What are the wireless access points that have been approved/recommended for use with Flexicast Wifi Audio ?

Clarity and low latency = high customer acceptance. It is critically important to use a high performance dual mode WAP that is capable of delivering a stream of data with low jitter 24/7 to deliver an acceptable service. Many routers will work sufficiently for short periods but performance will degrade over hours or days. To ensure a satisfactory result please ensure you use one of the following tested WAPs;

Ubiquity Unifi AP AC (set up as distinct 2.4G & 5G radios, not in AC mode, currently no other Ubiquity models have passed testing).

Ruckus zoneflex R300 or higher spec ruckus (as distinct 2.4 & 5Ghz radios).

UniFi Access Point Outdoor 5GHzs (5Ghz Only. Use to suplement existing 2.4 Ghz. Can be used outdoors).

* Note: always promote use of the 5Ghz radio with 2.4Ghz as last resort for very old phones only.

Use one of these WAP only;

Ruckus zoneflex R300 or higher spec Ruckus

Ubiquity Unifi AP AC

Aruba Instant IAP-115-RW Wireless Access Point

We have tested many routers and most are left wanting. We continue to test new routers each day however it takes weeks of testing to ensure an access point is truly of the grade and performance required for streaming audio.

Routers/WAP we have tested and not had success with;

Netgear WNR2000v2 (used as Flexicast gateways in the past) – 2.4G only, sporadically ok but performance degrades over time under high load.

Linksys WRT1900ACv2 – often works well but performance degrades over time, bad performance when bridging.

Linksys WRT1900ACv2 – often works well but performance degrades over time.

Edimax Pro CAP1200 – Some Android devices (Nexus 7 for example) unable to maintain constant connections.

Routers currently testing:

Engenius Neutron soon
Openmesh coming up