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  Reply # 1480853 28-Jan-2016 19:11
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EDIT   Ubiquiti devices are not easy to set up if you don't have experience with them.

 

 

 

 

+1 unifi is not a residential solution





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  Reply # 1480861 28-Jan-2016 19:30
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(This is me posting this as somebody who's used UBNT gear for many years and installed probably somewhere around 1000 UniFi AP's in the last couple of years)

 

If you're concerned about raw WiFi throughput, UniFi devices are not your best option. Performance speed wise is only average and every test you'll read online shows that, because their gear is tuned at maximise throughput and performance for large numbers of connections rather than small numbers. This is why you'll see throughput on say a UniFi AC can often be 50% of what you'll get on other hardware with similar 2x2 or 3x3 chains. Constant small issues with performance and things such as multicast and compatibility issues have plagued recent software releases over the past year. These issues aren't going to affect the average corporate or enterprise deployment, but can seriously affect a SOHO user.

 

UBNT gear and UniFi in general is amazing gear, but I too don't agree with it being a residential solution.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1480862 28-Jan-2016 19:32
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 EDIT   Ubiquiti devices are not easy to set up if you don't have experience with them.

 

 

 +1 unifi is not a residential solution

 

 

+1 I learned that lesson the hard way - I finally got it right at my third attempt - took weeks of experimenting and reading.  undecided





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 EDIT   Ubiquiti devices are not easy to set up if you don't have experience with them.

 

 

 +1 unifi is not a residential solution

 

 

+1 I learned that lesson the hard way - I finally got it right at my third attempt - took weeks of experimenting and reading.  undecided

 

 

 

 

would you mind sharing your experience and eventual solution?


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I think the netgear nighthawk routers are pretty much the top of the line residential routers.

 

Otherwise a typical $100 to $300 wifi router is all good





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sbiddle:

 

(This is me posting this as somebody who's used UBNT gear for many years and installed probably somewhere around 1000 UniFi AP's in the last couple of years)

 

If you're concerned about raw WiFi throughput, UniFi devices are not your best option. Performance speed wise is only average and every test you'll read online shows that, because their gear is tuned at maximise throughput and performance for large numbers of connections rather than small numbers. This is why you'll see throughput on say a UniFi AC can often be 50% of what you'll get on other hardware with similar 2x2 or 3x3 chains. Constant small issues with performance and things such as multicast and compatibility issues have plagued recent software releases over the past year. These issues aren't going to affect the average corporate or enterprise deployment, but can seriously affect a SOHO user.

 

UBNT gear and UniFi in general is amazing gear, but I too don't agree with it being a residential solution.

 



Seriously great gear, as a first timer I was amazed with what you could get for the price.

I'm using a UBNT EdgeRouter X with two UniFi AC PRO Lite units, and can pull 100Mbps via Wifi AC on a BigPipe connection.

OP, I wouldn't recommend you venture down this path as this kind of equipment is likely going to be a massive learning curve.


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dimsim: <snip>  would you mind sharing your experience and eventual solution? 

 

That would require writing a book wink

 

Here are some good resources:

 

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite

Setting up the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite

"The bottom line is that this is not a router that the average router buyer should even consider. It is poorly documented, difficult to set up and will test your patience unless you have experience with the Linux command line, understand routing mechanics and know what router interfaces are and how to use them. Not to mention that it has only, at best, two LAN ports, if you are willing to delve into the command line to bridge the two. So you'll probably need to buy a Gigabit switch to go along with it."

How To Configure Your Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite

I suggest that you download and install one of the pre-built configuration files from this site


Ubiquiti UniFi WAP

The trickiest bit is connecting to the UniFi using the Controller software / wizard: Remember to turn off your firewall during setup, and have a fixed IP address in your controlling PC.

[DIY] Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point Setup in a Home!

Ubiquiti Unifi WiFi Access Point Unboxing and Setup

Take More Control Over Your Network with Ubiquiti UniFi

Setting up a Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point [Guide]

Good luck! smile





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