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Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:51 pm

Why aren't we seeing dual band 2.4 and 5 Ghz in the consumer-grade devices? The big box stores are full of them and the RouterBoards best them on every measure except dual-band.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:29 am

+1. An RB951Gi-52HacD is way overdue, IMO. :)

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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:04 pm

Hopefully mikrotik will also make a device that will be capable of working in both bands simultaneously - that is dual radio, not single radio.

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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:14 pm

Hopefully mikrotik will also make a device that will be capable of working in both bands simultaneously - that is dual radio, not single radio.

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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:53 pm

A RB951G-2HnD dual band would be perfect (maybe with the DLNA protocol to USB but I ask here too: D) :lol:
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:40 am

A dual radio RouterBoard "Wireless for Home and Office" product is long overdue.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:29 pm

Yes i also need a dual Band AP - Come on !
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat May 31, 2014 1:49 pm

Why aren't we seeing dual band 2.4 and 5 Ghz in the consumer-grade devices? The big box stores are full of them and the RouterBoards best them on every measure except dual-band.
I really think the MikroTik RB953 could be a such device, or am I wrong?

MikroTik RouterBOARD RB953GS-5HnT
OS L5 / 2x miniPCIe / 3x GB LAN / 2x GB SFP / 5 GHz WiFi 802.11

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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat May 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Why aren't we seeing dual band 2.4 and 5 Ghz in the consumer-grade devices? The big box stores are full of them and the RouterBoards best them on every measure except dual-band.
I really think the MikroTik RB953 could be a such device, or am I wrong?

MikroTik RouterBOARD RB953GS-5HnT
OS L5 / 2x miniPCIe / 3x GB LAN / 2x GB SFP / 5 GHz WiFi 802.11

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Seems a bit excessive for a standard home router.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat May 31, 2014 5:39 pm

+1. An RB951Gi-52HacD is way overdue, IMO. :)

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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat May 31, 2014 8:05 pm

Hallo Hammy,
Seems a bit excessive for a standard home router
But we must not take and use a USB stick modem that is not proper
working or only working for hours. And a second WLAN card can be
inserted for any WLAN standard and chip set that is supported in RouterOS.

RB2011 most peoples where talking about a changeable WiFi solution
Here all this things are given

RB951 most peoples where asking for a proper and long time running modem
Here are all the things are given

And all future WiFi standards such as "ac" can be added also by a miniPCI card
In my opinion better paying at first more and then fill not the forum what is
not going and marching or smooth running.

Would be great to see something on top like mSATA support for 40,80 and
120 GB mSATA disks for having a "NAS Router" or a huge log file storage.

Such a device as the RB953 with sufficent RAM soldered on board would be
a long time running device and in my opinion this is really cheap.

As an example:
You pay 300 € all in all and the RB953 is running 5 years

5 years x 12 month = 60 month
300 € : 60 month = 5 € for each month
5 € monthly : ~30 days = ~17 cent a day!

And by the given capabilities of this board, for around ~17 cent
for each day we don´t talk about a really cheap device, in my eyes!
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat May 31, 2014 8:07 pm

+1. An RB951Gi-52HacD is way overdue, IMO. :)

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This might be true, but you are free to insert another WiFi card
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:38 pm

this is SO BADLY NEEDED - keep it simple. Why does Mikrotik continue to lose router sales for us, when nearly every $ 100+ router from Best buy has dual-band?

It doesn't make sense :(
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:23 pm

It shouldn't be too hard to add a 5 Ghz radio to the RB2011 either. I never did figure out why the 2011 series is not all Gigabit Ports and have dual radios. It's a great SOHO A/P Router.

Even the new CCS doesn't have dual radios?

Of Scouse the CCS needs to have a mounting (both rack and wall) option. Is it really that much to add optional dog ears to the switch?

I've built some dual band MikroTiks, but there is not a good looking, competitive cost solution.
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:52 pm

+1000

I'm pretty desperate for such upgraded / facelifted RB951 . One of my clients runs Windows/Android tablets for their security guards as they are on the prowl and I'm struggling to keep up.
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:30 am

There are already some desperate attempts like http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=89152 .
As others stated, a nice dual-band board in consumer packaging would be awesome. So far I run a RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN which is almost perfect (why those FastEthernet ports?!), but with more and more WiFi networks filling the ISM band, I really "need" to add 802.11ac (5Ghz) and extend my existing 2.4Ghz with another AP (idea: lower power on both of those 2.4Ghz APs to not unnecessarily will the ether with my network).
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:41 pm

I am on the same boat. Mikrotik needs integrated dual radio device in package like mAP or cAP. Concurrent dual band (=dual radio) is standard in all professional wireless networks. I know we can add another radio card to some Mikrotik boards and put it in a box, but it doesn't look good and requires some assembly. I've heard that Mikrotik is working on device like this but it is not even in FCC so (probably) it will not be available before 2015 Q2.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:52 am

Hate using UniFi but its what the competition specs. When I can't get Ruckus... the UniFi Aps go in there.

Would love to have something dual band in the Mikrotik family. Well that is... if it is any good, and not a "me too" product. I mean Caps man looks like a cool way to run my networks... but single band APs would be too big a step backwards.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:13 am

UniFi is a far better solution than anything else low cost.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:19 am

My assumption is that the indoor wireless enterprise market is not a priority. I would guess this is because of the WISP heritage. It's difficult to assemble an indoor mikrotik access point that meets normal expectations (poe, gigabit, 2x2 dual band, central management).

You could put together something like this:
$79 http://routerboard.com/R11e-5HnD
$15 http://routerboard.com/CA411-711
$39 http://routerboard.com/R11e-5HnD
$45 http://routerboard.com/ACSWIM
$24 http://www.titanwirelessonline.com/Smar ... 24-pan.htm
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$202 (actual price likely to be lower)

... though it would be single chain for one of the bands, since there are only three antenna holes in the case. I will take another look at indoor Mikrotik wireless when capsman is a couple years old and the integrated boards are better spec'd.
 
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:32 am

Would love to have something dual band in the Mikrotik family. Well that is... if it is any good, and not a "me too" product. I mean Caps man looks like a cool way to run my networks... but single band APs would be too big a step backwards.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 84#p458733
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:45 pm

Would love to have something dual band in the Mikrotik family. Well that is... if it is any good, and not a "me too" product. I mean Caps man looks like a cool way to run my networks... but single band APs would be too big a step backwards.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 84#p458733
I had to do something similar for a dual band home WiFi. I married it with an RB260GSP to get what I wanted. Way too expensive and assembly for a home router.
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:54 pm

4 omnis jammed in a box screwed to the ceiling?
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Re: Request: Dual Band WiFi in Consumer Routers

Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:58 am

Yeah, it works. If you don't have a case, you can use a plastic bag. This provides additional space to store extra spooled cable. :lol:
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