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Cisco RV260P and 2 WAP581 APs

Discussion in 'Routers' started by coxhaus, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

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    Anybody running a Cisco RV260P router? It seems like an easy way to setup a small home multiple wireless system. If I did not like layer 3 switches so much I would try it. Use 1 Cisco RV260P and a couple of Cisco WAP581 wireless APs. The RV260P has POE+ power to run the wireless APs built-in. Just plug and go. The RV260P is limited and can't do a complete gig which I wish Cisco would fix it next go around but it is almost there. I bet you could buy this for less than a grand and have a real stable platform that just runs like an appliance in the background. It would be easy to add more wireless APs. Just plug the new AP in and join the single point setup and you are done.
     
  2. ddaenen1

    ddaenen1 Senior Member

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    I have one question to this: why would you still invest in a router that cannot handle 1Gbps as clearly all ISP's are moving into that direction and at least and wired connections, you would want to be able max out your ISP rated speed on your LAN, or not?
     
  3. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

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    Yes I think it was a mistake not to handle a gig connection. It is close. The great part is a Cisco RV260P router with POE+ built-in that is very simple to setup. Add a Cisco WAP581 wireless AP and you will have a stable system for around the same money as the top consumer routers. Both Cisco devices are very simple to install as the wizards do all the work. And all you have to do is plug them together. There is no controller or injector to mess with. If you need a second wireless AP it is very simple to add and will give you reliable service for a large home. This system will be much more reliable than a consumer system especially with a second wireless AP. I would probably do this if it was not my love for layer 3 switches. I can't get gig fiber right now the same as a lot of people.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020