[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question

Dave Brockman 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).
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/EnGenius-Technologies-High-powered-Distribution-EAP600/dp/B009V17BYC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376922349&sr=8-2&keywords=engenius+N600
>
>  
> http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-UniFi-Enterprise-System/dp/B004XXMUCQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376922715&sr=8-1&keywords=ubiquiti+unifi

You
> 
need to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.

http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-UAP-PRO-Enterprise-System/dp/B0089QB1SC/ref=pd_cp_pc_3

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.

Regards,

dtb



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