Ray Soucy rps at
Wed Nov 20 19:08:53 UTC 2013

I'm very interested in other user experiences with Ubiquity for smaller
deployments vs. traditional Cisco APs and WLC.  Especially for a collection
of rural areas.  The price point and software controller are very

Anyone running a centralized controller for a lot of remote sites?

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Seth Mos <seth.mos at> wrote:

> Op 19 nov 2013, om 18:25 heeft Hank Disuko het volgende geschreven:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I've traditionally been a Cisco Catalyst shop for my switching gear.
> >
> > I am doing a significant hardware refresh in one of my offices, which
> will entail replacing about 20 access switches and a couple core devices.
>  Pretty simple L3 VLAN environment with VRRP/HSRP, on the physical end I
> have 1G fibre/copper and 10G fibre.  My core switch of choice will likely
> be the Cat 4500 series.
> >
> > I'm considering Cisco's Meraki platform for my access layer and I'm
> looking for deployment stories of folks that have deployed Meraki in the
> past...good/bad/ugly kinda stuff.
> >
> > I know Meraki hardcores were upset when Cisco acquired them, but not
> exactly sure why.
> >
> > Anyway, any thoughts would be useful.  Thanks!
> We used to use the 3Com wireless kit before it became H3C, and then HP,
> which worked ok but the engrish in the UI was horrid.
> We've since purchased 25 Ubiquity wireless access points, specifically the
> 300N Pro access points, they work really well, pricing is competitive
> priced and the management is nice.
> I've setup a Debian VM, installed their management software from their APT
> repo and just go from there. The version 3 software also supports
> multi-site which is really nice.
> It's a huge upgrade over our previous wireless though.
> Cheers,
> Seth

Ray Patrick Soucy
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