Need a wireless AP to go with my new build…
I just built my new pfSense home router (see below) and I need a decent AP to go along with it. Before I built my pfSense box I was running a Netgear R7000 with DD-WRT on in both my locations (site-to-site). But now that I'm going to be running pfSense in both locations I think those R7000's are overkill for use as strictly an AP (I'd like to sell both).
Any good suggestions for a Wireless-AC access point that will go well with my build? One is for a 1 bedroom apartment and the other is for a 4 bedroom home. It's going to be on it's own interface and I'd like to be able to have multiple SSID's (one for guest that will go in it's own VLAN).
New pfSense Build
What wifi pcmci card you got for pfsense AP?
I have to choose betweem miktorik, uniquiti and pfsense as wifi ap.
I recently made the transition from hosting my WiFi interface directly on my pfSense router to having a dedicated AP to manage the wireless hardware and simply bridge the wireless traffic over for pfSense to manage.
Having little experience in "enterprise" wireless solutions, I had to do a lot of research into what options were available. I discovered companies like Mikrotik, Ubiquiti and a few others that could provide solutions at the lower price point I was targeting. I finally purchased a Ubiquiti AP (the UAP-PRO, in my case…) and installed their UniFi controller software in a jail on the pfSense router. This took a bit more research to understand how to configure the jail and the underlying infrastructure to best support the UniFi software. Finally though, it's working well and does everything that I set out to accomplish by moving to a dedicated wireless AP. While there are certainly other solutions available, Ubiquiti was just about perfect for my needs.
If you go this route and need any setup tips, don't hesitate to ask!
You can create a small how to for the unifi jail installation.
This will help.
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XClaim wireless might be of interest for you.
nikkon seems to have some experience with them.
Xclaim is nice choice. Cheaper then ubiquity. Problem is that here in Romania is only available online from some us or uk stores. Nobady brings them. I guess is the same world wide. Small company :(