We need Wifi APs for a small business.
However, there are various expectations what I can't foresee. The last what I want, that trivial things, what the hardware could easily do, are simply impossible because we have no root access to our own devices.
In Germany, AVM!Fritz is a very popular AP solution (it is even common that home ISPs simply make their devices obligatory), however they are regularly racing to make their systems so un-configurable as possible; and this added them to my blacklist. I did the same by Cisco, on similar reason (they are also wanting regularly a lot of money for firmware updates, and their relative recent devices from 2013 had a weak signal strength).
My ideal image is that I could simply ssh into the AP to reconfigure it.
It should be also acceptable to layman bosses. Thus, it should be an AP with a Google-able manufacturer name (not bad if it is not common, but it needs to have a name). I should be able to point that "I found this (link) device from ..., I suggest to buy it for ...", and it should look as a reasonable suggestion.
Actually, any AP is okay, if
- The manufacturer is googleable.
- I can modify its firmware without hardware hacks. No problem, if it causes warranty loss.