How do I prevent battery draining on mobile devices when connected to Ruckus APs?

Summary

Article https://support.ruckuswireless.com/answers/000002849 already talks about disabling directed broadcast on ZD managed APs (through qos directed-threshold 0 command). So this article is written to show how to perform the same task on a standalone AP. This change has helped several customers with increasing their battery life.

Question

How do I prevent battery draining on mobile devices when connected to Ruckus APs?

Customer Environment

Standalone AP environment.

Root Cause

Conversion of broadcast and multicast traffic into unicast traffic.

Resolution

Ruckus APs by default convert both broadcast and multicast traffic into unicast. Advantages of this process are explained in article # 2849 (URL is provided above). This conversion process can keep handhelds constantly awake to receive the incoming traffic. Understandably this will cause battery drainage.

This conversion process can be disabled as outlined in above article for ZD managed APs. If you want to perform the same task on a standalone for the same reason, use the following command:
set directed-thr wlanX 0

Where X is WLAN's ID. Use "get wlanlist" command to find all WLAN details including their IDs.

Article Number:
000003400

Updated:
December 01, 2014 07:39 AM (almost 7 years ago)

Tags:
Configuration, Known Issues and Workarounds, ZoneFlex Indoor, ZoneFlex Outdoor

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