IPVMU Certified | 04/30/15 01:48pm
You need integrated WiFi? Or can you tolerate adding an access point to one of those 24 ports?
You will not find any decent unit with built in wifi. Switches are designed to be put in racks and closets, and Wifi AP are designed to be near the users. Get a Cisco or Planet switch, then a basic Ruckus R300 or R500 series AP and you will be happy.
Personally, I'd love to find a WiFi router that has PoE ports (which is essentially what OP seems to be looking for), but even that has been a challenge... I think I've seen one or two over the years, and they've been crazy expensive - way more so that you'd pay for separate WiFi router and 5-port PoE switch. Getting both functions in an 8-to-24 port switch is probably a pipe dream.
All you need is a PoE switch and a PoE powered AP, then with some creative use of zip ties, electrical tape, or some gray tape and a 1' patch cable you can achieve an all in one unit, meaning if it falls out of what ever enclosure you put it in it will all fall down.
In all seriousness though, what do you need wireless for? I was really impressed with the ubiquity Edge Switches, 24 port POE, Layer 2&3 for ~$550.00, and strap a Ubiquity UAP for ~$70.00 and be done with it. Just my two cents...
Who likes ruckus? They got one.
Though a bit pricy at $1400.
The ruckus switch went end of life a while ago. were too pricey and not many people specced them into projects like Ruckus wanted. The Ruckus AP though are rock solid and good price points.