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RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?

Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:10 pm

hello, i would like help please
i have an office down at a students Hostel of five floors and it was build in a U shape with about 22 rooms each side per floor
the hostel has over 400+ students
so i have fibre internet which runs upto 25mb/s, i also own a mikrotik hap lite which i configured and created a hotspot but the coverage of wifi is just within the 2 nearby rooms on each side, so im looking for options to have more users able to connect and ways to have wifi coverage in everyroom
i have been researching about the RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN and mANTBox 19s, i would appreciate if someone here could advise me accordingly or suggest better cost effective options
 
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Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?

Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:31 pm

2011 vs 19s ? You cant compare these products... 2011 is a soho router and 19s is a wireless antenna...
Besides that, 19s works at 5Ghz, but 2011 at 2.4 Ghz...
Anyways, my advice is to use 3 mantbox 12s in the center of the U...
That would be the least and the total basic you could do...
 
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Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?

Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 pm

2011 vs 19s ? You cant compare these products... 2011 is a soho router and 19s is a wireless antenna...
Besides that, 19s works at 5Ghz, but 2011 at 2.4 Ghz...
Anyways, my advice is to use 3 mantbox 12s in the center of the U...
That would be the least and the total basic you could do...
thanks for the recommendation, ive checked it out, the 19s which is an antenna but there is also the mANTBox 19s, the website says it comes Powered by
the RB921 which runs RouterOS and has 128mb ram and storage with a high speed 720MHz CPU, and because its a 120 deg with 19dbi, i thought it could cover the whole area
then i considered the RB2011UIAS because its way cheaper, thought it could handle the workload according to its specs which is abit similar to the mantBox besides the wifi gain...thought of connecting the nanostationM5 (ubiquiti) to it and turn them into an AP to boost wifi coverage because i already own them
 
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Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?

Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 pm

If you are looking to costs too I would suggest Metal 52 AC or Omnitik5 (but this is for 5GHz only)
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Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?

Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 pm

If you are looking to costs too I would suggest Metal 52 AC or Omnitik5 (but this is for 5GHz only)
thank you very much, ive checked them out, really good options... but i see they both have 64mb ram, i thought ram determines how many devices can simultaneously be able to connect... is it enough?
then, locally ive found two guys selling the crs125-24g-1s-rm (says discontinued) and the RBMetal2 SHPn at a good price. what do you think of these
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Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Vs mANTBox 19s what to chose?  [SOLVED]

Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:03 pm

There are two distinct tasks that many Mikrotik units can do:
  1. routing ... this is where RAM size actually matters and serving many users with many simultaneous connections requires larger amounts of RAM.
    If the same unit runs also some high-level service, such as hotspot or userman or ...., then larger RAM is even more important. Those units must offer possibility to attach additional storage (USB, SD card, ...) to store volatile data (which would otherwise shorten lifetime of built-in flash storage which practically can not be replaced)
  2. data forwarding (either ethernet or wireless) ... this is where RAM size doesn't really matter ... units mostly operate in store&forward mode, where buffer size (which is not really dynamic) depends on overall throughput and not on number of users causing the throughput

In your case you will probably use one unit as router (and that one should ideally be a router, possibly without wireless) and several access points (APs) which don't have to have very powerful CPU, but should have decent wireless part (e.g. dual band ac units).
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