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Open-Mesh Has Released the New MR1750 Dual Band 802.11ac Access Point

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The title says it all, I am a big fan of Open-Mesh I have been running one of there MR900 AP for about 1 1/2 to 2 years now and its been rock solid. I have this unit installed on the first floor of my house and it covers the whole house 3 floors including outside my home front and back. I have been waiting for them to release there new AC version for months now, If the coverage and performance is anything like there MR900 this unit will be amazing.

 

MR1715 http://www.open-mesh.com/products/access-points/mr1750-ac-cloud-access-point.html

MR900 http://www.open-mesh.com/products/access-points/mr900-dual-band-cloud-access-point.html

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The title says it all, I am a big fan of Open-Mesh I have been running one of there MR900 AP for about 1 1/2 to 2 years now and its been rock solid. I have this unit installed on the first floor of my house and it covers the whole house 3 floors including outside my home front and back. I have been waiting for them to release there new AC version for months now, If the coverage and performance is anything like there MR900 this unit will be amazing.

 

MR1715 http://www.open-mesh.com/products/access-points/mr1750-ac-cloud-access-point.html

MR900 http://www.open-mesh.com/products/access-points/mr900-dual-band-cloud-access-point.html

 

Wow, never heard of these guys.  I am definitely interested in this.  I may have to pick this up.  I am pretty happy with the Engenius that i am using but it is not an AC unit.  This unit is better priced and will be a drop in replacement for the ceiling units that I have.

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This is interesting. I currently have an ASUS RT-AC68U on one end of the house and an older RT-N66U unit on the other. In a makeshift "mesh" config. Would that single MR1715 cover an entire 2 floor house? $230 with AC adapter isn't bad.

 

 

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I ordered one of the MR1715 units with an AC adapter. Haven't even unboxed my PoE switch yet. That's a later project.

 

Should this unit be installed in the 2nd floor of a 2-floor home or in the attic?

 

 

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itGEEKS: Considering your dislike of cloud storage and cloud services in general from the Windows 10 thread, I'm surprised that you're using a cloud managed WiFi system.

 

The Open-Mesh system seems to be a cheaper equivalent of what Meraki aka Cisco is trying to do with cloud management but without the requirement of a subscription. As with Meraki, what happens if Open-Mesh goes under or decides that your APs are too old? Do your WiFi APs turn into paperweights? I've had to do full upgrades of sites using Cisco APs because the old APs aren't supported in a new WLC but new APs also aren't supported in the old WLC.

 

I've personally gone for Ubiquiti UniFi APs as they're centrally managed without a subscription fee but the management software is run by yourself. You have full control over it and it doesn't require accessing any manufacturer provided services. There is no requirement that the controller be actually onsite either. You can run multiple sites off a single controller instance that you're running and it can even be in a VM.

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Wow, never heard of these guys.  I am definitely interested in this.  I may have to pick this up.  I am pretty happy with the Engenius that i am using but it is not an AC unit.  This unit is better priced and will be a drop in replacement for the ceiling units that I have.

WOW Mike was I able to learn you something? lol  :D All kidding aside, I am glad. My first product I tried from them the MR900 has been rock solid by like you I was missing the AC because many of my devices have Wireless AC, I have known about there AC product for almost 8 months now and I could not wait for them to release it. I just ordered one but have not got it yet so I cant tell you how good it is. If it performs anything like their MR900 it will be fantastic, I have not had a single drop in wireless that I can tell. I tried the Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AC Enterprise WiFi System - UAP-AC and that was a train wreck, dropping the signal all the time, poor performance, ECT. so after 3 of them that I returned I went search for a new product and came across Open-Mesh and though it was not AC I wanted to try it anyway and boy I am glad I did. See below for some YouTube Videos-

 

Get to know Open-Mesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyQy1VJIZdQ

Open-Mesh- WiFi Install Using Open-Mesh and CloudTrax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmxS9scm9c8

Open-Mesh Review by John P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb_c2Gpvb58

Open Mesh Wireless Network Introduction by Eli the Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YOoT3NxgYg

 

 

There are others but this should get you started. General search of YouTube for Open-Mesh: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=open-mesh

 

Hope this helps...

  

 

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Do these WR1750 units support "zero handoff"? Their site doesn't say. And Ubiquity's AP AC do not yet. Supposedly will with upcoming firmware but their forums filled with many frustrated users.

 

 

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WOW Mike was I able to learn you something? lol  :D All kidding aside, I am glad. My first product I tried from them the MR900 has been rock solid by like you I was missing the AC because many of my devices have Wireless AC, I have known about there AC product for almost 8 months now and I could not wait for them to release it. I just ordered one but have not got it yet so I cant tell you how good it is. If it performs anything like their MR900 it will be fantastic, I have not had a single drop in wireless that I can tell. I tried the Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AC Enterprise WiFi System - UAP-AC and that was a train wreck, dropping the signal all the time, poor performance, ECT. so after 3 of them that I returned I went search for a new product and came across Open-Mesh and though it was not AC I wanted to try it anyway and boy I am glad I did. See below for some YouTube Videos-

 

Get to know Open-Mesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyQy1VJIZdQ

Open-Mesh- WiFi Install Using Open-Mesh and CloudTrax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmxS9scm9c8

Open-Mesh Review by John P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb_c2Gpvb58

Open Mesh Wireless Network Introduction by Eli the Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YOoT3NxgYg

 

 

There are others but this should get you started. General search of YouTube for Open-Mesh: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=open-mesh

 

Hope this helps...

  

 

 

Saw all the videos and was so impressed that I order the MR1750 to get things started and will order at least one more for outside.  Thanks for the lead and I will report on my experiences with it.

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This is interesting. I currently have an ASUS RT-AC68U on one end of the house and an older RT-N66U unit on the other. In a makeshift "mesh" config. Would that single MR1715 cover an entire 2 floor house? $230 with AC adapter isn't bad.

 

 

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It should without breaking a sweat but everyone mileage may vary, I have one MR-900 on the first floor of my house and that covers 3 floors and my whole outside property. The property is only 90 X 125 and it does a great job for me. Those Asus routers/AP's are fantastic and for single access point/router combo installations I would still use them, That is of course till the new Eero is released and proves itself as being the best thing since sliced bread https://www.eero.com/details# Have a look at the three network planing guides from the link below, This should give you all the info you need to get up and running: https://help.cloudtrax.com/hc/en-us

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Saw all the videos and was so impressed that I order the MR1750 to get things started and will order at least one more for outside.  Thanks for the lead and I will report on my experiences with it.

Congratulations Mike, I look forward to your blog post about them. It would be really great to get Open-Mesh PCDoc approved :)

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