In this FAQ we'll point out some of the proven to work hardware configurations for different scenarios.
The suggestions below are put into groups depending on what you already have on-site in terms of network hardware.
If you don't have any network infrastructure at all, just a simple modem or a router from your internet service provider (ISP), check our recommendations below. These devices are proven to work and are easy to configure using our guides.
In this case you have to buy an access point (one or more per venue) and a controller (one per venue).
Recommended access points:
- EAP225 or EAP245 (WiFi 5 / 802.11ac)
- EAP620 HD or EAP660 HD (WiFi 6 / 802.11ax)
You can also use the software controller and install it on your own server if you're feeling brave.
We recommend getting the OC200 hardware controller.
In this setup, you only need to buy an access point (one or more per venue), there's no need to buy a separate controller.
These access points support Social WiFi and are proven to work:
- GWN7615 (WiFi 5 / 802.11ac)
- GWN7625 (WiFi 5 / 802.11ac)
- GWN7660 (WiFi 6 / 802.11ax)
If your venue is relatively small and one access point will be enough, you can use a MikroTik device, which is the most flexible solution and usually the most affordable. It's a bit more complex to configure than the previously mentioned options.
- MikroTik hAP ac2 (WiFi 5 / 802.11ac)
- MikroTik hAP ax2 (WiFi 6 / 802.11ax)
If you already have a network infrastructure, but none of the devices are compatible with our service, we can recommend getting a MikroTik router and adding it into the already existing network. With MikroTik you can't go wrong - no matter if your network is simple or utilizes multiple VLANs, it will just work. We have dedicated installation guides for MikroTik to cover all the cases.
For smaller networks (restaurants, e.g.):
- MikroTik "hEX" RB750Gr3 (router only, no WiFi included)
For bigger enterprise objects (hotels, e.g.):
- MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM (router only, no WiFi included, rack-mounted)