Wireless Networks Thread, Wireless Network Vendor Report in Technical; We have four NetGear WN802T access points in our primary school, and they've been one of the the most unreliable ...
27th June 2011, 08:28 PM #16
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We have four NetGear WN802T access points in our primary school, and they've been one of the the most unreliable pieces of kit I have ever used. Two have been replaced (within two years) because they bricked themselves. All four regularly drop connections or crash completely until they are power cycled; one is so bad that I have it on a timeswitch to cycle every morning. They'd probably be great for a home user with one or two devices but with any more than that, they quickly become overwhelmed - staff meeting this evening with 8 laptops was enough to crash one unit 3 times. We've checked they're all running the latest firmware and have suffered the same problems with laptops and desktops made by HP and Dell (both of both). Avoid!
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27th June 2011, 08:56 PM #17
Righty, I got a few suppliers done, dusted and written up. Quite a few pulled out and some refused since I made it clear the report would go to all vendors involved...they saw it as giving away trade secrets I suppose. I will publish it soon.
27th June 2011, 09:10 PM #18
Yes got four at different schools. Found the older ones to be fine but found the newer white onces to be problematic. Using one school with an older one with 20+ netbooks reasonably well, but using the newer ones has proved very unstable. Would not use one again.
15th July 2011, 01:34 PM #19
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Are these tests still running. I would like to see some results of Bluesocket?
15th August 2011, 04:38 AM #20
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Been using the Colubris (now HP) gear for quite a few years now and its proved very solid.
Got it integrated into our Cisco network and tied to AD via RADIUS (IAS)
Currently have 5 SSIDs to split college owned domain joined from college owned non-domain, privately owned laptops, smartphones (staff and students) plus guests.
All works nicely.
"Reality is nothing but a shared perception"
22nd November 2011, 05:58 AM #21
Any more updates? Keen to see your report @nephilim , partial or otherwise. Especially cost/performance for CISCO compared to others.
22nd November 2011, 08:23 AM #22
This was all on my work laptop which since being unemployed I have no access too. If I very a job in a school its being done again.
23rd November 2011, 05:50 AM #23
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