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# 251121 9-Jun-2019 22:13
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I have 1GB Fibre.
Basically, I would like to upgrade my WIFI. The HG659 works great via ETH so was wondering would I be able to just buy a Single Unifi Lite or NanoHD and plug it up to my HGx.

Do they work great with standard grade modems? Or do I need to get the unifi router / switch? I read I do not need to worry about the PoE side of things? as they come with an injector of some type? That correct

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  # 2255001 9-Jun-2019 22:26
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Yes, you can use a Unifi AP with your HG659, or another non-Unifi router.

There are some extra features you get if you also buy a Unifi router - the Unifi Security Gateway (USG) - but you probably don't need those.

The Unifi Nano HD or Lite AP will come with a PoE injector to power the device, so you won't need a PoE switch.

Edit: clarifying.

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  # 2255006 9-Jun-2019 22:39
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Yes, almost certainly.

I have a very similar setup to this - NanoHD with a Fritzbox rather than the HG659. All works very well together, and have just disabled the wifi on the Fritzbox. The unifi Nano HD gets far better range and speeds than the ISP provided Fritzbox, and also copes much better with large numbers of connected devices (30+)


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  # 2255009 9-Jun-2019 23:08
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It will work fine. Just make sure that the wifi on the router is disabled, or things may connect to it and the routers wifi will never kick something off even when speeds get down to the really low ones, so it will connect to it and stay there if you leave it on.


Ive added unifis at a couple of friends places to deal with their wifi needs. Both have had vodafone routers that have had so many issues with the number of devices on the wifi, and they had added "extenders" to it which were single band junk so barely worked. Swapped out to 3 unifis, one on each floor and suddenly everything worked fine.


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  # 2258838 15-Jun-2019 18:17
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Wait. Routers have wifi?!

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