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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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Default High Powered Router + AP (Engenius vs Ubiquiti)

I am looking to set up a free hotspot inside a building with an open plan but has an L shaped corridor with 5 more offices in an open plan.

Hotspot (Captive Portal) requirements:
1. Open
2. Splash page with logos and EULA
3. Bandwidth management

Network requirements:
1. Support multiple wireless devices (phones, tablets, laptops)
2. 50 to 75 concurrent connections

First question about the router is do I need to pair the AP with the Router in order to get the best results? Engenius (it may be marketing spin) advertises 4X more range if you use their stuff.

I see lots of people like the Asus RT-N66U. Should I just go with that?

Finally Engenius vs Ubiquiti AP? The one con for me with Ubi is the non-standard PoE. I need a quick solution that leads to a more permanent solution and running a POE switch to the Engenius sounds more elegant. But ppl sure seem to love the Ubi APs
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Your decision might be an easy one. According to the SNB review, the Ubiquiti doesn't support captive portal.
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I went ahead and ordered 2 UniFi APs and will use the UniFi Controller to manage the hotspots.

I will run cable from a central office to each AP. Job done, right? Or am I missing something?
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