The AP832 from Meru is an enterprise-class access point priced at $1,295, which we tested using their MC1550 wireless controller ($1,295). It has two dual-band radios, supporting up to two concurrent 5GHz three spatial streams, for maximum data rates per radio of 1.3Gbps. The wireless controller’s initial setup is made using the CLI via a serial connection from a computer to the AP. You follow prompts to set basic settings, like country, hostname, password, and network connectivity. This is a straightforward process. On the web-based interface we found enterprise-level look and feel, settings, and user experience. It supports centralized, distributed, mesh, bridged, and VPN tunneled modes; plus implicit and explicit beamforming.