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Ruckus ZoneFlex Unleashed R720
Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4:4 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for the Densest Device Environments

Ruckus ZoneFlex R720

Ruckus Networks Access Points
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series
Unleashed R720 dual-band 802.11abgn/ac (802.11ac Wave 2) Wireless Access Point with Multi-Gigabit Ethernet backhaul
4x4:4 streams, MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+, dual ports, 802.3af/at PoE support. Does not include power adapter or PoE injector. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty.
*At least 1 Year of Support is recommended with your AP purchase.
List Price: $1,295.00
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A perfect storm of technology trends—the Internet of Things (IoT), bandwidth-hungry cloud and video applications, an explosion of new devices—is driving organizations in every industry to upgrade their WLAN infrastructure. 802.11ac Wave 2 can deliver the performance you need, but it can also quickly overload existing 1 Gbps backhaul connections. Who wants to bear the cost of running more Ethernet and using more switch ports to ensure greater throughput between wired and wireless?

The Ruckus R720 Unleashed indoor access point is our highest-capacity fourstream 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP. It features multi-gigabit technology, so you can step up to faster Wi-Fi speeds and 2.5GbE backhaul connectivity without having to replace your Cat 5e cabling or use additional switch ports. Deploy a highperformance, highly resilient Wi-Fi network without breaking the bank.

The Ruckus R720 Unleashed provides an affordable controller-less Wi-Fi solution with premium performance and simplified management. There is no need for separate controllers and access point licenses, significantly reducing upfront costs. With an intuitive and easy to understand user interface, Unleashed network can be setup in under 5 minutes on the mobile phone or a web browser without need of networking expertise.

With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless noise and interference, busy indoor environments can be the most challenging Wi-Fi deployments. The R720 Unleashed makes it easy to deliver reliable, high-performance connectivitdy in large enterprises, office buildings, university campuses, convention centers, and practically any other indoor space.

The R720 Unleashed 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing mult-directional antenna patterns
  • Improved throughput with ChannelFly which dynamically find less congested Wi-Fi channels to use

With four stream MU-MIMO connectivity, the R720 Unleashed can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency even for non-Wave 2 clients.


BeamFlex+—Patented Adaptive Antenna Technology

The Ruckus R720 Unleashed integrates patented softwarecontrolled adaptive antennas. BeamFlex+ antenna adapts automatically to client locations and environmental conditions; the smart antenna technology optimizes the RF energy toward client on a per packet basis. This allows for substantially higher performance than traditional solutions.

ChannelFly—Machine Learning Auto Channel

ChannelFly is a new approach to optimizing RF channel selection based on capacity averages across all channels. Specialized algorithms select the best channel based on historical values. In combination with the adaptive antenna technology, ChannelFly delivers substantially higher throughput than our competitors.

SmartMesh™—Self-Forming and Self-Healing Mesh

SmartMesh simplifies the deployment of your unleashed network by reducing cumbersome radio planning and costly cabling needed to reliably connect every Wi-Fi access point. SmartMesh automatically establishes wireless connections between individual access points using patented smart antenna technology and self-heals in the event of a failed link.


Easy to Deploy and Manage

The Ruckus R720 Unleashed can be deployed in under 5 minutes from your laptop browser (eg. Chrome, Safari) or from your mobile device (eg. iPhone). Unleashed app is free and available on App Store and Google Play. With the intuitive user interface, you can setup an access point in less than 60 seconds. Configure the Master AP and it automatically configures all the other APs.

Low CAPEX and Low OPEX

Controller functions are integrated into the R720 Unleashed. Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. R720 Unleashed is so easy to deploy and manage that you don’t need IT.

Network Investment Protection

We ensured that your network investment with Ruckus is fully protected. If your business grows or your needs change, you can migrate to a Controller based or a Cloud based solution using your Unleashed APs without any additional cost.


The Ruckus R720 Unleashed is loaded with enterprise-grade features to provide great Wi-Fi experience for your customers and employees. Some of the key features include:

Feature Benefit
Zero IT Easily onboard customers or employees onto your Wi-Fi through an interactive portal.
Guest Features Customize the Wi-Fi service with your logo, brand and messages. Create Guest Passes, Guest Wi-Fi access or Wi-Fi access through social media to gain better customer insights.
Resiliency Continue to access your network even if internet connectivity fails. In case of any disruption, network will continue to work as long as at least one AP is up.
App Recognition Gain insights into your network usage patterns of over 2200 applications with Deep Packet Inspection.
Security Secure your network and protect your client with encryption, WPA-PSK, Dynamic PSK, client isolation and 802.1x for RADIUS and AD.
Multiple language support Create and manage your Wi-Fi network in your own language. Supports 13 languages currently.
Remote Management Manage your Unleashed network setup across multiple locations with a single pane view through the mobile app or the Ruckus Unleashed Multi-Site Manager for more advanced options. Manage up to 10 Unleashed networks using the mobile app.



Setup your Wi–Fi network in under 5 minutes from a mobile device or browser with an intuitive and easy to understand User Interface.


Manage your network, get detailed insights about your network and understand your network usage patterns from the free mobile app available on Google Play and App Store.


Expand across multiple locations with Unleashed MultiSite Manager. If your network grows even further, Migrate to a Controller based or a Cloud based solution with your Unleashed APs.


Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology.


Connect more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band.


ChannelFly™ dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.


Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.


Liberate the multi-gigabit power of Wave 2 Wi-Fi by using built-in 2.5GbE (802.3bz) backhaul to connect to multigigabit switches.


ZoneFlex R710 Deployment

Ruckus Unleashed:

Ruckus UnleashedController-less Access Point Solution for SMB

Smart devices are playing a critical role in influencing customer decisions and behaviors. While Wi-Fi devices have become an absolute requirement for customers and employees, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are challenged to deploy a reliable wireless network within a limited budget and little to no IT staff.

Ruckus Unleashed is a controller-less wireless LAN solution that enables SMBs to deliver an optimal wireless experience at an affordable price point. Configured in 60 seconds and deployed in minutes, Ruckus Unleashed eliminates the complexity pitfall of a controller-based WLAN. With easy migration options to the Ruckus ZoneDirector, SmartZone or future Ruckus platforms, Ruckus Unleashed scales with your business. Now SMBs can deliver a Wi-Fi user experience with high RF performance and network resiliency.


With 802.11ac Ruckus Unleashed access points (AP), users can take advantage of higher speeds, better coverage, and improved reliability. Unleashed APs include key Ruckus technologies, such as BeamFlex+ Adaptive Antenna Technology to maximize signal coverage, throughput, and network capacity, and ChannelFly, our predictive capacity management for RF channel selection. And Zero-IT enables easy device onboarding with several key guest features, such as guest WLAN access, captive portal, Guest Pass, and Custom Logo, to provide key value add services to users.

With Unleashed, each AP in the network will actively serve clients. And this controller-less solution supports single location deployments, up to 25 APs and/or 512 clients.

Simple Deployment

The Unleashed WLAN network can be set up in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for large IT staff. There are 3 simple steps to set up the Unleashed network:

  1. Simply power on the Unleashed access points
  2. Connect to the Unleashed AP via open SSID or DNS
  3. Easily configure one master access point using the Unleashed online wizard

When configuring the network, a standby AP will be chosen automatically. This ensures resiliency in the network. Additionally, all member APs will automatically discover and join the master.

Take advantage of a low-cost controller-less solution

  • No expert IT staff required
  • Save time with a fast deployment and easy network management
  • No AP license, controller or cloud subscription including support and trouble shooting is required

Network Investment Protection

Network Investment Protection

58% of SMBs are expected to grow within 6-12 months. With Ruckus Unleashed, SMBs can easily migrate to the ZoneDirector, SmartZone, or future Ruckus platforms. There is flexibility to choose virtual or physical appliances to best meet business needs. Now is the time to deploy a network that grows with your business.

Who can take advantage of Ruckus Unleashed?

Ruckus Unleashed is ideal for SMBs who are interested in providing high RF performance Wi-Fi that is easy to deploy, at a low price. Furthermore, Unleashed is a scalable solution, which meets the growing needs of the SMB market.

A small deployment with up to 512 devices, such as a hotel, individual and independent retailers, warehousing and local services such as private insurance/title companies is ideal for Unleashed. In this segment, retailers have limited budget and little to no IT staff to manage the network. Ruckus Unleashed enables them to provide a reliable network in addition to value-add services, such as guest access, captive portal and Hotspot/WISPr.

The Controller-less Access Point Solution for SMB


ZoneFlex R720 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
  • DC Input: 12 VDC 2A
  • PoE: 802.3af/at/bt
Physical Size 23 cm (L), 21 cm (W), 6 cm (H)
Weight 1.12 kg (2.5 lb.)
Ethernet Ports
  • One 2.5Gbps Ethernet port and one 1Gbps Ethernet port
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at/bt) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
USB Port
  • USB 2.0
  • Type A connector - ideal for BLE dongles and sensors

Mounting Options

  • Electrical wallbox; Standard US and EU single gang wall jack
  • Optional bracket for offset & wall mount
Environmental Conditions
  • Operating Temperature: -4ºF (-20ºC) - 140ºF (60ºC)
  • Operating Humidity: up to 95% non-condensing
Lock Options
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington Lock Hole
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0108-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately)
Power Draw
  • 5.5W (minimum)
  • 11.4W (typical)
  • 12.95W peak with 802.3af
  • 25W peak with 802.3at
  • 35W peak with full power
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 4000+ unique antenna patterns
  • Maximum transmit power (aggregate) is 28dBm for both 2.4 & 5GHz
Physical Antenna Gain 3dB (2.4 and 5GHz)
Beamflex+ SINR Tx Gain2 Up to 6dB
Beamflex+ SINR Rx Gain Up to 3-5dB
Interference Mitigation Up to 15dB
Minimum Rx Sensitivity3 -104dBm
Performance and Capacity
PHY Data Rates
  • Up to 800 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Up to 1733 Mbps (5GHz)
Concurrent Stations Up to 512
Simultaneous VoIP Clients Up to 60 (802.11e/WMM), 30 per radio
Network Architecture
IP IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic, per user based on RADIUS)
  • Port-based
802.1x for Wired Ports
  • Authenticator
  • Supplicant
Tunneling L2TP
Multimedia and Quality of Service
802.11e/WMM Supported
Software Queues Per WLAN priority (2), Per traffic type (4), per client
Traffic Classification Automatic, heuristics and TOS based or VLAN-defined
Rate Limiting Dynamic per-user or per-WLAN
Deployment Options
  • Locally managed using Unleashed Web UI, Mobile App, and MultiSite Manager
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Data Rates
  • 802.11ac: 29.3 Mbps – 1733 Mbps (160MHz4)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps – 216.7 Mbps(20MHz) 13.5 Mbps – 800 Mbps (40MHz)
  • 802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
  • 802.11 Gbps: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
Radio Chains 4x4
Spatial Streams 4
  • SU-MIMO — Up to 4 streams
  • MU-MIMO — Up to 4 streams
Channelization 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz, 80+80MHz and/or 160MHz
Frequency Band
  • IEEE 802.11ac: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11a/n: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11b: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
  • Up to 16 (2.4 GHz)
  • Up to 16 (5 GHz)
Power Save Supported
  • WEEE/RoHS compliance
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified
  • UL 2043 plenum rated
Subway and Railroad Certifications
  • EN50121-1 EMC
  • EN50121-4 Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Shock & Vibration

1 Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate
2 BeamFlex+ gains are statistical system-level effects (including TxBF), translated to enhanced SINR here, and based on observations over time in real-world conditions with multiple APs and many clients
3 Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width, and MCS rate
4 With 160MHz channelization enabled, the R720 runs in two spatial stream mode (2x2:2)


Ruckus R720 Size

Ruckus R720 Bottom

Ruckus R720 BeamFlex+ Adaptive Antenna Technology


Download the Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Unleashed Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus Networks Access Points
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series
Unleashed R720 dual-band 802.11abgn/ac (802.11ac Wave 2) Wireless Access Point with Multi-Gigabit Ethernet backhaul
4x4:4 streams, MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+, dual ports, 802.3af/at PoE support. Does not include power adapter or PoE injector. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty.
*At least 1 Year of Support is recommended with your AP purchase.
List Price: $1,295.00
Contact us for better pricing!
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series Accessories
Spares of US Power Adapter for Ruckus R720 - quantity of 1
List Price: $30.00
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T-bar ceiling mount kit for R720, R710, R610, R510, R310 for mounting to flush frame ceiling
List Price: $25.00
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Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector (90 – 264 VAC 47-63 Hz)
List Price: $100.00
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WatchDog Advanced Hardware Replacement for ZoneFlex Unleashed R720
WatchDog Advance Replacement, Unleashed R720, 1 Yr
List Price: $78.00
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WatchDog Advance Replacement, Unleashed R720, 3 Yr
List Price: $156.00
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WatchDog Advance Replacement, Unleashed R720, 5 Yr
List Price: $254.00
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WatchDog Advanced Hardware Replacement Renewal for ZoneFlex Unleashed R720
WatchDog Advance Replacement Renewal, Unleashed R720, 1 Yr
List Price: $78.00
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WatchDog Advance Replacement Renewal, Unleashed R720, 3 Yr
List Price: $156.00
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WatchDog Advance Replacement Renewal, Unleashed R720, 5 Yr
List Price: $254.00
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