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  1. Julio Urquidi

    Open Mesh Announces Company’s First 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

    Open Mesh's A42 is a new dual-band AC1200 class PoE-powered access point, replacing the company's previous A40 dual-stream AP. The company claims the A42's quad core processor platform supports twice the number of devices and delivers up to "3X more data throughput than the previous model"...
  2. D

    EdgeRouter Lite 3 with RT-n66u AP - guest network

    tl;dr: How do I achieve guest wifi isolation from my primary network when using the RT-N66U as an access point? ======== I've setup my ERL3 as a router with the RT-N66U as an access point. Clients can connect and browse the internet, etc. On my ERL3, my primary subnet is (yes, I...
  3. thiggins

    2x2 AC Access Point Roundup

    Our roundup of 2x2 802.11ac access points shows top performance doesn't have to cost a lot. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  4. Julio Urquidi

    Toolmaker DeWalt Launches JobSite WiFi Access Point

    DeWalt’s DCT100 Jobsite access point is designed for constructions sites where the local geography is constantly changing. The ruggedized access points can withstand 10’ drops and are encased in IP67 material, protecting the AP from dust and water immersion, while also being able to tolerate...
  5. S

    AP/Router for my standalone router in a small house?

    Quick personal history: I've been burned too many times with wireless products where wireless inexplicably stops working. Between that and being a bit old school, I have a lot of my devices wired with ethernet. Once we started owning smart phones, I broke down and bought a Netgear WNDR3700 for...
  6. rhimbo

    Need help setting up Synology RT 2600ac router in Access Point mode

    Hello all, I just purchased two Synology RT 2600ac WiFi routers. I will use the first one (the main router) to connect to my cable modem. I plan to use the second one in bridge mode (access point mode); call this one the AP router. I would like to create: a single network (a single...
  7. thiggins

    Open Mesh A40 & A60 Access Points Reviewed

    Open Mesh's new access points and free cloud-based management system are an attractive Ubiquiti alternative. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  8. Potestatem - Will

    Stuck between two routers and a choppy NAS.

    Good morning, afternoon, evening or goodnight! My name is Will and I am a new member of the SNB community, (although, a long time-'ish' reader.) I hope I have posted in the correct forum, this thread could quite easily go into many of the different forums. Over the past few months or...
  9. thiggins

    WatchGuard Releases 4x4 MU-MIMO AP

    WatchGuard Technologies has announced the WatchGuard AP420 802.11ac Wave 2 access point. The AP has a dual-band 4x4 radio with MU-MIMO, supporting maximum link rates of 800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz. A third radio supports dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    EnGenius Adds Tri-Band 2x2 Access Point

    EnGenius’ EAP2200 is a indoor 802.11ac access point marketed to small and medium-sized businesses and residences, and is manageable individually or by using Engenius’ ezMaster software for larger installations. Part of the EnGenius EnTurbo line of networking products, the tri-band EAP2200 is...
  11. D

    Wireless routers, Extenders or access points as access points

    I'm looking to setup a wireless network and one router isn't going to cut it. The place is wired up so I don't need to/ intend to rely on mesh technology. My intention is to have a main router connected to 5-6 access points via cat 6 cable that is run through the area (which I believe is the...
  12. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link Adds More Business Class Products To Lifetime Warranty Program

    D-Link has expanded its lifetime warranty program to include the company’s lines of smart managed switches, and unified wireless controllers and controllers. The program previously covered only its enterprise managed Ethernet products. All products in the program are now protected by the...
  13. M

    PoE Access Point advise

    We currently live in 2200 sq ft 3-floory townhome. Even though it is a newer construction (6-7 years old), it is not prewired for ethernet in each room (what a shame btw). We have Asus RT-AC68U strategically located on the 2nd-floor living room. The coverage is OK for the most parts; however...
  14. B

    Need recommendation on router and two access points

    Need Recommendation for primary router and two access points. Current routers are four years old so time to upgrade. I have a large home wired with gigabit network. About 50 devices network with about 25 of those on wireless. I have 150Mbps up and down internet, and backup internet from...
  15. Digitoxin

    ASUS RT-ACRH13 hijacking port 53 (DNS) when in AP mode

    My primary router is an ASUS RT-AC66U running the latest firmware ( The DNS in the WAN settings on this router is configured to use Google's DNS servers (, I have one machine on my network that is configured to use OpenDNS instead of Google for DNS. I have...
  16. Julio Urquidi

    Zyxel Touts “Easy-To-Deploy” APs With Latest Business Class Product

    The NWA1123-AC Pro is a 3x3 802.11ac dual mount PoE access point designed for business class use. It is described as being easy-to-deploy both physically and operationally, providing maximum data rates of 450 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps in 5 GHz. Features include 802.3at Power over...
  17. Julio Urquidi

    Trendnet Releases Mesh Wi-Fi For Businesses

    The two kits, available with Wireless AC and Wireless N APs, take advantage of 802.11k’s intelligent radio resource management, 802.11r’s fast BSS transitioning, and OKC – a method used to pre-authenticate wireless clients with nearby APs, in order to provide "seamless" roaming capability for...
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    Wireless router vs wired router with ap

    My router had stopped working when it did work. The wifi coverage was not all that good. So I plan on putting in an AP. When doing so what is better a router that has wifi with an AP added or a router with out wifi with an APadded. I have a 24 port switch Thanks
  19. Julio Urquidi

    ZyXEL Wall Plate Access Point Now Available

    With its flat compact design, the new ZyXEL WAC5302D-S 802.11ac Wall-Plate Unified AP offers installers a variety of placement options that would work well in hotels and other hospitality businesses. The WAC5302D-S gives Wireless AC link rates up to 1.2 Gbps and has three Gigabit Ethernet...
  20. thiggins

    Ubiquiti AC Pro and AC Lite Access Points Reviewed

    We finally take a look at Ubiquiti's cheap AC access points. Read on SmallNetBuilder