Configure Ruckus Unleashed for Sonos
Ruckus Unleashed access points are designed for corporate network environments - Sonos is not.
Installing multiple Ruckus access points will provide good wireless mesh coverage throughout your home.
Individual Sonos components will work with Ruckus - but you may have issues with stereo pairs or playbar/sub/surround combinations.
You can configure Ruckus to be 'less corporate' and enable Sonos to work using the following commands.
Note that you will need to use a SSH client (Putty on Windows, or the Mac OS command Terminal, or Linux terminal).
Before you start you will need to know:
- the ip address of the Master Unleashed access point, we use 192.168.1.152 in this example
- the SSID of the Ruckus network, we use ripcasterwifi in these steps
- the administrative username and password for the Ruckus Unleashed network, we use admin and drowssap in this example
- Make sure all the Ruckus access points are running the latest firmware before starting...
Using you ssh client connect to the master Unleashed node
Enter the username and password
You should be at the command prompt
Enter the following command: enable
Enter the command: config
Enter the command: wlan ripcasterwifi
Replace ripcasterwifi with the name of your wifi SSID
Enter the command: no qos directed-multicast
Enter the command: qos directed-threshold 0
Enter the command: end
This will save the changes.
Now restart your SONOS components
Hope that helps - please let us know if you are unsuccessful following these instructions.