Jump to content



Photo

Good Brand for a AP


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 24 April 2013 - 19:19

Moving into a new townhouse soon and the square footage is quite large. My computer equipment will be in my second bedroom/office and will be farther away from the living area of the house. So, the coverage may not be great. I currently have the asus rt-n66u, which is the best router I have ever had. But I want to add in a secondary one as an AP to supplement coverage. Any recommendations on a brand and model? I don't need many features as it will just be put into bridge mode and act as an AP.


#2 Crisp

Crisp

    To infinity and beyond

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 06-May 10
  • Location: 127.0.0.1

Posted 24 April 2013 - 19:21

Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.

#3 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 24 April 2013 - 19:22

Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.


Yeah...from remixedcat when he/she was here. Any specific model?

#4 xendrome

xendrome

    In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

  • Tech Issues Solved: 13
  • Joined: 05-December 01
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Posted 24 April 2013 - 19:32

Trendnet - TEW-638APB or TEW-653AP

Second one is POE if you want/need that.

#5 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 24 April 2013 - 19:50

Trendnet - TEW-638APB or TEW-653AP

Second one is POE if you want/need that.


The 638 has been discontinued but the 653 looks promising.

EDIT: The v. 2 of the 638 is discontinued. Version 3 is out now.

#6 aniv

aniv

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 08-August 04
  • Location: Texas, USA

Posted 24 April 2013 - 20:23

Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range

#7 fusi0n

fusi0n

    Don't call it a come back

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 08-July 04
  • OS: OSX 10.9\Windows 10\Ubuntu
  • Phone: LG G3

Posted 24 April 2013 - 20:31

AmpedWireless is pretty good!

#8 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 24 April 2013 - 20:51

Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range


This is for a 1800sq ft townhouse and not a warehouse building.

#9 hjf288

hjf288

    Korean Crazy Man!

  • Joined: 19-April 03
  • Location: United Kingdom

Posted 24 April 2013 - 21:20

http://routerboard.c...2011UAS-2HnD-IN

#10 primexx

primexx

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-April 05

Posted 24 April 2013 - 22:32

Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.


just from that one guy. and it's the most ****ing annoying thing ever. I'd *not* buy it just because of the obnoxiousness. Shouting your brand name as loud as you can does not good marketing make.

#11 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 25 April 2013 - 00:42

This is probably the one I am going to get: http://www.amazon.co...=I2EK3BFYT8EYRO

The trendnet tew-638pap

#12 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 25 April 2013 - 20:06

Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range


Just as an update...I spent a good deal of time yesterday looking at AP and this one turns out to get great reviews and is pretty inexpensive.

http://www.amazon.co...=I3EWN5H95E6IGU

#13 primexx

primexx

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-April 05

Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:19

ooo that looks pretty. have you checked out cisco's btw?

#14 OP #Michael

#Michael

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-August 01

Posted 26 April 2013 - 13:55

ooo that looks pretty. have you checked out cisco's btw?


Sarcasm aside...you can turn off the green ring. The cisco series that would be what I am look for is the Aironet 600 which looks good but is twice as expensive.

#15 blade1269

blade1269

    Jesus Saved me! A Christian!

  • Joined: 10-January 04
  • Location: Arizona
  • OS: Window 8.1 iOS Linux Mint

Posted 26 April 2013 - 17:02

I say apple airport extreem just got one .. Easily the best router I've ever owned. And If you want more coverage just buy airport express, so easy to comfigure . With express has USB for printer sharing and for newyork hardive.