[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question
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).
> 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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