Michael Lazin via plug on 10 Sep 2019 13:34:12 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] dd-wrt wrt54gl pdq

If you are near university city I have a tp-link 802.11ac router which can be flashed with openwrt sitting in my closet.  I could part with it for real cheap if you are in the area.  It's extra.  I don't remember the model number.   I'm at work now and it is at home.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 4:29 PM brent timothy saner via plug <plug@lists.phillylinux.org> wrote:
On 9/10/19 12:17 PM, Keith C. Perry via plug wrote:
> I would highly second, third, forth and fifth Uniquity Unifi.  I moved
> by to them about 3 year ago and there is not way I could go back to the
> Buffalo DD-WRT units (I use them for VPN routers and they work great for
> that).  Ubiquity is linux based and somewhat hackable but I've never had
> the need to manipulate it that way.

sixth'd. i stan Ubiquiti Unifi WAPs *so hard*. instant enterprise 802.11
at consumer/hobbyist pricepoint. make sure you have a box or VM to run
the controller software, as that's where they *really* shine. but the
radios in them are fantastic; great coverage.

> To fill in gaps, I would recommend the Unifi AC-Mesh (UAP-AC-M-US)
> product.  It was designed for this purpose as well as building
> out coverage in asymmetric or non-continguious ways (e.g. along a path
> or targeted areas like individual rooms).  They're not expensive (less
> that $100)
> https://unifi-mesh.ui.com/#home
personally, after trying to deploy a city-wide mesh, i'm done with
ad-hoc. half-duplex/simplex sucks. if you don't mind running the
cabling, i'd recommend throwing an ethernet backbone behind each WAP
right to a switch and running the mesh on that. but if you'd rather not,
ubiquiti does have some nice meshing ad-hoc (though that's like saying
"yeah, if i were to be shot, i'd rather be shot in the foot" ;).

their firmware's pretty well designed. just don't expect normal speeds
if you want to use 802.11ac with your client devices and an entirely
wireless backbone.

> I'm not sure how well they work with other existing systems but I put
> one into a previous Unifi deployment and it took a low / no converage
> area to 30% - 50% of the internet bandwidth.

should be just fine; i haven't placed with Unifi meshing but IIRC it
just uses the standard 802.11s ad-hoc mode for the wireless links.

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