[GLLUG] Charity WiFi, a bit off topic

Christopher Hunter 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:
> https://oc.hinterlands.org/index.php/s/gs9Rye2WXwLp8Q7
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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