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Started by Sam Hamilton 13 Oct 2012 12:18pm () Replies (7)

to Unifi or not to Unifi, that is my question.  I have spoken to a few people and they say Unifi is a quick and cost effective way to get WiFi into schools, however i have heard that once you get too many people using the WiFi it can be a bit of a nightmare.  WIth future thoughts of BOYD is Unifi the way to go or do we invest in a more expensive, more thorough model.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

What is your WiFi access like and what do you use?

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  • dakinane (View all users posts) 13 Oct 2012 2:16pm ()

    Sam,

    I would look at the Aerohive option.  This system is modular in nature which would enable you to plan an expanding programme of implementation as your BYOD strategy comes on line and grows.

    My understanding is that the intelligent system balances loads so as not to create performance drops as you indicate, all without the need for a controller on the server.  The unit prices are cheap, but I believe that there is an annual subscription fee, which ties you into a continual overhead for years to come, but mitigates the need for a large up front investment. Therefore in the medium to long term it may cost more, but at least you get the performance you want now and into the future with a modular system.

    Worth a look I think.

    David

    dakinane limited

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