Both APs utilize automatic band steering to detect dual-band clients and will automatically move them to the 5GHz band to reduce traffic congestion on your wireless network. And each can be configured to broadcast up to 16 SSIDs, so that users can be assigned to different virtual networks based on their network-access privileges.
As with the video-surveillance system, EnGenius's new 802.11ac access points are targeted at corporate customers, but there's nothing about them — apart from the price tags — to prevent a tech-savvy consumer from deploying them if you need that much networking power outdoors. EnGenius also offers four 802.11n outdoor APs that are much more affordable, ranging in price from $100 to $110.
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