Joshua Goldbard j at
Thu Nov 21 08:22:33 UTC 2013

For what it's worth...

We did a conference, KazooCon, with Meraki Gear and Ubiquiti Access Points. I am not a wizard but I set the whole network up except the access points which failed to detect at first. I think it took about an hour to setup in total; really easy even with the stutter. The network gear was:

2x Meraki Firewall
2x Meraki 48 port switch
4x Ubiquiti APN

Comcast dropped two cable modems in for us, 200Mbps for 2 days of bliss. The conference network was ridiculous, but all parts held up well. The wifi was fast and the LAN for the SIP phones was perfect. It was kind of overkill, but can you ever really have too much bandwidth?


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On Nov 20, 2013, at 12:12 PM, "William Waites" <wwaites at> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:08:53 -0500, Ray Soucy <rps at> said:
>> 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 attractive.
> I've never used the software controller but we use a lot of Ubiquiti
> kit in rural Scotland. We use it mostly in transparent bridge mode
> with more capable routers speaking ethernet - FreeBSD on Soekris boards
> and Mikrotik mostly. In general the RF part is great, but the software
> part is buggy. We have been extensively bitten by transparent bridge
> not being transparent enough and eating multicast packets which of
> course completely hoses OSPF. Using NBMA and being very careful about
> which firmware version mostly works. Don't try to make them do
> anything sophisticated.
> -w
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