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This gigabit Ethernet wireless point can be used for indoors or outdoors. Access point features 2x 2 MIMO for 802.11 AC Dual-Band support ability at speeds of 1167 Mbps.

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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).
If you are tech savvy, I would recommend ubiquiti, if you want something easy to set up then get the other mesh systems. Since you are already on Slickdeals it's actually pretty comparable in price either way.
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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So this Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Access Point uses an Ethernet Cable via the included POE Adapter to supply both the internet and power to this device?

Anyone know how well these work? Reliability, Speed, etc.?

Would this work with the Ubiquiti Edge Router?
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So this Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Access Point uses an Ethernet Cable via the included POE Adapter to supply both the internet and power to this device?

Anyone know how well these work? Reliability, Speed, etc.?

Would this work with the Ubiquiti Edge Router?
Yes, the POE powers the device. It will work with any router, even non Ubiquiti stuff (but it would be a separate network).
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So this Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Access Point uses an Ethernet Cable via the included POE Adapter to supply both the internet and power to this device?

Anyone know how well these work? Reliability, Speed, etc.?

Would this work with the Ubiquiti Edge Router?
Yes, you can hardwire them via gigabit and power via Ethernet.

They also support wireless uplink (mesh) if you have other Unifi points.

Yes these would work with any router. All this does is provide WiFi. You'll just need to install the controller or configure it via the app as a stand-alone device.
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So this Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Access Point uses an Ethernet Cable via the included POE Adapter to supply both the internet and power to this device?

Anyone know how well these work? Reliability, Speed, etc.?

Would this work with the Ubiquiti Edge Router?
Yes it works with the LAN connected to the POE adapter or can work over wireless uplink. Reliability is solid. Been running it for over a year now, no issues. They are not as powerful APs as AC PRO version but they are almost half the price with this deal and yiu can place two of these to provide a solid coverage. I use it indoors but they are rated for outdoors as well. I have two of these with wireless uplink on the remote one, just power it with the included POE injector.
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Yes it works with the LAN connected to the POE adapter or can work over wireless uplink. Reliability is solid. Been running it for over a year now, no issues. They are not as powerful APs as AC PRO version but they are almost half the price with this deal and yiu can place two of these to provide a solid coverage. I use it indoors but they are rated for outdoors as well. I have two of these with wireless uplink on the remote one, just power it with the included POE injector.
OK. So with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter these Access Points woud be your only Wifi network? If you install multiple Access Points will they are broadcast the same SSID?
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OK. So with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter these Access Points woud be your only Wifi network? If you install multiple Access Points will they are broadcast the same SSID?
Yep, that's the benefit of mesh.
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Yep, that's the benefit of mesh.
Thank you for the info. Would you recommend building a mesh network with these Wireless Access Points, or just getting a prepackaged mesh system like the TP-Link Deco M9 or Linksys Velop, etc.?
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If these APs are ethernet (and PoE) enabled.. do they still need to be in a mesh network to create a wifi grid coverage? This vs if they are just powered but not ethenet enabled where signals are sent over wifi to the next mesh node until it reaches the router. In Ruckus terminology the ethernet connected APs are called RootAPs even if they are on a mesh.
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Thank you for the info. Would you recommend building a mesh network with these Wireless Access Points, or just getting a prepackaged mesh system like the TP-Link Deco M9 or Linksys Velop, etc.?
depends on if you just want it to work, or have the knowledge to set it up, and like options.
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Thank you for the info. Would you recommend building a mesh network with these Wireless Access Points, or just getting a prepackaged mesh system like the TP-Link Deco M9 or Linksys Velop, etc.?
If you are tech savvy, I would recommend ubiquiti, if you want something easy to set up then get the other mesh systems. Since you are already on Slickdeals it's actually pretty comparable in price either way.
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Have anybody try this as outdoor repeater connect to google wifi?
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I have one of these outside on a green garden stake. Works great! Covers my 1/2 acre backyard just fine. Keep in mind outside you are recommended to use 2 of the $15 ETH-SP grounded surge protectors with this device - 1 at the pole mount location and 1 on your structure going into your house wiring.
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Thank you for the info. Would you recommend building a mesh network with these Wireless Access Points, or just getting a prepackaged mesh system like the TP-Link Deco M9 or Linksys Velop, etc.?
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.
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