Hi, folks. I’ve got a fairly large property that I’m looking to wire up with new APs. It’s currently got 3x unifi UAP-PRO models and they’re absolute garbage. I need to manually restart them every 3-5 days or they choke themselves to death, and I’m getting sick of it. I bought this crap so it’d be set and forget.
I really want to upgrade to something that does wifi 6, but I also want it to be manageable. Ideally, I’d run something that can be managed through Ansible or an easy-to-use web UI, like the Unifi gear has. I don’t really have a budget at this point, but I know I need 3x APs, and have wired for 3, so I’m happy in that regard. All I need now is to figure out which units to use.
Something to note, I’ve only wired cat5e to these APs, so the best they’ll get is 1Gbps. I like the idea of wifi 6, mostly because in real world situations, we won’t be able to saturate the full speed.
One of my questions for the folks who know about signals is, how much do walls/HVAC effect the signal quality of this stuff? I’ve got a couple deadzones and I suspect metal in HVAC ducts could be the cause.
Bonus points if they run some form of OpenWRT or are compatible with it.
Sorry this is a bit unorganized, it’s been a long day and it’s only 9am.