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hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:11 pm
by huntah
It would be extremly nice to have hAP-AC2 with SFP port.
Something like Hex and HexS but with HW VLAN support...

What do you think @Forum and @MikroTik

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:29 am
by Zacharias
Why would a home/office Access point/router have an SFP port ?
There are many other models with SFP ports...

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:40 am
by xvo
Why would a home/office Access point/router have an SFP port ?
There are many other models with SFP ports...
And why not? Original hAP AC has it :)

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:21 am
by Zacharias
And why not? Original hAP AC has it :)
So, it should have an SFP because another model does?
Also hap ac with hap ac 2 are completelly different, the only common they got is their name... hap ac has different CPU, different architecture, different wireless chips and different prices.. you can't compare...

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:15 am
by paulct
100% agree, a HAP AC2 with SFP, and a hap ac lite with SFP.
The HAP AC is a tad too expensive.

We would buy 100s of them.

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:49 am
by xvo
And why not? Original hAP AC has it :)
So, it should have an SFP because another model does?
Also hap ac with hap ac 2 are completelly different, the only common they got is their name... hap ac has different CPU, different architecture, different wireless chips and different prices.. you can't compare...
So what?
You asked "Why would a home/office Access point/router have an SFP port ?" like it's some kind of nonsense never seen before.
While it's really a nice feature to have for some users.
Home users as well.

You are right, hAP AC is a very different device, and one of the major differences is price.
So just as we can chose between hEX and hEX-S for an inexpensive but rather powerful router, it would be nice if we could choose between hAP ac2 and some hAP-S ac as an inexpensive all-in-one solution.

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:36 pm
by huntah
The point was:
1. HEX price 45 EUR + VAT
2. HEXS price 55 EUR + VAT
3. hAP-AC2 price 55 EUR + VAT
4. And I see here hAP-AC2+SFP for 65 EUR + VAT (my estimate...no such product)

Why... I have many custumers where we come to them with Optics and they want just one single affordable device with WiFi..

But I am unsure if IPQ-4018 supports SFP... I would gladly loose one RJ45 port for SFP...
Some of you would also use it in GPON setups..

And I see I am not the only one with such request..
Here's to hoping :)

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:31 pm
by Zacharias
So what?
You asked "Why would a home/office Access point/router have an SFP port ?" like it's some kind of nonsense never seen before.
While it's really a nice feature to have for some users.
Home users as well.
If you want an sfp port then buy a mikrotik model with an SFP port! So many!!!
If i wanted my car to have a racing exhaust, would i tell the factory to produce it the way i want? :lol:

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:27 pm
by xvo
So what?
You asked "Why would a home/office Access point/router have an SFP port ?" like it's some kind of nonsense never seen before.
While it's really a nice feature to have for some users.
Home users as well.
If you want an sfp port then buy a mikrotik model with an SFP port! So many!!!
If i wanted my car to have a racing exhaust, would i tell the factory to produce it the way i want? :lol:
I already have one.

And that's not the point.
Current mikrotik product line is missing a particular item that was present in the previous generation product line: affordable compact all-in-one device with sfp port.
Despite your jokes that's a demanded product.
Because in today's product line it's either hEX-S + AP or RB4011.
Both options are a compromise.

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:55 am
by paulct
There is definitely a need for a hap ac lite or hap ac2 with SFP. An all in one device for active networks that is cheaper than the HAP AC.

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:09 am
by Zwodka
When I read first time the "hap ac2" I thought ut will be the successor of the "hap ac", with more power. But not 😢