways in selected locations without significantly adding more expensive Access Points
ing coverage around the subscribers’ home and office and
extending Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach indoor locations.
With it, operators can deliver reliable, indoor/outdoor, alwayson, broadband services at a fraction of the cost and complexity of conventional alternatives.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 series acts as a wireless access
gateway, providing reliable connectivity to wireless broadband access nodes, as well as an extended range indoor
802.11n (2.4 GHz) access point.
Patent-pending hardware and software let subscribers connect faster and more reliably to wireless broadband access
networks by automatically optimizing around changing
environmental conditions. Intelligent connection algorithms
determine the fastest Wi-Fi mesh node with which to associ-
Dual zone support
Simultaneously functions as a long-range wireless access gateway
to outdoor Wireless Broadband Network and as a high performance
Wi-Fi access point indoors
Unprecedented reliability
Antenna diversity and automatic antenna selection optimizes signal
quality to Wireless Broadband Network
Secure management access
Remote management access allows service providers to restrict and
control remote access to in-home subscriber units
Robust security
Discrete SSIDs and associated security configurations for both
the WAN and LAN. Support multiple LAN SSIDs for differentiated
services
ate based on the highest data rates and best signal strength.
Automatic interference avoidance
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 series delivers unprecedented
diversity through unique, dual polarized antenna array. This
provides the largest coverage area possible, the strongest
resilience to interference and the highest receive sensitivity.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series is equipped with integrated
smart-MIMO antenna technology developed to reliably communicate with the wireless broadband access networks nodes.
Mitigates multipath fading and avoids RF interference by continuously selecting the best signal path to the Wireless Broadband
Network
Client visibility for subscriber management
Available with deployment using Ruckus Access Points, the Smart
Wi-Fi gateway forwards the connected clients’s information to
upstream servers for authentication, authorization, and billing
purposes.
MediaFlex 7200 Series
802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Gateway for Wireless Broadband Access
Includes: Power adapter,
Ethernet cable and clip-on door
Indoor
Internal
Smart
Antenna
Indoor 802.11n wireless gateway
with external antenna port
External antenna
Outdoor
Internal
Smart
Antenna
LEDs
Factory reset
Ethernet port PoE
Mounting
clips
AC Adapter
Indoor 802.11n wireless gateway
Outdoor 802.11n wireless gateway
Includes: Power adapter,
Ethernet cable and clip-on door
Includes: Power adapter, PoE adapter
with LED and outdoor kit
LEDs
Factory reset
Factory reset
Ethernet port
Ethernet
port
AC Adapter
Introducing the Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series offers three variants to provide
flexible deployment options for the service providers.
to the optimum signal path, enabling a Wi-Fi device to sustain high
transmission speeds and minimize retransmissions.
Simple Installation and Rich Functionality
• MediaFlex 7211-Indoor is an indoor CPE optimized to extend
the signal for indoor access
Self-installable, the Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series utilizes dynamic
• MediaFlex 7211-Indoor with External Antenna provides the
ability to deploy a high gain antenna away from the CPE
the Wireless Broadband Access Networks. The Ruckus MediaFlex
• MediaFlex 7211-Outdoor is a ruggedized, IP-65 rated, weather
proof outdoor CPE
setup wizard to guide the home users to configure the device.
Dramatic Increases in Range and Performance
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 integrates patent-pending Ruckus
BeamFlex technology. BeamFlex is the first-of-its kind smart antenna
technology that works with off-the-shelf 802.11 silicon to deliver
host configuration protocol (DHCP) for automatic configuration with
7200 Series has a simple and intuitive user interface and provides a
The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series is equipped to be remotely
manageable by the service provider’s network management center via HTTP or HTTPS. The Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series provides
extensive statistics to the service provider’s network management
center for ease of troubleshooting and monitoring.
the most cost effective MIMO benefits to 802.11a/b/g/n devices.
The MediaFlex 7200 Series supports multiple home PCs by
Each Ruckus MediaFlex 7200 Series integrates Ruckus BeamFlex™
automatically assigning dynamic IP addresses. Network address
technology utilizes a compact, internal antenna array with multiple
translation (NAT) is used to give home PCs Internet access.
dual-polarized directional antenna elements capable of combining to form unique antenna patterns for diversity. BeamFlex expert
The MediaFlex 7200 Series can also be configured to have multiple
system control software continuously ranks the antenna patterns for
Home SSID’s to allow guest access on a separate SSID, while main-
each destination device using the feedback mechanism built into the
taining network security for home users.
802.11 MAC layer protocol. Cognizant of the real time RF conditions,
the direction and performance of the communicating devices, network capacity and application types, BeamFlex steers each packet
MediaFlex 7200 Series
802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Gateway for Wireless Broadband Access
WIRELESS BROADBAND ARCHITECTURE
Backhaul
POP
ZoneFlex 7762
802.11n Smart Mesh
ZoneFlex 7731
Point-to-Point
802.11n Backhaul
MediaFlex 7211
Bridge/Repeater
Broadband
Network
NOC
ZoneFlex 7762
802.11n Smart Mesh
ZoneDirec
3000 tor
ZoneDirec
3000 tor
FlexMaster
Remote
Management
ZoneDirector
WLAN Controller
Common DEPLOYMENT USE CASES OF THE MEDIAFLEX 7211 Smart Wi-Fi High Gain GATEWAY
The 7211-Indoor units
The 7211-Indoor with
extend the Wireless
External Antenna units
Broadband Network
extend the Wireless
signal for in-home wireless
Broadband Network signal
coverage. The 7211-Indoor
to extremely difficult to
is an indoor CPE device for
reach locations by the use
the home subscriber
of an High Gain External
antenna
The 7211-Outdoor units
extend the Wireless
Broadband Network signal
by placing the unit on the
roof of the house.
Specifications
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
WI-FI
POWER
• External power adapter
• Input: 110-240V AC (country specific)
220-240V AC (country specific)
• Input: 12V PoE (7211-Outdoor), include
PoE injector
STANDARDS
• 802.11n (2.4GHz)
• 802.11n ( 20 MHz): 6.5 – 72.2 Mbps
(40 MHz): 13.5 – 150 Mbps
RF POWER OUTPUT
• Country-specific power settings are
configurable
• 5.40” (137mm) L x 4.55” (115mm) H x
1.65” (42mm) W
ROUTER MODE
• Supported
PHYSICAL SIZE
WEIGHT
• 0.50 lb (.23 kg)
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable antenna array with directional high-gain
elements (2 vertically polarized and 1
horizontally polarized)
• External RP-SMA connector option
(7211-Indoor with External antenna)
ETHERNET PORTS
• 1 10/100 Mbps
LED DISPLAY
• Power, Ethernet, 4 wireless signal
LEDs (for Indoor)
• 2 LEDs (Power, Ethernet) for the outdoor
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
• Outdoor: Operating Temperature (-10
to +55C, 10 - 90% relative humidity),
Storage Temperature (-20 to +70C, 5 95% relative humidity)
• IP65 rated (outdoor)
• Indoor: Operating Temperature (0 to
+40C, 10-90% relative humidity), Storage Temperature (-20 to +70C, 5 - 95%
relative humidity)
NAT
• Supported
DHCP
• Supported
BRIDGE MODE
• Supported
TRANSMIT POWER
CONTROL
• Supported
HOME SSIDs
• 2
CLIENT STATIONS
SUPPORTED
• 10
WIRELESS SECURITY
• WEP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES
AUTHENTICATION
• 802.1x (EAP-TTLS) on both the client
SSID and the home SSID
CERTIFICATIONS
• (Planned) US, Canada, EU, India
Product Ordering Information
MANAGEMENT
CONFIGURATION
• Web user interface (HTTP/S)
STATISTICS
• LAN, wireless and associated stations
• Accessible via WebUI
AUTO AP SOFTWARE
UPDATES
• Manually or automatically via FTP,
TFTP, or WebUI (preconfigured with
address of Ruckus-hosted firmware
server), local firmware upgrade
Other Utilities
• Configuration dump (admin only)
• Smart configuration wizard
Model
Description
MediaFlex 7200 Series 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Gateway
901-7211-XX00
Indoor 802.11n 2.4 GHz
Smart Wi-Fi Gateway
901-7211-XX25
Indoor 802.11n 2.4 GHz
Smart Wi-Fi Gateway with
External Antenna
901-7211-XX10
Outdoor 802.11n 2.4 GHz
Smart Wi-Fi Gateway
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering you must specify the destination region
by indicating -US, -EU, -UK, -UN, -UU or -IN instead of XX.
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering you must specify the destination
region by indicating -US, -EU, -UK, -UN, -AU, -UU or -IN instead of XX.
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