There is a whole world outside the North America and Europe that tries to by everything as cheap as possible!I like all nice little devices (emphasis on little), but this brings only one question - why? Are there really that many customers waiting for yet a little cheaper RB? "Oh yeah, under $20, now I'll get one!"
I agree with you.We "inside" like cheap stuff too, I'm big fan myself. And I'm not really complaining. From customer's point of view, the more options the better (well, until there's too many, but MikroTik's product line is not there yet). It was only my first impression of this device, that it might be just too close to existing hAP lite.
Sure, but is that a market suitable for MikroTik?There is a whole world outside the North America and Europe that tries to by everything as cheap as possible!
Well, something has to come up for replacing all the hap lites with their defective low-quality usb power sockets. I have another one (hap lite) where the power socket just came off the board, and this in not at a customer's location. So what does a closer inspection told me - the port is not secured with pins going trough the board but held in place mostly be the traces of the conductors. And this one coming out ripped half of the negative trace, and the entire unconnected trace beside it, right off the board. One of my routers, insertion/removal count on that is for sure less than 20. The microusb ports by design may be rated for 10000 cycles, but in practice I've never seen one with more than 100 that is working. On the other hand I personal have devices with miniusb sockets that are upwards of several thousang cycles and the ports are still functioning perfectly. I would wish if possible that Mikrotik goes to using a good connection - the miniusb if they want to stay on the usb power port wagon, however looking at the external pictures MTK is still sticking with the micro port, and the low-quality socket. As can be seen here https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplication ... id=3187292, the socket lacks the shaped side walls that prevent reverse insertion, and looks like the same bad socket that also lacks complete pass through the board latch pins, those holes are filled with solder only, nothing inside it. If I get any of these I would have to hot glue the usb cable to the case before leaving them with customers.Sure, but is that a market suitable for MikroTik?
yep it is "suitable. in fact its most important (and yet fastest in growth)market for MT.Sure, but is that a market suitable for MikroTik?There is a whole world outside the North America and Europe that tries to by everything as cheap as possible!
I would prefer if MikroTik focus on good products with usable functions (e.g. 5 GHz when Wifi) and use the extra
income from slightly-above-rockbottom prices to develop even better software. When I want the cheapest AP I can
always get a D-Link or TP-Link....
Guessing the price is really not that difficult. Or perhaps Mikrotik set the price to match my guess?This particular distributor has tried to guess the specs and price. We have not yet sent out this info.
Yes. It's preconfigured out of box this way. But you can use it for whatever you want. It uses internal antenna. Also comparing it to some consumer TP-Link is a bit like comparing IMAX cinema grade projector to some crappy school projector for 50$ because "both can display powerpoint presentations right?". Yeah they both can...Hello!
So this MikroTik hAP mini can be used as a normal WIFI router right ? like Tp-LINK. And don't need to buy antennas or something else.