Upgrading the Unleashed Master and Connected Member APs

Consult the Ruckus Support website on a regular basis for updates that can be applied to your Ruckus network devices.

Note: Upgrading the Unleashed network temporarily disconnects any associated clients from the wireless network. To minimize network disruption, Ruckus recommends performing the upgrade procedure at an off-peak time.
Note: There are two methods of upgrading the Unleashed firmware: Online Upgrade and Local Upgrade. The following procedures describe the Online Upgrade process. For Local Upgrade instructions, see Performing a Local Upgrade.

Online Upgrade

  1. Back up your existing configuration.
  2. Go to Admin & Services > Administer > Backup & Restore.
  3. In the Backup Configuration section, click Back up.
    Figure 1. Backup & Restore
  4. Save the file to a convenient location on your local computer.
  5. Go to Admin & Services > Administer > Upgrade.
  6. In Online Upgrade, select the firmware version to download from the Ruckus website from the drop-down list.
    Note: If "Unleashed is up to date" is displayed, click Reload to attempt to locate a newer firmware version from the Ruckus website. If no newer version is available, the list will continue displaying "Unleashed is up to date" and no other options will appear.
  7. If a newer firmware version is available in Online Upgrade, select the version from the list, choose whether or not to Auto reboot the system after upgrade, and click Upgrade.
    Figure 2. Click Upgrade
  8. The upgrade commences and each member AP (as well as the Unleashed Master) automatically retrieves the new firmware from the Ruckus website, performs the upgrade, reboots, and rejoins the Unleashed Master.