Unleashed Network Overview

A Ruckus Unleashed network consists of an Unleashed Master AP, a Standby Master AP, and up to 23 Unleashed member APs (max 25 total). In addition to serving WiFi clients like a normal AP, the Unleashed Master AP also performs the same functions as a ZoneDirector controller would perform; i.e., all control functions are performed through the controller and pushed to the other APs on the network.

The Standby Master is automatically configured for redundancy purposes. The Standby Master AP takes over all AP control functions if the Master AP goes offline.

An Unleashed member AP joins a Master AP in the same subnet automatically. Unleashed member APs will not attempt to join a ZoneDirector or SmartZone controller on the network. The Unleashed Master and Standby Master APs also serve clients and perform all of the functions of a regular member AP. Figure 1 illustrates the basic components of an Unleashed network.

Basic Unleashed Network topology