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    Default WiFi access point with z4

    Whatís a good WiFi access point to go with the Untangle Z4 or Z4w?

    Iíd like it to be WiFi 6 but at least WiFi 5/ac. And itíd be nice to have dual band and the ability to give you traffic info like how much each device download and upload on day week month total and everything combined since Untangle doesnít seem to show this in the way I need.

    It really blows my mind Untangle is still using 6plus year old WiFi tech in WiFi N. Thatís so outdated.

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    Unifi all the things...

    And stop expecting integrated wireless to be anything other than terrible, because it universally is so.
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    [QUOTE=buggs1a;246776]Whatís a good WiFi access point to go with the Untangle Z4 or Z4w?

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    I have u25w. WiFi is only there for a backup. It is disabled currently.

    I agree re UniFi. Works very well. Started with one AP and Cloud Controller software running on my Mac.

    I added the Cloud key appliance to run the controller software 24/7 and another AP.

    The Cloud Key spits out a Web page to manage it all. Firmware gets updated every couple of months. Firmware in the APs is updated with a rolling update.

    APs use Power over Ethernet.

    I have no financial interest in Ubiquiti.

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    Why does untangle sell hardware with onboard wireless, since all of the advice here is "don't use it"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperman View Post
    Why does untangle sell hardware with onboard wireless, since all of the advice here is "don't use it"?
    I've been asking myself that question for years at this point...
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    I looked at unifi and am confused on what to get. The pop can looking one seems fine possibly.

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    If you want entry level? UAP-AC-LITE, it's an older but good WAP and very inexpensive.

    Also, beware you need a controller. That's either a java app running on something on the LAN or, a micro PC that runs it for you... such as the Cloud Key UC‑CK

    UAP-Flex-HD is a younger WAP I haven't looked at much yet, but given the price it looks posed to be the replacement for the AC-Lite.

    The mainstream WAP I recommend for businesses is the UniFi nanoHD, it's great in a home too... just a bit pricey.
    Last edited by sky-knight; 10-22-2020 at 01:34 PM.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    UAP-AC-LITEs and Cloud Key UC‑CK are what I have.

    The UAP-AC-LITE comes with a Power Over Ethernet device to power the unit. UniFi has switches that have POE built in.

    Only problem I have had was with a firmware update on the Cloud Key. Ended up logging into the CLI of the Cloud Key and installed the latest. Instructions were on their web site.

    Good stuff.


    Dennis

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    Just need something simple and control set up with app and browser ui

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    I'm very happy with TP-LINK EAP 225 and 245 access points. Easy to configure, cheap, webui ....

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