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    Possible UniFi convert

    A local school kindly lent me a 3 pack UniFi APs today, took 30 minutes to set up all 3 with free controller software. Getting good remote desktop access even through thick walls and the 3 APs covered a large portion of the school(say 9 classrooms) although a test on one netbook so its early days..but impressive so far considering its £150 for a pack of 3.
    Vs around £200-£300 per access point for other brands plus controller and licensing.

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    Let´s wait for another 3-4 weeks. Then the new Ubiquity Pro access points will be available. Unfortunately I cannot find any data sheet. But it will get 3x3:3 MIMO and simultaneous dual band support...

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    And I thought you were a committed Meru convert.... The Force is clearly growing stronger.

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    These are the Droids I'm looking for....lol

    I have an existing Sonicwall access point that the iPhone can't connect through a thick wall. Yet i was streaming youtube with it on the UniFi at the same location.

    Only thing that dealers of Extricom, Meru and Aruba say about the UniFi is ah but they fall apart after 18 months.

    Well, i think for the price i might take my chances!

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    Tosh, why would they fall apart?

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    Indeed, and funnily enough said from people that want to sell you something 10x the price!

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    So by switching allegiance at the 11th hour you now have enough cash left over for a decent used Mercedes... Or 40 iPads..

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    I feel a Mecerdes is benefical to our student's education

    It will be a bloody shoot out in Easter, we hope to have demo units of Netgear, UniFi and Extricom all going head to head !

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    The trouble with Unifi APs is getting hold of them.

    No-one who accepts a standard school order will sell me any (And I want to buy 12 of them ASAP)

    Si

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    Sorry Si,
    My last two cases (20) went this morning, a container arrives in Spain on Sunday it will be a week before the stock filters through.

    This is why, one of the big outfits Wifinity rolled out 348 of them....
    • Royal Military Academy in London, UK -- Campus wide wireless network covering 1,200 bed spaces, lecture theaters, class rooms, and the on site hospital. A total of 348 access points have been installed throughout the Military Academy; users download an average of 4.8TB per month, 984 peak simultanious users on network, 88,200 user sessions per month.


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    As I said - its finding a supplier who will deal with me at all so I could at least put them on back order

    I got a pack of thres by using my own credit card and claiming the money back but auditors don't really like that sort of thing!

    Si
    PS Its a good job I only want these and a Raspberry PI - imagine my frustration if I wanted an ipad3 as well
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    SimpleSi you can order them from the likes of Insight, but they take about 12 weeks to get hold of them.

    It would mean you could use a normal supplier and jsut have a back order though which may be better on paper for the school.

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    I blame M25man for all the shortages - if he'd kept his mouth shut about them I'd still be buying Buffalo APs, installing WRT-DD and spending half my life configuring each of them separately.

    But for the same money, I can configure a whole school in about 20 mins but its taking half my life to get hold of some more!

    Si

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    The more I read about UniFi the better they look!

    Will be buying after April - hope the supply chain is sorted out by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    The trouble with Unifi APs is getting hold of them.

    No-one who accepts a standard school order will sell me any (And I want to buy 12 of them ASAP)

    Si
    call Wifigear in Poole. +44 (0)800 3 10 20 50

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