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 From:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  Alex M <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 Cc:  Monowall Support List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Reliable AP equipment 400mW
 Date:  Sat, 06 Oct 2007 13:27:43 -0400
Alex M wrote:
> Well, just got call from rep from Proxim, he offers me 200mW outdoor for
> $2000. Well we can get 35% discount but still 1750$ isn't cheap. 
>
> Cisco is nice but they are always lagging with market requirements. Although
> I would really want to find out their life span. 
>
> Oh yes, I just did some examination of our last casualty in the face of
> Senao and it seam it died due crystallization of salt on voltage suppressor.
> It might be a problem because Senao is designed in Pakistan and here in NY
> we have different air consistence. So far comparing to Europe (yea I know
> Pakistan is not in Europe) the air here is much more humid and it consist
> lots of salt. Our antennas get destroyed literary within 1 year, we have to
> paint all antennas and mounting after we deploy them. It seams the same
> problem with PCB boards, manufacturers are being cheap and not coating their
> boards and as result they are too sensitive to the environment.  
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Janvrin [mailto:chrisjanvrin at sellmytimesharenow dot com] 
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 1:39 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch; radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Reliable AP equipment 400mW
>
> I have to agree about the EnGenius (Senao) dying prematurely. Over the 
> past 18 months my company has tried several different so-called 
> "commercial" APs. Our present Senao is beginning to die-it drops 
> connections randomly and locks up regularly. A firmware flash didn't 
> help, nor did hardware resets to default. Our last AP was a US Robotics 
> USR5453 "Professional Access Point"-it only lasted about three months 
> before becoming completely unusable.
>
> We have a Cisco new in the box and ready to deploy, just as soon as I 
> have time to replace the Senao. I've come to the conclusion that for 
> heavy duty 24/7 usage we can no longer cut corners and use residential 
> class APs. For all the money we've spent on Senaos, D-Links, Netgears, 
> and USRs we could have just bought an enterprise class Cisco and been 
> done with it.
>   
Alex,

You might want to try these:

http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?pathtype=purchase&tab=features&sku=3CRWEASYG73-US

I've had them up on the roof for 2 years straight and they work 
flawlessly.  I'm located in Farmingdale, NY, humidity capital of the world.

Chris