[Cialug] Wireless access points with multi-ssid and vlan capabilities.
dchamp1337 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 17:49:07 CDT 2011
That Buffalo router is pricey. I have been using the Asus RT-N12 (about $40,
sometime on sale for less) with dd-wrt that has been very stable for me at
home - and have recommended it to friends who have also been happy with
If you're just doing one for home or something, this is a good option if you
don't need the USB storage option like the buffalo Andrew mentioned. I
dd-wrt on a cheap router because they're so flexible - you can use them for
a router, AP, wireless bridge, repeater...
The Engenius AP's are really nice.
Tom Pohl has been telling me about the Ubiquiti AP's - those look like an
attractive option if you're going to deploy managed AP's around a campus.
I've deployed the Cisco Aeronet equipment before (the older generation,
haven't used the latest yet) - it's nice when it works, but it's quirky to
set up, and it's one of those products that Cisco acquired, so things are
"cisco ish" but not quite normal Cisco syntax.
We also have set up campus AP's with Proxim equipment, which seem to be
On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Andrew Denner <linux-list at upeke.com> wrote:
> I have had luck with the Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H it is running DD-WRT
> software and can do A, B, G, and N (2.4ghz as well as 5ghz)
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Nathan C. Smith <nathan.smith at ipmvs.com>
> > I’ve use a lot of engenius Wireless equipment and it has been very solid.
> > This one (and there may be others) seems to support multiple SSID. I
> > know about vlan mapping capability but I assume that would be a necessity
> > for multi SSIDs. Inexpensive. I have Engenius equipment that has been
> > service (In my attic) for several years. Does not burn out like the
> > stuff has.
> > I know the Adtran Access point (netvanta 150) (A, B & G – no n) can
> > do multiple SSID with VLAN mapping but may require a controller. Adtran
> > stuff is typically built like a tank but I do not have personal
> > with these.
> > -Nate
> > From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On
> > Of bofh at visi.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 2:58 PM
> > To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
> > Subject: [Cialug] Wireless access points with multi-ssid and vlan
> > capabilities.
> > I'm needing a WAP with multi-SSID and vlan mapping support (.11n support
> > nice, but not required) for a project I'm working on. Currently, the
> > runner is the HP V-M200. The Cisco WAP4410N was in the race, until I
> > about its major stability problems in Cisco's support forums.
> > What I was wondering is if anyone might have any recommendations or
> > on access points in this networking niche.
> > TIA.
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