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also Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 8 US-8-60W [staples.com] 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Managed Switch $84 AC seems to be avail again

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Have anybody try this as outdoor repeater connect to google wifi?
As an owner of Google WiFi myself, I don't understand why you wouldn't just buy another puck and put it there.
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As an owner of Google WiFi myself, I don't understand why you wouldn't just buy another puck and put it there.
I had Google WiFi (3 total with wired backhaul) for the last couple years. Super easy setup and reliable performance. But switched to UniFi last month.

With Google, you can configure very few things and the UI is app only (no web). And it's cloud-only for setup, configuration, and monitoring. Implementing things like DHCP reservations is painful if you have lots of clients.

You also can't set specific channels, change transmit strength, or turn off the 2G radio. With multiple access points, it's typically better to turn down the transmit strength, make sure they're on different channels, and possibly turn off every other 2G radio. Can't do any of that with Google WiFi. Once, I looked at my setup and found the 3 APs all on the same 2G and 5G channels, which my neighbors were using, too. Oops.

Also, the Google auto channel selection doesn't seem to account for Zigbee traffic, so it may occasionally switch to a channel that drowns out your Zigbee (Hue, SmartThings, etc.).

TL;DR: Google is great for basic, easy setup that you just unbox it and go. If you're tach-savvy and/or want more control over your setup, Ubiquiti stuff is feature-rich and cloud-independent (if desired).
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Also note this AP is 24V passive POE, not active 802.3af like many of their other products. It includes a POE injector, though, so you don't need a POE switch.

If you're not familiar with active vs. passive POE, google it before setting it up - with active, power is supplied only if the device supports it, but with passive, power is always supplied, even if the device can't handle it.
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As an owner of Google WiFi myself, I don't understand why you wouldn't just buy another puck and put it there.
My backyard not get cover by google wifi. Wish there google wifi for outdoor.
Nevermind about my question, got the answer that UAP-AC outdoor doesn't support wireless uplink. https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/arti...trixLegacy
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I've had this for a few weeks now. I was having issues with my wifi radios crapping out trying to support everything upstairs and downstairs but our walls really make it hard for signals to get through.

Since we started using one of these, we haven't had to reboot or unplug anything which was a huge change to the daily crashes we were getting before. Not a fun thing to break up on a client and having them wait 5 minutes to reboot everything while working from home.

Set up was easy if you don't have POE already. Adapter to power, ethernet line to POE adapter, and then separate ethernet line to the access point. If you want to set it up with a controller, you can make an account and do all that but I just used the Unifi app on my phone and set it up as a standalone device and it works great.

Note it doesn't come with any ethernet cables so might want to plop in a few Amazon orders which should arrive before this unit comes in. Mine took a week (due to delays) to ship out via UPS. Expected delivery was 4 business days but it arrived on a Saturday.

If you're not familiar with which channels to use, Ubiquiti has the wifiman app available https://blog.ui.com/2018/12/11/in...g-wifiman/ but there's plenty of other apps like this around.
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I had Google WiFi (3 total with wired backhaul) for the last couple years. Super easy setup and reliable performance. But switched to UniFi last month.

With Google, you can configure very few things and the UI is app only (no web). And it's cloud-only for setup, configuration, and monitoring. Implementing things like DHCP reservations is painful if you have lots of clients.

You also can't set specific channels, change transmit strength, or turn off the 2G radio. With multiple access points, it's typically better to turn down the transmit strength, make sure they're on different channels, and possibly turn off every other 2G radio. Can't do any of that with Google WiFi. Once, I looked at my setup and found the 3 APs all on the same 2G and 5G channels, which my neighbors were using, too. Oops.

Also, the Google auto channel selection doesn't seem to account for Zigbee traffic, so it may occasionally switch to a channel that drowns out your Zigbee (Hue, SmartThings, etc.).

TL;DR: Google is great for basic, easy setup that you just unbox it and go. If you're tach-savvy and/or want more control over your setup, Ubiquiti stuff is feature-rich and cloud-independent (if desired).
This is good info. I have a Google Wifi setup. This might explain why I see my ST setup randomly go haywire/unresponsive... I also experience issues with aggressive network switching which is a killer for mobile gaming like clash of clans - i often turn off my WiFi on my phone to play.

I feel pretty comfortable tinkering with the settings and setup, but I get overwhelmed every time i've looked at a catalog of Ubiquiti products. Any guides or recommendations for making sense of all the options?
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Have urlhasbeenblocked Mesh system(3) not much reach into back yard where a new pool got setup

Would this help?
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I highly recommend switching to ubiquiti. I have their router and wifi access point running for almost 4 years at home with 0 issues. Got tied of replacing junk Linksys/Asus/tplink routers every year and constant glitches. I'm running unifi software to control network on an old netbook along with pihole. It is actually easy to setup.
I'm surprised that in 4 years you've never run into any issue with at least ONE of the firmware released since then (and boy some of them have been real winners). I've reduced my UBNT footprint from 4 systems down to just one. It's a great bang for the buck system for enterprise-lite and the UI is fantastic but not the best at anything. Also just got tired of the occasional buggy firmware.
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I'm surprised that in 4 years you've never run into any issue with at least ONE of the firmware released since then (and boy some of them have been real winners). I've reduced my UBNT footprint from 4 systems down to just one. It's a great bang for the buck system for enterprise-lite and the UI is fantastic but not the best at anything. Also just got tired of the occasional buggy firmware.
Which brand & model did you end up switching to?
I am looking for a more reliable device as well.
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As an owner of Google WiFi myself, I don't understand why you wouldn't just buy another puck and put it there.
Likely because Google wifi is not outdoor rated?
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Also note this AP is 24V passive POE, not active 802.3af like many of their other products. It includes a POE injector, though, so you don't need a POE switch.

If you're not familiar with active vs. passive POE, google it before setting it up - with active, power is supplied only if the device supports it, but with passive, power is always supplied, even if the device can't handle it.
On the unit itself its listing 48v/24v but the injector says 24V. Does this mean that the unit itself is 24V passive POE? I heard that ubiquiti was moving away from the 24v passive but I'm not 100% sure if these are passive POE or not. Is there a way to tell easily?
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I had Google WiFi (3 total with wired backhaul) for the last couple years. Super easy setup and reliable performance. But switched to UniFi last month.

With Google, you can configure very few things and the UI is app only (no web). And it's cloud-only for setup, configuration, and monitoring. Implementing things like DHCP reservations is painful if you have lots of clients.

You also can't set specific channels, change transmit strength, or turn off the 2G radio. With multiple access points, it's typically better to turn down the transmit strength, make sure they're on different channels, and possibly turn off every other 2G radio. Can't do any of that with Google WiFi. Once, I looked at my setup and found the 3 APs all on the same 2G and 5G channels, which my neighbors were using, too. Oops.

Also, the Google auto channel selection doesn't seem to account for Zigbee traffic, so it may occasionally switch to a channel that drowns out your Zigbee (Hue, SmartThings, etc.).

TL;DR: Google is great for basic, easy setup that you just unbox it and go. If you're tach-savvy and/or want more control over your setup, Ubiquiti stuff is feature-rich and cloud-independent (if desired).
Thanks for this!! I would not switch to Google WiFi if those limitations are still in their 6e version whenever it comes out. I was considering to switch to google wifi when they have 6e version available but I can't give up those basic features. I'm happy with ubiquiti for most part except their logging and statistics( which they claim is fixed now in latest RC version of the controller).
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Is this better than the UAP-AC-Lite for indoor use?
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How is this compared against the other unifi ap like the circle ones?
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Also note this AP is 24V passive POE, not active 802.3af like many of their other products. It includes a POE injector, though, so you don't need a POE switch.

If you're not familiar with active vs. passive POE, google it before setting it up - with active, power is supplied only if the device supports it, but with passive, power is always supplied, even if the device can't handle it.
To clarify, this device (the AP-AC-M) supports BOTH passive 24v AND 802.3af/A PoE. You can power it just fine from a Unifi PoE Switch (without doing manual passive 24V on the port) such as the US-8-60W.

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