Ruckus Wireless MediaFlex 2211

MediaFlex™ 2200 Series
High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi
Bridge/Repeater
Reliable broadband connectivity to outdoor
Wi-Fi networks and high performance Wi-Fi
access point in a single device
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is two products in one. It acts as
BENEFITS
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Increased performance/range for communicating
with metro Wi-Fi nodes
Advanced customer premise equipment (CPE)
designed to provide indoor (home and office)
coverage extension of metro Wi-Fi signal.
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Dual zone support
Simultaneously functions as a long-range wireless
access gateway to outdoor Wi-Fi networks and as
a high performance Wi-Fi access point indoors.
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Unprecedented reliability
Antenna diversity and automatic antenna selection optimizes signal quality to metro Wi-Fi
network.
•
Secure management access
PIP management access allows 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.
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Automatic interference avoidance
Mitigates multipath fading and avoids RF interference by continuously selecting the best signal
path to the metro Wi-Fi nodes.
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Long-range bidirectional connectivity
Wi-Fi node selection based on link capacity and
high output power deliver faster, long-range connections (optional external RF antenna connection
available).
•
Automatic upgrades
Periodic updating provides automatic downloads
of latest firmware without user intervention.
a wireless access gateway, providing reliable connectivity to outdoor
Wi-Fi networks, as well as an extended range indoor 802.11b/g
access point.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the world’s first customer
premise equipment specifically designed and optimized for broadband operators building large-scale metro Wi-Fi networks.
Patent-pending hardware and software let subscribers connect
faster and more reliably to outdoor metro Wi-Fi networks – automatically optimizing around changing environmental conditions.
Intelligent connection algorithms determine the fastest Wi-Fi mesh
node with which to associate based on the highest data rates and
best signal strength.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the only system that provides
unprecedented diversity through the use of a 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 2200 Series is equipped with integrated
smart-MIMO antenna technology developed to reliably communicate with the metro Wi-Fi nodes. Compatible with standard
802.11b/g metro Wi-Fi nodes, the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series
802.11b/g wireless access gateway extends the metro Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach indoor locations.
For increased deployment flexibility, the Ruckus MediaFlex also
comes equipped with an external RF connection. This provides the
ability to deploy a high-gain antenna away from the CPE.
MediaFlex 2200 Series
High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Bridge/Repeater
Introducing the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the first smart-MIMO Wi-Fi
gateway that reliably extends metro Wi-Fi signals indoors. The Ruckus
MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped with industry’s first dual-polarized
antenna array to optimize communication with metro Wi-Fi nodes.
Additionally, an external RF antenna option works in concert with the
smart antenna array and Ruckus’ patented expert control software to
ensure the best antenna patterns and RF paths are selected for sending and receiving traffic.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series automatically avoids Wi-Fi
interference and mitigates multipath fading by selecting the best
signal path to the metro Wi-Fi node. Traditional Wi-Fi systems are
equipped with a single vertically-oriented, omni-directional antenna
that becomes less effective when the multipath signal arrives out of
phase and cross polarized.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series integrates patent-pending Ruckus
BeamFlex technology that constantly learns the RF environment and
automatically adjusts the antenna pattern to steer signals to the optimum path. Just as the other Ruckus products (MediaFlex 2800 series
router and 2111 adapter), MediaFlex Bridge/Repeater substantially
increases both Wi-Fi performance and range.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series seamlessly communicates
with metro Wi-Fi nodes by automatically associating with the best
outdoor node. This built-in intelligence delivers optimum connectivity upon initial association. In the event of changes to the Wi-Fi
environment or adjustments to the outdoor metro mesh network
(e.g., changes to channel assignments), the MediaFlex 2200 Series
continually rescans the RF domain so the selection of the best metro
Wi-Fi node is maintained.
Dramatic Increases in Range and Performance
BeamFlex is the first-of-its kind smart antenna technology that works
with off-the-shelf 802.11 silicon to deliver the most cost effective
MIMO benefits to 802.11a/b/g devices today. Each Ruckus MediaFlex
2200 Series integrates Ruckus BeamFlex™ technology — a compact,
internal antenna array with multiple dual-polarized directional antenna
elements capable of combining to form unique antenna patterns for
diversity. BeamFlex expert system control software continuously ranks
the antenna patterns for each destination device using the feedback
mechanism built into the 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 to the optimum signal path, enabling
a Wi-Fi device to sustain high transmission speeds and minimize
retransmissions. Unlike conventional wireless devices, the Ruckus 2200
Series dynamically mitigates interference caused by multipath fading,
neighbor networks and other wireless devices.
A state-of-the-art smart antenna array controlled by
an expert software system integrates six high-gain
horizonally-polarized antenna elements and two
vertically-polarized antenna elements. This provides
a 7 dBi gain thereby delivering unprecedented
range extension and Wi-Fi signal reliability. The best
antenna elements are use at any given moment for
any given packet and any given client based on
changing environmental conditions.
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
802.11b
Data Rate
1 Mbps
RX Sensitivity
-99 to -108 dBm
2 Mbps
-96 to -104 dBm
5.5 Mbps
-91 to -98 dBm
11 Mbps
-90 to -94 dBm
802.11g
6 Mbps
-93 to -96 dBm
9 Mbps
-90 to -96 dBm
12 Mbps
-90 to -94 dBm
18 Mbps
-88 to -91 dBm
24 Mbps
-85 to -88 dBm
36 Mbps
-82 to -86 dBm
48 Mbps
-78 to -81 dBm
54 Mbps
-76 to -81 dBm
MediaFlex 2200 Series
High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Bridge/Repeater
1 port Smart Wi-Fi
Bridge/Repeater
SSID A
Channel 1
SSID B
Channel 1
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series
acts as both a Wi-Fi access gateway
and access point simultaneously. It
can attach to your computer, laptop
or networking hub using an Ethernet
cable or via a wireless 802.11g link.
5 ports Smart Wi-Fi
Bridge/Repeater
SSID B
Channel 1
1 port Smart Wi-Fi
Bridge/Repeater
Simple Installation, Reduced Support Costs
Self-installable, the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series utilizes dynamic host
configuration protocol (DHCP) for automatic configuration with the metro Wi-Fi
network. The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series has a simple and intuitive user
interface and provides a setup wizard to guide the home users to configure the
device.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped to be remotely manageable
by the metro Wi-Fi service provider’s network management center via HTTP,
HTTPS, Telnet and SSH. The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series provides extensive
statistics to the service provider’s network management center for ease of
troubleshooting and monitoring. Multiple clients are supported behind the
Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series in the metro Wi-Fi network. Integrated NUTTCP
support allows providers to conduct performance testing directly from the
metro node to the MediaFlex 2200 Series.
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped with DHCP server functionality.
The MediaFlex 2200 Series supports multiple home PCs by automatically
assigning dynamic IP addresses. Network address translation (NAT) is used to
give home PCs Internet access. In the event of a broadband connection failure,
the MediaFlex 2200 Series automatically alerts the user by redirecting them to
an status page while continuing to provide local network connectivity.
FEATURES
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High gain horizontally and vertically-polarized
directional antenna arrays
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L2TP tunnel bridges Wi-Fi clients onto
carrier network allowing unique device
authentication
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200 milliwatt super high output power
amplifiers
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Management IP access lists
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Multiple SSIDs for WAN and LAN
•
Separate security configurations between
WAN and LAN
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Automatically alerts users when no Internet
connectivity is available
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Network address translation
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Preferred BSSID to force association to a
specific metro Wi-Fi node
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DHCP client and server support
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Remote management support
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Integrated NUTTCP support
Metro Hotspot Deployment
The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series allows metro ISPs to easily extend wireless
coverage while maintaining user identity. This is essential for providers that
must authenticate users based on a unique MAC address. Through the use of
L2TP tunnelling, traffic from the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is transparently
bridged to a centralized data center or NOC, allowing the authentication and
billing of individual users (see L2TP Application Note for more details).
Specifications
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Wi-Fi
POWER
• External power adapter
STANDARDS
• 802.11b/g
• Input: 110 – 240V AC (country specific),
220-240V AC (country specific)
SUPPORTED DATA R ATES
• 54,48,36,24,18,12,11,9.6, 5.5,2,1 Mbps
CHANNELS
• U.S./Canada: 1-11
• Output: 12V DC, 1A
• Europe: (ETSI X30): 1-13
PHYSICAL SIZE
• 14.2cm(L), 12.2cm(W), 7.5cm(H)
WEIGHT
• 220 grams
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable antenna
array with directional, high-gain elements and 63 unique omni antenna
patterns
RF POWER OUTPUT
• External RP-SMA connector option
NAT
• Supported
• 1 port (with or without external antenna)
DHCP
• Supported
• 5 ports (without external antenna), auto
MDX, auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
BRIDGE MODE
• Supported
ROUTER MODE
• Supported
TUNNEL MODE
• L2TP
AUTO CHANNEL SELEC TION
• Supported
TR ANSMIT POWER CONTROL
• Supported
CERTIFICATIONS
• 901-2211-XX00: US, Europe, Canada,
Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong
Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Singapore,
Taiwan, Thailand
ETHERNET PORTS
LED DISPLAY
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
• Japan X41: 1-13
ROUTING
• Power/status, Ethernet status, wireless
status, wireless network quality indicator
• Operating Temperature:
32°F (0°C) – 104°F (40°C)
• Operating humidity: 15% – 95%
non-condensing
• 901-2225-XX01: US, Europe, Canada,
Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong,
Thailand
• Web user interface (HTTP/S)
• 901-2211-XX15: US, Canada, Europe,
Colombia, Thailand
• CLI (Telnet, SSH)
• SNMP
STATISTICS
• 23 dBm for 802.11b/g (200mW)
• Country-specific power settings are
configurable
MANAGEMENT
CONFIGURATION AND
STATISTICS INTERFACE
• Static routing
• LAN, wireless and associated stations
• Accessible via Web UI
SOFTWARE UPDATE
• Manually or automatically via FTP or
TFTP or WebUI (preconfigured with address of Ruckus-hosted firmware server)
OTHER UTILITIES
• Configuration dump (admin only)
WIRELESS SECURIT Y
• WEP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES
AUTHENTICATION
• 802.1x (EAP-TTLS)
CLIENT STATIONS
SUPPORTED
• 10
• Simple support info transfer to provider
• Smart configuration wizard
Product Ordering Information
Model
Description
901-2211-XX00
1-port Multimedia Smart Wi-Fi Bridge/
Repeater
901-2225-XX01
5-ports Multimedia Smart Wi-Fi Bridge/
Repeater
901-2211-XX25
1-port Multimedia Smart Wi-Fi Bridge/
Repeater with external antenna option
PLEASE NOTE:
When ordering you must specify the destination region by indicating
-US -EU, -UK, -UN, -AU, -CN, -BR, -IN or -KR following the model number.
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