ZONEFLEX TO UNLEASHED FIRMWARE CROSS GRADE
This guide will walk you through converting an access point on Zoneflex software to Unleashed.
Ensure the access point has had about 5 minutes powered up to boot. Do an IP scan with a program like Angry IP Scanner to find the APs IP address then log into it by typing https://ipaddress
Note: you must add an s to the end of http otherwise it will not load.
- Username: super
- Password: sp-admin
Click Upgrade not he left side of the screen.
Select Local at the top of the screen
Confirm what version Unleashed your current system then click the button below to go to the Ruckus support site to download the firmware.
Once on the page make sure to click the downloads tab to get the list to load properly.
Note: you will need to setup an account on https://support.ruckuswireless.com (it only takes 20 seconds to setup). If you run into issues downloading the firmware please contact our support.
- Click Choose File and select the .bl7 file you downloaded from the Ruckus website
- Click Perform Upgrade
The access point will now reboot. This will take time.
Once the software has been loaded a message will confirm it has been loaded.
Building the Unleashed Network message will load showing that it is booting into Unleashed.
Note: If you are adding this to a system already running Unleashed the AP will adopt into the system and you are done with this guide. If this is going to be a new install then give the AP 6 minutes to fully boot and load Unleashed. Also it would be best to open a private tab when trying to log into the AP for the first time.
For a new installation the AP will load the Unleashed Installation Wizard. Please click the button below to go to our Unleashed Setup Guide.
Unleashed Setup Guide
Mismatched Firmwares within the Unleashed System
Sometimes Access points ship with different firmwares. Since the unleashed platform requires all access points to have the same firmware, here is a simple guide that walks you through syncing all the firmwares of your access points in your network.
Let’s get started by logging into the Ruckus AP running Unleashed Master software.
Select the Admin & Services tab
Update Master AP Firmware
- Click on Administration
- Click on Upgrade
- Select Local Upgrade
- Select Browse and let the firmware upload to the Master AP. NOTE: See important messages below on how to download firmware files from Ruckus.
- When the Firmware is fully uploaded click the blue Reboot button to complete the upgrade process.
Updating Member AP Firmware
1. Click on Administration
2. Click on Upgrade
3. Select Local Upgrade
4. Select Browse under the Preload Image section. Upload the firmware file for your device missing the firmware and then give it a few minutes. NOTE: See important messages below on how to download firmware files from Ruckus.
IMPORTANT: At the top of the page the Current Firmware Version is listed. Make sure you download that matching version from the Ruckus site.
You will need to have an account to download files but it only takes about 20 seconds to set one up. Register Support Account
Go to https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software and download the firmware matching the version you have for the access point model that is not up to date with your system.
Once you upload the new firmware file the Unleashed system will update the access points on older firmware and reboot them this will take a few minutes. Please be patient.