It was a “how do I get around this”… That turned into… Hold up… This gives me something pretty cool.
Tested it at my home and it worked like I expected.
As soon as cambium can figure out this key exchange time out issue I am having… I will be moving over to Cambium.
But on the Tik thing.
I never use the hEXs. The hAP AC2 has a much better processor and does a better job routing. The SFP in hexS doesn’t offset the fact that if you have to skip fast track for your routing… The hEXs really becomes a bottle neck.
Also… The hAP AC2… Having a built in radio…
I have a Bar In Washington DC that has “too many steps in management”. This results in things not getting paid on time that are on auto. Combine that with DC construction… And I have to get creative.
Main internet is 300/300 Comcast Business.
Second internet is Verizon Cellular (not the Comcast add on as not paying Comcast would shut down both.)
Third is the hAP AC2 is set to use a managers hotspot from their phone.
So days when it just hits the fan… Manager turns on his hot spot and plugs it into power in the back.
The hAP AC2 blocks the guest network when ever Comcast is down. Then sends a message to the Digital Loggers WebPower switch to turn on outlet 4. Outlet 4 has a lamp with a red light. So at a glance… You can see the red light without going into the managers office.
Since the wifi is from Ruckus… The SSID is still transmitting… And customers are asking why wifi doesn’t work… (If I flip to Cambium… The SSID goes off, I built this in Caps-Man before finding out just how poorly Mikrotik wireless performed in Washington D.C.)
But back to the hAP AC2 since it’s already blocked the guest network… It’s trying to use VZW. If that fails… I make it blink the light. This tells the manager to turn on his hot spot.
I have already configured the hAP AC2 to try to be a client to that hotspot in the event that 1 and 2 are down.
As their Point of Sale system is all cloud based… This was a required work around for an outage over a long weekend.