Local Upgrade

Use the Local Upgrade method to upgrade your Unleashed network using firmware files that you have downloaded from the Ruckus Support site.

To upgrade the Unleashed Master AP and all connected Unleashed member APs using the Local Upgrade method, use the following procedure:

  1. Go to Admin & Services > Administer > Upgrade.

    The Upgrade page

  2. Select Local Upgrade as the upgrade method.
  3. Click Browse to locate the Unleashed firmware image file on your local computer. Unleashed will perform a check to make sure it is the proper image for the AP model before proceeding.
    Note: Each Unleashed AP model has a different firmware image file that must be loaded onto the Unleashed Master and then distributed to member APs, model by model. So, for example, if you have a mix of Unleashed R500 and R710 APs, you could upgrade all of the R500s first and then the R710s, or the other way around, but you cannot simultaneously upgrade R500 and R710 APs. You have to upgrade each model one at a time.
    Note: While the upgrade process will check to make sure you do not try to upgrade an Unleashed R710 using Unleashed R500 firmware, there is no check to ensure that you do not upgrade/downgrade an Unleashed AP to a ZoneFlex (standalone AP) firmware image. If you do this, the AP will no longer function as an Unleashed AP (until Unleashed firmware is re-loaded onto it).

    Local Upgrade

  4. Click Upgrade to begin upgrading the Unleashed APs shown in the list.
  5. The Upgrade Progress column displays the progress for each AP. Once completed, the column will display "Success 100%" next to each AP for which the upgrade was successful.

    Upgrade successful, click Reboot to reboot the APs and apply the new firmware

  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for any additional Unleashed AP models.
  7. When all of the APs in the list are displayed as "Success 100%" in the Upgrade Progress column, click Reboot. A "Rebuilding the Unleashed Network" progress screen appears. Wait until the process completes.

    "Rebuilding the Unleashed Network" progress screen

  8. Once complete, you will be redirected to the Unleashed login page.
  9. Log in and go to Admin & Services > System > System Info to confirm the new software build number.