Apple axing airports - time to step up!
Man, I never saw that coming.
I think a mesh network of AP's with a pfsense head is pretty unbeatable.
I wonder what their crystal ball saw where they decided not to compete.
wonder if its not related to there dealing with cisco
most likely the fact they realized they cannot make a profit on access points with their over-priced half baked APs when you can buy full featured enterprise quality access points now adays for ~50-70 bucks from engenious, netgear, ubiquiti, D-Link, even lower end cisco units.
Even if a customer manages too swallow the 100% markup to buy a mac, they will choke on the same markup for an access point. Especially when it has the same chipset as a bunch of the other brands, stuffed into a Apple fancy plastic shell.
FYI most if not all of the Apple Airport devices are just broadcom units, a few were also Lucent made…. With a super expensive apple shell.
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Sure that's their MO. Their software is what people want. Whatever it comes on is another story.
The airport software is pretty cool - but yeah not very tweaker friendly. It's easy to keep up with mesh stuff though as it will lay out all the devices and remember their passwords and stuff.