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Several weeks or months ago I read a discussion, probably on Hacker News, and in it somebody recommended a router that fixed all his router problems. Reception was excellent, and it had an option to configure guest access on a separate network, secure from the rest, without much effort.

I don't remember the name of the brand. I believe it had U and Q in it, but I'm not sure. The router itself was round and white, like the Engenius, but as I remember it without the leds. Pricing was about 80 euros for the basic model, and there were pro versions for about 240 euros.

Engenius router

Do you have any idea which router I'm referring to? It could even be Engenius, but I don't find anything about the guest network setup in the reviews.

  • This question should be changed. You can ask us which router is a good buy instead. – Peter Zhu Feb 21 '16 at 14:53
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    @PeterZhu I disagree. The required product in question is very specific and defined as best as possible. – Adam Feb 21 '16 at 17:08
  • @PeterZhu - I've updated the title. I want to know this specific brand name. – SPRBRN Feb 21 '16 at 20:04
  • So should we have an [indentify-this-hardware] tag? KIDDING! (for anyone familiar with the identify-this issues) – Robert Cartaino Feb 22 '16 at 1:10
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Based on your picture, and description involving "U" and "Q", it sounds like you are thinking of a product from Ubiquiti Networks. There was a very detailed article about them on Ars Technica last October.

The only issue is, they don't have have a router that looks similar to your image. There are Access Points though.

One of the ones that Ars reviewed was the UniFi AP AC Pro. You can get this directly from Ubiquiti (when it isn't sold out) for $150.

Unifi AP AC Pro - Source: Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/10/review-ubiquiti-unifi-made-me-realize-how-terrible-consumer-wi-fi-gear-is/

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  • Spot on! Thank you very much! Round, white, no leds, and you're right about it not being a router but an access point. – SPRBRN Feb 22 '16 at 9:07

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