New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby normalicy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 am

Very nice. Similar to mine in a much larger layout.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

I really like those Comtrend Access Points I bought. They have two LAN ports on them and by default both LAN ports act as a switch connected to the two default SSIDs (one on 2.5Ghz and one on 5Ghz).

However these things have VLAN capability and you can have more than 2 SSIDs (I think a max of 8). So I created a third SSID on 5Ghz on all three access points and put it on VLAN2 along with the 2nd LAN port. I already have an "insecure" guest/IoT network configured as a VLAN on my router so I have the guest network switch connected to the 2nd LAN port on all the APs and now I have a guest network, on an isolated LAN segment, without having to deploy more access points.

Really nice units. Very strong radio signal too. Three units are giving me plenty of overlapping coverage in the whole house and patio, even on the weaker 5Ghz band.
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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby normalicy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:30 pm

I'll have to check into them.


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