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MediaFlex2200 Series

High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi

Bridge/Repeater

Reliable broadband connectivity to outdoor Wi-Finetworks and high performanceWi-Fiaccess point in a single device

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is two products in one. It acts as a wireless access gateway, providing reliable connectivity to outdoor Wi-Finetworks, as well as an extended range indoor 802.11b/g access point.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the world’s first customer premise equipment specifically designed and optimized for broadband operators building large-scalemetroWi-Finetworks.

Patent-pendinghardware and software let subscribers connect faster and more reliably to outdoor metroWi-Finetworks – automatically optimizing around changing environmental conditions. Intelligent connection algorithms determine the fastestWi-Fimesh node with which to associate based on the highest data rates and best signal strength.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the only system that provides unprecedented diversity through the use of a unique, dual polarized antenna array. This provides the largest coverage area possible, the strongest resilience to interference and the highest receive sensitivity.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped with integrated smart-MIMOantenna technology developed to reliably communicate with the metroWi-Finodes. Compatible with standard 802.11b/g metroWi-Finodes, the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series 802.11b/g wireless access gateway extends the metroWi-Ficoverage tohard-to-reachindoor locations.

For increased deployment flexibility, the Ruckus MediaFlex also comes equipped with an external RF connection. This provides the ability to deploy a high-gainantenna away from the CPE.

BENEFITS

Increased performance/range for communicating with metro Wi-Finodes

Advanced customer premise equipment (CPE) designed to provide indoor (home and office) coverage extension of metro Wi-Fisignal.

Dual zone support

Simultaneously functions as a long-rangewireless access gateway to outdoorWi-Finetworks and as a high performanceWi-Fiaccess point indoors.

Unprecedented reliability

Antenna diversity and automatic antenna selection optimizes signal quality to metro Wi-Finetwork.

Secure management access

PIP management access allows providers to restrict and control remote access to in-homesubscriber units.

Robust security

Discrete SSIDs and associated security configurations for both the WAN and LAN.

Automatic interference avoidance

Mitigates multipath fading and avoids RF interference by continuously selecting the best signal path to the metro Wi-Finodes.

Long-rangebidirectional connectivity

Wi-Finode selection based on link capacity and high output power deliver faster,long-rangeconnections (optional external RF antenna connection available).

Automatic upgrades

Periodic updating provides automatic downloads of latest firmware without user intervention.

MediaFlex 2200 Series

High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-FiBridge/Repeater

Introducing the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is the first smart-MIMOWi-Figateway that reliably extends metroWi-Fisignals indoors. The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped with industry’s firstdual-polarizedantenna array to optimize communication with metroWi-Finodes. Additionally, an external RF antenna option works in concert with the smart antenna array and Ruckus’ patented expert control software to ensure the best antenna patterns and RF paths are selected for sending and receiving traffic.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series automatically avoids Wi-Fiinterference and mitigates multipath fading by selecting the best signal path to the metroWi-Finode. TraditionalWi-Fisystems are equipped with a singlevertically-oriented,omni-directionalantenna that becomes less effective when the multipath signal arrives out of phase and cross polarized.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series integrates patent-pendingRuckus BeamFlex technology that constantly learns the RF environment and automatically adjusts the antenna pattern to steer signals to the optimum path. Just as the other Ruckus products (MediaFlex 2800 series router and 2111 adapter), MediaFlex Bridge/Repeater substantially increases bothWi-Fiperformance and range.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series seamlessly communicates with metro Wi-Finodes by automatically associating with the best outdoor node. Thisbuilt-inintelligence delivers optimum connectivity upon initial association. In the event of changes to theWi-Fienvironment or adjustments to the outdoor metro mesh network (e.g., changes to channel assignments), the MediaFlex 2200 Series

continually rescans the RF domain so the selection of the best metro Wi-Finode is maintained.

Dramatic Increases in Range and Performance

BeamFlex is the first-of-itskind smart antenna technology that works withoff-the-shelf802.11 silicon to deliver the most cost effective MIMO benefits to 802.11a/b/g devices today. Each Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series integrates Ruckus BeamFlextechnology — a compact, internal antenna array with multipledual-polarizeddirectional antenna elements capable of combining to form unique antenna patterns for diversity. BeamFlex expert system control software continuously ranks the antenna patterns for each destination device using the feedback mechanism built into the 802.11 MAC layer protocol. Cognizant of

the real time RF conditions, the direction and performance of the communicating devices, network capacity and application types, BeamFlex steers each packet to the optimum signal path, enabling a Wi-Fidevice to sustain high transmission speeds and minimize

retransmissions. Unlike conventional wireless devices, the Ruckus 2200 Series dynamically mitigates interference caused by multipath fading, neighbor networks and other wireless devices.

A state-of-the-artsmart antenna array controlled by an expert software system integrates sixhigh-gainhorizonally-polarizedantenna elements and twovertically-polarizedantenna elements. This provides a 7 dBi gain thereby delivering unprecedented range extension andWi-Fisignal reliability. The best antenna elements are use at any given moment for any given packet and any given client based on changing environmental conditions.

RECEIVE SENSITIVITY

802.11b

 

Data Rate

RX Sensitivity

1 Mbps

-99to-108dBm

 

 

2 Mbps

-96to-104dBm

 

 

5.5 Mbps

-91to-98dBm

 

 

11 Mbps

-90to-94dBm

 

 

 

 

802.11g

 

 

 

6 Mbps

-93to-96dBm

 

 

9 Mbps

-90to-96dBm

 

 

12 Mbps

-90to-94dBm

 

 

18 Mbps

-88to-91dBm

 

 

24 Mbps

-85to-88dBm

 

 

36 Mbps

-82to-86dBm

 

 

48 Mbps

-78to-81dBm

 

 

54 Mbps

-76to-81dBm

 

 

MediaFlex 2200 Series

High Performance 802.11g Smart Wi-FiBridge/Repeater

SSID A

Channel 1

SSID B

Channel 1

SSID B

Channel 1

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series acts as both a Wi-Fiaccess gateway and access point simultaneously. It can attach to your computer, laptop or networking hub using an Ethernet cable or via a wireless 802.11g link.

Simple Installation, Reduced Support Costs

Self-installable,the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series utilizes dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) for automatic configuration with the metroWi-Finetwork. The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series has a simple and intuitive user interface and provides a setup wizard to guide the home users to configure the device.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped to be remotely manageable by the metro Wi-Fiservice provider’s network management center via HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet and SSH. The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series provides extensive statistics to the service provider’s network management center for ease of troubleshooting and monitoring. Multiple clients are supported behind the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series in the metroWi-Finetwork. Integrated NUTTCP support allows providers to conduct performance testing directly from the metro node to the MediaFlex 2200 Series.

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is equipped with DHCP server functionality. The MediaFlex 2200 Series supports multiple home PCs by automatically assigning dynamic IP addresses. Network address translation (NAT) is used to give home PCs Internet access. In the event of a broadband connection failure, the MediaFlex 2200 Series automatically alerts the user by redirecting them to an status page while continuing to provide local network connectivity.

Metro Hotspot Deployment

The Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series allows metro ISPs to easily extend wireless coverage while maintaining user identity. This is essential for providers that must authenticate users based on a unique MAC address. Through the use of L2TP tunnelling, traffic from the Ruckus MediaFlex 2200 Series is transparently bridged to a centralized data center or NOC, allowing the authentication and billing of individual users (see L2TP Application Note for more details).

1 port Smart Wi-FiBridge/Repeater

5 ports Smart Wi-FiBridge/Repeater

1 port Smart Wi-FiBridge/Repeater

FEATURES

High gain horizontally and vertically-polarizeddirectional antenna arrays

L2TP tunnel bridges Wi-Ficlients onto carrier network allowing unique device authentication

200 milliwatt super high output power amplifiers

Management IP access lists

Multiple SSIDs for WAN and LAN

Separate security configurations between WAN and LAN

Automatically alerts users when no Internet connectivity is available

Network address translation

Preferred BSSID to force association to a specific metro Wi-Finode

DHCP client and server support

Remote management support

Integrated NUTTCP support

Specifications

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

POWER

External power adapter

 

Input:110–240VAC (country specific),

 

 

220-240VAC (country specific)

 

Output: 12V DC, 1A

 

 

 

PHYSICAL SIZE

14.2cm(L), 12.2cm(W), 7.5cm(H)

 

 

 

WEIGHT

220 grams

 

 

 

ANTENNA

Internal software-configurableantenna

 

 

array with directional, high-gainele-

 

 

ments and 63 unique omni antenna

 

 

patterns

 

ExternalRP-SMAconnector option

 

 

 

ETHERNET PORTS

1 port (with or without external antenna)

 

5 ports (without external antenna), auto

 

 

MDX, auto-sensing10/100 Mbps,RJ-45

 

 

 

LED DISPLAY

Power/status, Ethernet status, wireless

 

 

status, wireless network quality indicator

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temperature:

CONDITIONS

 

32°F (0°C)–104°F(40°C)

 

Operating humidity: 15%–95%

 

 

non-condensing

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT

CONFIGURATION AND

Web user interface (HTTP/S)

STATISTICS INTERFACE

CLI (Telnet, SSH)

 

 

SNMP

 

 

 

STATISTICS

LAN, wireless and associated stations

 

Accessible via Web UI

 

 

 

SOFTWARE UPDATE

Manually or automatically via FTP or

 

 

TFTP or WebUI (preconfigured with ad-

 

 

dress of Ruckus-hostedfirmware server)

 

 

 

OTHER UTILITIES

Configuration dump (admin only)

 

Simple support info transfer to provider

 

Smart configuration wizard

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

STANDARDS

802.11b/g

SUPPORTED DATA RATES

54,48,36,24,18,12,11,9.6, 5.5,2,1 Mbps

 

 

 

CHANNELS

U.S./Canada: 1-11

 

Europe: (ETSI X30):1-13

 

Japan X41: 1-13

 

 

 

ROUTING

Static routing

 

 

RF POWER OUTPUT

23 dBm for 802.11b/g (200mW)

 

Country-specificpower settings are

 

 

configurable

 

 

 

NAT

Supported

 

 

 

DHCP

Supported

 

 

 

BRIDGE MODE

Supported

 

 

 

ROUTER MODE

Supported

 

 

 

TUNNEL MODE

L2TP

 

 

 

AUTO CHANNEL SELECTION

Supported

 

 

 

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL

Supported

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

901-2211-XX00:US, Europe, Canada,

 

 

Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong

 

 

Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Singapore,

 

 

Taiwan, Thailand

 

901-2225-XX01:US, Europe, Canada,

 

 

Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong,

 

 

Thailand

 

901-2211-XX15:US, Canada, Europe,

 

 

Colombia, Thailand

 

 

WIRELESS SECURITY

WEP,WPA-TKIP,WPA2-AES

 

 

 

AUTHENTICATION

802.1x (EAP-TTLS)

 

 

 

CLIENT STATIONS

10

SUPPORTED

 

 

 

 

 

Product Ordering Information

Model

Description

901-2211-XX00

1-portMultimedia SmartWi-FiBridge/

 

Repeater

 

 

901-2225-XX01

5-portsMultimedia SmartWi-FiBridge/

 

Repeater

 

 

901-2211-XX25

1-portMultimedia SmartWi-FiBridge/

 

Repeater with external antenna option

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

When ordering you must specify the destination region by indicating -US-EU,-UK,-UN,-AU,-CN,-BR,-INor-KRfollowing the model number.

Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

 

880 West Maude Avenue, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA

(650) 265-4200Ph \ (408)738-2065Fx

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