Hello community. I am looking to upgrade my home network/lab to some Instant On gear. I am currently running a mikrotik RB4011 router running into multiple dummy switches (non poe) around the home. I have 2 APs currently, and will be swapping those over to either the AP12 or AP 15 models. I am thinking though, if that's still not enough, I may have to put one in the garage to get WiFi out there and in the backyard for gatherings, etc. I'm thinking of doing one 8 port POE for my APs and VoIP phones and two 8 port non-poe, 1 in office for laptops, printers, NAS, 1 in my media cabinet in the living room for consoles, shield and to give hardwire access to laptops if needed. My main concern is firmware/software upgrades. I know for most enterprise gear, the software is locked behind a paywall, be that a support contract or a yearly "membership" fee. Is this the same for the Instant On gear? I'd hate to purchase it, everything is such a great price and a controller is not needed like UniFi gear, and get stuck on the same version for the forseeable future without spending loads of money.
Thanks for the insight!
Thanks for the reply! Sounds like I'll be good for upgrading soon.
One other question. Do any of the 8-port 1930 series switches have rack ears or are they meant to sit on a shelf?
I have the 1930 8 POE (JL681A). It did ship with rack mounting ears.
Also remember that the AP11D can also be your router...