Cheers, yeah I do need two AP's, I was thinking of two of the modems but only using the wireless functionality.
I didn't know there was a smart mesh option.. I wouldn't necessarily need the mesh functionality as the locations they would go have structured cabling running to them.. I take that the network port on them can be used for wired backhaul ? they'll work as AP's cabled into my switch? the 4x4 has piqued my interest !
they actually can be used purely for AP's too. I'd be temped to pair then use them like that (i haven't personally tried this setup though!)
Your right, they are really well priced for their wifi.
Just a note on this - I now have my Smart Modem running as a A/P in the garage (until I can get another Unifi A/P unit) and it does work, but there are some settings I had to change to get everything working. Obviously turning off DHCP (I have that in Untangle), but also NAT I think. And I removed the firewall rules I previously had from when it was my router.
Apart from that it works great, and of course being 4x4 is really fast with a good laptop!