Best Seller Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO
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.
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 add more and more wifi client devices connect 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.
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. New Netgear WAC740 is based on four data streams technology wave 2 technology, TP-link up to today doesn’t offer wave 2 AP products yet.
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 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.
Ubiquiti offers a tool software to help you manage your large network, whether locally or globally across many remote sites. With multiple AP devices deployed in your business area and probably in many remote sites that you are in charge with, you can easily manage all of them with central management controller, scalable is easier than before.
- 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.
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.
Both products come with controller management software, you don’t need to purchase hardware controller like few models such as Netgear WAC740 that require wireless controller. See also comparison between Netgear WAC740 and Linksys LAPAC2600.
The good thing with Ubiquiti is the product is tagged with affordable price compared with other competing products. As shown, you can save up to $30 for UAP-AC-PRO compared with EAP330.
Table Ubiquiti Vs TP-link
|Model||Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO||TP-link EAP-330|
|Wifi technology||802.11ac AC1750
3×3 MIMO technology
3×3 MIMO technology
|Wifi speeds||1300Mbvps @5Ghz
|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|
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.
- Click here to learn more details for Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO
- Click here to learn more details for TP-link EAP-330
For large business scale, try new Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD wave 2 AP delivering total bandwidth of up to 2500Mbps.
Cheers, Ki G