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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 08:22:35 PM »
@CaptainMurdoch where did you find them for $27?  That's a heck of a deal.

mumble mumble... thrift store...  :)

I was really surprised to see one on the shelf and put it in my cart before even looking it up to see which model they were, then I saw the others on another shelf.  They were priced at $5 each for the UAP's and $4 each for the POE power supplies which always seem to put in different area and priced separately.  I have been to that thrift store twice in the past year with my wife and both times have picked up a computer related deal.  The first time, I picked up some Grandstream Video SIP phones for $9 each.  They aren't the greatest but integrated easily with my RasPBX system are good enough for the kids rooms with built in speakerphone, paging, etc.. 
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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 07:51:32 AM »
@CaptainMurdoch where did you find them for $27?  That's a heck of a deal.

mumble mumble... thrift store...  :)

I was really surprised to see one on the shelf and put it in my cart before even looking it up to see which model they were, then I saw the others on another shelf.  They were priced at $5 each for the UAP's and $4 each for the POE power supplies which always seem to put in different area and priced separately.  I have been to that thrift store twice in the past year with my wife and both times have picked up a computer related deal.  The first time, I picked up some Grandstream Video SIP phones for $9 each.  They aren't the greatest but integrated easily with my RasPBX system are good enough for the kids rooms with built in speakerphone, paging, etc..

Sweet deal!!!
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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 12:55:22 PM »
@CaptainMurdoch where did you find them for $27?  That's a heck of a deal.

mumble mumble... thrift store...  :)

I was really surprised to see one on the shelf and put it in my cart before even looking it up to see which model they were, then I saw the others on another shelf.  They were priced at $5 each for the UAP's and $4 each for the POE power supplies which always seem to put in different area and priced separately.  I have been to that thrift store twice in the past year with my wife and both times have picked up a computer related deal.  The first time, I picked up some Grandstream Video SIP phones for $9 each.  They aren't the greatest but integrated easily with my RasPBX system are good enough for the kids rooms with built in speakerphone, paging, etc..

Sweet deal!!!


Not only a "Sweet deal", but you should go play the lottery before the luck wears off.  :)

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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 01:23:51 PM »
Not only a "Sweet deal", but you should go play the lottery before the luck wears off.  :)

Might be too late, the big jackpots were last week. :)

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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 04:46:43 PM »
Might be too late, the big jackpots were last week. :)

yeah, I couldn't possibly live on just 45 or 50 million  ;D  FPP and xLights are way too expensive  :P
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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 04:50:58 PM »
yeah, I couldn't possibly live on just 45 or 50 million  ;D  FPP and xLights are way too expensive  :P

With that, you could afford to synchronize the whole town if you lived somewhere small like I do.  :)

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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 08:24:11 PM »
I used one like this to set up a hotspot in the middle of my front yard which was just at the edge of my home network.   https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-Extender-Essentials-EX2700/dp/B00L0YLRUW.  I ran one Cat 5 from the router in the basement to the hotspot.  all my pi players run off the hotspot.




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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2018, 04:29:35 PM »
I picked up a set of three Ubiquiti AP's a couple weeks ago for $27 and was an instant fan.  I doubt you will get find that good of a deal but they are well worth their normal price.  I installed two and kept the third as a backup.  I can now walk from one end the property or house to the other and not lose signal and stay on the same SSID, something I was unable to do with my former setup of dual routers.

Here is a little anecdotal story on the benefits of having two or more AP's within range.  I installed the Unifi controller software on an old Pi 1 Model B and it had been working fine until I lost the system due to a failed SD card.  The UAP's continued working fine.  In the early evening I decided to reinstall the software onto a newer better SD and import the UAP's into the new config.  My daughter was watching a show on the FireTV via WiFi and my wife was doing some online shopping via her laptop.  I imported the two UAP's one at a time and each one went offline to reprovision from the new config server.  The FireTV and laptop seamlessly switched to the alternate UAP and back without skipping a beat during the imports.  A few minutes later I walked downstairs and checked and neither my wife or daughter had any idea that I had just ripped the WiFi network out from under them and reinstalled it.

The UAP's are fine for my current needs, but if I find any AC or Pro models on a good deal, I will upgrade to future proof the install for a while.


I can't say enough good stuff about Ubiquiti products.  Even for warranty work, they are painless if you just keep your sales receipt - I got an AP back in a week.  Great products and support for the price. 

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Re: Wifi signal throughout your house and yard
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 08:11:19 PM »
All,


i picked up a Ubiquiti Long range access point this weekend and plugged it into my TP-Link router.  I was pleased with how easy it was to set up.  I was also amazed at the increased speed of my wifi.  I was disappointed in the range of the unit.  The spec sheet says it has a range of 600 feet.  I can't get signal in my detached garage 50 feet away.  I placed the AP on my second level ceiling for the highest best possible location in my place.  Is there something I am doing wrong?
thanks
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