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E3xtc

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#251385 22-Jun-2019 20:27
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Hello,

I am looking out for a wireless ap to make our wireless network better.

Had read a few things here that suggested Ubiquiti or even xclaim, although I understand xclaim are no longer selling.
Have seen an outdoor xclaim ap for just over $100, and am tempted to just roll with that, but any recommendations before I go and throw some money at this?

House is 2 levels so would be great to have one with enough power to easily cover the house up and down
Would like g/n and ac as we have a mix of old and new tech floating around.
Would prefer the spend to be closer to 100 than 200, but looking in the 100-200 range.

Thoughts and comments appreciated
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  #2262706 22-Jun-2019 21:07
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Don't get the Xclaim - they're no-longer supported.

 

You really need to spend some money here. Keep an eye out on UniFi AC access points on Trademe or on here as $100 is going to be your restriction else look at the Grandstream GWN7600 / GWN7610





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  #2262707 22-Jun-2019 21:11
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Unifi are great. There are a number of AC APs that come up on Trademe if you're looking.
I picked up two Cisco 1702 for $20 a few months ago and they cover my house and outside perfectly.
Unifi, Cambium, Cisco or other old enterprise gear like Ruckus if you can find it and it can work without a controller then they can work well.




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  #2262709 22-Jun-2019 21:14
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michaelmurfy:

 

Don't get the Xclaim - they're no-longer supported.

 

You really need to spend some money here. Keep an eye out on UniFi AC access points on Trademe or on here as $100 is going to be your restriction else look at the Grandstream GWN7600 / GWN7610

 

 


As above, avoid the Xclaim.

 

As above, you will need to spend more than $200.

 

You have a two-story house so will need two Wireless Access Points (WAPs).

 

Have a look at the GoWireless NZ website.

 

I would recommend the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC LITE at $159 + GST  x 2

 

Grandstream are also good.

 

 





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  #2262712 22-Jun-2019 21:17
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This seems ok enough. But you may need two APs for the size of your house. And they should be wired not mesh wireless.
https://trademe.nz/marketplace/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/other/listing/2196394855




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  #2262730 22-Jun-2019 21:58

michaelmurfy:

Don't get the Xclaim - they're no-longer supported.


You really need to spend some money here. Keep an eye out on UniFi AC access points on Trademe or on here as $100 is going to be your restriction else look at the Grandstream GWN7600 / GWN7610




Should I be worried about Xclaim support having ended? As I have 2 Xi3 APs in my house. They are still working just fine at the moment. As I see that their cloud Management service will go offline in July 2021. Anything else that I should be worried about before then?





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  #2263146 24-Jun-2019 07:41
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Thanks everyone...so looks like I am on the hunt for a ubiquity unifi ap (or 2) then. Will start with just a single unit wired into the router and see if I need to get another one for the upstairs (which is lower priority as that is where the bedrooms are so less use of "devices" up there). Any other thoughts/ideas/deals, I am all ears. 

 

Thanks again

 

 


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