Thanks for your reply. I think I understand your rationale of going with the newer AP. However, out of my friend's retired AP surplus. I can see there are a number of 7372 AP that I can grab. But for the R310, I can currently see just 1.
Also when I asked the question, I have this in mind, the 7372 when it was for the prime time of the product life cycle, it was the higher end version of the product line, with higher user density (500 client was cited)! While the R310 is newer product, but it's positioned as the "entry level" product with lower user density. I am wondering does that mean, the 7372 does indeed has more processing power and more sophisticated RADIO support, e.g. R310 does not have PD-MRC.
Then my another question is
- In terms of radio 2.4G 802.11n coverage, would it be better off to go with 3x 7372 vs 1x R310?
- can I deploy say all 3x 7372 for 2.4G 802.11n coverage while having the R310 running the same standalone AP firmware like the 7372 and configure it for providing exclusive 5G AC radio coverage? Then I sort of having the best of both world maximising the usage of my friend's retired gear?
I have this following basic topology in mind,
Internet - ROS (router with all RADIO disabled) - PoE switch - 3x 7372, 1x R310
Please kindly share more of your professional thoughts, it's very much appreciated.