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Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Tue May 11, 2021 10:59 pm

Just unpacked a "new" hAP ac lite" from Amazon and couldn't logon as it rejected the password. The identity looked rather suspicions:

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Factory reset and it's fine now but is BRANCH KIOSK hAP X v1.1 something people have come across out of the box? Is it some other preconfiguration?
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Tue May 11, 2021 11:26 pm

Never seen . It's not from Mikrotik afaik.

Isn't the System->Resources-> Total Sector writes , an indication of usage and wear that survives reboots and upgrades ?
6.45.9 ROS version in your discovery ... is this the same as in "Factory Software" on the same Resources page?.
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Tue May 11, 2021 11:31 pm

If you decide to keep it, you should do a netinstall just to be sure there are no bad things left on it.
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 1:10 am

Netinstall - right, will check that out.
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 5:51 am

It's common practice from Amazon users give back item and ask for refund.
And obviously the seller... sell again the item "new" without say that is refurbished...

It happened to me with a roller brush, opened to clean it I found traces of another color....
It is often the habit of these users to have the item sent, USE IT for convenience, and send it back as non-compliant to get the refund.

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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 9:06 am

The list of distributors is on mikrotik's website: https://mikrotik.com/buy
If you decided to buy from some shady amazon seller, you get what you get...
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 1:26 pm

I normally buy from Broadband Buyer but they didn't have it in stock. Plus the amazing Amazon Prime next day delivery effectively for free is hard to resist. Which I do think is a problem - Amazon are just making it so easy to buy/return that other vendors are struggling. Like I can take the box around the corner to the local shop to return items.

It's a bit like the death of the high street shop vs online. Esp. as they are renowned for not paying enough local taxes.

I try to encourage my main client to buy equipment from eBuyer as they are a UK company paying fair taxes employing UK staff. But no, they keep sneaking back onto Amazon.

Interesting times ahead esp. post pandemic whereby big retailers like Amazon have seen profits soar whereby the local shops/companies have struggled.

BTW - I keep reading about chip shortages. Is this going to effect Mikrotik?
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 1:34 pm

All vendors...
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 1:49 pm

Amazon often sells used items, Amazon problem, not Mikrotik problem. Buy from authorized resellers, not from marketplaces.
 
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Wed May 12, 2021 2:04 pm

Amazon often sells used items, Amazon problem, not Mikrotik problem. Buy from authorized resellers, not from marketplaces.
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Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Fri May 14, 2021 2:30 am

All vendors...
I didn't realise how bad this shortage was until my glass of Jack Daniels split in half tonight and water must have got into my PC, hit my ancient graphics card causing the entire PC to fail. Thought I'd blown the motherboard but turns out the graphics card isn't working. PC won't even boot with it plugged in. Fortunately, I've got an even more ancient dual-DVI graphics card and I'm not a gamer. 512MB will keep me going.

But try and buy a graphics card! Wow...

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