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#257296 24-Sep-2019 21:32
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Hello.

 

I currently have a VF Ultrahub providing my 5GHz wifi, and a microtek? thingy from TrueNet doing the 2.4Ghz.

 

I would quite like to nix the Truenet router, but I've been wondering if it's a good idea to have the VF router doing everything.

 

I have recommended the AC-Pro to others whose wifi just wasn't up to snuff and its worked marvelously for them.

 

If I were to do the same would I expect to see much of a performance improvement?

 

 





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  #2324214 24-Sep-2019 21:42
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What are you trying to achieve, or what problem are you trying to solve?

 

For most small households, the Vodafone Ultra Hub is fine.  I'm a big UniFi fan, but don't currently have or need one at home.





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  #2324218 24-Sep-2019 21:55
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I am just considering some changes to my network, and was wondering if the Unifi would provide significant wifi improvement if I move my 2.4Ghz wifi back on to the Ultrahub.

 

I do have a large-ish house (but at least all 1 level) with an inconsiderately placed internal stone wall. Sometimes my Xiaomi vacuum gets lost and cant find its way back to the charger. No major problems pre se, just investigating alternatives.





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  #2324219 24-Sep-2019 21:58
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Can you get a cable from the VR router to the other side of the stone wall (possibly with a small home drilled for a network cable) and place a UniFi over that side, or possible one each side to give awesome coverage throughout the house?  Budget considerations may come in to play, of course.





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  #2324222 24-Sep-2019 22:07
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I think I need to rephrase my question.

 

The Unifi AP-AC-Pro specs state speeds of 450Mbps for 2.4Ghz, and 1300Mbps for 5Ghz.

 

How does this compare with the 2.4Ghz speed of the microtek router that Truenet were using, and the 5Ghz speed of the VF ultrahub? I do not know the wifi specs of those 2 devices.

 

Would the Unifi-AP-AC-Pro have better or worse range than those 2 devices?





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  #2324246 24-Sep-2019 22:29
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According to MikeHales here https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=222672 the Ultra Hub has Wireless AC 4x4 @ 5GHz (1300mbps theoretical maximum throughput) and Wireless N 2x2 @ 2.4GHz (300mbps theoretical) so the specs are similar under ideal conditions.  This might be worth a quick read: https://news.vodafone.co.nz/article/review-hands-vodafone-ultrahub 

 

In my experience, the wireless clients are usually the limiting factor unless you have a very high end machine.  Check out the specs of the WiFi in your phone or laptop and these will almost certainly be the same or less.  Add to that, compatibility issues between manufacturers and you rarely get full rated speed out of WiFi devices in my experience.

 

For raw performance over a LAN, cable will continue to be your best friend for the foreseeable future IMHO.





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  #2324248 24-Sep-2019 22:37
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@dynamic Thank you, that is the info I was looking for. :)





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I wouldn't buy an ac-pro anymore (or in fact ever to be honest). The nanoHD is what you want now and is basically the same price.

Edit: if the goal is just brute force signal coverage though, might as well grab the uap-ac-lr as you wont see any real world difference with a bunch of cr4p in the way.

 
 
 
 


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  #2324265 24-Sep-2019 23:44
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Dynamic:

 

According to MikeHales here https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=222672 the Ultra Hub has Wireless AC 4x4 @ 5GHz (1300mbps theoretical maximum throughput) and Wireless N 2x2 @ 2.4GHz (300mbps theoretical) so the specs are similar under ideal conditions.  This might be worth a quick read: https://news.vodafone.co.nz/article/review-hands-vodafone-ultrahub 

 

 

Wait only 256QAM? gosh, thats old now.





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