Ruckus Unleashed Multicast Issue

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Trip

Very Senior Member
It seems if you use Unleashed on a Ruckus AP it changes all multicast/broadcast to unicast which will mess up Sonos, Homekit, google home probably others. If you use a controller then this is not the case.

Multicast Directed-threshold versus directed-multicast commands | Knowledge Base | Ruckus Wireless Support

Anybody notice any issues?

I have not used Ruckus APs so I have no real information other than I read this.
No, and being updated on the latest 200.7, 200.8 or 200.9 controller versions, there are no issues.

Also, that link is to a KB article referencing the optional ability to convert multicast to unicast traffic, per admin preference. It's not a bug reference. And the products covered are ZD (ZoneDirector) and SZ (SmartZone) controllers, not Unleashed. Perhaps you got confused there?

As an aside, there was a previous bug (ER-7600) with handling of multicast directional traffic in older versions of Unleashed, circa early 200.7, but that was patched as of 200.7 MR Refresh 5 (need a free Ruckus account to read the release notes).
 

coxhaus

Part of the Furniture
Could be as I do not have an account. I just read that using Unleashed multicast traffic was being converted to unicast to make the AP faster. The problem was it screwed up multicast applications. So, you think it is fixed now?

This was not a problem using a controller with Ruckus.
 

Trip

Very Senior Member
Pretty certain multicast is just fine on latest 200.7, .8 and .9. I just setup iPad printing (from Square) to several Star Micronics receipt printers the other day at a customer with a Ruckus Unleashed network on latest 200.7, and it's working flawlessly.
I just read that using Unleashed multicast traffic was being converted to unicast to make the AP faster. The problem was it screwed up multicast applications.
Can you link to where you read that? I'd be interested to see it, as I'm sure others might as well.
 

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