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Anyone have experience with these? Would 1 or 2 be enough for a 3800 sqft house? They claim 3000 ft range.

Right now I’ve got 5 Cisco 1850 access points, but somehow my iPhone and iPad drop off frequently which is driving me up the wall.

I’m guessing one needs to be a dealer to set these Pakedge access points up?

Any other ideas to improve Wi-Fi with my current setup appreciated 🙂

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3800 sq ft house I would ideally have at least 4-5 APs depending on material between rooms (if concrete, then I would use more).

Where are the current APs?

Is the broadcast power turned up?

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I have 1 access point in my basement, 1 on the 1st floor and 3 on the ground floor, in my garage on one side of the house, in my kitchen in the middle and back of the house, and finally one in our den at the other side of the house at the front.

Drop happens when moving through the house or sitting in a single room, in particular our living room which is next to the kitchen and closish to the garage.

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The drop would likely be roaming issues. You would need to get a set of APs that handle roaming very well.

The WA-2200 and recent firmware for the WK-1/2 should be able to do it.

The other solution is to get Ruckus Unleashed or Cisco Meraki

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21 hours ago, djheijs said:

Right now I’ve got 5 Cisco 1850 access points, but somehow my iPhone and iPad drop off frequently which is driving me up the wall.

 

These should be good APs and very popular.

I'd first make sure your Cisco is running latest SW versions and all the setting for roaming are selected.

You didn't say, but is each AP hard wired back to a switch?

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Yes, they are all hardwired and are running a recent version of their firmware. Roaming is enabled per Cisco’s Best Practices instructions which specifically mention Apple devices.

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Even right now I’ve been dropped off the Wi-Fi even though I’m not even moving and sitting on a chair with an access point directly underneath me.

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2 hours ago, djheijs said:

Even right now I’ve been dropped off the Wi-Fi even though I’m not even moving and sitting on a chair with an access point directly underneath me.

see if you can change the channels. things like this also happen with conflicts.

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