Travis Johnson wrote:
I would place an order for 500 Nanostations (5ghz units) for the $119 price running ROS today. Who do I make the P.O. out to? :)
If you were able to place a P.O for a 2-3 thousand licenses to fit the NS 2/5 mikrotik would likely deal....  Just show them the money.

But, what features do we really want in an NS version of mikrotik ROS?

Travis
Microserv

Matt Ferre wrote:
Because that would:

1. affect sales of routerboard hardware which they have complete
control on, on which they already spent a lot of money for development
and which (obviously) they prefer to sell,

2. could potentialy lead to situation same as with x86 version of MT,
which was supposed to be dropped from development recently only
because 99% of the users use 'emule' free version instead of paying
for the license.

3. the low end market you refer to, which may look like they want to
buy $40 RouterOS, won't do it. They are low end and additional $40 for
software license is not what they will afford, not in any reasonable
quantity anyway. But they would just LOVE point two to happen, which
would then seriously help point 1 to happen.

StarOS was supposed to be ported to LS2 long time ago, there ever were
official announcements about it happening. But then, that never
happened. Wonder why (perhaps because StarOS too has their own
hardware to sell and same reasons as Mikrotik, perhaps only in smaller
amplitude).

Matt


On 7/21/08, Sam Tetherow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  
While you may be right on their focus being RB+ROS.  I don't understand
why they would not want to sell a $40 license on a piece of hardware
giving them a theoretical profit of close to $40.  Hardware has to be
manufactured and shipped and warrantied to some extent.  If they are
already writing the software to go with their hardware, why not pick up
the extra sale on someone elses hardware at next to no addtional cost.

People buying the NS2/5 are doing it from a cost standpoint.  Even with
an additional $40 for a software license it would be 110 for a compact
unit with integrated antenna, dual polarity and a POE.  That is $10 less
than just the crossroads board with no POE, antenna or enclosure.   It
would cost another 50% for a rootenna and POE.

If they worked with Ubiquiti they would have a chance to own the lowend
market and finally have certified gear out there.  The upgrade path
would be perfect for their hardware.  They would sell the AP hardware as
well as higher end CPEs for business and backhauls and  still make
$40/CPE on the cheap end.  And the operator has a 100% end to end ROS
network.  I wonder if they are making $40 on a crossroads after
manufacture and shipping.  I really don't see the downside to this,
especially if the hardware is similar to the crossroads and ubiquiti
really expressed and interest in working with them.

Well, if MT doesn't want the business, I wonder if Lonnie is interested...

    Sam Tetherow
    Sandhills Wireless

Matt Ferre wrote:
    
Looking at the posts on the Mikrotik forum I'd say Mikrotik doesn't
exactly like Ubiquiti. And from business point of view I can clearly
see why.

Who exactly would benefit from porting Mikrotik to NS5? Mikrotik? No,
their Routerboard sales would drop and as we see during last two years
they are more into selling Routerboard + Routeros package than the
software alone. Ubiquiti would be the main beneficiary of that
situation and that's why you're not going to see it happen. Never
ever.




On Sun, 20 Jul 2008, Jeromie Reeves wrote:


      
Oswave says there is no NS2/5 support and will not be. DD-WRT has
support. That is a shame since ros/sos seam not to have plans to
support them. I wonder how much effort/money it would be to get
Ubiquity to solicit a firmware from someone?

          
My understanding (this is "friend of a friend" quality info) is that
MT and Ubiquity DID have discussions about the NS platform.  It is
not something that is going to happen "out of the box", however with
a 16M flash that Travis mentioned, perhaps it is something that
could be done.  I mean, the cost would be just $45 for the nLevel4
license and only about $23 or so (I can't recall the available
pricing) for nLevel3 plus the hardware cost.

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