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Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Point UAP-AC-LR-US $94.49 shipped

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These have jumped up in price in the last year - must be their popularity. I could use another for a different AP for my IOT items but I'm hoping to get the deal I got 6 months ago for $80 shipped.
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I dont think there is much reason to go with the LR over the LITE. Usually signal issues are from the device TO the AP, so even if they can broadcast further the device cant send data back to the AP...
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I dont think there is much reason to go with the LR over the LITE. Usually signal issues are from the device TO the AP, so even if they can broadcast further the device cant send data back to the AP...
The LR has high-gain antennas, which helps pull in signal from the device, so I wouldn't say that's 100% true. I have heard that said about the LR before, but have not experienced it in any of the places I've installed the LR.
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The LR has high-gain antennas, which helps pull in signal from the device, so I wouldn't say that's 100% true. I have heard that said about the LR before, but have not experienced it in any of the places I've installed the LR.
I don't see the point of the LR. If the antenna design was that much better why wouldn't it become the norm... It sounds like marketing nonsense to me. UAC-Pro or LITE for me.
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I don't see the point of the LR. If the antenna design was that much better why wouldn't it become the norm... It sounds like marketing nonsense to me. UAC-Pro or LITE for me.
The advantage of the lite is a smaller size, where the LR has a bump in 2.4ghz bandwidth and range, and the pro has a second ethernet port and more 5ghz bandwidth.

https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/

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The advantage of the lite is a smaller size, where the LR has a bump in 2.4ghz bandwidth and range, and the pro has a second ethernet port and more 5ghz bandwidth.

https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/

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Yeah I've read the marketing materials. I just don't see any use in ever getting the LR over a cheaper LITE or a better PRO.
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Yeah I've read the marketing materials. I just don't see any use in ever getting the LR over a cheaper LITE or a better PRO.
In the few places I've installed the LR, it has been households and offices that don't need the extra throughput of the pro (just families browsing the web or watching netflix), but do need as much range as possible (plaster walls, large property, metal framing). In that case, it's worth spending the extra ~$15 ea for the range (over the lite), but not worth spending the extra $50 and losing the effective range to go with the pro. I have seen lites installed in a few places, but usually in small restaurants, where range isn't a concern.
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In the few places I've installed the LR, it has been households and offices that don't need the extra throughput of the pro (just families browsing the web or watching netflix), but do need as much range as possible (plaster walls, large property, metal framing). In that case, it's worth spending the extra ~$15 ea for the range (over the lite), but not worth spending the extra $50 and losing the effective range to go with the pro. I have seen lites installed in a few places, but usually in small restaurants, where range isn't a concern.

I guess, ultimately I don't think the LR is good enough to prevent the need for an additional AP. I also prefer the 802.3af instead of the passive nonsense so I went with PRO at my home.

CrossTalk solutions has a video on the APs and generally agrees with all of my commentary above on the LRs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbKb38rIvE&t=
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I guess, ultimately I don't think the LR is good enough to prevent the need for an additional AP. I also prefer the 802.3af instead of the passive nonsense so I went with PRO at my home.

CrossTalk solutions has a video on the APs and generally agrees with all of my commentary above on the LRs.
From Ubiquiti's website:

"The UAP-AC-LR/LITE were revised after date code 1638/around Sept. 2016, subsequent units support 802.3af in addition to 24V passive."

I know they don't support 802.3at while the Pro does, but it looks like they all support af. I'm still trying to decide on what/how many to buy as well... 2k sqft main and 2k sqft basement. It's mostly for mobile devices and a few smart items... I try to hardwire as much as possible. Any thoughts?
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From Ubiquiti's website:

"The UAP-AC-LR/LITE were revised after date code 1638/around Sept. 2016, subsequent units support 802.3af in addition to 24V passive."

I know they don't support 802.3at while the Pro does, but it looks like they all support af. I'm still trying to decide on what/how many to buy as well... 2k sqft main and 2k sqft basement. It's mostly for mobile devices and a few smart items... I try to hardwire as much as possible. Any thoughts?
I knew I didn't want to deal with injectors as they are ugly and clunky so it was an easy decision to go with the PRO. If you are patient you can get a 15% off code on newegg AND/OR wait for the individual codes to pop up for each item.

What is your budget and what speeds are you trying to get? The best part about having a wired router and APs is it is really easy to add more APs if needed.
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similar price at office depot after coupon
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I knew I didn't want to deal with injectors as they are ugly and clunky so it was an easy decision to go with the PRO. If you are patient you can get a 15% off code on newegg AND/OR wait for the individual codes to pop up for each item.

What is your budget and what speeds are you trying to get? The best part about having a wired router and APs is it is really easy to add more APs if needed.
Yeah, If I got the LR I'd probably use the injectors for now, but ultimately I'm looking at the 8 port 150w switch for the AP's and a few cams. Budget isn't really a huge concern, just would rather do it right. I'm hoping to figure out correct placement of the AP's to save some holes in my ceiling haha. I've only got 50/10 internet so It's not blazing fast, I just want it to be solid and reliable.

I've been using a R7000 forever (which has been pretty good really) and for some odd reason lately I can get home and my phone (or wife's phone for that matter) won't even see the SSID or try to connect, then later it randomly appears and connects. Other devices already on the wifi work perfectly the entire time.
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Do you need a controller to run these? I just moved into an older house with plaster walls. 2 story, about 1500 sq ft. I also have a two story detached 2100 sq ft garage/shop that I want internet in. The garage is maybe 75ft from the house. Would two of these work? I was looking at the consumer mesh kits, but am thinking range is likely more important than blazing speeds for me. I have 100mbs internet.
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Yeah, If I got the LR I'd probably use the injectors for now, but ultimately I'm looking at the 8 port 150w switch for the AP's and a few cams. Budget isn't really a huge concern, just would rather do it right. I'm hoping to figure out correct placement of the AP's to save some holes in my ceiling haha. I've only got 50/10 internet so It's not blazing fast, I just want it to be solid and reliable.

I've been using a R7000 forever (which has been pretty good really) and for some odd reason lately I can get home and my phone (or wife's phone for that matter) won't even see the SSID or try to connect, then later it randomly appears and connects. Other devices already on the wifi work perfectly the entire time.
Sounds like you may want to research VPNFilter. You have a vulnerable model to the malware.
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