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johny99

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#249463 12-May-2019 10:55
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Have found a mr18 AP at cash converters for $20, can these be run in a single ap mode without a licence, or would I need to put openwrt on it?

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  #2235281 12-May-2019 11:01
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They're 802.11n access points with not a great data throughput.

 

IIRC - you can get OpenWRT on it, but don't expect anything great from them.





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  #2235698 12-May-2019 23:34
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do yourself a favor, go for ac gear atleast...





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  #2235701 12-May-2019 23:54
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NB not all firmware versions support flashing of openwrt https://openwrt.org/toh/meraki/mr18



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  #2235722 13-May-2019 07:23
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Cheers Guys, thank you for the heads up on the units drawbacks. However for $20 is a steal in your honest opinions?

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  #2235731 13-May-2019 08:05
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johny99: Cheers Guys, thank you for the heads up on the units drawbacks. However for $20 is a steal in your honest opinions?

 

Not at all... You can get a HG659 for cheaper than that on Trademe which does Wireless AC.

 

If you work in an IT role you can get a free Cisco Meraki AP: https://meraki.cisco.com/tc/freeap which is likely where this MR18 came from. I had one and found it really wasn't great.





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  #2235828 13-May-2019 10:36
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I have one I was going to do this to give better coverage in the lounge.. but found I still got better speeds from the ac FritzBox in the cupboard down the hall than from having an MR18 in the lounge


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