Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 20:19 Post subject: Access Point recommendations?
A while I ago I asked for a recommendation on a router. It soon became apparent that the R7800 is kind of the go-to router around here.
Moving over to a bigger house I find myself in need of Access Points. I was kinda hoping to get the same help in picking APs as I did picking a router.
I'm initially looking to place an AP on the 1st floor where it has to provide WiFi to 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms are approx. 5m by 5m and all end in a 6m by 1.1m hallway. After renovating the ground floor early 2021 I intend to put one or two APs on the ground floor as well.
When Googling things like "best Access Points" pretty much everything points to Ubiquiti AC Lite and AC Pro. I was inclined to go with a Ubiquiti Switch 8 60W (future proofing) and either of those APs but digging some further through the Ubiquiti community I read a lot of negative feedback on their QC and an overall lack of responsiveness in dealing with user reported issues.
What's the verdict in this corner of the internet? It doesn't have to be a DD-WRT capable router used as AP, I'm fine with native AP firmware so long as I don't end up with mediocre consumer stuff and so long as I can drive it with my R7800 for the near future.
These look like they all need to go in the wall power outlet. My power outlets are all 30cm from the floor.
I'm actually hoping for something with a little more pleasing looks that I can mount on a ceiling using PoE. Don't care what the router looks like, but these will go in rooms where they're fully visible.
Thanks for helping me out here. So it's either going to be a Comfast with DD-WRT on it, or a Ubiquiti with it's own Unifi FW and a 3rd device to host the FW/controller on. Either, both require activitation.