On 10/4/19 2:35 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
On 10/02/19 12:59, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> I have setup wifi in a school with currently around 15 access points
> and there is no problem roaming around. They are all consumer routers
> reflashed with openwrt. They used to be all TP-Link, but now I'm
> starting to switch to Ubiquiti. The whole school has both 2.4 and
> 5GHz available on the same SSID and different SSIDs for different groups.
I wonder if the Ubiquitia/p's are a better choice than the ASUS RTN66
routers I have? The one I was planning on using for this purpose failed
when I tried to reset it, at the moment it's a "brick." it was
advertised as factory refurbished, had a 90 day warranty according to
the label. I forget when I bought it but it has had several years of use
and they get pretty warm. Change anything and problems pop up ... Anyway
I will have to get something else and will have to make a choice.
Any sugestion appreciated.
The Ubiquiti ones are nice. A couple of cautions though. By default
you need to use their software to configure them, I think they are
designed for large installations with central management. If you do
want to use openwrt (which I recommend), you have to ssh in to them to
do the flashing. They also only have one ethernet port (unless you get
the more expensive one that has two). They are definitely intended as
access points, not routers.
I have used TP-Link routers for many years and have been generally happy
with them. Unfortunately the newer ones are generally not supported by
openwrt yet. That said, the not so new ones are still good and some
have 802.11ac support as well.