EnGenius ENH1750Ext vs Ubiquiti
It is not rare that there is a need for outdoor wifi networks in an industry, for example in factories, in mining or in marine projects. It is not appropriate to use an indoor wifi network that is only limited to device connections in offices, because to reach many devices outside the office you need a wireless ac access point device for outdoor as well so that it has a fairly wide range for users who move outside with their mobile devices.
There are few models of wireless ac access point products for outdoors in the market and you can mention EnGenius and Ubiquiti are two of networking vendors that offer wireless AP products for outdoors. Unlike indoor device, for outdoor needs your product must be very tough and resistant to all weather changes that sometimes change very extreme, heat, rain and even snow and wind.
We’ll discuss two models of outdoor AP – the EnGenius Enh1750ext and Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M-PRO and see how good they compare each other, the engenius vs ubiquiti wireless ac access point for outdoor.
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EnGenius Enh1750ext is wireless ac access point dual band speeds of up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 450Mbps @2.4Ghz band that works concurrently. Instead of both band can be configured in mesh technology like Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M unifi access point, this product can be configured in mesh multi- hops only @2.4Ghz band. With mesh wifi system you have a single SSID name across the network with multi node APs environment configured in mesh so roaming from one AP to another is seamless. Both engenius vs ubiquiti provides the same AC1750 network segment, simulatneous dual band wireless ac access point.
EnGenius Enh1750ext is a high power wireless AC access point that transmit power on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band up to 29dBm. It comes with 6x external high power antennas consist of 3x 5dBi antennas @2.5Ghz band and 3x 7dBi high power antennas @5Ghz band. Powerful for accommodating any wireless clients both computers and emerging mobile devices.
Compared with Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M-PRO, Ubiquiti is designed with 3x internal dual band high gain 8dBi antennas and maximum transmit power up to 22dBm. Tehnically engenius vs ubiquiti provides nearly the same power.
EnGenius Enh1750ext is built with solid construction housing and is water and dust proof with IP68 rated ideal for outdoor in harsh weather environment, rain, dust and extreme temperature changing such as in marine projects or mining industries which requires large outdoor area to cover.
POE support for outdoor devices is very essential to reduce hassle of providing power outlet in harsh environment, it is therefore you can easily place the device outdoor by connecting the device using single UTP network cable for data and power cable.
Most business class wireless access point comes with POE support for easy installation such as new model of EnGenius wave 2 EAP1300ext wireless AC AP, new model of Open mesh MR1750 cloud managed WAP and still more.
- High power wireless AC1750 outdoor access point
- Dual band Speeds up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz and up to 450Mbps @2.4Ghz
- Supports mesh AP technology only @2.4Ghz band
- 3x detachable 5 dBi @2.4 GHz Omni-directional antennas; 3x detachable 7 dBi 5.0 GHz Omni-directional antennas
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3at POE input and 1x Gigabit Ethernet port data and POE pass trough
- IP68 rated waterproof and dust proof enclosure
- AP, WDS and mesh modes
- 4KV Surge protection and ESD protection
EnGenius ENH1750ext is tagged with more expensive price than Ubiquiti, it costs around $520 in the market. On the other hand with Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M you can save lots of money. So what is the difference engenius vs ubiquiti?
To understand the differences, you need to have a look at the following spec comparison table to help you make up your mind in selecting the one meets the need. And to learn more spec and manufacturer’s description you click the corresponding links at the last paragraphs.
See that the main difference is the mesh technology applied to Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M-PRO, on the other hand EnGenius works only @2.4Ghz band to work as mesh technology. EnGenius ENH1750 wireless outdoor access point can be configured as wireless AP and WDS, while in mesh mode can only work @2.4Ghz band.
EnGenius ENH1750ext is a standalone wireless ac access point, even though it can be configured with WDS in addition of AP and mesh. Ubiquiti on the other hand comes with Unifi controller software to allow you manage a single Ubiquiti AP up to unlimited scalability– thousands of APs deployment across multi remote sites from a single management software.
Take a closer look at the following engenius vs ubiquiti wireless ac access point comparison table to help you understand the spec differences.
Table 1 Spec comparison EnGenius vs Ubiquiti
|Model||EnGenius ENH1750ext||Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M-PRO|
|Wifi technology||AC1750 dual band with 3×3 MIMO||AC1750 dual band with 3×3 MIMO|
|Speeds||~1300Mbps @5Ghz and ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz band||~1300Mbps @5Ghz and ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz band|
|Antennas||3 x 5dBi External Omni-Directional N-Type Antennas for 2.4 GHz
3 x 7dBi External Omni-Directional N-Type Antennas for 5 GHz
|3x Internal Dual-Band Antennas 8 dBi|
|Mesh technology||Only @2.4Ghz band||Fully mesh technology|
|Tx power||Up to 29 dBm transmit power on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands||2.4 GHz: 22 dBm; 5 GHz: 22 dBm|
|Ethernet ports (POE)||2 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports;
LAN1: Supports 802.3at PoE Input /
LAN2: Data & 802.3af PoE Pass-Through
|2 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports802.3af PoE (Supported Voltage Range: 44 to 57VDC); Power Supply 48V, 0.5A PoE Gigabit Adapter|
|Housing||Well constructed housing with IP68 rated weatherproof and dust proof||Weatherproof resistant|
|Modes||Mesh (@2.4Ghz); AP and WDS||Mesh|
|Coverage||Unspecified||Up to 600 ft(183m)|
|Network management||Standalone configuration||Intuitive UniFi Controller Software – start from a single AP and expand to thousand APs|
Now you have an idea which of the two product engenius vs ubiquiti wireless ac access point is suitable to meet your business need. The spec listed in the table is not representing the complete data for each of wireless ac access point products, but you can follow the product link below for each of the products to learn more detail about spec, manufacturer’s description as well as current price and rating in Amazon.
For homes, you may try new lines of wireless router products offered by D-link – the D-link DIR882 wireless AC2600 router or lower version model is based on AC1900 – D-link DIR-878 MU-MIMO ac1900 router.
Please note that EnGenius introduces new mesh home products – EnGenius EMR3000 mesh home wifi system. Or you may also consider new combination of wireless mesh AP and IP surveillance camera, all in one product for wireless network and IP security camera. Have a look at this product – EnGenius EWS1025 mesh AP with camera.