Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
195 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1895014 3-Nov-2017 23:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

It depends on where you buy it.  PB Tech list it at some stupidly expensive price and they can't obtain it anyway (just like the enterprise Cisco and Aerohive access points they list).


2827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1065

Subscriber

  Reply # 1895015 4-Nov-2017 00:00
Send private message

vulcannz:

 

 

 

 

 

For that size look at a 2nd hand Ruckus (I don't work for Ruckus!) on trademe. They have insane coverage and you can get some good deals on the older models.

 

 

Fully agree. Also have a look at the Xclaim models such as the Xi3. Xclaim are made by Ruckus. I have 2 of them and my coverage is insane. In reality, 1 would have been fine. But since I had already bought 2, Why not setup both of them.

 

With both APs inside my house, I have been able to walk down my driveway and across the road. And to the end of my street. At both points I have still been able to connect to my Wifi, and do web browsing and some speed tests. 65M and 80M distances respectively. Line of sight to the outside of my house, but 1 external wall to the AP. Speedtests were only around 2meg at that distance, web browsing worked normally.






195 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1895017 4-Nov-2017 00:06
Send private message

The Ruckus access points have dynamic beam forming (I am not aware of any other vendor available in NZ that does) and Ruckus has used that advantage to  built a niche around large area deployments.  This, along with their ISP grade management system (not available to the general public), is the reason you see them on the top of phone boxes around the country.

 

The Xclaim access points, even though they are made by Ruckus, do not have dynamic beam forming so you will not get the same signal propagation.


Meow
7532 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3641

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1895042 4-Nov-2017 00:17
Send private message

@Crowdie I'm testing a Cambium E600 that has just that ;) it is an impressive bit of kit. It is however rather expensive (Link).





2827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1065

Subscriber

  Reply # 1895043 4-Nov-2017 00:17
Send private message

My Xclaim's still give me massive coverage. The coverage I get is even more impressive assuming you are right that the Xclaim's don't support beamforming.






195 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1895045 4-Nov-2017 00:26
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

@Crowdie I'm testing a Cambium E600 that has just that ;) it is an impressive bit of kit. It is however rather expensive (Link).

 

 

I looked and found references to static and transmit beamforming but not dynamic.  Do you have a link to the dynamic beamforming specs?

 

I see Go WiFi has the E600 at $535+GST, which is very cheap for a 4x4 access point.


195 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1895046 4-Nov-2017 00:27
Send private message

Aredwood:

 

My Xclaim's still give me massive coverage. The coverage I get is even more impressive assuming you are right that the Xclaim's don't support beamforming.

 

 

The Xclaims have transmit beamforming (as all 802.11ac access points do) but not dynamic.

 

Another thing to remember is that beamforming increases the rate over range rather than the coverage area.  For small residential deployments this isn't an issue but for high density deployments it is a significant consideration.


3395 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 397

Trusted

  Reply # 1895071 4-Nov-2017 00:38
Send private message

If the grandstream are the same as the Ubiquiti ones I have a number spare if anyone wants one....






379 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1895111 4-Nov-2017 07:20
Send private message

How much Zeon?

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.