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Topic # 225966 13-Dec-2017 11:01
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Hi Team

 

So what do ya'll think will give the best coverage a Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-PRO  or Vodafone's Home Hub ultra in AP Mode

 

Bering in mind neither have external Antennas obviously the Ubiquiti would be up high..

 

Your thoughts?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1919477 14-Dec-2017 11:31
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Get a gnw7610! Dedicated AP is cleaner and better.

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  Reply # 1919576 14-Dec-2017 14:20
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If you were specifically looking at UniFi then the UAP-AC-LR may be a better choice than the PRO if coverage is a concern?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1919670 14-Dec-2017 16:54
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johny99: Get a gnw7610! Dedicated AP is cleaner and better.

 

 

 

Can't get those in New Zealand.


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  Reply # 1919672 14-Dec-2017 17:03
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you most certainly can :) 

 

replaced an xlaim AP with one at my mums yesterday :) 


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  Reply # 1919675 14-Dec-2017 17:11
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I have a Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/uap-ac-lite.html mounted on a wall down stairs which covers my 2 story house.

 

However not knowing what your environment is like YMMV

 

 


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  Reply # 1919677 14-Dec-2017 17:12
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Starscream122:

 

johny99: Get a gnw7610! Dedicated AP is cleaner and better.

 

Can't get those in New Zealand.

 

 

https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/gwn7610.html




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  Reply # 1919680 14-Dec-2017 17:19
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Well I got a Vodafone Ultra Hub to put into AP mode to try improve wifi but the issue was Lan stopped working on both routers I tried restarting and checking connections nothing helped oddly enough both routers were still able to browse the internet over wifi but just Lan was either not working or intermittent.  


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  Reply # 1919688 14-Dec-2017 17:44
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I have a GWN7610 and a GWN7000 router.

 

Ace combination.




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  Reply # 1919693 14-Dec-2017 17:47
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Is enterprise gear a lot better then consumer stuff?


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  Reply # 1919761 14-Dec-2017 18:02
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I use 2 x Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-PRO in a large 2-storey house - you need at least one per storey.

 

Works well but requires ethernet wiring, and you need to be a bit of a geek to set it up.





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  Reply # 1919764 14-Dec-2017 18:07
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Starscream122:

 

Is enterprise gear a lot better then consumer stuff?

 

 

in the most part yes. but if you are not that tech savvy it can be a steep learning curve




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  Reply # 1919766 14-Dec-2017 18:14
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I have wired to rooms upstairs for Ethernet and also put in a RJ45 plate on the ceiling I think 2 APs on the ceiling at either end of the house would be plenty no need to add anything downstairs as that's already connected via Ethernet and the 2 APs upstairs should also filter the wifi down.     


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  Reply # 1919801 14-Dec-2017 18:58
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dt:

 

you most certainly can :) 

 

replaced an xlaim AP with one at my mums yesterday :) 

 

 

Why?

 

What's so much better?

 

 


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  Reply # 1919869 14-Dec-2017 21:14
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I’m glad that the xclaim x1 I got was only $30, not that impressed with it to say the least.

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  Reply # 1919901 14-Dec-2017 22:04
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Starscream122:

 

Is enterprise gear a lot better then consumer stuff?

 

 

Enterprise vendors (Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, Extreme, Motorola, etc.) are designed for high utilisation deployments while consumer/SOHO vendors (Netcomm, Netgear, Ubiquiti, etc.) are designed for lower utilisation deployments.  This allows the consumer/SOHO vendors to meet much lower price points more palatable for residential deployments, which are lower utilisation.

 

Commonly when you test a consumer/SOHO vendor with a small number of wireless clients in a residential environment they will outperform their enterprise cousins.  As more and more wireless clients are added the enterprise vendors will get closer and close to their consumer cousins until they overtake them.  A point will be reached where adding additional wireless clients will cause the the consumer vendors to collapse as they can't handle the load while the enterprise vendors continue to operate.

 

So the question of which is "better" is heavily dependent on the load they are going to be under.  


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