Seriously. I’m coming from another low-cost competitor. When I jumped into this game, I started with this other competitor because I figured it would do “well-enough” to get me going, then I could join the big fish and switch to Cambium. I had all these visions about how awesome it would be.
Wow, have I been disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I still have hopes that everything performs better, but just getting to that point has been a major PITA. Everything from building the power cables on my 3ghz APs to trying to unplug the ethernet cable from the SM’s has been an exercise in frustration and leaves me wondering if you brilliant engineers actually USE the product in the field? If you do, why don’t you improve things??!
As I stated, building the DC power cables to run the AP is a major pain. Who wants to be fiddling with that clumsy tool while up at the top of a tower? It’s bad enough while sitting on the ground. Did POE+ not cut it for the power requirements? Maybe it’s time to rethink something, I dunno.
I’m sure you’ve plugged in an ethernet cable to the 450b’s a time or two, but have you done it while it’s fully assembled with the weather-proof enclosure on it? If your cable isn’t stiff, it’s hard to get in because the enclosure is so deep. Now that it’s in though, try getting it out. If you are lucky enough to have small and nimble fingers, it’s probably not so bad, but I find my finger barely fits and has no room to maneuver so removing the cable is frustrating.
Ugh, so frustrating!