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#310918 30-Nov-2023 09:32
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Released by Ubiquiti earlier - super compact, complete Unifi networking stack in a plug and play form factor.

This seems to be designed for a specific set of use cases but still impressive.
Can operate as full home or remote site gateway as well as a wifi extender mode!

Based on reviews and confirmation from Ubiquiti - this can route full gig as well. Does not ship with IPS/IDS hence no performance degradation.

 

https://ui.com/us/cloud-gateways/express

Might try and grab one to test - not available in NZ yet but I am sure it will be soon.

 

Great device for those that want to get into the Unifi product stack at a lower entry point than the UDR's or UDM's.


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  #3166206 30-Nov-2023 09:51
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Interesting device...

 

Appears to be compact enough to fit into the limited space in my comms cabinet.

 

Would be interested to see how it performs in NZ for sure.


 
 
 

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  #3166287 30-Nov-2023 11:22
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I am struggling to see the use case.

 

 


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  #3166396 30-Nov-2023 13:30
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There is a YT video up about this already. It mentioned that even with DPI enabled, it can still route gigabit (5:47).

 

RRP is apparently US$149.

 

 




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  #3166398 30-Nov-2023 13:35
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networkn:

 

I am struggling to see the use case.

 

 

This would be suitable for my very limited space in coms cabinet, and slap on a switch the way I go.


  #3166410 30-Nov-2023 14:01
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Or can be used as an extender for wireless or wired mesh which is nice as well!


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  #3166417 30-Nov-2023 14:23
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Jiriteach:

 

Or can be used as an extender for wireless or wired mesh which is nice as well!

 

 

Why? It would be MUCH cheaper to just add another access point?

 

As best I can tell, this is a router, firewall, uni-fi management device, that does wireless, for about the price of 3 of 4 of those things purchased separately. 

 

 


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  #3166419 30-Nov-2023 14:27
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mrgsm021:

 

There is a YT video up about this already. It mentioned that even with DPI enabled, it can still route gigabit (5:47).

 

RRP is apparently US$149.

 

 

 

 


From what I've been reading this unit doesn't include DPI at all so you can't enable it.




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networkn:

Jiriteach:


Or can be used as an extender for wireless or wired mesh which is nice as well!



Why? It would be MUCH cheaper to just add another access point?


As best I can tell, this is a router, firewall, uni-fi management device, that does wireless, for about the price of 3 of 4 of those things purchased separately. 


 



You could possibly do that but it will be the same price as a wifi6 ap from Ubiquiti. Add advantage is the additional LAN port so you have wired capability back to this as well as wireless uplink.

  #3166426 30-Nov-2023 14:50
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It seems more of a replacement for the Amplifi HD router without the mesh points? The downside is that it only includes 1 LAN port whereas the old Amplifi HD had 4 LAN ports.


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  #3166531 30-Nov-2023 18:58
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networkn: Why? ...

 

 

 

Senecio: ... The downside is that it only includes 1 LAN port whereas the old Amplifi HD had 4 LAN ports.

 

For the younger generation that only use Wi-Fi from their phone / tablet / laptop? 🧐

 

 





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  #3166535 30-Nov-2023 19:03
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CYaBro:
mrgsm021: There is a YT video up about this already. ...
From what I've been reading this unit doesn't include DPI at all so you can't enable it.

 

05:14 in the video says otherwise. You can enable DPI & it won't affect performance.





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  #3166537 30-Nov-2023 19:34
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ANglEAUT:

 

CYaBro:
mrgsm021: There is a YT video up about this already. ...
From what I've been reading this unit doesn't include DPI at all so you can't enable it.

 

05:14 in the video says otherwise. You can enable DPI & it won't affect performance.

 

 

Unifi Express: Network controller, Firewall, Mesh Unit!! - YouTube

 

At about 5:15 he actually goes through the differences and shows that it is missing.

 

Or am I getting the two confused? DPI isn't IPS/IDS?


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  #3166538 30-Nov-2023 19:34
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ANglEAUT:

 

05:14 in the video says otherwise. You can enable DPI & it won't affect performance.

 

 

Adding on, haven't touched Ubiquiti products in ages, so not sure how close their terminology & featuresets links to the generic terms, but the claims they make on their website are:

 

 

UniFi Express can route traffic at speeds up to 1 Gbps. Security features such as Device Identification, Traffic Identification, Country Restrictions, and Ad Blocking can all be enabled without impacting routing performance.

 

 

 


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  #3166819 1-Dec-2023 15:22
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I think it's a wonderful device for all those small home installations. You no longer have to go "Start by buying a UDM Pro/SE/UDR...". That's a huge saving.


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