[GLLUG] Charity WiFi, a bit off topic
cehunter at gb-x.org
Tue Mar 27 11:10:28 UTC 2018
On 27/03/18 08:24, Martin A. Brooks via GLLUG wrote:
> On 2018-03-27 08:16, John Winters via GLLUG wrote:
>> On 26/03/18 22:05, stuart taylor via GLLUG wrote:
>>> but what WiFi router do I use?
>> I've had good results using MikroTik kit. Others speak highly of
>> Ubiquiti, but I have no experience of it.
> Mikrotik is great, provided you want to take time to learn the ecosystem.
> Ubiquiti have two offerings here:
> * EdgeRouter kit - based on Vayata, but with a nice GUI that'll suit
> most people's basic needs. Use the GUI if you want to, use the
> command line if you don't.
> * UniFi USG (Unified Security Gateway) - this is almost entirely a GUI
> product (at least it's intended to be) but it integrates with the rest
> of the UniFI management stack so it's _really_ pretty to work with and
> easy to manage. You'd buy a USG, your choice of access points from
> the UniFi range and a CloudKey.
> I don't have a USG (I use an EdgeRouter Lite), but the rest of the
> management looks like this:
The Ubiquiti kit is insanely expensive for what it is! I'd go with a
cheap BT HH5 flashed with DD-WRT. The only modifications I did to mine
was to ass the option to power some of them over the Ethernet cable, for
places where there wasn't a convenient power point.
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