Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for Ultra-Dense Device Environments

With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless interference, busy indoor environments can make challenging Wi-Fi deployments. Step up to blazing fast, reliable connectivity in the densest indoor spaces with the Ruckus R720 access point.

The R720 is our highest-capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. With four streams of MU-MIMO connectivity, it can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency. And with support for multi-gigabit 2.5 GbE, you can more than double your backhaul capacity without having to add switch ports or run new Ethernet cabling.

Give your users a consistently great wireless experience with the best enterprise Wi-Fi in the business.

Multi-Gigabit Backhaul

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

Stunning Wi-Fi Performance

  • Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 4K+ directional antenna patterns.

Serve More Devices

  • Connect more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.

Multiple Management Options

  • Manage the R720 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.

Get Optimal Throughput

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

Better Mesh Networking

  • 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.

Expandable Capabilities

  • Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to provide additional technologies like BLE.

More Than Wi-Fi

  • Enhance your network with Cloudpath security and management software, SPoT real-time Wi-Fi location engine and analytics software, and SCI network analytics.
  • Description

    4×4:4ss 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 2.5Gbps backhaul

  • Maximum PHY Rate

    1733 Mbps

  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users


  • Radio Chains:Streams


  • BeamFlex Gains


  • Max. Interference Mitigation


  • PD-MRC


  • Rx Sensitivity


  • ChannelFly


  • Smart Meshing


  • USB


  • Ethernet Ports
    • 1 – 2.5GbE
    • 1 – 1GbE

Data Sheets

Multi-gigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, formally introduced as 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T in 2016. IEEE 802.3bz is a standard for Ethernet over twisted pair copper wire at speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Why you should care:

Gigabit connections have served us well for many years, delivering fast low-latency data to laptops, smartphones and other devices. However, the latest generation of APs can overwhelm a 1 GbE connection so that the wired network becomes a performance bottleneck. Multi-gigabit technology, which operate above 1 Gbps supports new data rates of 2.5 and 5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e (for 2.5 Gbps) or Cat 6 (for 5 Gbps) cabling. Thus, enterprises can maximize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner. The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches and the Ruckus R720 access point support multi-gigabit technology / 802.3bz to help organizations maximize their Wi-Fi network performance.

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