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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AC Lite AP Enterprise Wi-Fi System (UAP-AC-LITE-US)

$78.99

Note: in stock but may require 1-2 extra days to process

This is one of the lowest prices directly from Amazon. (lowest was $78.50).

This is one of the best access points money can buy. If you want great coverage, complete control, and best in class reliability... Get this for your home. Forget buying consumer grade AC Routers... Use your current old router, and this to send wifi signal at your house.

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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AC Lite AP Enterprise Wi-Fi System (UAP-AC-LITE-US)
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Is this the top of the line (range wise) that ubiquiti makes? Also, is the correct way to implement this, to hardwire this from an open port on an existing wifi router to a central location in the house? Am I understanding this correctly? I just bought the tplink router and I don't have much better coverage than before...:/
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Got one of the non "lite" versions so I'm not sure if its wildly different, the other one had a more solid signal than my Linksys but it was a lot slower (My linksys is an AC-1900 and I think the Ubiquiti was an AC-1700.

The access point I got had tones of features but wouldn't work directly connected to my comcast modem/router combo. It took on the modem's characteristics (SSID & Password) despite my having disabled the features on the modem long ago.

If you had a managed switch before the access point it would work though.

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Is this the top of the line (range wise) that ubiquiti makes? Also, is the correct way to implement this, to hardwire this from an open port on an existing wifi router to a central location in the house? Am I understanding this correctly? I just bought the tplink router and I don't have much better coverage than before...:/
If it's like the one I had, this is enterprise level IT, it's not very easy to configure if you don't know what you're doing. The only way I could get the access point to function properly was with a managed switch or plugging it in to my other router (which already had wifi). The range was no better on the ubiquiti than my linksys but the signal strength was top of the line (no jitter, good latency).
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Last edited by Vanquished August 10, 2016 at 06:37 AM
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No, it isn't their top of the line. This one uses passive 24V, so you would need to use the included injector. I use the Pro versions which use standard 48V PoE. I power them with a Cisco switch at work. They work great and have excellent range.
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It's certainly not the top of the line Ubiquiti, but you can expect to fork over hundreds for that.
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I'd stay away from the lite version and pay a few bucks more for the LR version (long range) that's the nice one. I install them at large homes and business every week and finally got my own a few months ago.

I ran a 50' cat6 from my office through my attic and have it in the middle of my house on the ceiling. Looks like a smoke detector. Great range and their mostly bullet proof, haven't had to reset it once. Often in installs we use a powerline adapter to get it to a central location in the house for best coverage. And the best thing is that once it's setup you can easily add another later to blanket your whole house with the same signal much like large businesses and schools, no more dumb repeaters.

Setup is a bit different then a plug and play router but there are lots of tutorials online so if you're semi confident with tech stuff or have ever personalized your router you should be fine.
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There are three Ubiquiti access points in this range, and this is the cheapest and worst one. Here is the best review of them: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/20...i-gear-is/

For people with small houses who don't need much speed, this will be fine. It's also a good option if you're buying several.
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Last edited by rsm3000 August 10, 2016 at 06:48 AM
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Would this connect well with a meraki AP as a bridge?
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Quote from simcha View Post :
Is this the top of the line (range wise) that ubiquiti makes? Also, is the correct way to implement this, to hardwire this from an open port on an existing wifi router to a central location in the house? Am I understanding this correctly? I just bought the tplink router and I don't have much better coverage than before...:/
Not top of the line, but these are fine for home use. There is a UAP-AC-LITE-LR that has more powerful antennas for a little more.

Correct, these are access points only, they will not do DHCP/NAT, so you need another router/firewall to connect them to.

There is a bit of a learning curve setting it up, they don't have a web interface like your typical router. You install controller software on your PC, it finds and 'adopts' the wap, and you can configure your wireless settings from there. Once configured you don't have to keep the software running.

These are more about range, stability, and handling more concurrent connections than speed, so stick to the higher end consumer stuff if speed is important to you.
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Quote from jeneaston View Post :
I'd stay away from the lite version and pay a few bucks more for the LR version (long range) that's the nice one
Talking about this one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PRCBBI
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Would this connect well with a meraki AP as a bridge?
Nope, they only uplink to other UBNT gear
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I'm interested in trying these AP. they cost a fraction of the cost of the rest. They are not routers, they are just Access points. Meaning that you will still need to use your modem as a router

The UAC-AP-PRO is also cheaper than normal https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...K853E3UVAY

Regular price is $139
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Got one of the non "lite" versions so I'm not sure if its wildly different, the other one had a more solid signal than my Linksys but it was a lot slower (My linksys is an AC-1900 and I think the Ubiquiti was an AC-1700.

The access point I got had tones of features but wouldn't work directly connected to my comcast modem/router combo. It took on the modem's characteristics (SSID & Password) despite my having disabled the features on the modem long ago.

If you had a managed switch before the access point it would work though.



If it's like the one I had, this is enterprise level IT, it's not very easy to configure if you don't know what you're doing. The only way I could get the access point to function properly was with a managed switch or plugging it in to my other router (which already had wifi). The range was no better on the ubiquiti than my linksys but the signal strength was top of the line (no jitter, good latency).
you don't need a managed switch. I install these every day, only 1 install had to have a managed switch due to a specific requirement for guest networks.

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It's certainly not the top of the line Ubiquiti, but you can expect to fork over hundreds for that.
top of the line AC Pro is only $150
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Last edited by djgizmo August 10, 2016 at 06:52 AM
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Can anyone comment on how good these are for home users who don't need all the enterprise features? Some people rave about them, but others say they have worse range and lower speed than current consumer AC routers in their price range. Are people in love with the product or the idea of the product?
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I've had this for about a year. In my home / configuration I don't get a lot of range out of it -- maybe a 30-40ft diameter.

I've got another AP LR that others mentioned and it covers my whole house and yard -- roughly 140ft diameter.
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