[PLUG] Recommendation for Wi-Fi AP.

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 22:38:30 PST 2013


Greetings,

I am looking for Wi-Fi AP that:

1. Is stable (does not require frequent reboot or power OFF/ON)
2. Supports 802.11 b/g/n
3. Supports up to WPA2-Enterprise (RADIUS auth)  - a *must*
4. Has external Antenna

Desirable - Accepts DD-WRT / OpenWRT images.

Many list members may be using these Wi-Fi features in their own
office / home and I would appreciate if you could share you
experience.

Please mention brand/model.

PS - There are lot of brands claiming features and performance.
Unfortunately, they can be verified only after one has purchased such
an unit.   In the past, I have used Linksys and Buffalo.  Linksys has
been OK but with internal antenna, range is suspect (at least in my
experience).   The Buffalo APs, on paper have great feature and few
models do accept DD-WRT firmware.  However, I have had heating issues
- over a period of time the WLAN would disappear.  The only way I
could solve it was to power them OFF, let it cool and then power them
ON.  Buffalo was great in the RMA dept. but the brand new replacements
had the same problem.

TIA,
-- Arun Khan



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