Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-08-24 Thread Kostas Backas
UniFi is my choice. I have used it with pfsense with great success. Vlan capability gives extra configuration options. Best regards Kostas Sent from my iPhone On 24 Αυγ 2015, at 06:36, Volker Kuhlmann hid...@paradise.net.nz wrote: Does anyone have any recommendations for a/ac models, AP

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-08-23 Thread Adam Thompson
Oh, god, not again... Search the list archives from about a month ago. The consensus was, roughly, that the Ubiquity UniFi products were pretty good but had some quirks. As i recall, everything else discussed was either: -insanely expensive, or -crap (or both), or -only works well for one or

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-08-23 Thread Volker Kuhlmann
Does anyone have any recommendations for a/ac models, AP only, as is only radio, no router/switch stuff? Dumb is good, I use pfsense already and don't need more complexity in closed-source buggy devices. Single-RJ45 perfect, as soon as there are LAN and WAN ports the problems start (like everyone

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-24 Thread Mark Tinka
On 24/Jul/15 08:53, Seth Mos wrote: In a pinch I use the Linksys E2500 or EA2700 dual band wireless access points. Set a static IP, disable the DCHP server and connect the cable to the LAN ports. That's handy for connecting the Xbox in the living room. I mounted it behind the TV using one of

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-24 Thread Dave Warren
On 2015-07-23 21:24, Adam Thompson wrote: On 2015-07-23 10:46 AM, Karl Fife wrote: Your point about having a one-off solution is a great one. Installing a single UniFi AP would be unnecessarily complex. The TP-Link TL-WA801nd is a BGN-only device. Do you (or anyone) have a preferred

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-24 Thread Seth Mos
Karl Fife schreef op 23-7-2015 om 17:46: Your point about having a one-off solution is a great one. Installing a single UniFi AP would be unnecessarily complex. In a pinch I use the Linksys E2500 or EA2700 dual band wireless access points. Set a static IP, disable the DCHP server and connect

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-24 Thread Dave Warren
On 2015-07-24 10:15, Adam Thompson wrote: To clarify, I have an EAP-600, which is a pure access point, not a router at all. It only has one LAN port, grand total. There is *no* universe where it makes sense for an access point to run a DNS server/forwarder/whatever. I have the EAP900H,

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-23 Thread Adam Thompson
On 2015-07-23 10:46 AM, Karl Fife wrote: Your point about having a one-off solution is a great one. Installing a single UniFi AP would be unnecessarily complex. The TP-Link TL-WA801nd is a BGN-only device. Do you (or anyone) have a preferred stand-alone AC access point? Not a

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-23 Thread Karl Fife
Your point about having a one-off solution is a great one. Installing a single UniFi AP would be unnecessarily complex. The TP-Link TL-WA801nd is a BGN-only device. Do you (or anyone) have a preferred stand-alone AC access point? On 7/22/2015 8:10 PM, Adrian Zaugg wrote: TP-Link

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-23 Thread WebDawg
On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Karl Fife karlf...@gmail.com wrote: Your point about having a one-off solution is a great one. Installing a single UniFi AP would be unnecessarily complex. The TP-Link TL-WA801nd is a BGN-only device. Do you (or anyone) have a preferred stand-alone AC access

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-22 Thread Karl Fife
- From: List [mailto:list-boun...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of compdoc Sent: Monday, July 20, 2015 2:00 PM To: 'pfSense Support and Discussion Mailing List' Subject: Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations? A lot of good info in these posts, but no real hardware recommendations... I

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-22 Thread Adrian Zaugg
For a single, cheap AP go for the TP-Link TL-WA801nd. It has no features, the ugliest design on the market, but just works. For managed APs I just can chime in for UBNT UniFi. Regards, Adrian. On 17/07/15 16:45, Chuck Mariotti wrote: We are having a number of issues with Engenius Access

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread Ryan Coleman
Well… this is my area of expertise at work: cheap hardware begets bad experiences. OTC hardware is cheap. Even if you pay a lot for it. Firetide, FluidMesh and Rajant are the best hardware on the market for what you’re describing. And VERY expensive. On Jul 20, 2015, at 12:31 PM, Karl Fife

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread compdoc
A lot of good info in these posts, but no real hardware recommendations... ___ pfSense mailing list https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list Support the project with Gold! https://pfsense.org/gold

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread Jim Thompson
Firetide? LOL I’m good friends with the guy who did the design for Firetide. He was, after all, the director of engineering there prior to the VCs moving the company from Hawaii to California. He’s the one who also contributed the OLSR port freeBSD (which pfSense picked up). Said it was

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread Ryan Coleman
On Jul 20, 2015, at 1:20 PM, Jim Thompson j...@netgate.com wrote: Firetide? LOL I’m good friends with the guy who did the design for Firetide. He was, after all, the director of engineering there prior to the VCs moving the company from Hawaii to California. He’s the one who also

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread Vernon Fort
Mailing List' Subject: Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations? A lot of good info in these posts, but no real hardware recommendations... ___ pfSense mailing list https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list Support the project with Gold! https

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-20 Thread Geoff Nordli
:00 PM To: 'pfSense Support and Discussion Mailing List' Subject: Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations? A lot of good info in these posts, but no real hardware recommendations... I have a site with the Unifi AP AC and it has been solid. The only issue I had is the POE didn't work

[pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Chuck Mariotti
We are having a number of issues with Engenius Access Points... they seems to have the features we need but for some reason, connectivity is not reliable (seems Mac related). As much time as I would like to spend debugging it, it would be cheaper to replace. Does anyone have any

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Paul Galati
Probably get flamed for this but my experience has been positive. Purchase a router that is capable of running Tomato, preferably Toastman or Shibby. I still use a $15 ebay Linksys WRT54GL that is rock solid and with Tomato it includes built in OpenVPN software to connect to pfsense at the

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Jim Spaloss
Ubiquiti Unifi. I switched to them from Engenuis for several clients. Price point is similar to Engenuis and they use a software based controller (you need to have that installed on some PC in the enviromment.) Signal quality is good. On Jul 17, 2015 9:45 AM, Chuck Mariotti cmario...@xunity.com

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Chuck Mariotti
...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of Paul Galati Sent: July-17-15 10:50 AM To: pfSense Support and Discussion Mailing List list@lists.pfsense.org Subject: Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations? Probably get flamed for this but my experience has been positive. Purchase a router that is capable of running

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread David Burgess
On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Chuck Mariotti cmario...@xunity.com wrote: We are having a number of issues with Engenius Access Points... they seems to have the features we need but for some reason, connectivity is not reliable (seems Mac related). As much time as I would like to spend

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Todd Russell
Another vote for Ubiquiti Unifi APs. Just be aware that the Pro models use standard PoE, but the non-Pro use 24v, so you will need to use the included PoE adapter even if you plug it into a PoE switch. As for the controller software, you only need to have it running while doing config, updates, or

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Zandr Milewski
Be aware, though, the UAP-AC is missing some banner UniFi features. No Zero-Handoff No Wireless Backhaul I can't tell if any of the UniFi indoor stuff does the UNII-2e/DFS stuff. The AC's certainly don't. On 7/17/15 08:29, David Burgess wrote: On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Chuck Mariotti

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Kostas Backas
Support and Discussion Mailing List list@lists.pfsense.org Subject: Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations? Probably get flamed for this but my experience has been positive. Purchase a router that is capable of running Tomato, preferably Toastman or Shibby. I still use a $15 ebay

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread compdoc
Does anyone have any recommendations for small office access points? I use a Zyxel WAP3205 v1, which was fairly inexpensive. I use pfSense to provide DHCP and rules for the clients, and have the features in the WAP that are said to be easy to hack disabled. (like WPA Compatible, and WPS) So,

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Karl Fife
We've gone all-in with AC in challenging environments (crowded, congested etc). UniFi AP-AC to be exact. It's awesome. One trick with UniFi AP-AC (vs AP-PRO) is that UniFi AP-AC *needs* 802.3at PoE PSE. It will APPEAR to work with 802.3af PoE PSE, but it will choke under even light load.

Re: [pfSense] Access Point Recommendations?

2015-07-17 Thread Chris Bagnall
On 17 Jul 2015, at 15:50, Jim Spaloss jspal...@gmail.com wrote: Ubiquiti Unifi. +1 would recommend - with caveats. The AC model is… flaky - or at least, it was when I tried it at the end of 2014. Only about 50% of client devices would connect at a time - seemingly random - restart the AP and