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    Access Point Recommendations?

    Hi all,

    I've got a budget of around 200 to get six access points - could anybody reccommend me some good ones? They need to be PoE, have as good speed as possible for the budget, ceiling-mountable (must) and not too hard to setup (newbie to setting up a wireless network that isn't at home, haha.)

    Cheers m'dears.
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    To be honest i can't think of anything at 200 apart from using cheap consumer AP's.

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    You'd be pushed to find 6 access points for home for 200 let alone for work. I know this doesnt really help but for a decent wireless point(s) you should ask for a realistic budget.

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    Last high speed AP I purchased was 350 each...

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    Fraid you won't get anything that suits all that for that money, even the Unifi kit isn't anywhere near that price. Stick another 0 on it and you will be talking options.

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    Ebay + Netgear WG102 will do it, that's about the only option in that price point.

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    Unifi Pro will get you 1 AP, Unifi standard will get you 3 standard AP, but you will have to use the supplied poe injector as they aren't standard POE. controller is free, software based, doesn't have to run all the time and is pretty easy to set up.

    Ubiquiti UniFi UAP 802.11n MIMO Access Point - 3 Pack

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    Agreed - look at unifi - could do all six managed good access points for 350-400.

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    Indeed 'tis a low budget, I've never looked into this stuff before so I never questioned it when they said. I'll see if it can be bumped up the UniFi equipment looks good, what's it like hardware wise? Any known issues/anyone used them before?

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    Controller is a bit fiddly to set up/bit sensitive to server config/bit too willing to go belly up is my main complaint. I have no complaints about the hardware.

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    I've changed the thread title to make it relevant. Please ensure that if you post a new thread the title reflects the problem/question being asked as it makes it easier for others to locate in the future.

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    Cheers Dos_Box, sorry about that.
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    So I've just seen this - would it be any good or am I being a bit too naiive? Haha

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    Noooooooooooooooooooo...

    We got *given* 3 of these by a local company. From the get-go they wouldn't support more than a couple of clients without crashing. Then they stopped allowing connections unless the connection was totally unsecured and then we threw them away.

    Le Edit, They were brand new.
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    Alrighty. Time to work the magic and give them the "If you want it done properly you need a proper budget" card.. not in those exact words of course

    Would entry-level Cisco APs be any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    Alrighty. Time to work the magic and give them the "If you want it done properly you need a proper budget" card.. not in those exact words of course

    Would entry-level Cisco APs be any good?

    I don't know the cisco units well, but a wet piece of string is better than a tp link.

    I'd run with the 'if you want it done, do it properly' approach!

    I'd still look at the unifi because the cost to expand is so low. We literally sly another one past the purse strings every couple of months in the middle of another order!

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