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This access point has dual-radio 3x3 11AC MIMO technology w/ speeds of up to 450 Mbps at 2.4GHz band and up to 1300 Mbps at 5GHz band, (2) 10/100/1000 ethernet ports and is compatible w/ 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+. - Randy71

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B&H Photo currently has the UAP-AC-PRO for sale at the normal price of $139.99 but with a clippable $20 off per unit coupon. Mine qualified for free shipping as well. Limit 2 and the coupon applies per unit not per order.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...fi_ap.html

These usually float around $130 on Amazon (currently $131) so in reality you are only saving $10-$15 but these are hardly ever below $125.

If you are not familiar with Ubiquiti, they make a commercial grade of network hardware at very reasonable prices. This particular access point is probably more than you need for a home but is excellent in a small business type setting. The control software is a free download which can be managed by local computer, smartphone app or cloud key dongle.
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The higher top speed is only for 3x3 MIMO clients.

I did a lot of research into these awhile ago and decided the Pro wasn't worth it for me, because I don't have anything that's 3x3 MIMO and doing local network file transfers (everything non-local is bottlenecked by my internet connection).

I also looked at the AC LR (long range) but it makes some hefty tradeoffs of speed for potential maximum distance, where you may still have issues with throughput depending on the connecting device's own signal strength in transmitting back (the antenna helps quite a bit, but when looking at real world coverage tests it was questionable to get an LR versus multiple Lites if coverage was actually an issue, assuming the ability to make ethernet runs to multiple Lites).

I originally planned on buying 2 AC Lites to replace a Netgear AC something or other that was just really disappointing in terms of both speed and distance, with some definite dead spots.

So far we've only bought 1 AC Lite and had it for a year now: it reaches roughly 2x as far as the Netgear did with good signal strength, and has no deadspots in the house. Unless you have a use for 3x3 MIMO on something like a laptop or a desktop using a PCIE wifi card supporting it, I'd personally advise starting with an AC Lite and then maybe adding a second one if you find you actually need it still (we realized that, actually, 1 was enough in our case!). I think you'll get a lot more coverage for your money doing that than anything else. As tempting as the Pro might be due to being called, well, "Pro."

(sidenote: if you're not afraid of a somewhat kludgy and technical interface and/or CLI work, the Edgerouter X SFP—yes, specifically the SFP one—often dips down near $50 and comes with passive POE on 5 ports, and is ridiculously capable for a home router, even if you toss ~50 low bandwidth/intermittent devices at it and ~5 simultaneous heavy bandwidth ones… a year ago when I was switching everything over it definitely came out as cheaper than comparable microtik/etc routers, especially since it works for POE powering the AC Lite, but otherwise I'm not sure its made a huge difference to have both devices be Ubiquiti ones, any good router would do)

Not trying to come across as a Ubiquiti fangirl or anything, but if you've been messing around with consumer routers at home all your life, it's a huge upgrade in every sense (particularly stability) even with just their "Lite" versions.
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about time SD came it to its senses and Fped a deal worth purchasing.. this is what you folks should be buying not that netgear garbage or that stupid google home shite
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Using this as a single access point for my 1500sq.ft. house paired to an asus ac66u router with witeless turned off. Wifi was always just a bit too sketchy for my tastes on tye Asus. I now have a rock solid connection with no down time at all. Haven't had to reset either device since install.
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Thanks for this!
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Decent discount from a great company. In for 2. Thanks OP!
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Do these provide better range than the lites? Debating for my home setup lite vs pro
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Do these provide better range than the lites? Debating for my home setup lite vs pro
Wondering the same, I finally got around to ceiling mounting my Lite unit and now this is on sale... grrr
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Do these provide better range than the lites? Debating for my home setup lite vs pro
Was just going to ask the same question too. Found this thread to be helpful: LINK [ubnt.com]
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I don't think so but they can handle more clients and have higher top speed.
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How does something like this compare to the Google routers?
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Using this as a single access point for my 1500sq.ft. house paired to an asus ac66u router with witeless turned off. Wifi was always just a bit too sketchy for my tastes on tye Asus. I now have a rock solid connection with no down time at all. Haven't had to reset either device since install.
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I've found this video to be the most complete an concise description of each of the current generation access points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0...rIvE&t=30s
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I don't think so but they can handle more clients and have higher top speed.
The higher top speed is only for 3x3 MIMO clients.

I did a lot of research into these awhile ago and decided the Pro wasn't worth it for me, because I don't have anything that's 3x3 MIMO and doing local network file transfers (everything non-local is bottlenecked by my internet connection).

I also looked at the AC LR (long range) but it makes some hefty tradeoffs of speed for potential maximum distance, where you may still have issues with throughput depending on the connecting device's own signal strength in transmitting back (the antenna helps quite a bit, but when looking at real world coverage tests it was questionable to get an LR versus multiple Lites if coverage was actually an issue, assuming the ability to make ethernet runs to multiple Lites).

I originally planned on buying 2 AC Lites to replace a Netgear AC something or other that was just really disappointing in terms of both speed and distance, with some definite dead spots.

So far we've only bought 1 AC Lite and had it for a year now: it reaches roughly 2x as far as the Netgear did with good signal strength, and has no deadspots in the house. Unless you have a use for 3x3 MIMO on something like a laptop or a desktop using a PCIE wifi card supporting it, I'd personally advise starting with an AC Lite and then maybe adding a second one if you find you actually need it still (we realized that, actually, 1 was enough in our case!). I think you'll get a lot more coverage for your money doing that than anything else. As tempting as the Pro might be due to being called, well, "Pro."

(sidenote: if you're not afraid of a somewhat kludgy and technical interface and/or CLI work, the Edgerouter X SFP—yes, specifically the SFP one—often dips down near $50 and comes with passive POE on 5 ports, and is ridiculously capable for a home router, even if you toss ~50 low bandwidth/intermittent devices at it and ~5 simultaneous heavy bandwidth ones… a year ago when I was switching everything over it definitely came out as cheaper than comparable microtik/etc routers, especially since it works for POE powering the AC Lite, but otherwise I'm not sure its made a huge difference to have both devices be Ubiquiti ones, any good router would do)

Not trying to come across as a Ubiquiti fangirl or anything, but if you've been messing around with consumer routers at home all your life, it's a huge upgrade in every sense (particularly stability) even with just their "Lite" versions.
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Just bought on Amazon for $131 but not worth the hassle of returning. Great price.
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So, in comparison to mine AP-AC-LR it got 3x3 AC MIMO, when LR got 2x2?
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Just curious. I dont know much about this AP product. What is the selling point of this product? Does this have exceptional range/penatration compared to popular router choices like asus ac1900 or nighthawk? TIA.
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