[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 15:47:35 UTC 2013


Ah, that makes a whole lot more sense. Thanks for the clarification.

Running multiple EnGenius APs for complete coverage in a network shouldn't
be too much of a problem, so this does look like a good way to go.


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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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
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> 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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