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Jase2985
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  #1542171 26-Apr-2016 13:20
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how many people have theirs?

 

are you able to give first impressions?

 

did they come with a wall/ceiling bracket?


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  #1542175 26-Apr-2016 13:22
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Yes comes with ceiling bracket and screws etc. I mounted 2 yesterday. Pretty straight forward.




 
 
 
 


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  #1542176 26-Apr-2016 13:22
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i got mine a while ago but haven't powered it up yet.


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  #1542178 26-Apr-2016 13:23
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Jase2985:

 

how many people have theirs?

 

are you able to give first impressions?

 

did they come with a wall/ceiling bracket?

 

 

 

 

I put in my initial impressions up the day we got it. Reasonable Web Interface, easy setup for basics, range as good if not better than the Engenius and so I'd suspect by extension about the same or better than any other AP in it's price range.

 

No Mounting bracket. Cloud interface is handy. Support seems responsive. Not sure how I'd rate them at their normal price though. They are excellent value at $100 obviously, but at $200 they would still be a strong contender, but their "usual" price of nearly $300 is hard to swallow

 

and will simply price them out of the market I suspect, given what else you can get in the same price range. It's cloud offering is it's only compelling point of difference to my mind.

 

 


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  #1542199 26-Apr-2016 14:14
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Helped a friend set one up. Very easy to work with and nice and fast.

 

With my help, he set up the wireless on the first one with me helping remotely.

 

For the second one, it was a simple matter of plugging it into the network. The device got details from the dhcp server. In the cloud interface, I entered the serial number to claim the device. The device was added to the account using the serial number. I then extracted the config from the previously added device, edited it slightly (Ip address, name etc), then pushed the config to the second device. It was quite cool (this is geekzone, I'm allowed to say such things are cool here) basically not having to log on to the second device at all using their zero touch configuration approach. Take the device out of the box, not have to worry about ip addresses, locally changing the computer ip address to be on the same subnet just to change the ip address of the device etc.

 

Mounting the device to the ceiling with the included bracket is quite easy. You have to be exact with where you put the hole for the network cable. Having a template included would have been nice, but, you can do without it.

 

The 2.4GHz only allows 20MHz channel width, would have liked it to include 40MHz for the remote device with no local interference but can understand why they didn't include this.

 

 


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  #1542362 26-Apr-2016 17:51
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networkn:

 

 

 

No Mounting bracket.

 

 

 

 

two others say mounting bracket, you say no mounting bracket?

 

Ive got my quote, just waiting for go wifi to get them instock, ive setup my accounts, and ive read all the documents and watched all the videos so they seem, well i hope, pretty easy to setup.

 

 


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  #1542363 26-Apr-2016 17:56
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The bracket is in a bag under the top layer of cardboard. Plastic plate with clips and metal backing plate which goes in the ceiling.





 
 
 
 


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  #1542375 26-Apr-2016 18:29
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dolsen:

 

The 2.4GHz only allows 20MHz channel width, would have liked it to include 40MHz for the remote device with no local interference but can understand why they didn't include this.

 

 

Thats an interesting fact to consider. 





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  #1542389 26-Apr-2016 19:23
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One of mine has been taken out of the box for some brief experimentation, then carefully boxed back up. I was hoping to finally get to install them properly this weekend, but other commitments have now made that unlikely. Hopefully next weekend!

 

@mcraenz How did you find the metal mounting bracket? It looked to me like it might be a two person job - one to position the bracket in the roof and the other to screw in from underneath?


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  #1542390 26-Apr-2016 19:27
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i dont have one yet so i dont know what the drop down button in this picture lets you select

 

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRYogQTkG5Q/VuJeeQx80LI/AAAAAAAAAOM/ncuPEJnYLJsdgyr_nK2UUJTP14ca2wdPw/s1600/conf%2B2.jpg


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  #1542396 26-Apr-2016 19:44
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mdf:

 

@mcraenz How did you find the metal mounting bracket? It looked to me like it might be a two person job - one to position the bracket in the roof and the other to screw in from underneath?

 

 

Yes - I used the plastic bracket as a template to mark the holes then went in the ceiling to position the metal backer while my wife put the screws in from the ground. 





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  #1542401 26-Apr-2016 19:50
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networkn:

 

 

 

No Mounting bracket. Cloud interface is handy. Support seems responsive. Not sure how I'd rate them at their normal price though. They are excellent value at $100 obviously, but at $200 they would still be a strong contender, but their "usual" price of nearly $300 is hard to swallow

 

and will simply price them out of the market I suspect, given what else you can get in the same price range. It's cloud offering is it's only compelling point of difference to my mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are an enterprise grade device. Look at the cost and tco of the equivalent meraki, ruckus ,even Ubiquiti. They are not all that expensive at $300 really. 

 

 

 

Mine included a mounting bracket also. I'm living in an apartment in the middle of London, so WiFi for Africa around the place, and it's preforming very well.


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  #1542421 26-Apr-2016 20:24
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Jase2985:

 

i dont have one yet so i dont know what the drop down button in this picture lets you select

 

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRYogQTkG5Q/VuJeeQx80LI/AAAAAAAAAOM/ncuPEJnYLJsdgyr_nK2UUJTP14ca2wdPw/s1600/conf%2B2.jpg

 

 

That's interesting, but does not match my experience (using the latest firmware).

 

On the ones I've configured, you could only select 20MHz.

 

 

 

Quoted From CnPilot E400 User Guide 1.5-r24

"Select the operating width (20 MHz, 40 MHz, or 80 MHz) of the channel from the
Channel Width
 drop-down list for 5 GHz only. We do not support 40 MHz and 80 MHz in 2.4 GHz."


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  #1542423 26-Apr-2016 20:28
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yea i just found it in the manual, just interesting it has a drop down list when you cant select anything


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  #1542428 26-Apr-2016 20:41
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Correct my math, but according to the spec sheet its a max of 1.167 over 2x2 so that would have to be 300mbit in 2x2 on 2.4 and 867mbit in 2x2 in 5Ghz.

 

 

 

wouldnt that mean for that rated speed, it would have to support 40mhz in 2.4ghz to provide the bandwith over a 2x2?





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