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johnnyonetime
Apr 2, 2010


So I've read the thread several times and I'm ready to drink the MikroTik Kool-Aid

I've got an organization that cannot afford a wireless solution that utilizes a Wireless LAN Controller. I want to outfit their three story building with about 12 access points that can handle meshing. I understand MikroTik can do all this and more as well as not break the bank.

So what would I need to build out these 12 AP'S? I was looking on r0c-n0c and this is what I've come up with:

- Indoor Router Box
- Routerboard with a MiniPCI slot
- MiniPCI Radio
- PoE Adapter
- Antennas
- RouterOS license

Or is it just easier in the long run to setup Ubiquity Nanostations to provide the same functionality and not have to build out each MikroTik box??

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johnnyonetime
Apr 2, 2010


yarrmatey posted:

I'm going to also recommend the Ubiquiti UniFi. The (free) controller software was 2d based for planning coverage area, so the multi-story layout might be a bit tricky. How necessary is mesh capability, or can you get an ethernet drop to each AP?

We have 3 UniFi APs at our office and have been very happy with them.

After I thought about it, we could get ethernet drops to our AP's relatively easy so I guess the mesh networking is not that important. I just wanted to make sure I made the right call before spending the meager budget on a sub-par wireless system.

Thanks goons!

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