Friday, August 26, 2016

Ligowave NFT-3AC review



1)Intro
2)Features
3)Setup
4)Wireless configuration
5)Throughput tests (Wireless/Wired)
6)Closing Notes
Intro: The Ligowave NFT 3AC is an SMB  level wireless access point that is  somewhat affordable for small to medium businesses, has some decent features and can tolerate a a fair amount of usage.
Features: The Ligowave NFT 3AC features the following:
1) Dual band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz operation with 3x3 MIMO connectivity at up to 1300Mbps
2) 2 wired Gigabit LAN ports
3) 4 3x3 mimo  x3dBi  dual band internal SMA antennas with 30dBm output power for great wireless coverage
4) SSIDs with configurable VLANs for each one providing more security then standard guest networks
5) VLAN configuration
6) Client connectivity details and monitoring.
7) Fixed and DHCP client address assignments
8) And  more
Setup:
1) Very easy and done locally. Cloud is available as well, however untested.
2) My setup went pretty smooth and it works fine over PoE   
Main status page:

Here’s the WLAN config screens:
Radio Settings:

Security Settings:

The Ligowave NFT 3AC supports WPA/WPA2 and supports PSK and Enterprise authentication types that can be different for each SSID. Selecting “Enterprise” allows you to use RADIUS Authentication, which allows you to define a username and password rather then a static key, allowing for more fine control over your wireless network. User based controls allow you to define limits PER USER so that if let’s say, they get fired, you just delete thier user account and not have to change the ENTIRE NETWORK’S encryption key.
Throughput Tests: (Wireless)
I will be using LAN Speed test for the throughput tests and PRTG to generate the graphs. It also is a comprehensive enterprise level network monitoring software and it can record uptime, transfer rates, errors, etc.
Test environment: (Set 1)
Specs of Building: This is going through about 32 ft through 2 walls, a solid all-wood dresser, and a chimney. The room has plaster walls in some places.
Specs of server :(my machine in the same room as theLigowave NFT 3AC): Intel i5 3570K/16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM/Nvidia Geforce 650Ti/Samsung 840 120GB SSD/Windows Server 2012 Standard/Realtek GBE NIC
Specs of client: (remote machine in other room): AGNXAndrakon/AMD Phenom 9650/6GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM/Nvidia Geforce 650Ti/Samsung 840 120GB SSD/Windows Server 2012 Standard/ASUS AC53 USB
5Ghz 802.11anac mode: Channel 36 -33dBm
LAN speed test: 25 stream 6GB file: 24Mbytes/sec or 192Mbits/sec

2.4 GHz 802.11n mode: Channel 1 -46dBm
LAN speed test: 25 stream 6GB file: 3Mbytes/sec or 24Mbits/sec

Test environment: (Set 2)
Specs of Building Test Run 1: 16Ft away thru a wood door hallway right outside the office where the Ligowave NFT 3AC is located.
Specs of server (my machine in the same room as theLigowave NFT 3AC): Intel i5 3570K/16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM/Nvidia Geforce 650Ti/Samsung 840 120GB SSD/Windows Server 2012 Standard/Realtek GBE NIC
Specs of client: HP2000-412NR/AMD E300/8GB DDR3 RAM/500GB SSHD /AMD RADEON 6310/Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/RalinkRT5390 WLAN
2.4 GHz 802.11n mode: Channel 1 -36dBm
LAN speed test: 25 stream 6GB file: 3Mbytes/sec or 24Mbits/sec

Same system New WLAN USB (Edimax AC600)
5.0Ghz 802.11ac mode channel 36 -29dBm
LAN speed test: 25 stream 6GB file: 6Mbytes/sec or 48Mbits/sec

Conclusion:
The Ligowave NFT 3AC Wireless Access Point is a decent cloud managed wireless access point. It has good 5Ghz connectivity, and a nice cloud managed UI.
Pros:
Ø Decent management software with an great amount of options
Ø CPU usage and quick stats at the top of every page
Ø Pretty solid 5Ghz throughput and stability
Ø Very easy to learn and use
Ø Cloud does not need license fees
Cons:

Ø Not enough mgmt controls (lacks QoS and firewall)
Rating:  8.5/10
Recommended: Yes

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tests resuming!

I am feeling a bit better so tests resuming soon and got 3 new reviews hitting soon! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Going thru some personal issues so any reviews or tests will be delayed till futher notice

Going thru some personal issues so any reviews or tests will be delayed till further notice

My cat which I have valued like a daughter is going thru a lot of pain.

A month and a half ago we bought some Purina cat chow naturals indoor. She seemed to like it and was doing ok till about a month-month-and-a-half ago. She started to get a lot of rashes and was very lethargic. We though it was the heat and we just kept her in cool rooms and gave her lots of tuna and water.

She started to bleed from her nipple areas and started to get a bump around her breasts and her neck was really itchy and she would wake me up demanding scritches, which we thought was just more gut from being a lazy lump due to the heat and lethargy from it and we thought the bleeding and rash was a heat rash...

We dressed the wounds with everything we could and tried everything we could to help her but she was getting worse.

Her breast lump became larger and we deiced something else was up, I was starting to suspect the cat food was the problem since we've taken very good care of her.

We took her to the emergency vet since it was Independence day and no other vets were open.

We waited and we though it was prolly just poop possibly backed up or something since she was clenching a lot like someone trying to squeeze out poop...


well the doc came back and did some tests and said it's a tumor and she was also anemic with only 13% red blood cell count. I was furious, scared, sad, and felt terrible.

I wish I would have helped her earlier... however we just assumed it was a heat rash and gut!

I was more than devistated. Angel is my baby girl and I've had her almost half my life! (I'm currently 31 and she's 14)

She understood me so well and has even understood what I talk about and is an extremely intuitive and smart cat. I will be upset about something deeply and not even vocalize it, she'd come running all the way from downstairs to my office, open the door and come rub on my leg. Whenever I struggled with something she was right there to comfort me. She read my mind deeply and was also quite into what I was doing! I'd explain to her some of the stuff I do for betas the testing and she'd nod and have bright eyes like she learned something cool! She was such a smart, bright, happy girl that was amazing.

Even when my hubby was being annoying or would irritate me she would be there to comfort me.

She's brought so much magic to my life and was there during my darkest times.

And for Purina to take that magic and my little heart and soul away is THE WORST THING THAT'S HAPPENED TO ME!!!

I later learned they have TONS of lawsuits against them and many babies have been lost both cat and dog!!! lots of people have lost thier babies from cancer, liver, kidney failures, seazures, etc... and NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT! nestle bought them and gets away with it.

I go from having a bright, happy intuitive, amazing angel to having a lethargic lump on her death bed.

I hope nestle will pay for this dearly. They should be shut down.


So many people on various sites report a lot of the same thing and I learned purina went and changed formulas and added extra vitamins and minerals from china that are EXTREMELY CARCINOGENIC!! They have done this to dog and cat food for years and I feel stupid for not checking up on it constantly since up to this recent "vitamins and minerals" change Angel has been fine!!! Why would they do this? All these ________________ companies care about is money and for the chinese to make a quick buck to buy more handbags and bugattis.

This is some or the worst pain I have to go through and I hope she makes it. I will be completely devistated if I loose her. She's everything to me.

I wanted her to meet my kids when I had them

I wanted her to live with us on the next sprawling property we bough and for her to have her own fish pond

I wanted her to grow old with us and guide us more spiritually on the road to parenthood and teach our kids the celestial wisdom she has shared with us.

And for this much magic to be taken away from me, and others on this hell we call earth is immeasurably cruel, evil, vile and the worst thing.

 I hope action can be taken against purina for takeing so many people's babies away!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

AGNXNetworks AP performance chart (Streaming centered)

Streaming centered AP performance table:

AGNXNetworks AP performance chart (overall) 2012-2016
Compiled:5.2.16
Manufacturer
Model
Streaming performance
Setup/Config
Overall performance
Enterprise Class (listed in overall performance factor)
Cisco Meraki
MR34/32
9/10
10/10
9/10
Aerohive
230/370
9/10 (230)
6/10 (370)
8/10
8/10
Aruba
IAP225/RAP109
8/10 (225)
7/10 (109)
6/10
7/10
Airtight (Now Mojo)
C75
7/10
8/10
7/10
Ubiquiti
AP-AC-LITE/LR
7/10
8/10
7/10
Xclaim
XI3
7/10
6/10
7/10
Xirrus
XR630/520
5/10
8/10
5/10
Peplink/Pepwave
OneAC
4/10
5/10
5/10
Fortinet
FT60D
2/10
6/10
4/10
Manufacturer
Model
Streaming performance
Setup/Config
Overall performance
Consumer Class (listed in overall performance factor)
Luxul
XAP1500/1510/1410
9/10
6/10
8/10
Linksys (Belkin)
WRTACS1900
6/10 stock
8/10 DDWRT
5/10 stock
8/10 DDWRT
6/10 stock
8/10 DDWRT
Netgear
WNDR4500/R7000
5/10 NDR
6/10 R7
6/10
6/10
Amped Wireless
R20000G/RTA15/APR175
4/10 Rx
5/10 Ax
5/10
4/10



Note: Setup tested with the following media technologies: Roku,EMBY media server, Serviio media server, Denon HEOS, SONOS, Miracast, Insignia, Windows media network sharing, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-v.

Services used: MGO (Now FandangoNOW),VUDU, Youtube, NETFLIX, Crunchyroll, Funimation channel, VEVO (roku channel), Amazon prime video.

Please note: APs also had at least 5 live streams on Twitch, Hitbox, and Youtube's live streaming platform. That had the MOST weight on the above rankings.