[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question
dave at brockmans.com
Mon Aug 19 15:29:36 UTC 2013
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On 8/19/2013 10:38 AM, David White wrote:
> I have to say, as much as I don't like to say it, I'm leaning right
> now towards the Ubiquiti APs over anything else right now. If
> EnGenius indeed uses the exact same hardware, then I really don't
> understand why I should pay around $80 more for something that
> doesn't have a central controller (even though said controller is
> software based and runs on Java - excuse me while I throw up).
need to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
That is the unit that compares with the EAP600. Dual-Band. Engenius
is cheaper per unit in most cases.
> As David Ingram pointed out, once its configured properly, you
> don't need the controller. It's nice to have around though, for
> monitoring purposes. I just hate the fact that it runs on Java and
> that you have to blow some holes in your Windows-based firewall to
> make it work properly (at least, that's what I had to do in order
> to get the controller software to be able to talk to the APs).
It also depends on your feature set whether and/or how long the APs
can run without the controller. Using a captive portal? Guess where
that resides.... Don't get me wrong, I like the UniFi stuff, but you
need to be aware of its limitations.
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