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802.11ax from Ubiquity - Mikrotik, are you sleeping?

Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:05 am

Mikrotik, please!!! Can we get some info, whether there will be any usable 802.11ax HW soon? I have network with thousands MK devices and dont want to change the vendor, but even stupid TP Link
now supports latest wifi hardware.
Fast every newsletter is about LTE products (who really in small WISP business cares about this?), big switches (which are often unusable because of critical bugs) and many other kind of HW, that probably nobody needs.

When I simply look at UBNT products, it is miles ahead. One of best examples is Air Fiber. At a fraction cost of radio relay PtP HW I get rock solid and working device.
Also wifi routers.... no external antenas (except ac3)...
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Re: 802.11ax from Ubiquity - Mikrotik, are you sleeping?

Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:52 pm

Don´t wait for Mikrotik.......
I think Mikrotik Wifi 5 is still beta.
So much missing Features....
So much behind de competitor there is no rescue for Mikrotik Wireless
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Re: 802.11ax from Ubiquity - Mikrotik, are you sleeping?

Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:21 am

Beware, Ubiquiti´s Unifi 6 Lite and Unifi 6 Long Range access point support 802.11ax with 5 GHz, only. With 2.4 GHz it is only 802.11n because Ubiquiti uses an older chipset for this part.

MikroTik doesn´t sell 802.11ax access points nowadays, but according to the current beta wireless package MikroTik is testing with 802.11ax drivers for different chipsets:

In Q3/Q4 2021 a lot of 802.11ax based triple radio (2.4, 5 and 6 GHz) Wi-Fi 6E access points will be availabe from the big vendors. Till then I will buy no new 802.11ax dual radio access points. Let´s see how pricing will be with those new devices. If it´s too high, I´ll buy inexpensive 802.11ax access points. If MikroTik 802.11ax based dual radio access points aren´t available, I will buy them from TP-Link, Grandstream, or anyone else.

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