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    Sonicwall Sonicpoints... Waste of money??

    Are Sonicwall Sonicpoints anything other than overpriced, AP's??

    We've just had a new Sonicwall firewall put in and I've been told to look into the Sonicpoints as we wish to upgrade our wireless at somepoint this year... I believe theyre nothing more than overpriced AP's but could be wrong... (Do they offer more protection??)

    I'm guessing you probably need licenses to operate them aswell....

    All documentation on the web seems to vary, and short of ringing Sonicwall and being given sales spiele, I wondered if anyone here knew anything?
    Last edited by Vini; 09-02-2007 at 10:42 AM.

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    Not a big sonicwall fan at all , never have been ( especially of their licensing , the old firewalls never actually recycled licenses , so you'd have to reboot the device quite regularly if you had a transient userbase.
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