"AP" meaning for me 10x gigabit ports with at least 1 PoE out, besides inWireless for Home and Office
- Dual Band 802.11ac AP with 802.3af/at in and "Enterprise" AP appearance
It might technically be a router, but if it has only 1 network port, for me it's just an AP (even if the port could also be used to hook up a client).in MikroTik world, an AP = wireless router
hAP ac lite & hAP acI have a RB951G-2HnD and it's almost perfect for what I'd like to use it for. With the following modifications/additions it'd be perfect:
- Additional 5Ghz radio (it only has 2,4Ghz)
- 1 POE-out capable port instead of POE-in
- Slightly -even- thinner case (it's just a tad too thick to fit nicely in my laptop bag among other stuff I have in there)
If it had those modifications, it'd be perfect as a little portable troubleshooting/analysing device. I already call it my little networking swiss knife.
It should be with an SFP module, so that it would be possible to support FTTH, G.fast, and DOCSIS subscriptions.Well...
I would like an al-in-one device that could replace the ISP cpe,
now that many network operators move to an all-ip telephony.
The major/National telekom here moves to an all ip telephony solution.
Same as DT and co in North Europe.
For residential/small bussiness connections with a single IP,
having the isp modem bridged ain't an option since it has to do the sip registration itself,
and having a second box running an ip pbx ain't practical/cost-effective.
Currently using the provided cpe (usually unstable, definately not configurable) is one option,
the only other beeing the Fritz!boxes which are decent (for residential use) but rather expensive,
and also not that configurable (comparing to RouterOS that is).
Other than the above there are some really nice but prohibitelly expensive ciscos (88xVA-V),
or we roll-our-own-box/distro solution (not practical).
My ideal device would have:
>4-5 eth ports
a switch chip
A/V-DSL modem annex A/B with vectoring support intergrated (preferably broadcom, could be an add-on module?).
>2 fxs ports (possibly as add-on modules similar as many voip cards)
A routerOS package with at least basic IP/sip telephony support
IGMP snooping/multiple pvc for iptv stb
RB450 to 850 class cpu or better, fast path would be nice
>128 Mb ram, preferably 512.
Wireless would be nice
Rack-mount option would be nice too...
Recently i paid close to 300€ for my Fritz.
I would be happy to pay something more to mtik if it had a comparable box available.
SFP would be a plus offc, and future-proof too,It should be with an SFP module, so that it would be possible to support FTTH, G.fast, and DOCSIS subscriptions.
Do the different operators really use a standard for their digital telephony offers?
Then it's a question of when there will exist really good OTT TV services.
Oh, and I forgot this one:-Expensive and non-802.11xx based full duplex radio unit for carrier-grade backhaul links
-Cheaper QRT-5 with L3 license for CPE
-8,16,24-ports gigabit PoE switch series (CRS based)
If this was 802.3af/at it would be perfect!all-in-one box for branch offices:
- CRS 24x1G with enough CPU to be able to do routing+firewalling+IPSec at 100+ Mbps
- PoE out on all ports (with a global PoE out budget of at least 80W)
- LACP+RSTP !
- rack mount so no wireless needed