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Zeon

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Hey guys,
I am looking at replacing our company's current WAP54G (with WPA) to a newer wireless AP. We have a 450m2 floor so may look at possibly getting a second one at some point in time.

Requirements:
  • PoE (power over ethernet)
  • Multi SSID capable 
  • VLAN capable (linked to SSID)
  • b/g/n capable
  • Reliable + easy to configure
Nice to have:
  • Device itself is IPv6 capable as per our wannabe network device policy 

Looking at Ascent I have come accross the following. The LevelOne device looks nice to attach to a ceiling panel and is the cheapest but may not be the best. What would you guys pick?:

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=9398080
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=392007
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=398028
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=393000
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=391948 




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  #542479 8-Nov-2011 12:02
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Oh also forgot to mention. The plan is to have one SSID with client certificates for our internal devices and another SSID with a captive portal and harsh firewalling for "guests"




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  #542483 8-Nov-2011 12:03
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Hi, Unifi

http://www.gowifi.co.nz/access-points-802.11/ubiquiti-unifi-802.11n-access-point.html

Can do both your internal/private SSID and Hotspot all in one.


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  #542490 8-Nov-2011 12:13
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Oh looks great - will order that one :)




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  #542498 8-Nov-2011 12:20
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Why not get a 3pack, still less than the other options you looked at, that way with 3aps and the power turned down a tad you will get good coverage across the floor and superiour performance with 3 aps taking the load not 1.

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  #542501 8-Nov-2011 12:26
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Hmm we have no internal dividing walls and a stock standard wap54g gives us fairly good coverage allready. I'll get the 3 pack and test the units, if we need 3 we can use them otherwise I'll put the other 2 in our Albany + Wellington Branch.




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+1 for Unifi

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