Was searching for an alternative for UBNT when i came across ALTA.
Ordered one and unpacked it last week.
Currently comparing it in my home with a TP-Link EAP.
First thought of the AP6-Pro.
Nice packaging, everything you need is in the package to mount it to the most surfaces. (Wall, Ceiling, on top of a desk and mounted ceilings)
Device feels good, compared to TP-Link and UBNT in the same pricerange
The way you have to click the device on the brackets feel a little unnatural.
In a world where TP-Link and UBNT use an adopting technic to add the device to a management portal I was a little lost on how to get the device in the portal. But after logging in to management, and just waited a few minutes the device was there. Great feature!
The Management overall looks great, very responsive and realtime data.
The option to have multple passwords for 1 netwerk with there own VLAN and DATA Rate settings is great. Also the ability to put a device in a VLAN after it is connected great!!
Swapping the TP-Link to the ALTA looked simple but my POE injector wasnt supporting the ALTA.
So had to swith back to the TP-LINK and search af work for another POE injector.
With the new POE injector the ALTA came to life.
First impressions of the Wi-Fi quality feels fast on browsing webpages, speedtest are good.
Using the network more and more it feels like sometime it is blocking content.
When visiting webpages with photo’s in slideshows it show the first 2-3 photo’s and after that all pages are blank.
seeing this on sites like gaspedaal.nl, funda.nl but also in the app of ALIEXPRESS.
Refreshing the pages will fix it, but it was something i didnt have to do on the old TPLINK network.
Overall it is a promissing product, defently will order 2 more units to replace all the AP’s in my house.
I also have this issue with loading content/images. I have a support case regarding loading issue with Facebook app, but after i have used alta ap for a few more days i have seen the same issue on other web sites and app
@Alta-MattH already did it.
I live on countryside, not many wifi networks near me. both ap`s was running at CH36, after scan i set to best channels. tested 40 and 80mhz. same issue. if I just switch back to unifi ap, all good.
Initial impressions are the hardware seems nice and Solid (Although I’m a bit surprised the 6 Pro is only Gbit on the Ethernet side, I would have thought given the max speeds 2.5Gbe would make more sense)
Support seems decent so far based on the conversation I had with them yesterday, but given the VLAN issues some people have run into and a possible IPv6 issue I feel that perhaps the software side needs more work.
Certainly I’d not be comfortable deploying these into a production environment at the moment with these issues present, although hopefully it’s just a few teething troubles and assuming Alta manage to reproduce them they’ll be quickly fixed by a software update.
I was looking for some alternative on the market and found ALTA.
The feel is awesome and the packaging very nice.
Today I got my first AP6 Pro, but I am frustrated that the AP does not broadcast the SSID. Maybe a defective one? Tried to contact support but the reply is that I have been restricted to the helpdesk.
@Mauricio can you try enabling the “Auto On” feature in the Network Tab > click the AP > Settings? And see if that changes anything? If the AP can’t reach the internet by default it won’t broadcast, so devices won’t connect to an AP without connection to the internet.