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# 222482 14-Aug-2017 10:03
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Hi and thanks in advance for your patience and comments!

 

So, added a UAP AC AP LR from picked up from TM onto my Spark supplied VDSL modem - it's attached off one of the built-in router ports on a cable that runs from the office to the downstairs rumpus room at the far end of the house. I downloaded the controller software from Uniquiti and blundered my way setting up an SSID name and password and it just pretty much worked once I realised one of my patch cables was bad. Only issue is that the power cable's fit into the POE adapter is terrible - it easily falls out. Not sure if the socket has a defect as the pins look ok.

 

So at the moment the upstairs/left side of the house has better coverage from the Spark modem's (Huawei VDSL) somewhat weak 2.4GHz wifi and the downstairs/right side of the house has better coverage from the UAP's decent 2.4/5GHz. Not ideal for mobile devices that are moved between the two areas as it hangs onto the original network. So I figure I should get another UAP for upstairs, and have a couple of questions...

 

Does it matter what kind of UniFi AP I get? I mean, the downstairs one has 2.4GHz/5GHz but I don't really care if the upstairs one only does 2.4GHz as far as speed is concerned - as long as it won't confuse the devices?

 

Does the second unit need to be permanently connected to a wired LAN or can it mesh off the first unit? If the latter is that something tricky to configure? The controller software seems quite complex as  I guess it caters to enterprise use as well as simpletons.

 

Any other recommendations?

 

Thanks again,

 

JohnO


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  # 1846185 14-Aug-2017 10:05
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I should comment that it did take me a bit of blundering to get through the adopt/provisioning phases and getting the Roku downstairs to connect took a few goes for no discernible reason!


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  # 1846215 14-Aug-2017 10:32
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I've got two AC-LITEs and one UAP.  The 2nd AC-LITE was added int he weekend.  They don't seem to care.

 

Depends what type of coverage you want.  I got the 2nd AC-LITE for an outbuilding.....but it occasionally gets spillover from the main lounge, and when entering the property, so I preferred to get the faster/newer ac-lite with a gigabit ethernet connection just to keep the speed up.  

 

The UAP only have 2.4ghz radios and a 100mbps cable connection, so for that reason it's on a 2nd level of the house near the bedrooms - which are only for device access at night with a bit bit of converate at the front of the property.

 

 





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