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New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:47 pm
by andressis2k
I've just seen it. 5/10/20/40/80MHz support, and... additional 2,4GHz for alignment purposes!!


http://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/SXT_ac ... 114241.pdf

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:39 am
by jarda
I can't understand why the number of 2.4ghz clients is artificially limited to maximum of one. Sure I understand the purpose, but why not to provide standard functionality of the wlan interface and let the user to use it how he wants?

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:47 am
by wojtekc
2,4 G
Antenna Gain 1,5 dBi !!!

Re:

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:57 am
by chechito
I can't understand why the number of 2.4ghz clients is artificially limited to maximum of one. Sure I understand the purpose, but why not to provide standard functionality of the wlan interface and let the user to use it how he wants?
i think its a good improvement, good innovation other vendors dont have

remember, its a level 3 license.

maybe similar device will come with level 4 license or upgrading license

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:55 am
by jarda
That's it. Level 3 as it is lite version.

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:38 am
by Ɓukasz
I also think that this is very good improvement.Thank you Mikrotik.
Now I am waiting for CPE with higher gain and CRS with gigabit poe out on all ports and i will be happy.

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:46 pm
by InoX
10/100Mbps Ethernet port :(

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:55 am
by G2Dolphin
10/100Mbps Ethernet port :(
Meh, I can't see a reason for this device to exist without 1Gbps port. Yes, cheap, but why do we need 802.11ac PtP then?

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:53 am
by andressis2k
10/100Mbps Ethernet port :(
Do you expect more than 100 mbps in a PtMP envroiment?

I think it's great to install as customer CPE

If you need Gigabit version, there are some models

If you need cheap AC CPE, this device is for you

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:47 pm
by InoX
I know is cheap.
I know there are models with gigabit.
I don't need you to tell me that.
It's just not nice it doesn't have gigabit. Some of us would like to serve more than 100mbps with an cheap CPE.
The next option is almost double the price...

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:48 pm
by chechito
10/100Mbps Ethernet port :(
Do you expect more than 100 mbps in a PtMP envroiment?

I think it's great to install as customer CPE

If you need Gigabit version, there are some models

If you need cheap AC CPE, this device is for you
agree

in a ptmp hardly to serve more than 100mbps of throughput per client, very optimized device at a good price

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:37 am
by taduikis
I was very excited when I saw a second wlan interface at 2G, but my excitement went away immediately when I tried to setup the Virtual AP on it and got notification that L3 doesn't support that feature.. The original intention of mine was to setup a few dummy APs with different SSIDs to make an impression that our service is abundant in that territory, because people here care what service their neighbors are using. I'm aware of low antenna gain and tx-pwr of 2G interface, but I only care if people pick up these APs in their scans with phones, tablets and computers. So, now at least for me, this is a waste of additional NIC.. :(

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:52 am
by tealc
I just wanted to return device today for malfunction when I saw two interfaces, especially one of them beeing 2.4 :D

Eitherway, Miktotik you should lower a little bit restriction on that 2.4 interface.
Would be a surplus to have additional use beside administration. For example like exterior AP limited for only few clients (backyard/garden ap for client), now it's sitting there for what...disabled :shock:

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:10 pm
by tealc
Is it possible that this device is 5GHz SISO instead of MIMO?? :shock:

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:42 pm
by marekm
Is the 5GHz antenna in the SXT AC Lite the same as in the standard SXT G-5HPacD? The standard SXT AC antenna works quite well up to 6100 MHz, SXT AC HG not so well (different antenna design - higher gain, but narrower bandwidth), it would be interesting to know about the SXT AC Lite before I buy more of them.

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:49 am
by okoun
Attention! This equipment has inexplicably only 16 megabytes NAND !!!
how is it possible that older LITE 802.11n had 128 megabytes NAND ??

Yes, 128 megabytes NAND is useless, it would suffice even 32 megabytes, but 16 megabytes is awfully little!

Please make redress

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:59 am
by chechito
Attention! This equipment has inexplicably only 16 megabytes NAND !!!
how is it possible that older LITE 802.11n had 128 megabytes NAND ??

Yes, 128 megabytes NAND is useless, it would suffice even 32 megabytes, but 16 megabytes is awfully little!

Please make redress

datasheet specify that please read before buy

latest small devices all come with only 16mb of nand, one good example of that is the hEX

i miss the 128mb too :( :(

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:07 pm
by jnygard
Interesting trick: I bumped the license up to level 4 and I now have a 2 chain 5 GHz ac AP AND a 1 chain 2 GHz AP that can serve MULTIPLE clients! Away went the limit of only one client connected to the 2 GHz interface!!!

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:45 pm
by Sob
The trick would be more interesting, if it did not cost $45. ;)

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:15 pm
by taduikis
I'm in fact a little disappointed with those new SXT Lite5 AC. Mikrotik is obviously cutting corners with them. It's NAND flash is noticeably slower - unit bootup, netinstall and file operations take forever now, no beeper is VERY bad move, also I have plenty of them dead already. If they die, they seem to fail next day of operation. Very frustrating against clients. But I hope that affects only first batches and gets fixed soon. For a while I'm staying with good old Lite5, since AC doesn't really provide much of improvement in overcrowded freq anyway..

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:28 pm
by InoX
now have a 2 chain 5 GHz ac AP
You had that before upgrade also...
2 GHz AP that can serve MULTIPLE clients! Away went the limit of only one client connected to the 2 GHz interface!!!
Thats what L4 do...

Nothing new.

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:26 am
by craigmitchell
Interesting trick: I bumped the license up to level 4 and I now have a 2 chain 5 GHz ac AP AND a 1 chain 2 GHz AP that can serve MULTIPLE clients! Away went the limit of only one client connected to the 2 GHz interface!!!
Hey jnygard, thanks for the tip!!

I must have missed this product. Shame it's only got a L3 license to start with, but I've a couple L4 licenses lying around that I can now put to good use!

I can imagine a few scenarios where this would be useful. In fact I would prefer that the 5GHz was L3 because I would use that as a PtP to another SXT say 10km away, and then the L4 would be to serve the local clients on 2GHz..

Perfect!

It would be awesome if the product had a L4 license all around though :)

Re: New SXT AC Lite

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:48 pm
by valent
If you don't want to pay for Mikrotik L4 and need both wifi interfaces then just install OpenWrt and there you go :)