I picked up some used IAP-335s of eBay for about $125 each. And an Outdoor IAP-275 for $100. I have cluster of 2x 335s and one 275 Outdoors and they work pretty well. They're now Wifi6 but are top notch access points with 2x 2.5GBEs on each. I have yet to try and see if both of those ports can be aggregated but even with one they work great. I could only afford to pair it with an InstantOn Class 4 PoE 1930 8 port switch, but if you can get one that can die 2.5 GBE with a Class 4 PoE you shouldn't have very many limitations. I can easily get 855Mbps out of my wireless setup so it's close to a standard 1Gig Ethernet connection.
I've wondered if it were possible to put a Netgear Wifi6 Access point into the mix but I'm not sure if the roaming would work very well. I have about 45 wireless devices on 5 VLANs and they roam seamlessly in this configuration. Any of the 3 can take over and become the "Master AP Controller" which is accessed on a separate IP than the individual access points.
My setup is a Collapsed Core Star Topology utilizing a Firewalla Gold as the primary IDS Router on a Starlink Connection. The InstantOn 1930 acts as my primary distribution switch feeding the 3 access points, LAGs to my Firewalla (3GBE ports for a 3 gigabit Routing Backplane), LAG to my Server Switch a 24 port Aruba 2920 Where my non client devices sit, and a LAG to a 48 Port Cisco PoE switch acting as a Client Access Switch tied to a patch panel. So far it has be a very robust system that has been able to handle a lot of IoT traffic, multiple cameras streams, and tons of client traffic without breaking a sweat or my bank account. I'd love to see a partnership between Firewalla and Aruba as I cannot love this setup more for a Home Network
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