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From my personal experience and research on which Unifi products will support gigabit internet..

Lite tops out around 200Mbps
LR tops out around 300Mbps
Pro tops out around 500Mbps
HD tops out around 900Mbps

Of course this is wireless.. which means YMWV (your mileage WILL vary) depending on your particular application and environment.. but those are right about maximum throughput numbers when conducting real world speed test with UAPs. I have gigabit FIOS at home.. two Pros & one LR.. and the speeds above are pretty common at maximum signal strength/indicated connection on Speedtest.net and iperf3. My test device is a 2015 Macbook Pro which supports up to 3x3 @ 5ghz and 80mhz channels via .11ac.

I actually just bought the UAP-AC-HD about a week or so ago.. to see if it truly capable of gigabit wireless. Its still sitting in the box as I'm a very busy new Dad of twins. But I've seen many people post results of 900+Mbps in the real world using the HD UAP. If you want your full gigabit internet speed over wifi.. its pretty much your only option at this point. Should be $250 on sale with a 20% code from NewEgg.

As you go up Unifi product range, its not just additional range, MIMO, but also processing power. The Pro and HD have much more cpu resources available.. which helps them push through faster speeds:

AC-Lite has one processor to do the ethernet, the 2ghz radio & the 5ghz radio. Also has to handle lights, management, etc.
AC-Pro has a dedicated 5ghz processor plus another processor that handles ethernet, 2ghz, lights, management, etc.
AC-HD has a dedicated processor for 5ghz (like the AC Pro), but has another dedicated processor for 2ghz, AND another dedicated processor for the ethernet to handle all that multiuser data and any firewall rules. The original processor (the fourth processor) is what handles the lights, management, etc.

So in addition to supporting up to 4x4 MIMO and 160mhz channels.. the AC-HD has four seperate processors.. while the lower models have much less power. As your list of wireless clients on your network grows.. this extra processing power becomes much more vital to deliver maximum speed. Pretty much anyone who has compared the Pro vs HD has commented that every wireless device they tried.. has faster real world results when using the HD.
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Because you have alot of Ubiquiti haters on SD. For whatever reason they see the Ubiquiti gear, specifically the Unifi line of products as unneccesary and overly expensive/complicated for the home/small office end user. Stick around long enough and you will surely see someone popup with the "Why should I buy this when my $30 Netgear router does the same thing".

For those who do know.. the Unifi line of products represent some of the best value in 'prosumer' networking. And while the products certainly aren't cheap.. you get features/capabilities equal to that of corporate networking gear like Cisco, Aruba, etc.. but for much lower price and it makes for an incredible value.
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LOL, how does this have a -1 already??

And it's "other" lol. Not even "It's a shit deal" or "NewEgg are clowns for divulging purchase information to certain states so that they can collect taxes".


For me it's a good deal. $70+tax for this thing is good, so I'll counter with a +1, which looks to have brought the score back to zero.
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LOL, how does this have a -1 already??

And it's "other" lol. Not even "It's a shit deal" or "NewEgg are clowns for divulging purchase information to certain states so that they can collect taxes".


For me it's a good deal. $70+tax for this thing is good, so I'll counter with a +1, which looks to have brought the score back to zero.
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Does anyone think BH photo will lower their price to match Newegg for us California tax folks?
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UAP-AC-PRO-E is also on sale for $120 with the promo code shown on their site.
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Picked up 2, got $30 off. Price is better than they have been selling for lately. But I'm not sure if its the lowest they have been.
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Can it work to boost an existing signal from another ubiquiti device?
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So I bought 2 of these and got a 1000Mbps AT&T Fiber. I was getting 500-650Mbps up and down on the Arris router that AT&T gave plus longer range than the AC-lite. I was getting 30Mbps to ~200Mbps on the AC-lite.

I played around with different channels, different bandwidths, etc

I've read from several sources that the AC-lite will only do about ~150Mbps up and down.
Do you guys have experience with the AC-Pro running at say 700Mbps or more via wifi? I only care about 5Ghz, the 2.4Ghz channel will be for IoTs.

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Can it work to boost an existing signal from another ubiquiti device?
I saw a YT video yesterday showing how to do this and said that if you use it as an extender, you will see a performance hit.
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LOL, how does this have a -1 already??

And it's "other" lol. Not even "It's a shit deal" or "NewEgg are clowns for divulging purchase information to certain states so that they can collect taxes".


For me it's a good deal. $70+tax for this thing is good, so I'll counter with a +1, which looks to have brought the score back to zero.
Because you have alot of Ubiquiti haters on SD. For whatever reason they see the Ubiquiti gear, specifically the Unifi line of products as unneccesary and overly expensive/complicated for the home/small office end user. Stick around long enough and you will surely see someone popup with the "Why should I buy this when my $30 Netgear router does the same thing".

For those who do know.. the Unifi line of products represent some of the best value in 'prosumer' networking. And while the products certainly aren't cheap.. you get features/capabilities equal to that of corporate networking gear like Cisco, Aruba, etc.. but for much lower price and it makes for an incredible value.
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So I bought 2 of these and got a 1000Mbps AT&T Fiber. I was getting 500-650Mbps up and down on the Arris router that AT&T gave plus longer range than the AC-lite. I was getting 30Mbps to ~200Mbps on the AC-lite.

I played around with different channels, different bandwidths, etc

I've read from several sources that the AC-lite will only do about ~150Mbps up and down.
Do you guys have experience with the AC-Pro running at say 700Mbps or more via wifi? I only care about 5Ghz, the 2.4Ghz channel will be for IoTs.
From my personal experience and research on which Unifi products will support gigabit internet..

Lite tops out around 200Mbps
LR tops out around 300Mbps
Pro tops out around 500Mbps
HD tops out around 900Mbps

Of course this is wireless.. which means YMWV (your mileage WILL vary) depending on your particular application and environment.. but those are right about maximum throughput numbers when conducting real world speed test with UAPs. I have gigabit FIOS at home.. two Pros & one LR.. and the speeds above are pretty common at maximum signal strength/indicated connection on Speedtest.net and iperf3. My test device is a 2015 Macbook Pro which supports up to 3x3 @ 5ghz and 80mhz channels via .11ac.

I actually just bought the UAP-AC-HD about a week or so ago.. to see if it truly capable of gigabit wireless. Its still sitting in the box as I'm a very busy new Dad of twins. But I've seen many people post results of 900+Mbps in the real world using the HD UAP. If you want your full gigabit internet speed over wifi.. its pretty much your only option at this point. Should be $250 on sale with a 20% code from NewEgg.

As you go up Unifi product range, its not just additional range, MIMO, but also processing power. The Pro and HD have much more cpu resources available.. which helps them push through faster speeds:

AC-Lite has one processor to do the ethernet, the 2ghz radio & the 5ghz radio. Also has to handle lights, management, etc.
AC-Pro has a dedicated 5ghz processor plus another processor that handles ethernet, 2ghz, lights, management, etc.
AC-HD has a dedicated processor for 5ghz (like the AC Pro), but has another dedicated processor for 2ghz, AND another dedicated processor for the ethernet to handle all that multiuser data and any firewall rules. The original processor (the fourth processor) is what handles the lights, management, etc.

So in addition to supporting up to 4x4 MIMO and 160mhz channels.. the AC-HD has four seperate processors.. while the lower models have much less power. As your list of wireless clients on your network grows.. this extra processing power becomes much more vital to deliver maximum speed. Pretty much anyone who has compared the Pro vs HD has commented that every wireless device they tried.. has faster real world results when using the HD.
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Great little ap. I just upgraded from this to the new pro-hd line that was on sale just a few days ago on Newegg. Difference is night and day as long as you have the gear to take advantage of the extra mimo channels. The lites were lagging a bit due to the fact that have about 8 of the ubiquiti micro cameras that use up WiFi like it's no big deal, so my phones and laptops were taking a back seat to the cameras.
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From my personal experience and research on which Unifi products will support gigabit internet..

Lite tops out around 200Mbps
LR tops out around 300Mbps
Pro tops out around 500Mbps
HD tops out around 900Mbps

Of course this is wireless.. which means YMWV (your mileage WILL vary) depending on your particular application and environment.. but those are right about maximum throughput numbers when conducting real world speed test with UAPs. I have gigabit FIOS at home.. two Pros & one LR.. and the speeds above are pretty common at maximum signal strength/indicated connection on Speedtest.net and iperf3. My test device is a 2015 Macbook Pro which supports up to 3x3 @ 5ghz and 80mhz channels via .11ac.

I actually just bought the UAP-AC-HD about a week or so ago.. to see if it truly capable of gigabit wireless. Its still sitting in the box as I'm a very busy new Dad of twins. But I've seen many people post results of 900+Mbps in the real world using the HD UAP. If you want your full gigabit internet speed over wifi.. its pretty much your only option at this point. Should be $250 on sale with a 20% code from NewEgg.
Thank you! Almost pulled the trigger on the Pro. Newegg charge 15% restocking - so I wanna make sure I get the right gear this time.

Just curious, what speed do you see on the Pro?
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Thank you! Almost pulled the trigger on the Pro. Newegg charge 15% restocking - so I wanna make sure I get the right gear this time.

Just curious, what speed do you see on the Pro?
I would still highly recommend the Pro. Remember the HD is basically twice the price of the Pro. And depending on how much coverage you need.. 2 Pro's will do a much better job of providing that coverage than one HD. The HD also stands for "high density". Meaning ideally made to handle alot of clients, and alot of speed, in a rather concentrated area (like a conference room). That said.. there is no doubt the HD is much faster the Pro in pretty much any type of speed test and still on the only Unifi UAP capable of gigabit wifi.

As far as maximum speed I've personally seen on the Pro.. 478Mbps down and 523Mbps up with direct line of sight between the device and UAP.. and what was probably 99% signal strength.
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Can it work to boost an existing signal from another ubiquiti device?
Here's the official page on Wireless Uplink: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/ar...ess-Uplink

The AC-Lite is listed as able to do it.

Mentioned by another - but you do take a perf hit - from the Ubnt webpage:

"Note: With each additional AP communicating with a single AP via Wireless Uplink, wireless speeds on the Uplink AP and downlink APs will be lessened to some degree. When extending network coverage to remote areas, this is typically of little consequence as accessibility is the primary function of the Wireless Uplink configuration. Still, when using many devices via Wireless Uplink consider the limitations on network speed. "
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