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# 208752 26-Feb-2017 12:49
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I have a problem id like some suggestions if possible.

 

Running fibreX gig and im over the stability and crap Wifi at my house. Currently running Mikrotik HeX to 2 old routers as access points Linksys 120N and a TP-Link WR941ND. These are terrible together and the Mikrotik is crashing when loaded up with multiple devices.

 

So im looking at either going all in one - Preferred

 

Netgear NightHawk X6 R8000 $260

 

Or just an access point and go back to using pfsense which does waste power.

 

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO $290

 

Or has anyone got better ideas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1726494 26-Feb-2017 13:40
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I'm a big UniFi fan, and deploy these commercial on a small scale.  Rock solid in my experience.  Residentially they are only suitable for an enthusiast as they use a piece of management software rather than having a built in web interface.





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  # 1726511 26-Feb-2017 13:54
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There are numerous wireless products better than Ubiquiti at a similar price including:

 

A number of people are also recommending Xclaim by Ruckus - https://www.xclaimwireless.com

 

The million dollar question is what functionality do you require?  Commonly people assume they can only afford consumer or SME grade product; like Linksys, Netcomm, Ubiquiti, etc; but a number of enterprise wireless vendors are now releasing product around that price point that introduces some of the enterprise features into this market.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1727055 27-Feb-2017 12:21
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Well i purchased the x6 r8000 and its mint so far. Coverage is awesome I don't need 2 seperate AP's in the house anymore. Even the garage is getting wifi. Could not be happier with the wifi performance 400 down 100 up on a s6.

 

Cheers for the replies but going to separate wifi really is a pain to manage/setup. By going with the r8000 i have got rid of 3 devices on the network.


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  # 1727110 27-Feb-2017 14:04
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Are you bridging your wifi together to give you one big virtualnetwork?





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  # 1727128 27-Feb-2017 14:41
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What's the setup process with the 6 antennas?  Does rotating them make any difference at all?

 

Personally I found the NetGear Genie to be a pain in the proverbial.




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  # 1727237 27-Feb-2017 16:08
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The 6 antennas I just used the default positions. As far as i could work out 2 are for 2.4 and there are 2x2 5ghz AC bands so if ones slow you connect to the next. I was able to just plug it in and it was already setup for VLAN 10 amazingly. So much better than the messing around with Mikrotik/pfsense setups....

 

I was bridging the 2 AP's which was causing some of the issues its so much better to just have 1 device that handles it all.

 

The house is only 90/sqm with a detached garage. 


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