Working with AP Zones

An AP zone functions as a way of grouping Ruckus APs and applying a particular set of settings (including WLANs and their settings) to thise group of Ruckus APs. Each AP zone can include up to 27 WLAN services.

By default, an AP zone named Staging Zone exists. Any AP that registers with the controller that is not assigned a specific zone is automatically assigned to the Staging Zone. This section describes how to use AP zones to manage devices.

Note: When an AP is assigned or moved to the Staging Zone, the cluster name becomes its user name and password after the AP shows up-to-date state. If you need to log on to the AP, use the cluster name for the user name and password.

Before creating an AP zone, Ruckus recommends that you first set the default system time zone on the General Settings page. This will help ensure that each new AP zone will use the correct country. For information on how to set the default system time zone, see Configuring System Time.

Note: In vSZ-E and SZ100, when the system is upgraded to release 3.5, the new UI and re-architected stats database will prevent the system from displaying AP and zone stats if the AP/zone is operating on 3.4 or prior releases. In order to make full use of the UI introduced in 3.5, zones and APs should be updated to 3.5 as well. Operationally, the zones will still work, but stats visibility will be impacted.