FAQ: WAD

How to setup Routers and Access Points

Ruckus ZF7372 AP requires to be stand alone router to work with a WAD server that has its DHCP server disabled. That would be the case when using WAD-110 or 120 server with its DHCP server disabled or using WAD-104 always since the WAD-104 does not have a DHCP server.

But many Ruckus products are available with firmware which does not allow the APs to become stand alone routers. They require upgrade of firmware and here is the instruction on how to upgrade the firmware particularly for the Ruckus ZF7372 AP.

  • Download the stand alone firmware 9.7.1.0.32 and firmware 104.0.0.0.1347 into your PC.<.li>
  • Unzip them to .bl7 files.
  • Connect the ZF7372 AP via LAN to a router LAN port to be assigned an IP address. Power the ZF7372 using a 12V PSU directly into the ZF7372 AP. Wait until the power light indicator will become solid green.
  • Connect your PC via LAN to the router LAN port
  • Find the IP address assigned to the ZF7372 AP by the router by entering the Admin account of the router from your PC. The IP address can be found in the DHCP Client List inside the admin account.
  • Next enter the Admin account of the ZF7372 AP. The ID and Password in default are “super” and “sp-admin”.
  • Go to Upgrade in the left column menu. Select “Local” and select the file 104.0.0.0.1347.bl7 from your PC. Press Upgrade.
  • Wait until the upgrade is complete. Then login again to the Admin account of the ZF7372 AP. Go to Upgrade in the left column menu. Select “Local” and select the file 9.7.1.0.32.bl7 from your PC. Press Upgrade.
  • When done, disconnect the ZF7372 AP from the LAN and power connections.
  • The upgrade is complete. The ZF7372 AP is now ready to be configured for use with a WAD server following the instruction.

    Following attachment in PDF shows how to setup multiple Ruckus ZF7372 Access Points to a WAD server. Here we demonstrate using a WAD-104 server.
    How to setup multiple Ruckus ZF7372 Access Points to a WAD server – Part 2

    Following attachment in PDF shows how to setup a Ruckus ZF7372 Access Point to a WAD server. Here we demonstrate using a WAD-104 server.
    How to setup a Ruckus ZF7372 Access Point to a WAD server

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    Google Chrome has been known to cause problems when trying to enter into the administration page of Ruckus ZF7372 Access Point. Use the MS Edge or Internet Explorer version 11 or higher instead.

    For detail instruction on how to access the administration page of Ruckus ZF77372, refer to the following link.
    How to setup a Ruckus ZF7372 Access Point to a WAD server