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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link Omada AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Access Point (EAP225-Outdoor) - $79.99 ATL

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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link Omada AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Access Point (EAP225-Outdoor) - $79.99 ATL

Great device if you want to extend your wifi coverage on the front or back yard.

ATL right now.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07953S2FD/ref ... YIK6Y9EEQB
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Quick TL;DR for how to use this with a regular modem/router setup?
Seems like I'll need another device (switch/gateway) to set it up properly?
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yes it is the lowest price so far. I posted the 89.99 deal last week.

But look closely the eap-235 wall unit has shown up in canada finally all be it rather expensive at amazon. It doesn't have the range the ceiling and outdoor do but nice to see you can buy the gigabit versions now.

They have the cpe 710 when did those show up?
LyGuy wrote: Quick TL;DR for how to use this with a regular modem/router setup?
Seems like I'll need another device (switch/gateway) to set it up properly?
No
you can just use the web gui or download the omada controller instead and set it up with that once will suffice
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LyGuy wrote: Quick TL;DR for how to use this with a regular modem/router setup?
Seems like I'll need another device (switch/gateway) to set it up properly?
Connect it like you would connect a computer. This one comes with a POE injector so you'll have 2 extra cables for the power. Pretty straight forward setup once you get it.
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LyGuy wrote: Quick TL;DR for how to use this with a regular modem/router setup?
Seems like I'll need another device (switch/gateway) to set it up properly?
You don't need another device, just this thing. You would connect this to your modem/router. It would get its own IP that you can access and set up a separate wifi network.
What I did was use it to set up my main & guest wifi networks and then disabled the wifi from the bell/rogers modem/router

This is the outdoor version though, you can find the indoor equivalent here:
https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Wireless- ... 00M4WHHR8E
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Some things to be aware of with the EAP225-Outdoor.
It only has five 802.11ac/5GHz channels in Canada, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165. You can have 5*20MHz, 2*40MHz or 1*80MHz. Wider channels = faster speeds. Only matters if you have multiple EAPs.
This is a legal requirement for outdoor wifi access points in Canada. You can use it inside, but the limitation remains.
No you cannot flash the US or EU firmware, it is locked to the Canada firmware.
DFS channels are not supported by TP-LInk EAPs (indoor or outdoor).
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karlb wrote: No you cannot flash the US or EU firmware, it is locked to the Canada firmware.
DFS channels are not supported by TP-LInk EAPs (indoor or outdoor).
I never understood why TPLink doesn't enable DFS for their EAP* lineup. I have 2 EAP245v3s and am disappointed. My EAP245v3 running factory firmware supports the following channels: 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165. It's not overly limiting, but it's not like it costs them more to turn the additional channels on in the software they run. I forgot you need a license to run 36-48 outdoors in Canada when running >200mW.

For those that are interested, the indoor EAP245 and EAP225s are supported in OpenWRT now, which does support all DFS channels if that's something you need. I have flashed one of my EAP245v3s, which opens up the full legal DFS channels allowed in Canada (channels in the 100 range).

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