There are several important limitations and factors to consider when enabling Gateway
- The Master AP acts as the Gateway for both wired and wireless clients.
- The Gateway AP provides IP addresses and performs NAT functions in addition to serving as
the Unleashed Master and servicing wireless clients. For this reason, Ruckus recommends using
an AP with higher CPU/memory resources, especially Wave 2 APs (e.g., R710 or R510) as the
- No VLAN support.
- When Mesh functionality is enabled in Gateway mode, if the WAN IP address is obtained via
PPPoE, the Master AP cannot support Mesh. Any member AP can be a Root AP or Mesh AP.
- The WAN and LAN IP addresses should be in different IP subnets, and the IP address ranges
should not overlap.
- Bonjour Gateway is not supported in Gateway mode since VLAN is not supported.
- If Gateway mode is enabled, redundancy is disabled. Therefore if the Master/Gateway AP goes
offline for any reason, a member AP will not be able to take over and become the new Master.