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  #1468742 12-Jan-2016 21:12
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... I was hoping sideface wasn't talking about those two new UAP-AC's that were faulty, but it appears he is talking about the big square one of which we have 3 in our office, and the zero handoff doesn't work, and we have had issues where the units were dropping occasionally you see a flashing white square ring on it instead of solid blue, for $500 bux those are average at best. ...

I confirm that I was talking about "the big square one" - costing $500+. Nothing but trouble.

I was very happy to be able to return it after 2 months.


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  #1468811 12-Jan-2016 23:14
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I bought a Xclaim XI-3 from PB (here) and must say I am pretty damn impressed with it. No problems at all with heat (runs cool) and WiFi performance is really good. I was looking at the old UniFi square AC AP's when I bought my Xclaim (since the newer ones had not been announced) and remember the heat issues.

Simply put, I really hope Ubiquiti have sorted out the issues in their new line of UniFi AP's.


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  #1468877 13-Jan-2016 07:53
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Like WiFi extenders, Zero handoff is one of those things that you should never ever use unless you can explain why it's bad.

ZH has been dumped for newer hardware anyway, the concept was an interesting one but it never really worked well unless you had a network that was perfectly tuned with a site survey.

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  #1470138 13-Jan-2016 16:02
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Rather than start a new thread, I would like to ask advice on setting up a WLAN with multiple UNniFi WAPs - I have no experience with this.

As posted earlier, I have swapped my troublesome, overpriced, first-generation wireless ac UniFi for more IniFi gear.

I now have a 5-port Ubiquiti TOUGHswitch with POE, three Unifi AP long range WAPs, and one UniFi AP WAP.

I had no problem setting up the TOUGHswitch and the 3 long-range UniFi units.

The 3 UniFi units were "adopted" onto the existing WLAN, and all have the same SSID.

All are set to auto for wireless channel and Tx power. One UniFi is on channel 1, one is on channel 6, and one is on channel 11.  These show up separately on inSSIDer.

My noobie questions:

1.  Should I allocate fixed IP addresses to each UniFi?
2.  Is it OK for all WAPs to have the same SSID?
3.  Can/should I set all three WAPs onto the same wirelass channel (say, 11)?


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  #1470144 13-Jan-2016 16:06
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I run up a second SSID on a couple of mine so that I can have devices specifically connect to them (wifi IP cameras) and have another ssid on them all for my phones and stuff to use, so they can roam between them.

Auto channel is problematic I found, they would all gravitate to the same channel because of weak neighbour networks which dont seem to have any effect on thruput for me. Drop the power down on the long range ones, otherwise you get full bars on your phone but it barely works and wont roam to a closer one because the phone sees it as being really strong. Even low seems to be too high I find.


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  #1470728 14-Jan-2016 12:26
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Yes, use fixed ip addresses, set your DHCP server accordingly. (Eg set it to give out a range of and place static devices outside of that). If using a controller, use that to set addresses. I like all my home "static" devices to be DHCP assigned by the router on a fixed IP.

Yes, use the same ssid imho, saves having to manually tell the wireless devices which ap to connect to. You may change this later if it doesn't work so well for you

Always use different channels. If you run out of overlapping frequencies, set the devices that are the greatest distance apart to the same.

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