Step 2: Log In and Run the Setup Wizard

  1. Using your the Wi-Fi configuration settings on your client device (such as a laptop or mobile device), select and associate to the Configure.Me-[xxxxxx] WLAN, and launch a web browser.
  2. In your browser's URL bar, enter the following address and press Enter: unleashed.ruckuswireless.com.

    Connect to "Configure.Me-[xxxxxx]" WLAN, then launch a web browser

  3. Depending on your browser, you may be presented with a security warning saying "This connection is not trusted" (Firefox) or "Your Connection is Not Private" (Chrome) or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate" (Internet Explorer). This is normal, as the Unleashed AP does not have an SSL certificate that is recognized by your browser.
  4. Click Advanced > Proceed to [IP address] (unsafe) (Chrome), or I Understand the Risks > Add Exception... > Confirm Security Exception (Firefox), or Continue to this website (not recommended) (IE) to continue.

    Security warning (Chrome)

  5. Once you have accepted the security exception, you will be presented with the Unleashed "What would you like to do?" screen.

    Create a new Unleashed Network

  6. Select Create New Unleashed Network and click Start to begin.
  7. The "Configuring Unleashed Master" progress screen displays the progress. Wait until the initialization process completes.

    Creating Unleashed Master progress screen

  8. When the "Unleashed Master is now configured" screen appears, click Next.

    Unleashed Master is now configured

  9. You will be redirected to the Setup Wizard, which guides you through the process of setting up the Unleashed Master AP.
  10. Work through the Setup Wizard and check your configuration choices on the final page, before clicking Finish to complete the setup.
    1. On the first page of the wizard, "System", select your Language from the menu.
    2. Enter a System Name for the Unleashed system. This system name can be used to identify the Unleashed device on your local area network.
    3. Select your Country Code from the menu.
      Note: This option is not displayed if the AP is shipped from the factory with a fixed country code.
    4. If you want to enable Mesh networking for your Unleashed network, select the check box next to Mesh. See Mesh Networking for more information.
      Note: If the Unleashed AP does not support Mesh (e.g., R310), it can be configured as the Unleashed Master, but it will not be able to participate in the mesh network.
      Note: If the Master AP is in Gateway mode and the WAN port is connected via PPPoE, Mesh can be enabled, but the Master AP cannot be a member of a mesh tree; all of the other connected member APs can be part of a mesh tree.
    5. Click Next to continue.

      Setup Wizard 1

    6. On the IP Setting page, select whether the AP will serve as a Gateway using one Ethernet port as a WAN port (connected to a cable modem, PPPoE connection, etc.) and the other as a LAN port.
      Note: If your modem/router already provides gateway functionality, do not enable Gateway mode on the Unleashed Master AP. For more information on Gateway mode, see Gateway Mode.
    7. Select whether to assign a manual IP address or allow the system to obtain an IP address automatically using DHCP. Default is Dynamic (DHCP).
      Note:

      If you plan to manually assign and maintain IP addresses for your wireless network then select Static (Manual) and enter your Unleashed Master AP's IP address. Ensure that the IP address is outside the range assigned for Wi-Fi clients. Otherwise, leave the default of Dynamic (DHCP) and let Unleashed do all the work for you.

    8. If you choose Manual, enter an IP Address, Netmask, Gateway address and DNS server(s) in the fields provided.
      Note: Optionally, if a manual IP address is configured, you can enable the built in DHCP Server to provide IP addresses to clients on Unleashed's own subnet. (For more information, see DHCP Server)

      Setup Wizard 2

    9. Click Next to continue.
    10. On the Wireless LAN page, clear the text box and enter a Name for your first wireless LAN.
    11. Select an Encryption Method (Open or WPA2).
      Note: WPA2 is highly recommend for the highest level of security.
    12. If WPA2 encryption is selected, enter a Password consisting of 8-63 alphanumeric characters.
    13. Click Next to continue.

      Setup Wizard 3

    14. On the Administrator page, enter an Admin Username and Password.
    15. Re-enter the password in Confirm Password.
    16. Click Next to continue.

      Setup Wizard 4

    17. On the Review page, check that all the settings you have made are correct. If any settings need to be changed, click Back to go back to the previous wizard page.
    18. If you are satisfied with your choices, click Finish to complete the setup.

      Setup Wizard 5

  11. After clicking the Finish button, the Unleashed Master AP will reboot and a "Configuring system settings & rebooting" page is displayed. Wait for the progress screen to complete before proceeding.
    Note: Do not disconnect power or network cables during this process, and do not click your browser's Back or Refresh buttons.

    Configuring system settings and rebooting progress screen

  12. After setup is complete, the "Congratulations!" screen appears. Ensure that you are connected to the WLAN you configured, then click Finish. You will be redirected to the login page.

    "Congratulations! Unleashed Master is now configured" screen

  13. Enter your User Name and Password, and click Unleash to login.

    Login screen

  14. After successful login, you will be presented with the Unleashed Dashboard, which displays an overview of your Ruckus Unleashed network.

    Unleashed Dashboard

  15. Continue to Step 3: Customize Your Wireless LANs
Note: The first time that you log into the Unleashed Admin Interface, you will be presented with a Register screen, prompting you to register your Unleashed Master AP with Ruckus Wireless. This registration is optional, and you can skip this step and register later if you prefer. Ruckus Wireless recommends that you register your Unleashed APs with us to assist in receiving updates and important notifications, and to make it easier to receive support in case you need to contact Ruckus for customer assistance. See Registration for more information.

The Registration page (optional) appears the first time you log in - Click Register to register now, or click Skip to skip this step and register later.