Best Seller Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO vs TP-link

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO is the wireless ac access point, the successor predecessor of the Ubiquiti UAP-PRO which was still based on standard wireless N technology. This product is very popular and is one of best seller in business class POE wifi access point. We’ll compare Ubiquiti vs TP-link which is cheaper product.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO and other Ubiquiti products are affordable compared with other business class wireless ac access point such as Aruba IAP-205 Hp enterprise group, Netgear with its WAC series, Meraki MR32 by Cisco and more.




 

What this product does

This product is used for business wifi network, not for home. Even though you can use it for home. However, for homes you might consider new era of mesh home wifi system such as Linksys Velop a three band mesh wifi system, a new one from Google mesh wifi system, or you may also consider Amplifi HD mesh wifi system by Ubiquiti. Instead of home wireless access point such as TP-link AP500, deploying mesh home wifi system is easier and is management is easier.

Business class AP

In businesses you may require large scale wifi network to allow you to add more wifi client devices to the network solidly and they can roam within the network seamlessly. Moreover, business class AP should be easy to scale up. You cannot do that with home wifi network, what you need is business class wireless AP. Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO is designed to scale up easily as much as you need for your network and is easy to manage centrally with central management controller software, same as tplink products. We’ll see later how tplink vs ubiquiti is compared.

Dual band

A single UAP-AC-PRO provides you total bandwidth of up to 1,750Mbps with dual band wifi both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band. It comes with dual band antennas with 3dBi gain each and is with 3×3 MIMO technology, three streams of data technology.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD is the latest wireless ac access point product which is based on wireless wave 2 with 4 data streams and MU-MIMO technology. TP-link on the other hand released new version of TP-link eap225-v3 (version 3) which is based on wave 2 MU-MIMO and is engineered in AC1350 network segment dual band.

POE support

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO, and other business class wireless ac access point products are designed to support POE due to easiness in deploying the devices either on the ceiling or on the wall, no power outlet is needed. Just run a single CAT5e or CAT6 UTP cable to accommodate both data and power from AP device to POE switch, yes you require POE switch instead of standard Ethernet switch to inject power line to the AP device.

Management

Ubiquiti offers a tool software to help you manage your large wifi network, whether locally or globally across many remote sites. With multiple AP devices deployed in your business area and probably in many remote sites across the regions or even across continental that you are in charge with, you can easily manage all of them with central management controller software, scalable is easier than before.

TP-link eap series is also coming with eap controller software. regarding the management software, Ubiquiti vs TP-link is almost the same both products come with easy to use centralized management software.

Ubiquiti UAP_AC-PRO (~$196)

In a nutshell, take a look at the highlight lists for Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO dual band wireless ac access point.

Highlights

  • Based on wifi standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual band AC1750 with speeds up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz and up to 450Mbps @5GHz
  • Comes with dual band 3dBi antennas with 3×3 MIMO technology
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet port with POE supports
  • Low power 9W consumption

Like other Ubiquiti AP products, UAP-AC-PRO is designed with stylist model, you can install on the ceiling or on the wall they look nice and blending with room décor.

Ubiquiti Vs TP-link

Take a look at one of TP-link high speed business class wireless AC access point, TP-link EAP-330 which is based on wireless AC1900. Compare this product with Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO. Table 1 shows you spec comparison between the two products, Tplink vs Ubiquiti.

Wifi speed

You can find that the main difference is the network segment. EAP-330 is designed based on AC1900 network segment while UAP-AC-PRO is based on AC1750 network segment. There is slightly speed different between the two products @2.4GHz band.

Management software

Both products come with controller management software, you don’t need to purchase hardware controller like few models such as Netgear WAC740 that require hardware wireless controller. See also comparison between Netgear WAC740 and Linksys LAPAC2600.

tplink eap330

TP-link EAP330 (~$141)

Both Ubiquiti and TP-link products are tagged with affordable price compared with other competing products. As shown, you can save up to $50 for TP-link eap330 compared with UAP-AC-PRO.

Antenna

See that the antenna’s design Ubiquiti vs tplink is different in power gain, even though both products are having similar dual band internal antenna design. TP-link comes with antenna’s gain twice as much as Ubiquiti.

Take a look at the following spec comparison table, Ubiquiti vs tplink.

Table Ubiquiti Vs TP-link

Model Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO TP-link EAP-330
Wifi technology 802.11ac AC1750

3×3 MIMO technology

802.11ac AC1900

3×3 MIMO technology

Wifi speeds 1300Mbvps @5Ghz

450Mbps @2.4Ghz

1300Mbvps @5Ghz

600Mbps @2.4Ghz

Antennas 3x 3dBi dual band antennas

2.4 GHz: 3x 3dBi,

5 GHz: 3x 3dBi

Dual band antennas

2.4Ghz: 3x 6dBi

5Ghz: 3x 7dBi

BSSID 4x SSID each band 8x SSID each band
Ethernet Ports 2x Gigabit Ethernet Port 2x Gigabit Ethernet Port, Eth1 supports POE with link aggregation
USB port 1x USB 2.0 port N/A
Concurrent users Up to 200 users Unspecified
Management Central management controller software EAP controller software
Price in Amazon (Sep 2018) $196 $141

 

Prices are fluctuating by times, and tplink products mostly drop the price by time but Ubiquiti don’t. even though at the other time their price were dropped.

Both TP-link and Ubiquiti are affordable wireless ac access point products in the market, easy to deploy with free wireless management controller software. See that tplink vs Ubiquiti you can find that technically tplink is faster speed in 2.4Ghz band, same speed in 5Ghz band. Moreover, tplink offers twice as much as antenna gain compared with Ubiquiti.

To learn more details about each of the products, click the link below for more spec details, manufacturer’s description and current price and rating.

You may also like affordable long range wifi AP Wavelink WL-570 for homes, and see also newer and fater model Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD wave 2 AP delivering total bandwidth of up to 2500Mbps.

Cheers, Ki G




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