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[ale] [OT] Wifi router time again



Well, in that case :)?? ASUS AC1900 (RT-AC68U).? It's a older 3x3 dual 
band that'll push 1.3gbs on the 5GHz band at about 6-8ft (one sits on a 
shelf above my workspace).? I usually see 850+ mbs in a 1400 sq ft 
ranch.? Caveat, I have two, equally spaced out in the house and they are 
run the AIMesh with a wired backhaul.? I had one older unit that didn't 
quite cover the house, then NewEggBusiness had them on sale for $70 back 
in June, so I bought two more (one is still in the box, destined for the 
finished basement ... if it ever gets finished).? They now sell them in 
a pair/kit for $250, or as a single for $143.? If you can wait, look for 
another sale.

On the other hand, I tried out the "ASUS AX6100 (RT-AX92U 2 pack)" kit 
when they first came out, shortly before buying the new RT-AC68U, and 
sent them back after playing with them for 2-3 weeks.? Definitely not 
worth the $400 investment.

On 12/11/19 10:59 AM, Jeff Hubbs via Ale wrote:
> Yeah, wifi is much of the whole point for my use case.
>
> On 12/11/19 9:56 AM, lnxgnome via Ale wrote:
>> I ran a pair of ER-X with fail-over for 3-4 years as my data backbone 
>> (handful of VLANs, everything but storage or NFS).?? One of them 
>> recently died (memory issues), and I'm in process of switching them 
>> up to a pair of ER-12 (wanted a couple of more ports for expansion).? 
>> Both have the switch component, but I don't use it. Neither have 
>> WiFi.? Still, for about $50, the ER-X is hard to beat.
>>
>> On 12/9/19 5:13 PM, Jeff Hubbs via Ale wrote:
>>> Switching at hardware speed is important to me because this device 
>>> is what connects any and all wifi devices to the file server and 
>>> throughput between laptops and file server is a thing at my house. :)
>>>
>>> On 12/9/19 4:00 PM, Derek Atkins via Ale wrote:
>>>> I've got an Edgerouter Pro 8 as my main gateway.? My main beef with 
>>>> it is
>>>> that it has no "switch' chip hardware so you can't bridge multiple 
>>>> ports
>>>> (or if you do it wont switch at hardware speed).
>>>>
>>>> I've also got and ER-X which does have a switch chip, but it's not
>>>> rack-mount.
>>>>
>>>> Also, I just installed and deployed 3 Unifi AC-AP-Nano access points.
>>>>
>>>> The Unifi Controller makes deploying the APs pretty easy. The hardest
>>>> part was coming up with my networking plan.? Pushing it out was as 
>>>> simple
>>>> as pushing a button on the webapp.
>>>>
>>>> -derek
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, December 9, 2019 3:46 pm, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>>>>> Unifi AP-AC-LITE or PRO models work well.
>>>>>
>>>>> Haven't tried out the EdgeRouters from them yet.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2019-12-09 07:06, Ken Cochran via Ale wrote:
>>>>>> What about Ubiquiti?
>>>>>> Good overall models?
>>>>>> Especially good?
>>>>>> Any to avoid?
>>>>>> Looking for a router and a WAP for small commercial office.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks, -k
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> To: Jeff Hubbs <jhubbslist at att.net>, Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>>>>>>> <ale at ale.org>,
>>>>>>> ???????? Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [ale] [OT] Wifi router time again
>>>>>>> From: Jim Kinney via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>>>>>>> Reply-To: Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com>,
>>>>>>> ???????? Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I can't recall model nums, but linksys has several routers they
>>>>>>> advertise as "Linux ready". They're all in the $200 range and
>>>>>>> all have very good specs.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On December 7, 2019 10:31:48 PM EST, Jeff Hubbs via Ale 
>>>>>>> <ale at ale.org>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I've had a Buffalo DD-WRT-based wifi router since 2015. It sits 
>>>>>>>> behind
>>>>>>>> the supplied AT&T UVerse router and handles wifi for the portable
>>>>>>>> devices in the house as well as the uplink for the house switch 
>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>> supports all the wired systems. I saw tonight that Office Depot is
>>>>>>>> offering 20% off routers with the return of an old router so I 
>>>>>>>> thought
>>>>>>>> that it might be time. OD has a pretty good selection of 
>>>>>>>> Netgear's and
>>>>>>>> Linksys' offerings.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Are there any models in particular you suggest or suggest 
>>>>>>>> avoiding? I
>>>>>>>> won't use the USB-based file-serving ability as I've got a file 
>>>>>>>> server
>>>>>>>> for that. As a point of reference, the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 at 
>>>>>>>> $200
>>>>>>>> pre-discount is as much as I care to spend.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>> - Jeff
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