Cambium is not the holy grail. We remove epmp 1000 due to its bad behavior with interference. Performed better than nv2 but gave us big trouble with disconnects in dense deployments. In this situations nv2 is more stable than epmp. There are better solutions out there. We are already burnt with their pmp320 System so we are no big fan ...Mikrotik outdoor wireless is not more usable Cambium N support for mikrotik elevate 'll be available for Q1/2018 and the AC support for Q2/Q3 2018
The nightmare is close to end
We believed in mikrotik for log time but we can't wait more features like GPS sync, mu-mimo, ecc helps to stay on the market
I posted on this two years ago.. After much experimenting I found a few things that can help mitigate issues.
1. Do not let anyone connect with less than mid 60'S signal strength but it is not just signal strength the CCQ of each connection is vital do not have a connection below 75% CCQ. NV2 will only provide the speed of its worst connection.
2. TDMA period .....while longer periods mean more data can be sent............. it also means a longer time till the AP gets back to each client. Longer times means less data........... it is a trade off.......... if you use 4ms and you have 15 clients that is 60ms plus your guard time......... so in any given second you only get half the receive or transmit time of say a 2ms period. More Clients, larger Period, = less speed.
3. Number of clients DO NOT GO OVER 16 CLIENTS EVER. The performance drop of NV2 after 16 connections is fast and furious. Go over 16 and by 20 you will see a 90% reduction in speed. 12 clients is even better.
By keeping to this formula I can deliver 25Mbps to each client 95% of the time.
We all use Mikrotik because it is cheap and most of the competition is either way more money for little improvement or it is UBNT and UBNT ptmp sucks hard. In addition the other features of mikrotik give us options that we would not otherwise have. Low density AP's is the price we pay for price and features.