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That was my next question, what does the rest of your network look like. :-)

The O-M throughput limit/issue is present with Ethernet backhaul in use as well.

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That's a feat I have about the OM product is its lack of speed. That's been one thing I couldn't find good real world info on. Not that I don't trust you, but any links?



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In the thread I posted above, two people were having speed issues with O-M. Both were toping out at 125Mb/s. One guy contacted O-M support and was advised that 125Mb/s was the current limit, but it would get faster with future firmware releases. O-M has great support, you should email them to see what they have to say. You shouldn't trust me, I don't own the product. I am just sharing what I have heard. :-)

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Well I got my OM5P-AC's today, got one configured and hooked up and....




The UI is nice and everything is laid out logically, but boy is speed SLOOOOOW. I'm topping out locally at 65 mbps on 5GHz at about 5 feet away with no interference. I see that same bottleneck with the internet too. Being on the opposite side of my house (and down a floor) from my latest gen Time Capsule I'm still able to get about 298/110 over the internet and nearly 800 symmetrical locally. Don't know why everyone on here just raves about OM when they have these types of speed constraints.

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I currently live just west of Madison. I work for a software company on the west side (not Epic). I'm originally from the Fox Valley though and got my BBA from UW-Oshkosh. Whereabouts were you from?



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Up north of Menomonie, dairy farm north of Boyceville, graduated from UW-Stout, live on the east side of the Twin Cities.

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Don't know where Boyceville is, but my sister went to school at Stout (talk about a drive from the Fox Valley). In regards to where I live now, I was actually lucky enough that my wife let me choose neighborhoods purely based upon where we could get fiber to the home service!

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Been dealing with OM support the last few days. Like the support, just wish they actually replied faster. Did get these 2 responses from them tho. Not getting my hopes up that the 6.2 upgrade actually comes anytime soon since apparently they have been promising that (as well as improved AC speeds) to customers since late winter/early spring. 



Our access points have many added features like a captive portal, DNS masquerading, Layer 7 data analytics, mesh, traffic shaping, and more. These features allow us to provide better internet access in areas serving larger groups and creating large area networks with roaming.

However, they do come at a price as a typical wifi access points without these features may offer faster speeds. With the 6.2 firmware we are going to be offering the ability to disable some of these advanced features, to help speed up service.



The 6.2 firmware is close to release but we are still in the process of testing it or quality assurance. We expect to have this new firmware released in the early fall, but we do not have an exact date for the firmware release.

We have only initial testing and it shows that the OM5P-AC could see speeds at least double what they are now, maybe faster. However, we may see faster speeds, however until we have a final firmware version I will not have exact numbers.

The speeds you are currently seeing are exactly what I would expect to see for these access points.

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