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RG-AP530-I 802.11ac X-Sense Access Point

Ruijie RG-AP530-I, equipped with the Ruijie’s Patent X-Sense Smart Antenna, is a wireless access point (AP) designed for high-speed wireless LAN. The X-Sense Smart Antenna greatly improves the AP coverage performance and ensures an optimal access experience for smart device. The AP delivers data rates of up to 1300Mbps per radio and 1900Mbps per AP. The gigabit wireless performance effectively removes bottlenecks. The AP also features security, radio frequency (RF) control, mobile access, Quality of Service (QoS), and seamless roaming, and can be managed by RG-WS series wireless access controllers (ACs) to implement wireless data forwarding, security, and access control.


X-Sense Smart Antenna

●Full coverage based on 16.77 million signal paths

In the X-Sense Smart Antenna matrix architecture, the RG-AP530-I AP with 24 built-in array antennas dynamically selects up to 16.77 million different antenna combinations and effectively solves the weakness of coverage dead zones of traditional antennas. Regardless of the location of smart device, the X-Sense Smart Antenna customizes and aligns the best signal path to achieve full coverage.

Figure : Comparison of Traditional Antenna and X-Sense Smart Antenna Coverage

●Automatic adjustment for best signals

Regardless of the high mobility of smart device, the AP always provides the best signal path with the revolutionary change brought by Ruijie X-Sense Smart Antenna technology. No manual adjustment required, the X-Sense Smart Antenna can automatically preform up to 300 signal path switchovers within 1ms. Even if the smart device is moving fast, the X-Sense Smart Antenna can always trace the smart device and offer the best signal strength.

Figure : User Signal Tracking – Dynamic Signal Strength Tuned According to End User Location

●Signal strength multiplied by 3 times with the same power supply

The X-Sense Smart Antenna accurately calculates the location of a smart device and improves the signal strength accordingly. For ordinary APs, the X-Sense Smart Antenna can multiply the signal strength by up to 3 times, enabling the best wireless signal coverage. Increased signal strength does not always come with higher radiation level and Ruijie X-Sense Smart Antenna is an exception. The improved signal strength is used to compensate for the loss during transmission and through wall penetration. The transmit power of APs completely complies with the safety standards.

●Smart device access optimization design, more suitable for mobile phone and tablet PC

The X-Sense Smart Antenna swiftly and accurately identifies any smart device as it gets connected to the wireless network. For low-power mobile phones and tablet PCs, the X-Sense Smart Antenna improves receiver sensitivity and performs retransmissions through dynamic signal compensation technology to ensure optimal access performance for all kinds of smart devices.

●Interference reduction by 30% for easier deployment

Interference is the biggest challenge to any wireless network deployment. The interference problem will become obvious when a large number of APs are deployed in a small space. The X-Sense Smart Antenna automatically adjusts the wireless signal output direction according to the user location. When disturbed, the X-Sense Smart Antenna selects a better path to avoid interference. Test results show that Ruijie’s X-Sense Smart Antenna technology can effectively reduce interference by more than 30%.

High-Speed Wireless Performance with Sustainability

●High performance for wireless service requirements

The RG-AP530-I AP supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band, dual-radio design and delivers an access rate up to 1.9Gbps. The 5GHz design supports the new generation of wireless standard 802.11ac protocol which offers a maximum connection rate up to 1.3Gbps. The 2.4GHz design follows the original 802.11n wireless protocol and supports a maximum connection speed of up to 600Mbps. It is also fully backward compatible with a/b/g, achieving smooth transition. Each AP delivers up to 1.9Gbps access rate. At least 80% time is reduced in comparison with the traditional wireless data transmission, thus enabling truly high-speed user experience.

●Go green, save energy and protect environment

The RG-AP530-I AP adopts advanced power-saving technologies including the single-antenna standby technology, dynamic MIMO power-saving technology, enhanced transmission technology supporting automatic power saving, and per-packet power control technology. Based on the high-performance power supply design, the AP provides high-speed wireless access and saves 25% power.

●Industry-leading local forwarding technology

Employing an industry-leading local forwarding technology, the RG-AP530-I AP eliminates the traffic bottleneck of wireless Access Controllers (ACs). In collaboration with Ruijie RG-WS Wireless AC, users can pre-set a forwarding mode for the RG-AP530-I AP. The AP can determine whether to forward data to the AC according to a Service Set ID (SSID) or user VLAN, or directly send the data to a wired network for data exchange. The local forwarding technology can forward large-scale, delay-sensitive, and real-time transmission data through the wired network to greatly alleviate the traffic pressure on the wireless LAN controllers and fulfill the high traffic transmission requirements of 802.11n network.

●Abundant QoS policies

The RG-AP530-I AP supports an extensive array of QoS policies. For example, it provides bandwidth limitations in WLAN/AP/STA modes and Wi-Fi multimedia (WMM) that defines different priorities for different service data. The RG-AP530-I AP realizes timely and quantitative transmission of audio and video and guarantees smooth operation of multi-media applications.

The RG-AP530-I AP supports the multicast-to-unicast conversion technology and resolves the video interruption problem due to packet loss or long delay in wireless Video on Demand (VoD) system. The AP highly enhances user experience with multicast video over wireless networks.

Smart Wireless Experience

●X-speed wireless experience

Despite of the interference from other overlapping access points, the RG-AP530-I AP effectively shortens the waiting time between competing downlink users to send packets. Ruijie network users enjoy high-speed wireless experience despite of the interference level in the complex environment.

In addition, the RG-AP530-I AP solves the problems such as high latency and low network speed which are caused by deployment of an old wireless LAN card far away from the AP. To address the problems, all users are assigned equal time to transmit packets on wireless link, ensuring a fair high-speed wireless network for every user and improves the overall throughput of the AP at the same time.

●Intelligent identification of smart device

Deployed together with Ruijie Wireless ACs, the RG-AP530-I AP intelligently identifies the smart device type according to its features and adaptively presents a portal authentication page in the corresponding size and page layout. The intelligent identification of smart device eliminates the trouble of screen size adjustment and offers faster wireless experience by saving about 10 seconds. This technology supports all mainstream intelligent terminal operating systems including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows.

Figure : Authentication Page Presented After Identification of Smart Device

●Remote Intelligent Perception Technology (RIPT)

In the traditional network architecture where fit APs are centrally managed by a wireless AC, packets received by the AP must be transmitted to the AC before being forwarded. Therefore, when the wireless AC becomes faulty, the APs fail to work properly and it results in the entire wireless network to break down. Ruijie’s latest RIPT enables the RG-AP530-I AP to implement intelligent link perception. Once the faulty wireless AC is detected, the APs swiftly switch to the intelligent mode to continue data forwarding, ensuring the high availability of the wireless network and keeping wireless users always online.

●Intelligent load balancing

On a high-density wireless LAN, the RG-AP530-I AP pairs with Ruijie Wireless ACs to intelligently distribute users among different APs according to the number of users and data traffic in real time. This feature balances the load pressure on each AP and improves the average bandwidth and QoS, offering higher network availability.

●Seamless roaming experience

The RG-AP530-I AP works perfectly with the RG-WS wireless ACs, allowing wireless users to roam seamlessly on Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks without data interruption.

●Wireless IPv6 access

The RG-AP530-I AP supports all the IPv6 features and implements IPv6 forwarding on a wireless network. Both IPv4 and IPv6 users can connect to the ACs over tunnels, enabling IPv6 applications to be borne on the wireless network.

Comprehensive Security Protection

●User access control

The RG-AP530-I AP supports multiple authentication methods, such as Web, 802.1x, MAC address, and local authentication for customers' choice. The AP also supports Ruijie’s advanced Security Management Platform (SMP) BYOD Solution which complies with a standard access control system. The system has a set of control policies in terms of user access, authorization, host compliance check, network behavior monitoring, and network attack defense, etc. All these control functions ensure that users are authenticated before access and enjoy the network services securely.

●Flexible virtual AP technology

With the virtual AP technology, the RG-AP530-I AP provides up to 32 Extended Service Set IDs (ESSIDs) to support 32 802.1Q VLANs. Network administrators can separately encrypt and isolate subnets or VLANs that have the same SSID. They can also flexibly configure a separate authentication mode and encryption mechanism for each SSID.

●Comprehensive wireless security protection

Together with Ruijie’s RG-SNC network management system and RG-WS wireless ACs, the RG-AP530-I AP provides a powerful range of wireless security features, such as Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), RF Interference Location, Rogue AP Countermeasures, Anti-ARP Spoofing, and DHCP. The AP offers a truly secure and reliable wireless network.

Figure : The Topology Display of Ruijie RG-SNC Network Management System

●Flexible authentication modes

The RG-AP530-I AP supports convenient Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP), Web Portal Authentication, SMS Authentication, and QR-Code Authentication.

If users are authenticated via PEAP, they just need to perform password authentication for once. That means they are only required to enter user credentials during their first network visit.

If users are authenticated via SMS, they need to sign in first with their mobile phone numbers and then obtain usernames and passwords from the SMS sent to their mobile phones.

QR code authentication is another wireless security highlight. After accessing a wireless network, users will obtain a QR code and need to get it scanned by any authorized staff’s mobile phones to gain network access.

Figure : Advanced Guest Wireless Interfaces of the QR Code Authentication

Flexible Device Management Mode

●Flexible switching between the fat and fit modes

The RG-AP530-I AP supports flexible switching over the fat and fit modes. In the fit mode, it realizes configuration-free installation. The perfect remote management greatly improves the efficiency of O&M maintenance.

●Web-based management interface

The RG-AP530-I AP provides Web management interfaces for ACs and APs. These interfaces simplify wireless configuration and support integrated wireless network operations. Administrators can manage the APs as well as the APs’ associated users, restrict user access, and control access bandwidths, thereby facilitating O&M personnel's wireless network planning, operation, and maintenance.

●Association with network management software

The RG-AP530-I AP is able to integrate with Ruijie network management software Smart Network Commander (SNC) to manage all wireless ACs and APs on a network. The management function includes:

-Configuration backup

-Device status inspection

-Device location tracking

-Wireless signal “heat map” diagram to display wireless signal distribution of APs in the actual operating environment

Figure : Ruijie RG-SNC Configuration Backup

Figure : Ruijie RG-SNC Device Management

Hardware Specifications






Concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11ac

Operating Bands

2.4GHz and 5GHz


Built in with an X-Sense Smart Antenna array, which is composed of 24 antennas

Spatial Streams


Max Throughput

1300Mbps and 600Mbps per radio and up to 1900Mbps per AP


OFDM: BPSK@6/9Mbps, QPSK@12/18Mbps, 16-QAM@24Mbps and 64-QAM@48/54Mbps

DSSS: DBPSK@1Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps and CCK@5.5/11Mbps


Receiver Sensitivity

11b: -96dBm(1Mbps), -93dBm(5Mbps), -89dBm(11Mbps)

11a/g: -91dBm(6Mbps), -85dBm(24Mbps), -80dBm(36Mbps), -74dBm(54Mbps)

11n: -90dBm@MCS0, -70dBm@MCS7, -89dBm@MCS8, -68dBm@MCS15

11ac HT20: -88dBm(MCS0), -63dBm(MCS9)

11ac HT40: -85dBm(MCS0), -60dBm(MCS9)

11ac HT80: -82dBm(MCS0), -57dBm(MCS9)

Transmit Power

≤ 100mW (20dBm, transmit power of the RF card only)

Antenna gain: 5dBi (2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Adjustable Power



(W x D x H) (mm)

220 × 220 × 42 (The height does not include the height of the antenna connector or bracket)



Service Port

Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet uplink ports (support Link Aggregation, LAN1 supports PoE+)

Management Port

One console port



LED Indicators

One LED (red, green, blue, orange, and flashing modes, breathing flashing

mode for terminal access, and silence can be disabled)

Power Supply

DC power adapter (supporting 48VDC local power supplies)

802.3af PoE (802.3at PoE+ for full performance)



Typical: 9.5W, Maximum: 25.5W


Operating temperature: –10°C to +50°C

Storage temperature: –40°C to +70°C

Operating humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Storage humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Installation Mode


IP Rating


Safety Standards

GB4943 and EN/IEC 60950-1

EMC Standards

GB9254 and EN301 489


EN 62311

Radio Standards

Model of approved wireless radiation devices, EN300 328, and EN301 893

Wi-Fi Alliance Certification




Software Functions



Maximum number of stations per AP



Virtual AP

A maximum of 32 SSIDs


SSID hiding



Configuring the authentication mode, encryption mechanism, and VLAN attributes for each SSID



WDS (bridge mode)



Remote Intelligent Perception Technology (RIPT)






Radio Resource Management (RRM)



Intelligent identification of smart device



Intelligent load balancing based on the number of users or traffic



STA limit

SSID-based, Radio-based


Bandwidth limit

STA/SSID/AP-based rate limit


Preference 5GHz (band select)




PSK, Web, and 802.1x authentication



Data encryption

WPA (TKIP), WPA2 (AES), WPA-PSK, and WEP (64 or 128 bits)


QR code authentication



SMS authentication



PEAP authentication



Data frame filtering

Whitelist, static blacklist, and dynamic blacklist


User isolation



Rogue AP detection and countermeasure



Dynamic ACL assignment






CPU Protection Policy (CPP)



Network Foundation Protection Policy (NFPP)




VLAN (802.1Q)

1 - 4094


IPv4 address

Static and dynamic IP address


IPv4/IPv6 CAPWAP tunnel






IPv6 address

Manual or automatic


IPv6 tunnel

Manual or automatic






Multicast to unicast conversion


Management and Maintenance

Network management

SNMP v1/v2C/v3;

Telnet, SSH, TFTP, and FTP

and Web management


Fault detection and alarm



Statistics and logs



Switching between the FAT and FIT modes

The AP working in FIT mode can switch to the FAT mode through the RG-WS wireless AC;

The AP working in FAT mode can switch to the FIT mode through a local console port or Telnet.



The RG-AP530-I AP is applicable to spacious buildings densely packed with end users, such as meeting rooms, libraries, classrooms, bars, and recreation centers. Clients can deploy the devices flexibly according to their needs.

Typical topology diagram for RG-AP530-I AP:

Figure : Topology Diagram for RG-AP530-I AP 


Order Information





Indoor wireless access point, Dual-radio, Dual-band, with X-sense smart antenna, supports concurrent 802.11a/n and 802.11ac, 3x3 MIMO, Fat/Fit mode, Dual GE uplink copper ports, supports PoE+ and local power supply. (PoE+ and local power adapters need to be purchased separately)