Any CISCO WIFI access points work 100% with Ipad2?

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There is a widespread compatibility issue with wifi, caused by Apple
having broken the old "standards". For example some of their stuff
requests DHCP every 10 seconds or so. There is a ~90 page thread on
the Apple forums about this, with no solutions...

I would like to buy an AP which just works...

A lot of the Cisco gear is very pricey though - $400 plus for a simple
AP and it isn't clear what one is getting for that. The Linksys range
is a lot better and I wonder if e.g. the WAP4410N will work OK?

Apple's own wifi APs ought to work but they don't have web browser
admin! You have to run their config software, which is stupid.

Netgear and Draytek especially are having many problems with this.

Many thanks for any input.

Re: Any CISCO WIFI access points work 100% with Ipad2?
Peter schrieb:
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Define 100% working.
There are issues *NO* AP can workaround, because iOS is kindof broken on
Apple's side. Transparent roaming isn't working. Apple's iDevices were
never designed with enterprise class networks in mind.

Else everything which is real Cisco (not the former Linksys...) works.
Even with iDevices. Both standalone or controller based LWAPP/CAPWAPP

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One thing you may not realize is that Cisco's gear is built for
Enterprises, and thus their AP's don't have built in routers like almost
everything else you mention. Those are separate items in the Cisco
world, which is what enterprise networks are wanting.

Apple doesn't break too many things. They do head scratching things
like using their DHCP leases beyond their lease period, so you have to
over provision DHCP pools with Apple devices, assuming to have
one-to-one IP addresses for them and no IP reuse.

Cisco gear is built to be always up. Most consumer level gear is not,
compromising that for price. I can run my Cisco AP's for years uptime
if I so choose.

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What's so different about running an app in a web browser vs. running
an app on a machine if they do the same thing in the end? Its not like
you need to reconfigure things once they are installed?

Most of Cisco's wireless efforts lately have been with wifi
controllers, which makes the APs all lightweight and you don't
even configure the APs per-se either. It happens back at the controller.
But the controllers are probably out of your price range.


Re: Any CISCO WIFI access points work 100% with Ipad2?
We're running an Enterprise environment, Controllers and APs, with iPhones =
(3/4/4S), iPads (2), Androids (pretty much all of them - Phones & Tablets),=
 and very few issues. The DHCP issue I didn't about researching, but yeah w=
e saw that one, and extended the range, we had space. Problem with too many=
 owners of too many different systems. DHCP belongs to another division...

Anyway, works well for us.

My Cisco 887W at home is ANOTHER STORY all together. What a mare that is. M=
ost of my wireless devices struggle with it now that I think about it. Prob=
ably my lack of time to sort out those issues, but it is not easy I must ad=
mit, and very tempermental.=20

I'd probably stick with a Linksys if you are after ease of use and budget f=
ocussed. Cisco kinda, and cheaper. :)

Re: Any CISCO WIFI access points work 100% with Ipad2?
Doug McIntyre (for it is he) wrote:
 
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The subject refers to access points, the body refers to access points. Where
did you get the idea he's asking for a combined router and AP?

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I'm sure it's rhetorical question, but you skip the step of having to
install some custom application to manage the access point. Not only is it
easier not to have to do this, but it may not even be possible if Apple
don't care to release the application for the platform you're using.

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You what?

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Because of the level of questions he is asking, and the devices he is
giving as examples. Also because in talking to 100's of my customers
in a row, they all say Access-Point, when they mean AP + Router
combined device. If I went into their place-of-business to install an
access-point, they'd all be confused until I explained for a few hours
of what they got. They also all say DSL Modem when it is really a DSL router.

The tech world has very sloppy nomenclature, you have to read what
they are meaning, not what they say.







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Doug McIntyre (for it is he) wrote:


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Are we talking about the same post? He gave precisely one example device,
WAP4410N, and it's an access point.

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