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sniper88
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Best alternative to ubiquiti

Thu May 03, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi,
I have an outdoor zone where now I have installed some wireless AP (ubiquiti picostation M2).
The picostation M2 was in end of life. I have to cover another area (outdoor too) with a wireless and I think that the mikrotik coud be a good solution because it has a very good firmware.
I look for an AP with a omnidirectional antenna.
What mikrotik AP is similar at picostation M2 coverage?

Thanks all.
 
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Re: Best alternative to ubiquiti

Thu May 03, 2018 4:09 pm

how about WAP AC.

plus compare to pico...
it is dual band. 2.4 and 5ghz.
it comes in 2 colors black or white
dual chains. i think pico was one.
cap mode. you can setup capsman and control everything from there. that is a BIG PLUS!!!

https://mikrotik.com/product/RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD

about picostation....by coming to end of life doesn't mean it does not work. right?
 
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Re: Best alternative to ubiquiti

Thu May 03, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks freemannnn!
I saw the link.. the AP seems good! It make a lot of things.
I also viewed this Groove https://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/groov ... 140409.pdf
Between the WAP AC and the GROOVE, I red the specifications but they for me are much similar...
What is the best for you? I will put these APs in a external area with 3 or 4 point AP.

<<about picostation....by coming to end of life doesn't mean it does not work. right?>>
Yes, i wrote that the pico are coming in end of life for say that if I have to buy a spare part, I will not find it anymore. Now I have many building cover with many AP pico and they work very wella, and know that the pico are in end of life, I would try an alternative like mikrotik that is more flexible.
 
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Re: Best alternative to ubiquiti

Thu May 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Groove is not AC
 
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Re: Best alternative to ubiquiti

Thu May 03, 2018 9:35 pm

There is a Groove AC model https://mikrotik.com/product/RBGrooveGA-52HPacn

Only downside is it only has one chain and not dual-band (it can do 2.4 and 5 but not at the same time).

But you can use any antenna you want to which is a bonus.

Your choice in the end.

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