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About This Network Configuration Example

 

This document describes how to configure a Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switch to interoperate with a Ruckus Wireless access point. The step-by-step instructions in this document will help Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless customers configure the joint solution.

As wireless LAN technology advances, enterprise-class APs based on the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard are now capable of passing wireless traffic in excess of 1 Gbps. The Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex R710 AP is a good example of the new generation of high-performance devices. In most configurations, APs support one or more Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting the APs to the network. Prior to 802.11ac, these uplinks could never exceed the capacity of a single gigabit link and the secondary Ethernet ports were used for active/standby redundancy. As bandwidth demands push the limits of the single uplink, vendors such as Ruckus Wireless have implemented support for Ethernet port grouping on APs to use multiple links for increased capacity.

This network configuration example describes how to implement a multi-gigabit uplink using the Ethernet port grouping feature on Ruckus Wireless APs and the Ethernet link aggregation feature on Juniper Networks EX Series switches.