We looked at the UBNT gear but it has a major bottleneck. The specs claim that the eth is only 100mbit. Rather odd as they advertise higher speeds than that. Could be a typo but the bleeding edge aspect is an issue. It also cannot support bonding easily.
For this one link, expensive is not a massive issue. The bigger issue is that we will need to upgrade our whole ring and add in another 6-12 links and it gets VERY expensive even on our budget. When links start costing as much as the annual salary of one of my techs I tend to try and find a better way
Thanks to finding our 25mbit/s "leak" I think we can stay put for 3-6 months. I am hoping by then that two 2x2 mimo nstreme 40mhz bonded links might do the trick. I am just always paranoid about the "up to" tendancy of mimo speeds. It seems that rf path conditions will make the max speed vary. But I have not deployed any Mimo in real use so who knows.
I have used many many models of gear over the years, we have just had so much success with MT and UBNT in the last few years that I am a bit out of the loop. I have never heard of Solectek so this thread has already proven very useful. Thanks!
Last time I used Alvarion was the Breezeaccess 3mbit stuff. (I think this is my 10 years in wireless this year come to think of it)
I also just remembered I used Ceragon 17ghz licensed 600mbit years ago and remember the hefty price tag. A single link was over $100,000!