While the internal photos were informative, the comparison between UAP-AC (old design from when 802.11ac was really new) and UAP-AC-PRO was also strange. The UAP-AC-PRO has fewer components because it is a newer, better, and more efficient integrated design rather than it just being a cheaper design (though this is a nice side effect).
That's what I've heard from others too, it might very well not be the fastest, but it's very reliable and fast enough. It'd likely be my choice if I had the option, but half our house isn't cabled and it'll be quite the effort to do that which means I'm looking at Orbi instead.I'll chime in with my $.02. The range and throughput numbers clearly speak for themselves, but I've experienced a reliability with unifi gear that I wasn't getting from my other routers. Hopefully it's not $150 of placebo, but I've been quite happy with the little guy. The best thing I can say is I don't notice my wifi; which is fantastic.
Latest UniFi release removed VoIP support. I was usure about switch support and could find no references to their support in the UBNT Community.I also thought it was odd that this review says you can't manage UniFi switches or phones with the controller.
Sounds good. I do have the Orbis because I believe in my apartment they were hands down the best option for me at the time. Now however I am moving into a new home with Ethernet drops everywhere and am really not sure if that would be the case versus wired APs.DanH: All performance comparisons were on individual units. This was not intended as a mesh performance review. Comparison was done to mesh products because the nodes are basically 2x2 APs and are the only comparable products I had tested with the same process.
Looks like UBNT has issues with your 2.4GHZ testing and has reached out to you to help with the testing process.
So the interesting bit is with the thermal noise floor equation (which can be approximated by -174dbm + 10*log10(bandwidth_Hz)) you can calculate the physics imposed limit on communication channels - and quickly tell if leakage is corrupting your measurements.