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Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE Dual-Radio Access Point $70AC @Newegg

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Is there any way to guarantee getting one of the new models that supports regular POE rather than just passive?
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Is there any way to guarantee getting one of the new models that supports regular POE rather than just passive?
Same reason I haven't ordered any.
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Last time these were on sale for the same price at Newegg, I ordered one and received the newer one with the blue sticker. Not a guarantee of course...
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fwiw, I just received mine and it has the blue "Now Supports 24V & 802.3af/A" sticker. Thanks, OP!
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Would this be a good replacement for my aging Linksys E2000? I need to upgrade both my modem and router because I am moving to a house that Comcast can give me 250Mbps in and need good reliable wifi for gaming. Should I spring for this or something with MIMO?
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Would this be a good replacement for my aging Linksys E2000? I need to upgrade both my modem and router because I am moving to a house that Comcast can give me 250Mbps in and need good reliable wifi for gaming. Should I spring for this or something with MIMO?
I was using the E2000 with tomato USB firmware and my internet speed was maxed around 86 Mbps download on wired connection though my internet service is for 115 Mbps. I replaced it with the Edgerouter X and am able to get around 112 Mbps wired. I read somewhere that it can handle around 800 Mbps with hardware NAT offloading turned on (off by default). So, if you want 250Mbps on a wired connection, get a new router.

I think the UAP-AC-Lite is a good choice for access point, though I just ordered mine and haven't received it yet to test it. I'm currently using the Linksys WRT1900AC as my access point (routing function turned off). Plan to use the UAP-AC-Lite to increase signal strength on the other side of the house. I'm using the wireless for only smartphones and tablets so speed is not that important to me.

The UAP-AC-Lite has MIMO but it's only 2 x 2 on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Depending on your wireless card (if it supports 3x3), you might want to get the UAP-AC-Pro to get better speeds. I would still recommend using a wired connection if you are gaming.

The E2000 won't do both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously and the max speed is N. Any current AC wireless dual band access point would be better in my opinion.
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Is there any way to guarantee getting one of the new models that supports regular POE rather than just passive?
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Same reason I haven't ordered any.
Know nothing here. For home use, do I need regular POE or Passive? I plan on just using this to get a dead spot in my home
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Know nothing here. For home use, do I need regular POE or Passive? I plan on just using this to get a dead spot in my home
Regular POE only matters if you have a POE switch it just makes it easier to not have to use the injectors.
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fwiw, I just received mine and it has the blue "Now Supports 24V & 802.3af/A" sticker. Thanks, OP!
I also got the one with the blue sticker. Btw, it works great and range is better than expected.
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