Frequently asked questions
Routers are typically rated at 150 Mbps, 300 Mbps, etc. What can I really expect?
Numbers like 150, 300, 900 Mbps, etc. are the theoretical maximum total speeds the access point can deliver, including all WiFi overhead, in a perfect environment. As a rough rule of thumb, these numbers are at least twice what you can expect in a real-world environment. Furthermore, it is generally not “good neighbor” practice to use wide (40 MHz) channels on 2.4 GHz as it uses at least two of the three non-overlapping available channels and interference would likely prevent it from working well. Therefore, the 2.4 GHz maximum is typically half that again.
Note that since there are two independent radios in the dual band models, the maximum is the sum of the two bands (assuming at least one user on each band).
Which models can I use on a PoE switch?
The OM2P-HS, OM5P-AC, A42 and A62 all support the 802.3af PoE standard that is used on PoE switches. Any of these models will work fine with a standard PoE switch. The A42 and A62 are powered exclusively by PoE. A PoE injector should be purchased with these models if they are not being powered by a PoE switch.
What are the license fees or monthly costs?
Nada. Zilch. Zip. Zero. All access points include a free lifetime license for CloudTrax. CloudTrax is a cloud-based network controller that helps you build, manage and monitor professional-grade wireless networks from anywhere in the world. The only cost is the hardware. You can custom brand CloudTrax to make it your own cloud solution for an additional fee. Learn more about custom branding.
Why are power supplies and PoE injectors priced separately?
More than half of our access points are purchased without power supplies. Why pay for a part you don't need? We make power supplies an add-on cost to keep our access point prices low and keep unwanted power supplies out of landfills.