@WrCombs - did you reset the AP before using the AP? If no, that's why you couldn't find it.
Also, I'm not sure if the app can find an AP via non associated wifi or not - I'm guessing it must be able to, as home users wouldn't typically have a way for their cell phone to be attached to the physical network since you're just now trying to install wifi in the home.
What does it cost to have fiber terminated? $150/hr? Since this is in the mountains, I'm guessing the nearest city is 1.5 hours away, so drive time on top of that. I'm just guessing at the labor since I haven't ever had it quoted.
Right, so if oyu are confident that premade will pull in quantiy, then by all means go with it.
The good thing about fiber, is that it doesn't matter if you coil up the left over.
At a previous job we rolled out Ubiquiti APs on one site since they were so inexpensive just as test to see if we could move to a controller based system. After the second AP failed of the three we purchased we went with a Ruckus system despite the increased cost. We chose to spend a bit more for apparent reliability.
That said, for my current job I've chosen to do a test deployment of UBNT hardware.
Weird - where did you buy them from? Failures do happen, but 2 out of 3 failing.. that's pretty bad.
I deployed UAPs (22 and no failures) and it has worked flawlessly for me for 8 months so far.
This was 2012-2013 time frame, so given the average experience I'm not knocking them off the list permanently.
They were off of Amazon. From UBNT iirc.
The ERL in 2012/2013 was iffy. But not the basic UAP. interesting experience.