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#1 hobblyhoy

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 23:12

Hi All!

 

So I'm looking to find an access point that supports a PROPER guest network (or multiple SSIDs that allow you to designate to its own VLAN so I can just make my own). That is really all the functionality I need out of this thing so I'm also looking for the cheapest device that supports this and isn't a nightmare to navigate.

 

I went bold and capslocked on "proper" because I just finished setting up a ZyXEL WAP3205 which touts that it supports a "guest network". As it turns out it CONNECTS YOU TO THE SAME FREAKIN NETWORK! There’s just some other very minor restrictions that can applied to the guest network. Definitely no support for separating the traffic though which I why I bought the stupid thing.

 

Anyone have one they like that wont break the bank? (Hoping to stay around $60-$100)




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Posted 25 March 2014 - 23:25

I just ordered three Linksys LAPN300 to cover my house...supports multiple SSIDs and VLANs, and look cool too. PoE powered also, which is a nice feature. I intend to have the same SSID on all three, leave channel on auto, and I'm assured this will give me full roaming ability.

 

Best of all, found a supplier on Amazon selling them for £22 each, they're over £100 each elsewhere.

 

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B00INRMVLS

 

There's also a dual band version too, the LAPN600.

 

 

Ubiquiti also make some great APs in their UniFi range, not cheap though.

 

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 00:12

DD-WRT

#4 xendrome

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 00:17

http://www.trendnet....d=150_TEW-653AP

 

http://amzn.com/B0035PS55O



#5 trek

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:28

I have 3 of these in my house

 

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#appro

 

VLANs and guest wifi profiles are supported.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:35

It would be guest in terms of it would only maybe allow essential services out to the web perhaps. i.e http(s)/dns etc. But I see what your saying. 



#7 sc302

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:57

Ubnt, as trek posted, supports guest access. I am on my second 3 pack and will be getting my third soon to deploy across my campus.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 13:23

I have 3 of these in my house

 

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#appro

 

VLANs and guest wifi profiles are supported.

 

+1 for these.  I have used these in the past and have been very impressed with them



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 15:35

Yeah I would check with sc302 experience with the ubnt APs - He had reached out to me and I had suggested them, and he seems to be very happy with them.. Seems he is deploying more of them ;)

 

I would love to deploy them in the house - but can just not come to pull the trigger since my current devices wrt54g and tp-link 3600 running tomato and dd-wrt provide more than enough coverage and features for my little house.  And at work we are full cisco - which is just cost prohibitive for home setups.  Even though it would rock ;)



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 15:38

Oh man, I really like the Ubiquiti products but they’re outside our price range. I think we’ll go with one of these:

 

 

Thanks everyone!



#11 sc302

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 21:35

Ubnt aps are 69.00 on Amazon, the long range are 89 on Amazon. The pros are about 200 each.

Don't know why you think they are expensive or out of you price range.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 23:48

I guess it's a good thing we didn't suggest Cisco WLC and LWAPPs then ;) $$$$

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 23:56

Ubnt aps are 69.00 on Amazon, the long range are 89 on Amazon. The pros are about 200 each.

Don't know why you think they are expensive or out of you price range.

 

Erm because he knows how much money he has, and how much he wants to spend, and you don't?



#14 sc302

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 00:02

Right, he is looking to purchase something that is 90 vs getting something that is 70. Unifi ap is 70, the trendnet item he quoted is 90.

Sounds to me that the unifi ap is in his price range.

#15 duddit2

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:20

I'd gp with ubnt ap's, very nice and fully scalable should you need more coverage, just add another and it sets itself up!