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Old 04-16-2012, 03:56 PM
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Default Best AP with N, 802.1q, POE, and Multi-SSID

Looking for an AP with the qualifications in the title; N (2.4Ghz needed, 5Ghz is a bonus), 802.1q ability, powered by POE, and multiple SSID. Range is somewhat important because I hope to be able to see the signal outside my house on the deck.

I'm not looking for a router as I already have a router and switch combo that I like. Just looking for a dedicated AP. Price should be under $200 preferably.

I was looking at the D-link DAP-2360, but it is only on firmware version 1.0 which scared me a bit. Has anyone used it?
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Considered Engenius? See their website and Newegg.com.
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Might also look at the new Cisco WAP121 and WAP321.
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I like the Cisco products. The 321 looks like the ticket. Think I will wait a few weeks to see if anyone reviews them since they look pretty new.
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Working on a review that will post later today or tomorrow. Looks pretty decent. Note that the WAP321 does not come with a 12v power wart since it is tageted at PoE users.
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This looks like it could be exactly what I was looking for as well. I don't have a need for the portal feature, and 4 SSID's are plenty for me, so I'm very interested in the cheaper WAP121. Were you able to review one of these as well? If so, did it have the same performance as the WAP321 in the 2.4GHz band?
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Have not tested the WAP121. It uses a different Broadcom SoC and two vs. three antennas. So performance will be different. Can't say better or worse until tested.
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The Engenius ECB350 is a great 11n AP with 800mW of power,multi SSID, gigabit ethernet and PoE support.

http://www.keenansystems.com/store/c...roducts_id=348

One of these will cover just about any house and several hundred feet outside also.
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Hi does the Cisco WAP321 do simultaneous dual band?
and do any Cisco business AP like Aironet?
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Hi does the Cisco WAP321 do simultaneous dual band?
and do any Cisco business AP like Aironet?
Look at the name of the product.

Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point with PoE.

Yes to the second question. Research on Cisco's website.
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