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Old 05-23-2019, 01:44 PM   #1
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seeking access point/router suggestion for ranch house


I have a 2600 sq-ft ranch house with a cable-modem internet connection. Can my LQ friends suggest a good 802.11ac wifi access point and router that won't require a mortgage?

I'm trying to help family seasoned citizens who are not tech savvy. I'm hoping to find an effective product that is set-and-forget.

I'm a long time computer guy and ham radio operator so I'm willing to play all sorts of games at my house, but they are not interested in super geek/nerd solutions.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

PS/ I mentioned this in another post as a secondary issue. I'd really like an answer so I started a new thread. ~~~ 0;-Dan

My other post

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Old 05-23-2019, 01:59 PM   #2
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Ubiquiti Edge Router Lite 3 - best router solution. They also make a LR (long range) access point.

Stick with Ubiquiti - it's commercial grade equipment at consumer grade pricing.

The router Runs Linux - you can control it thru SSH.

I've had Ubiquiti gear since 2015 - would never go back to anything else. They also have good tech support, and a strong user community forum for assistance.

... I should add that, the primary UI is web based. When I set mine up as a VPN server, I did it thru SSH.

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Old 05-23-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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Ubiquiti Edge Router Lite 3 - best router solution. They also make a LR (long range) access point.

... it's commercial grade equipment at consumer grade pricing.

The router Runs Linux - you can control it thru SSH.

I've had Ubiquiti gear since 2015 - would never go back to anything else. They also have good tech support, and a strong user community forum for assistance.

... I should add that, the primary UI is web based. When I set mine up as a VPN server, I did it thru SSH.

r/
Gregg
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I went to their web site. I'm impressed.
That said, the site is long on really nice looking with effective product promotion.
I did not find strong, pre-sales, technical details. Did I miss them?

Also, do you buy these direct of through some vendor? If a vendor, who?

Can anyone else comment about Ubiquiti (with an 'i') network devices?

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 05-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #4
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Check out their forums. Find and read some reviews. I just purchased the stuff off Amazon. Make sure you get it from an Amazon prime retailer for fast shipping and easy returns.

Gregg
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:27 PM   #5
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Check out their forums.
...
You say they run "Linux"...
Is it DD-WRT or similar or do they use something else?

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 05-23-2019, 02:43 PM   #6
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I have a 2600 sq-ft ranch house with a cable-modem internet connection. Can my LQ friends suggest a good 802.11ac wifi access point and router that won't require a mortgage?

I'm trying to help family seasoned citizens who are not tech savvy. I'm hoping to find an effective product that is set-and-forget.

I'm a long time computer guy and ham radio operator so I'm willing to play all sorts of games at my house, but they are not interested in super geek/nerd solutions.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

PS/ I mentioned this in another post as a secondary issue. I'd really like an answer so I started a new thread. ~~~ 0;-Dan

My other post
I responded in your other post...
 
Old 05-23-2019, 03:49 PM   #7
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Dan....EdgeOS is a fork of Vyatta Linux developed by Ubiquiti Networks. It runs only on custom hardware based on Cavium Octeon and MIPS chips
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:37 PM   #8
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I too run ubiquiti systems equipment in my home. Once setup, there is no need to touch it again.
It's been rock solid, trouble free. I highly recommend their equipment.
 
  


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