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I need help for a WLAN environment setup.

Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm

Hi,
I am looking for WLAn AP for my house but iam not sure how many APs I will need and which device(s ) I should buy because there are a lot of different devices on the market (e.g. hAP AC lite, cAP ac, wAP AC)
  • 3 floors
  • basement
  • garden
  • support of 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • handover support
  • CAPsMan support
  • CAT 6 cabling (mainly in the wall, only cat3 cabling on the ceiling)
  • RB3011 Rack mounted in basement
Can someone help with recommendation?
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Re: I need help for a WLAN environment setup.

Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:34 pm

It all depends on the construction and your needs. It is very different to plan for a bamboo hut from a reinforced concrete bunker. For home use I'd assume quite few devices and light use.

Without any further information I'd start with an AP in each floor. You could get by with less, but the connection will be poor. I avoid any devices with "lite" in their name. The cAP AC looks decent, is moderately priced and has dual chain radio also for 5GHz. wAP AC would be another option, it has a third radio chain for 5GHz. For the garden you'll want a wAP AC anyways.

All the APs support handover (as it really requires no support) and CAPsMAN.
 
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Re: I need help for a WLAN environment setup.

Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi Petri,
thanks for your reply. I am not sure if the performance of the "ligh"-version is high enough for my WLAN-Client setup. I have some AVM repeaters and a Fritzbox running in my house and the performance is very bad and some clients lose connection sporadically. Therefore I think it is better to install more powerful APs.

I have read a lot in the last days and I noticed that cAP AC and wAP AC have speed issues which have not been fixed until now. So I think I have to wait some time until the issues are solved. Seems to be an SW issue but maybe someone knows more about it!

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Re: I need help for a WLAN environment setup.

Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 am

That's what I meant. I don't buy the "lite" versions. The price difference is small and the lites are handicapped in hardware.
 
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Re: I need help for a WLAN environment setup.

Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:57 am

Hi,
misunderstanding from my side :-)

But what about the performance issues with cAP AP and wAP AC. Is it still present? Or is it negligible? I'd like to ask some people about their experiences with the APs.

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