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[idea] cAP ax

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:57 pm
by anuser
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
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Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 am
by nz_monkey
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.

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 pm
by anuser
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

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:40 pm
by R1CH
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

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 pm
by mada3k
What is the current market penetration for clients with 802.11ax? Example of phones/laptops?

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 am
by chechito
i expect 802.11ax to be a premium technology for a couple of years or until there is a ax second wave of chipsets

and i am not talking only about ap, talking about client devices too

im pretty sure mikrotik is fully aware of ax tech but the decisions taken to bring a product to the market involve not only technical reasons but commercial and strategic ones

from our perspective as customers and / or users of the products it seems simpler than it really is

there is a lot of hype and marketing around ax that's why it will be a recurring theme

but will take time to see an ax AP under 100 USD for example

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:31 am
by chechito
What is the current market penetration for clients with 802.11ax? Example of phones/laptops?
good point

is practically 0 (posted today, may of 2019)

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:06 pm
by Pranja
What is the current market penetration for clients with 802.11ax? Example of phones/laptops?
good point

is practically 0 (posted today, may of 2019)
Samsung Galaxy S10?

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:15 am
by avacha
I think today there are no difference in everyday use between 802.11ac and ac speed, latency & radius for smartphone usage. What task do you have for your s10 for about 1Gbps?

Re: [idea] cAP ax

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:12 am
by muetzekoeln
What task do you have for your s10 for about 1Gbps?
ax is not only about higher peak thruput. It will give you improved coverage and less interference in crowded environments. And there is more, e.g. lower latency.