My biggest client is in downtown Denver in an area of high wifi traffic. (If I run one of my WiFi diagnostic tools, I'll see 20 to 30 visible access points at any given time.)
I'm looking for wireless access points that are fast, reliable, and handle areas of high WiFi traffic
. I'm looking for recommendations. I'm also looking for some type of "Consumer Report" style analysis of the wireless units that are currently for sale.
We're running Comcast business broadband. It's rated at 100 Mb/s. It consistently delivers 50 to 70 Mb/s. Users connected to the LAN/WAN via Ethernet never complain about internet speeds.
We currently are using UNIFI access points. We've optimized them to the nth degree, and we're now pulling an average of 21 Mb/s (up from 11 Mb/s).
Our business-class switches, are, candidly old, they all run at 100 Mb/s.
I've replaced a couple a couple of UNIFIs with UNIFI long-range units, in an effort to simply out-muscle the competition, and we definitely have seen better speeds from long-range units.
While we're doing better, we still see som bad speeds in the most WiFi-congested locations in the office and the slowest time of day (in the 1 to 2 Mb/s range).
The boss wants raw speed, and he's willing to spend money on it.