Community discussions

What do you think?

Yes
5 (100%)
No
No votes
Instead, I would like to see...
No votes
 
Total votes: 5
 
anuser
Member
Member
Topic Author
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:27 pm

[idea] cAP ax

Tue May 14, 2019 10:57 pm

Well, the first IEEE 802.11ax first generation ASICs (Wave 1) are available. It´s time to tell what I would like to have when we see "Wave 2" ASICs:
- cAP ac design
- low power version
- PoE In and PoE Out => I would like to daisy chain 3 cAP ax devices. For now I can daisy chain 2 cAP ac devices. Would it be possible to increase the PoE capabilities to get 3 cAP ax devices all together?
- 1x 2.4 GHz: 2x2:2
- 2x 1GbE ports (802.3at PoE In, 802.3af PoE Out), no 2.5GbE
- (1x 5.0 GHz: 2x2:2) -- or -- (2x 5.0 GHz 2x2:2 plus keep the PoE capabilities as cAP ac, i.e. daisy chain 2 cAP ax devices)

Update: Just fooling around with 802.3bt
Image
Last edited by anuser on Wed May 15, 2019 10:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
 
User avatar
nz_monkey
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 1804
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:53 pm
Location: Straya
Contact:

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 am

The 802.11ax (Wifi6) SoC's are not available in quantity from Qualcomm yet.. They are sampling, and shipping in low quantity but that is it.
http://thebrotherswisp.com/ | Mikrotik MTCNA, MTCRE, MTCINE | Fortinet FTCNA, FCNSP, FCT | Extreme Networks ENA
 
anuser
Member
Member
Topic Author
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:27 pm

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 pm

The 802.11ax (Wifi6) SoC's are not available in quantity from Qualcomm yet.. They are sampling, and shipping in low quantity but that is it.
Well, I don´t expect MikroTik to sell 802.11ax access points in 2019. We´re talking about 202x
The only (Wave 1) SOC I can find is Broadcom´s BCM6752 https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Broadcom#ax_2:
ARM Tri-core CPU
2x2 11ax dual-band Wi-Fi
2 ports of Gigabit Ethernet
PCIe Interface
Last edited by anuser on Sat May 18, 2019 12:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
 
R1CH
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 846
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:44 pm

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Fri May 17, 2019 1:40 pm

There's plenty of chipsets available, the problem is likely software. Since Mikrotik write their own wifi driver, it will take a long time before a stable 802.11ax driver is available. Even the 802.11ac support still isn't up to the competition after all these years.

If you need 802.11ax there's other options that are shipping today: https://wikidevi.com/w/index.php?title= ... =500&eq=no

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests