Modifying Model Specific Controls

The following settings can be applied to all APs of a particular model that are members of the AP group:

  • Max Clients: Set the maximum number of clients that can associate per AP. Note that different AP models have different maximum client limitations.
  • PoE Out Ports: Enable PoE out ports (specific AP models only).
    Note: If your ZoneDirector country code is set to United Kingdom, an additional “Enable 5.8 GHz Channels” option will be available, and an additional "5.8 GHz Channels License" option will be available for outdoor APs. Enabling the 5.8 GHz Channels option allows the use of restricted C-band channels. These channels are disabled by default and should only be enabled by customers with a valid license to operate on these restricted channels. Enabling the 5.8 GHz Channels License option for outdoor APs will allow outdoor APs to use full power in 5.8 GHz channels.
  • PoE Operating Mode: Select PoE operating mode, Auto, 802.3at, 803.3at+, and 802.3af PoE (specific AP models only). Default is Auto. If 802.3af PoE is selected, the AP will operate in 802.3af mode (not 802.3at mode), and will consume less power than in 802.3at mode. However, when this option is selected, some AP features are disabled to reduce power consumption, such as the USB port and one of the Ethernet ports. See the Ruckus Access Point User Guide for model-specific information.
  • USB Port: On APs with USB ports, you can disable the USB port for all APs of a specific model in an AP group using this setting (USB ports are enabled by default). For more information, see Configuring AP USB Ports.
  • Status LEDs: When managed by ZoneDirector, you can disable the external LEDs on certain AP models. This can be useful if your APs are installed in a public location and you don’t want to draw attention to them.
  • LACP/LAG: Enable Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) to bond two Ethernet ports together into one logical port for increased maximum Ethernet throughput (this option is only available on the following AP models: R610, R710, R720).
  • External Antenna: On APs with external antenna options, select Override System Default, and Enable for the external antenna to be enabled. When enabled, enter a gain value in the range of 0 to 90 dBi.
  • LACP: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is a software feature designed to aggregate multiple physical Ethernet links together into one logical link to increase collective bandwidth. This feature allows an AP whose maximum throughput exceeds that of one of its Ethernet ports to virtually bind two ports together, allowing speeds of up to 2 Gbps over the two combined 1 Gbps ports. Beginning with 802.11ac (Wave 2), the theoretical maximum throughput of an AP has increased beyond 1 Gpbs (the speed of most AP Ethernet ports). This feature is designed to circumvent the 1 Gbps speed limit imposed by the Ethernet ports.
    Note: LACP is currently supported on the following APs only: R610, R710 and R720.
  • Port Settings: Refer to Configuring AP Ethernet Ports for more information on configuring AP-specific Ethernet port settings.
Figure 1. Model Specific Controls
Note: The ZoneDirector web interface does not provide an option for LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol). This option is currently configurable only via CLI. Please refer to the ZoneDirector Command Line Interface Reference Guide for more information.