Ruckus Wireless R650 – ACCESS POINT – 901-R650-US00


Ruckus R650 – Wireless access point – ZigBee – Wi-Fi 6 – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

SKU: 901-R650-US00 Category: Brand: Ruckus Wireless


The Ruckus R650 is a mid-range indoor access point that’s ideal for medium density uses such as education, retail, and offices. The R650 can be fully managed via a ZoneDirector or SmartZone LAN controllers. Or, you can use Ruckus Cloud, their AI-enabled network management-as-a-service platform. Like any top-rated, cutting-edge AP, Ruckus APs are very easy for the beginner to set up and manage. But any of these options will deliver reliable, secure, high-performance connectivity.

The Ruckus R650 by the numbers

The Ruckus R650 is an 802.11ac indoor access point with 4×4:4 (5GHz) and 2×2:2 (2.4GHz) streams. It can support up to 512 clients per AP. In addition, it has WPA3 and Bluetooth Low-Energy Radio. It is capable of pushing 2.4 Gbps in 5 GHZ and 574 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. These numbers speak for themselves, but a lot of what makes the R650 such a pleasure to use are it’s other built-in technologies.

Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking

Ruckus Networks Smart Mesh Networking is a unique, new approach to building high-performance wireless LANs. The way it works is, only one node (device) in the wireless mesh network needs to be connected to the Internet. That wired node shares the Internet connection wirelessly with the nearest cluster of nodes. In turn, they then share it with their nearest cluster of nodes and so on.

That means each individual node doesn’t need to be wired to anything. It only needs a power supply such as ordinary AC plugs or batteries. Outdoor nodes are encased in a weatherproof, protective shield. They can be mounted anywhere including telephone pools, roofs, etc.

Wireless mesh networks are effective in sharing Internet connectivity because the more nodes that are installed, the further the signal can travel. And, the more nodes you have, the stronger and faster the Internet connection becomes for the user.

R650 and BeamFlex

Another neat technology in the R650 is its handy BeamFlex Smart Antenna System. Ruckus‘ BeamFlex selects the best performing and highest quality signal path and optimum data rate for each receiving device. Ordinary omnidirectional antennas radiate signals in all directions. However, BeamFlex transmits energy towards the best path to the receiving device. Unlike fixed-positioned directional antennas, BeamFlex dynamically directs and re-directs its antenna pattern continually to get focused coverage within a given environment. As a result, you get greatly increased signal gain. Upshot: consistent connection, extended signal range, and less interference. This makes a difference you will probably both notice and like.

Highlights of the R650

– Up to 2.4 Gbps Throughput

– Proprietary, efficient BeamFlex technology built in

– WPA3 Onboard security

– Up to 512 clients supported

In conclusion, the Ruckus R650 indoor access point would be an excellent choice for office buildings, K-12 classrooms, libraries and retail venues. With it’s Wi-Fi 6, on-board features, and well-attested tech support, it would truly be hard to go wrong with this new device. It’s a beast in a home setting, and imminently scalable up to Enterprise applications. Plus, it’s designed to easily upgrade to emerging technologies with its pluggable IoT module.

So, if you have any questions, please reach out to Corporate Armor, or call 877-449-0458.



Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 11.00 × 9.00 × 3.00 in
Product Description Ruckus R650 - wireless access point
Device Type Wireless access point
Form Factor External
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Capacity Maximum number of configured SSIDs: 31 u00a6 Maximum number of clients: 512
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported PoE+
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Data Transfer Rate 2.5 Gbps
Features VLAN support, WISP mode, Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), Access Control List (ACL) support, Low Density Parity Check (LDPC), Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), Captive Portal, BeamFlex+ Smart Antenna Technology, Smart QoS, Airtime Fairness, STBC support, ChannelFly, SmartMesh, Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC), 4x4:4 MU-MIMO technology, HotSpot 2.0, IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack, WMM Power Save, Bluetooth (BLE) clients support, SmartRoam, Spectrum Analysis, SpeedFlex, SmartZone, background scan based, adaptive band balancing, client load balancing, VLAN pooling, application recognition and control, device fingerprinting
Encryption Algorithm TKIP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA3
Authentication Method RADIUS
Compliant Standards EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-5, UL 2043, RoHS, EN 60950-1, WEEE, EN 60601-1-2, EN 62311, EN 50121-4, IEC 61373, EN 50121-1, ISTA 2A
Antenna Internal
Gain Level 3 dBi
Internet of Things (IoT) Compatible Yes
Communications Technology Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), Zigbee
Interfaces 1 x 2.5 GBase-T (PoE+) - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A
Power Consumption Operational 21.59 Watt
Service & Support Limited warranty - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature 32 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 104 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 0 - 95% (non-condensing)