For sure, we are replacing with Cambium when they die.
But, we still have lots of sites I'd like to elevate as we can.
I've been trying to get all our radios up to more current/single firmwares so we are at a proper level for security and any other issues that might be buried in older firmwares. As I did this, we had radios stop working. Then we elevated one sector with about 10 elevated radios on it, and a couple of them died. Most of this in the same week, because we were trying to be prudent in upgrading prior to elevating in hopes it went well. Couple that with every single Cambium radio (10 in that sector) not switching to TDD modes via cnmaestro during an elevate process, and the whole thing was a cluster "eff".
It's beyond agrevating when you try to do things properly in the lab. And upgrade like you should, etc.. Only to have the whole thing fall apart. And yeah, in part I blame Cambium for their lack of trying to help us make sure it went well. Questions like the cnmaestro settings for wifi to TDD modes in a template... Should have been one line, maybe two in json.. Nope. Here is the link to figure it out for yourself.. Yeah, worked on the bench, not sure why it didn't in production.. The radios were just stuck. Not in TDD like configured, and I wasn't able to login to them when I switched the ap to wifi modes to try and recover them either. They associated, but I couldn't move traffic. (cambiums wifi modes on their epmp line is total garbage and worse than UBNT's that at least works) And I did try every wifi mode cambium offers to no avail..
All this stuff takes time. Time a little two man shop that covers 1900 square miles doesn't have. We blew a whole day trying to elevate one sector. Plus the other radios that just quit before, and now still, after the upgrades it seems. Cambium wants a premium for elevate, a premium to have an ap accept more than 10 clients.. But, failure like this are no big deal to them it seems. A $550 AP, and another 10 elevate licenses IS a big deal to me to have failures like this.
And I know you aren't Cambium, etc.. So, I'm not griping towards you. It's just frustraiting as hell. You have their sales team going to "shows" and telling you to open tickets. write things on forums so they can see these things. And then it doesn't matter, ONE.BIT. Silence.. Birds chirping, etc.. Oh, and lets not forget the ethernet port issue I found,and others, have found with no response yet as well...