802.11 based WISP hardware

Dan Brisson dbrisson at uvm.edu
Fri Mar 27 11:05:13 UTC 2015

Definitely take a look at Mikrotik.  The gear is very low-cost with very 
large feature set.  I have not used their CAPWAP functionality, so I 
can't speak to that.

Ubiquiti is also very good and can do most, if not all, of what you want.


Dan Brisson
Network Engineer
University of Vermont

On 3/27/15 6:59 AM, Jason Lixfeld wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’m looking to gather some public opinion, links and pointers around the current landscape of WISP hardware vendors.  I’m familiar with Cisco, Ruckus, AdTran, Motorola and Aruba (HP) but I’m wondering who else is out there that folks have used with success.  My main areas of interest are around controller based (hardware or virtual (in-house, not off-net cloud based)) systems that have a range of indoor & outdoor 802.11AC PoE capable APs.  The controller(s) would be capable of tunnelling traffic from the APs for one or more SSIDs, support per-SSID captive portals and unique, intra-SSID captive portals.  In a perfect world, an on-board DHCP server would be super handy too.  The system should support CAPWAP, but some proprietary alternative is also fine, the usual suite of security protocols per SSID, reliable intra-SSID AP roaming algorithms and multi-SSID capable.
> Thanks in advance.

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