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I’m currently running an old Netcomm NF8AC router as my downstairs wifi AP. I have an ethernet cable run upstairs to my router (which I like very much, a Synology RT1900ac). I don’t want to replace this.
I don’t need a fancy mesh network, I just like to have a second AP with a different SSID for my downstairs wifi.
My requirements are that it is dual band, and also has >3 gigabit ethernet ports for HTPC and TV.

Has anyone tried either the MikroTik RBD52G or the Ubiquiti airCube

I have heard good things about Ubiquiti gear but have not used it myself. MiktoTik brand is unknown to me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Joseph

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  # 2351257 10-Nov-2019 19:10
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Forgot to add I'm looking for an economic choice!

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  # 2351258 10-Nov-2019 19:13
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out of the two i'd probably go with the Ubiquiti, but specwise there isnt that much different.

 

if you dont know mikrotiks too well, then the ubiquiti has a ton more friendly UI.





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  # 2351259 10-Nov-2019 19:13
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I’ve got a couple  of air cubes set up as APs. Highly recommend.  They are great 








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  # 2351286 10-Nov-2019 20:57
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hio77:

out of the two i'd probably go with the Ubiquiti, but specwise there isnt that much different.


if you dont know mikrotiks too well, then the ubiquiti has a ton more friendly UI.



Ok good stuff thanks



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  # 2351287 10-Nov-2019 20:57
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stocksp:

I’ve got a couple  of air cubes set up as APs. Highly recommend.  They are great 



Excellent thank you!

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  # 2351290 10-Nov-2019 21:07
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I'd wait until Monday - I'm sure PB Tech will have their Cyber Monday sale after their Black Friday, and you'll probably be able to get a better deal. Also have you considered the Grandstream GWN-7600 or GWN-7610? I'd steer anyone and everyone away from the AirCube, they're pretty restricted and designed as a set and forget bit of CPE for WISPs more than anything else, from what I understand. If you can scratch up the extra coin, the Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-LITE would also be worth a look.





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