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Would you give me a few brands and models to look at? I am open to non Cisco brands. I just don't want to have to learn a new CLI IOS to install a mesh wireless system.
I just bought a TP-LINK TP-ER6120 router to run in front of my Untangle firewall.
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Using a generic WiFi Router as an AP save a lot of money.
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Extreme networks and Motorola are good business class solutions that are cheaper then cisco.
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In enterprise grade WiFi, perhaps Aruba is CIsco's largest competitor.
But for even high-end residential- their stuff is overkill (Cisco Aironet and not Linksys).

Engenious is good, IMO, as they're backed by a major semiconductor owner.
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I just added another WAP4410N wireless device to my house. I now have 2 units on opposite ends of my house. One WAP4410N is on channel 6 and one is on channel 11 both with the same SSID and security. The laptop and iPad both connect on either end and I can walk to the other end of my house without dropping a connection. I have not tried VoIP as I do not have a need for it on my wireless. It sure is nice to have strong wireless coverage over my entire house. I don’t know why I did not do this sooner.
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Both units are connected on ethernet back to the same switch.

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I just added another WAP4410N wireless device to my house. I now have 2 units on opposite ends of my house. One WAP4410N is on channel 6 and one is on channel 11 both with the same SSID and security. The laptop and iPad both connect on either end and I can walk to the other end of my house without dropping a connection. I have not tried VoIP as I do not have a need for it on my wireless. It sure is nice to have strong wireless coverage over my entire house. I don’t know why I did not do this sooner.
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Both units are connected on ethernet back to the same switch.
right.. 1+ APs for more coverage. Connect APs to the router via cat5 or MoCA or HomePlug/power line.

Mesh networking is NOT the way to go. Nor is "WDS" a.k.a. range extenders.
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