Netgear as a Wireless Solution?
I am going through an evaluation of Wireless solutions at a primary school at the moment. Teachers want tablets and we have more BYOD's coming in. Although the requirements on the wireless are not massive at the moment, this is only going to increase and i figure prepare for the future.
Anyway, have had RM banging on about Meru, have had a Netgear Survey and looking at their kit, and currently have some Meraki AP's and a POE switch just delivered by UPS on an 2 week eval. The demo i received on Meraki was pretty awesome but, have realised, so are the prices.
I am veering toward Netgear due to previous Netgear experience, (been very happy with switches, NAS, etc)
I have a quote for WC7520 bundle with 6x WNDAP360, 8 more WNDAP360's and 2x ProSafe 8 port POE switches, coming in at just over £4k. However, has anyone had any experience with a Netgear set-up similar to this? Would be great to get some insight. Although Wireless is not 'mission critical' as i call it. Heck, i can always get a bag of gigabit USB to ethernet adapters so have workarounds and Netgear have always been excellent at swapping out kit in 24 hours. Also, with the help of LogMeIn, i can always access any issues remotely if need be.
Anyway, answers on a postcard!! Many, many thanks.