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Access Points


Designed for any situation.

Open-Mesh has an access point and enclosure to fit your needs. Compare below.

  OM2P

OM2P

External antenna,
great value

OM2P-HS

High speed,
long range

OM5P-AN

Higher speed,
dual-band

MR1750

802.11ac,
best performance.

Radio Speed (Max) 150 Mbps 300 Mbps 150+300 Mbps 450+1300 Mbps
Power at max speed 23 dBm (200 mW) 23 dBm (200 mW) 19 dBm (79 mW) 20 dBm (100 mW)
Antenna Single external Dual internal Three internal Six internal
Band 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 + 5 GHz concurrent 2.4 + 5 GHz .11ac concurrent
Max range (recommended) 3-4 walls (indoor)
400-600ft (outdoor)
3-4 walls (indoor)
400-600ft (outdoor)
2-3 walls (indoor)
200-400ft (outdoor)
3-4 walls (indoor)
400-600ft (outdoor)
Max users (recommended) 20-50 per AP 20-50 per AP 20-50 per AP 50-100 per AP
Enclosure options OM Wall Plug, Outdoor OM Wall Plug, Ethernet, Ceiling, Outdoor OM Wall Plug, Ethernet, Ceiling, Outdoor Wall/Ceiling (included), MR Outdoor
MSRP $75 $95 $135 $225

 

Frequently asked questions

  • Routers are typically rated at 150 Mbps, 300 Mbps, etc. What can I really expect?

    Numbers like 150, 300, 900 Mbps, etc. are the theoretical maximum total speeds the access point can deliver, including all Wi-Fi overhead, in a perfect environment. As a rough rule of thumb, these numbers are at least twice what you can expect in a real-world environment. Furthermore, it is generally not “good neighbour” practice to use wide (40 MHz) channels on 2.4 GHz as it this uses at least two of the three available channels and interference would likely prevent it from working well. Therefore, the 2.4 GHz maximum is typically half that again.

    Note that since there are two independent radios in the dual band models, the maximum is the sum of the two bands (assuming at least one user on each band).

  • Which model should I choose?

    Each model is built for a different goal, so it's difficult to suggest which one is best for your particular use.

    The best overall performance is the MR1750. This is a dual-band, 3x3 MIMO, 802.11ac-ready model in a traditional ceiling/wall mount design that's ideal for offices, classrooms and conference areas. It can also be mounted in a weathertight enclosure for use outdoors.

    The best performing model in the OM Series is the OM5P-AN. It's also dual band, but with lower throughput than the MR1750. It's ideal for hotel rooms, dormitories, care facilities and small offices. This model can be used with a standard 802.3af PoE switch and our PoE injectors.

    The OM2P-HS offers great performance on the 2.4 GHz band only, can be used with a 802.3af PoE switch, and has a higher range than the MR1750 and OM5P-AN.

    If you would like to add 5 GHz support in your network, or you don't need to support 2.4 GHz devices, then select the OM5P. We typically recommend a mix of OM2P-HS and OM5P models to gain performance and still support legacy devices. These models operate in different bands, so they won't mesh, but users can connect to the same network through them.

    The OM2P works well when you don't need as much speed or you need to use an external antenna. This model supports passive 12-24v PoE. It has approximately the same range as the OM2P-HS.

  • How does Open-Mesh compute power?

    There is no industry-wide standard for reporting power. Many companies will use the most favorable method of reporting power to make their devices look best versus competitors. We don't. Our power ratings are always per antenna (not combined), average (not peak) and do NOT include the antenna power “gain” (really not gain, but focus in certain directions at the expense of others).

    Open-Mesh uses flat power in most models, which typically provides much higher power at high speeds compared to competitive models that may cost several times as much. The MR1750 uses a more traditional power design, with 20 dBm at maximum speed and 26 dBm at lower speeds.

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