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  #1545976 3-May-2016 12:54
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The fast roaming options really only apply when you're using WPA-Enterprise, they eliminate re-auth via RADIUS. And wouldn't really make any difference to WPA-PSK. Correct or not?





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  #1545988 3-May-2016 13:17
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mcraenz:

 

The fast roaming options really only apply when you're using WPA-Enterprise, they eliminate re-auth via RADIUS. And wouldn't really make any difference to WPA-PSK. Correct or not?

 

 

As far as I know it apply's to WPA/CCMP aka WPA2, both PSK or EAP/802.1X, but doesn't apply to WEP or WPA/TKIP (WPA1).

 

If somebody has more knowledge about this and wants to chip in that would be great smile

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1545996 3-May-2016 13:24
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<snip>    I went to mount the one last night that is in the main area of the house, i eyed up a very perfectly placed beam in the middle, however SWMBO turned around and instantly just went NO NO NO. ...

 

Personally i dont think it looked bad, but then a neetly placed bit of equipment im all for. plus it has pretty lights!   <snip>

 

 

SWMBO was right - who wants "pretty lights" in the middle of their ceiling?  That's what Christmas trees are for.  smile

 

Is there an option to turn off the pretty lights (as with Ubiquiti WAPs)?





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  #1546030 3-May-2016 13:41
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yes there is its a check box in one of the menus


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  #1546032 3-May-2016 13:46
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Sideface:

 

 

 

SWMBO was right - who wants "pretty lights" in the middle of their ceiling?  That's what Christmas trees are for.  smile

 

Is there an option to turn off the pretty lights (as with Ubiquiti WAPs)?

 

 

 

 

They dont blink, they are solid.

 

Besides, there is far worse in that portion of the house!





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  #1546051 3-May-2016 14:03
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My wife was happy with them being mounted to the ceiling (and helped) but asked me to turn the lights off, fair enough, they are kind of annoying when you catch them in the corner of your eye.





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  #1546063 3-May-2016 14:30
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sad face - my note 5 roamed/switched to the closest access point after i moved rooms (cool) note was connected at 650Mpbs 

 

however the internet was completely stuffed on my note for download, was only able to get about 0.19Mbps down instead of usual 70Mbps doing multiple speed tests to various servers, but no problem with upload was getting 11.57Mbps (about line speed) everytime

 

turned the wifi off then on again on the phone, then instantly back to normal download speed.

 

there was no internet traffic at the time that would have effected those speed test results.


 
 
 
 




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  #1546072 3-May-2016 14:36
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Friend sent me this for amusement - removing the sticker off his E400:

 





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  #1546076 3-May-2016 14:46
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Friend sent me this for amusement - removing the sticker off his E400

 

 

He is doing it wrong! Start at the corners closest to the middle of the AP and work to the bottom side closest to the edge of the AP! The sticky stuff comes off if you do it that way!

 

 


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  #1546078 3-May-2016 14:49
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Lets hope that they learn from this sticker BS and start to use a lower tack adhesive.





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  #1546091 3-May-2016 15:09
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michaelmurfy:

 

Friend sent me this for amusement - removing the sticker off his E400

 

 

He is doing it wrong! Start at the corners closest to the middle of the AP and work to the bottom side closest to the edge of the AP! The sticky stuff comes off if you do it that way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

my experience was as shown in video, but starting from the middle instead.

 

 

 

anyone else noticed a fair amount of trouble getting these aps to settle on a given channel? found they stick to the rules about channel widths very strictly, many of the 80mhz channels are not available at all in the listing, and the UI seems to bug requesting that you reduce the power level by 3 every time you adjust it.

 

but then channels like channel 36 go for the full 80 with ease...





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  #1546121 3-May-2016 16:00
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Mine locked to channel 36 (automatic) and is using 80MHz no problems. Maybe it is because you've gone more overkill than me with using 3x AP's in a house? ;)





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  #1546139 3-May-2016 16:09
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michaelmurfy:

 

Mine locked to channel 36 (automatic) and is using 80MHz no problems. Maybe it is because you've gone more overkill than me with using 3x AP's in a house? ;)

 

 

im only using two of them currently. we do have a large house, and atleast two are required for 5ghz coverage.

 

 

 

Channels 36~48 all work at 80mhz, all the DFS channels dont seem to come live at all so ignoring those, Waiting on a better wireless nic to arrive for more testing. - Suspecting a bug in the firmware here.

 

the only upper channels it offers can only do 20mhz. ends up with 2.4ghz being faster than 5ghz.

 

 

 

currently i have the third one hosting its own private test channel with all the settings disabled, phone sitting at -6dB (ontop of it.) for testing, Consistantly getting the 20mhz results outside of 36~48.

 

 

 

The power level bug is being a little painful.

 

 

 

Did try being cheeky and switch to russia, but the channel bandwidth limiations themselves still exist.

 

 

 

hopefully someone might be able to sheed some light.





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  #1546147 3-May-2016 16:32
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now that logsnatch is playing nice, heres my phone roaming between APs. Suspect there isnt a syslog message for roaming timings in the logs are miliseconds out.

 

 

 

Both aps and monitorhost use ntp direct with router for accuracy within the network.

 

 

 

 

 

Excuse the lack of a pretty look, this is raw profiling rather than all in pretty graphs like ill have it in very soon.





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  #1546199 3-May-2016 17:22
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So here is my setup with the NF8AC delivering the internet and the 2xE400's doing the Wi-Fi vs my old setup which was an NF8AC (2.4 and 5ghz) and a TG589V2 (2.4ghz only) setup as an access point doing the Wi-Fi. I still have the NF8AC with one low power 2.4ghz network turned on for maintenance should i need wireless access to it. I tested it on my 7 year old ASUS F50S laptop, so i wanted to keep the consistence.

 

Unfortunately i think i have a bung connection between the NF8AC and one of the access points as im only getting 100mbps over one of the AP's, something to work on at another stage, and its not super important as its only the bedrooms at that end of the house.

 

First picture: My network is called Home, and my section is 52m front to back and 15m wide for some form of scale, with the road side being at the bottom. Its a comparison before and after of my Wi-Fi network. Its picked up a heap of my neighbours networks

 

Second picture: Local LAN Speed test. The upload is about the same (and unsure why its so much lower than the download) but the download is about 50mbps better when connected at the max speed of my laptop, which is 433mbps. Will look to upgrade the network card in the near future.

 

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As for the devices themselves, i had ZERO issues with the stickers :)

 

I had to manually upgrade the firmware before they would talk to cnMaestro, after that i configured one locally then saved the config in the cloud, changed a couple of the parameters (Wi-Fi channel and IP address) and uploaded it to the second device, and away i went.

 

Now im not a IT Pro by any means, im probably sitting at a CCNA level and i specialise more with weapons, radios and radars for my job and i don't think it was that difficult, the only think i think could be better is naming/explanations of terms in the local config and in the cloud.

 

Having the 40Mhz 2.4ghz channels would be good, and i would also like to see the cloud software remember what type of access point you have, so instead of defaulting to ePNP (Sectors) it would default to a suer definable one.

 

 

 

For what i paid for them i think its a bargain, and would i buy them at $325, maybe, as i was going to eventually get something like the ubiquiti unifi ap ac-lite and they were about $150 cheaper so for a home user present better value for money.


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