802.11 based WISP hardware

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Fri Mar 27 12:29:18 UTC 2015

Typically WISP refers to an outdoor fixed wireless provider, not local area WiFi deployments. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

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From: "Jason Lixfeld" <jason at lixfeld.ca> 
To: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 5:59:30 AM 
Subject: 802.11 based WISP hardware 

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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