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only snake oil on the list so far. i'd go with anything from soekris for full openbsd, or something from here
These aren't intended to be routers or firewalls that you can put custom firmware on. These are enterprise level products and the software on it will surely be enough. They also only have one or two Ethernet ports. They have WiFi radios and just about nothing else. They are also usually PoE.
If you really must turn your managed AP into a tinker toy, then
is where you want to go :)
Majority of these will perform much better than anything on that list.
Hi, I'm an RF engineer by trade, and you really couldn't be more wrong. I'd gladly take a UBNT AP over *anything* that runs on a Soekris or OpenWRT. I'm not trying to be mean here, but I really can't stand vendor-specific nonsense such as this, especially when both of the products you recommend are distinctly poor performers in the WiFi market and not even remotely considered "enterprise" solutions. I too have my vendor preferences, but I can say with absolute confidence that every single product so far listed on this MD, will outperform either of the two you mentioned.
i can't say from the radio perspective... but most home users or SOHO users have little need for a square mile coverage or such... as a software guy by trade, i rather a good OS and OS support on my products. and nothing beat the ones i listed with openBSD support. I never touch those closed source, lousy linux implementations. when i buy my AP routers, the first thing i do is to search if i will be able to install openWRT on them :)
Yep, you sound exactly like most software devs I have ever worked with. What a shame.
"most home users or SOHO users have little need for a square mile coverage"
I'm not trying to be offensive by saying this, but that sentence alone highlights just how little you know about wireless, much less the different vendors on the market. I am a RF network engineer and have literally dedicated my career to being an expert on this stuff, and no one in the enterprise industry buys APs based soley on "square feet of coverage" - anyone approaching WiFi based on that approach alone will be setting their network up for failure and does not truly understand the nature of RF, much less WiFi - there's much more to it than that.
I can assure you all of the vendors I mentioned in my post are of *significantly* greater hardware quality than your average off-the-shelf SoHo boiler-plate hardware that OpenWRT tends to use, and that' s not even to mention performance, stability, and industry-standards support issues that their software has historically had throughout the years, so yes, everything on this list will in fact beat WRT every time, and that's why no one in the RF/Networking profession uses that software or hardware.
If you want to use *WRT, then go ahead, but don't come in here misleading people with things like "Snake oil" and "WRT is better" on products and concepts that you have zero professional experience with and minimal understanding of; that is the equivalent of me telling people "HTML is bad, use Java instead" - it's a nonsensical Apples to Oranges comparison.
Well, if you absolutely must, then you can install DD-WRT on it. They are doing builds for it: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/07-09-2015-r27506/ubnt_unifi_ac/
But the only advantage would be to make it a little easier to use. You'll be downgrading reliability, performance, and the prized feature of non-disconnecting AP switching with a controller.
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