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TP-Link EAP225v3 AC1350 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  3. Internet Man

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    Small (but important?) correction: the Features table on page 1 lists "No" next to MU-MIMO.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Thanks for the catch. Fixed.
     
  5. umarmung

    umarmung Regular Contributor

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    Hardware design looks better, though still electrolytics.

    Bandsteering but no auto-channel management? And strange still no DFS.

    Do these APs support tagged management VLAN? If so, that's a convenient advantage over Ubiquiti Unifi APs, who only support untagged.
     
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  6. herbshut

    herbshut New Around Here

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    I believe in the cons summary it states there are no bandwidth controls for clients, if you install the omada software (im assume it uses the same as EAP245 which i am using) on a pc then you have the option to do this for clients and each access point.
    https://www.tp-link.com/ae/faq-914.html I can confirm it works as expected.
     
  7. ulaganath

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    when will the omada cloud controller be released. Its a needed feature to remotely monitor and see the usage and clients connected.

    Is there any upper limit on this AP say 100 /200 etc?
     
  8. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I verified with TP-Link that DFS is not supported.
     
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    SpeedyMe New Around Here

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    The review states that you installed 2.2 FW. Latest I see is 2.1 dated 2018-04-12. Am I missing something?
     
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    "Do these APs support tagged management VLAN? If so, that's a convenient advantage over Ubiquiti Unifi APs, who only support untagged."

    Yes. Tagged mgmt VLAN, set to anything 1-4094
     
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    With the 5.8 branch of the Unifi controller (just came out with a stable release candidate) and the latest firmware, Unifi APs finally support a management VLAN.
     
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  14. steve_togo

    steve_togo Occasional Visitor

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    I have this ap, and I see a lot of tx errors on the 5g band but the 2g seems fine. Has anyone else noticed this issue? Also are those errors represented in bytes or packets?

    I have installed acrylic WiFi and choose the best channel in my area. I do have other channels broadcasting in that range but not that strong.

    Any help is appreciated.


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  15. venture996

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    I have 2 of those at home and I just checked my stats; I'm seeing the same thing as you. Not sure what to adjust.

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  16. venture996

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    I just rebooted one of my access points, which cleared the stats. With no device connected to 5gHz I show similar errors on the 5gHz service. Makes me think this might be a meaningless stat.

     
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  17. username0475

    username0475 Regular Contributor

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    I have had the indoor & ourdoor version of these AP's for 4 months now - was working great via the OMADA Controller utility.
    Then I switched routers from a flashed TMO 68U to an Asus RT-86U & now I can't get the controller nor the separate discovery utility to find & adopt these AP's.

    Can only configure them via the web UI directly into their IP addresses.
    Any ideas?
     
  18. steve_togo

    steve_togo Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for confirming, I have reached out to TP-Link and they say they are not able to reproduce it in their labs. I think the device does have an issue, should have gone with the unifi line.




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  19. pbc

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    How are folks finding these new AP's roam when using multiples? Was looking to have one on my main floor, one on my upper floor, and one outside in a cabana.
     
  20. DaDaniel

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    This one should be listed in Cons for all tested devices in my opinion. This is a no-go in crowded areas.
     
  21. sgpdude

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    I remember reading somewhere that the Unifi ceiling mounted APs have an antenna design so that it can only be used by devices below the AP, and not devices above - on the floor above the AP. Is this similar? I'm trying to determine if I should mount this AP on the ceiling of the 2nd floor in my house and have it cover both 1st and 2nd floors or would it be more optimal to mount it on the ceiling of the first floor?
     
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