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On 6/8/19 8:11 PM, Johann Beretta wrote:
 > I've been pretty happy with MikroTik's offerings.  The HAP line has  
some dual freq routers.
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https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-RBD52G-5HacD2HnD-TC-Dual-Concurrent-802-11a-Ethernet/dp/B079SD8NVQ
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 > They'll work out of the box, but it's much better if you spend a few  
and customize them.
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 > They're certainly not "average user friendly".. But the OS is solid  
and the hardware isn't too shabby.
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 > I've got one of the CloudCore CCR routers and I couldn't be happier.  
It's a 9-core CPU with 2GB/RAM doing all the  
routing/filtering/fire-walling for my entire ISP.  Maybe a little  
overblown for home usage, but certainly reasonable for a medium sized  
business.
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Hi Johann,

I just installed my first MikroTik router yesterday.  Wow!
I love these routers.  A single quick set up page with
everything on it you need to get going.  No rooting around
trying to figure out what does to what.  No guessing.

And another tab if you want extreme detail.  Oh my goodness
these things are easy to work with!

I only had two problems with it and both turned out to be
me not putting the new default router and IP address into my
browser's url after changing it.

I love the way you press apply and it happens instantly, no
waiting for five minutes and hoping it did not crash.

I love the footprint too.  Very logical.  All the cables
on the back, including the power supply, indicator lights
on the front.

Thank you!

-T

Re: Ping: Johann
On 6/27/19 1:13 PM, T wrote:

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Yeah. I don't recall how I came across my first one. I can't remember if  
I got it before or after starting my WISP, but whenever it was I've been  
stuck on them ever since. I haven't come across any other brand that is  
nearly as versatile.  Stable as hell too. I never reboot them like you  
need to do with Linksys or Netgear every so often.  The only reboots  
they get are the odd power outage or if there's a critial bugfix and I  
have to apply new firmware.

Speaking of updating the firmware, they get forever firmware updates.  
It's not like a Netgear that might get one or two revisions over 3 or 4  
years before they totally drop it. The very first ones I ever bought are  
still in use and running current firmware updated as of a few days ago.



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Primarily MikroTik are aimed at the ISP level where long reboots would  
be absolutely prohibited. The SOHO market, with it's $50 routers and  
16MB of storage, benefits from this since those small routers run the  
exact same firmware/OS as the big iron $3,000 routers with 72 cores and  
24 GB of RAM. The only difference, at all, in the firmware is  
compilation for the architecture.

Consequently, I don't think there is a single setting that requires a  
reboot to take effect. Only firmware updates require a reboot.

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Mines a bit different. All the cables (including power input) are in the  
front along with the lights. The only thing on the back is the ground  
lug for bonding the router to an Earth ground (ISP style router).


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Glad you're happy with it.


Re: Ping: Johann
On 6/29/19 2:28 AM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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After fussing at Netgear's configurations and swearing a Ubiquiti's,
I started laughing when I first was MikroTik's Quick Set screen.
Extremely well thought out and friendly.

Thank you again!

Customer bought a Netgear for me to set up for them a couple
of weeks ago.  I don't remember the model, but oh my goodness
what a piece of crap!  Using wired, I could not connect
to the Internet, but could connect to the router.  I got
really suspicious when I could update the router's firmware
but could not get out myself.  Using wireless, I got right
through to the Internet.  And I had to go through menu after
menu to find the simplest of things.


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