After years of trial and error with Pepwave, Meraki, Ruckes, Areohive I can honestly say quite a few things. The only reason I am saying this is because when Peplink came out with the AC One Mini we hopped on it like you wouldn’t believe. While I am and always will be a Peplink/Pepwave preacher and seller I can say this:
- We had so many weird issues on all types of firmware with the AP AC One Mini for a long time. Whether it came to range , drops, overheating, etc.
Again after years of experience and trial and error I can confidently say the Pepwave AP One Rugged, AP One Enterprise, and AP One Flex are the only AP’s we sell as they continue to perform and are so easy to manage via controller locally on Balance Firewall or in InControl2 (I prefer local).
When we dumped the AP One AC Mini all of our problems went away. I want to stress literally the only access points we use are Pepwave AP One Rugged, Enterprise, and Flex. In environment where we need Layer 3 roaming we go Meraki, which I hope someday Peplink can deliver for still relatively low price but that’s it!
In Conclusion, sometimes you have to just move on, find something different, test, analyze, determine, and then deploy. This is what we have done by migrating from AC One Mini to strictly Rugged, Enterprise, and Flex.
PS: I do not get paid by Peplink, Peplink saves my business money on support time and cost by just being reliable.