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Convert SZ AP to Unleashed

Demonstrating the procedure for converting a SZ-managed Ruckus R610 AP to Unleashed.

Notes

The following procedure is based on Convert Standalone/SZ/ZD managed AP to Unleashed Code.

Initial situation:

  • Ruckus R610 that was managed by Virtual SmartZone
  • Running AP firmware 5.2.2.0.2069

ssh to the AP to confirm details:

rkscli: get version
Ruckus R610 Multimedia Hotzone Wireless AP
Version: 5.2.2.0.2069

Factory reset the R610

Officially, it should be sufficient to press the reset button for > 6 sec, or if possible to ssh and sign-in to the AP, issue factory reset command, which is different in various firmware version. Either:

rkscli: get version
Ruckus R610 Multimedia Hotzone Wireless AP
Version: 5.2.2.0.2069
OK
rkscli: set factory
Factory defaults will take effect after reboot
OK
rkscli: reboot
OK

Or

enable
set-factory
reboot

However I found these didn’t bring the AP back to a state where I could login to the web UI. Instead I needed to do a full “30-30-30” reset:

  • hold reset button down for 30s while power on
  • keep holding reset button down for another 30s with power off
  • keep holding reset button down for another 30s after power back on

Connect to the AP Web UI

The AP is assigned 192.168.10.164 on the local network, and the web UI is accessible at https://192.168.10.164 Login with default credentials super/sp-admin:

ap_after_reset

Upgrade the Firmware

Downloaded the most recent Unleashed software for the R610 from https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/3462-ruckus-unleashed-ap-200-12-mr1-refresh1-software-for-r610

  • RUCKUS Unleashed AP 200.12 (MR1 Refresh1) Software for R610
  • Availability: All Users
  • Version: 200.12.10.105.129
  • File: R610_200.12.10.105.129.bl7

Going to the Maintenance > Upgrade of the local web admin and uploading the firmware file:

ap_upgrade_1

After clicking perform upgrade:

ap_upgrade_2

All done:

ap_upgrade_3

Unleashed Initial Configuration

See also YouTube: RUCKUS UNLEASHED SETUP IN 5 MINUTES

After the firmware upgrade, reloading https://192.168.10.164 presents the Unleashed setup wizard.

NB: this can also be loaded by connected to the “Configure.Me-XXXXX” SSID (no password) and browsing to unleashed.ruckuswireless.com

I’ve set an initial SSID and admin password.

unleashed_init_1

Confirmation after clicking finished:

unleashed_init_2

Configuration complete:

unleashed_init_3

Unleashed Management UI

Connecting to the PA requires sign-in with the admin credentials set during setup:

unleashed_admin_1

Management page after sign-in:

unleashed_admin_2

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