EnGenius EWS870 High Capacity Wireless AC Access Point

The constraints of wireless AP in general is limited users can access to network and the network latency when the number of users increase. It is therefore you need high capacity wireless ac access point product, scalable access point you can start by one device and grow to thousands easily.

EnGenius Neutron EWS AP

What EnGenius offers with its Neutron EWS series? Two of its EWS series are EWS871AP and EWS870AP Neutron wireless ac access points you may consider for deploying as few as one AP or as large scale networks that require more than 1000 AP products in line with the growing of your business. No matter how large the size of your networks, Neutron series helps you scale up and down easily even across various sites remotely.

For small scale business environment, you may consider the other series offered by EnGenius – the EnGenius EAP1300ext wireless AC APs for indoor usage, or the EnGenius ENH1759ext for long range AP for outdoor deployment with long range requirement.

EnGenius EWS870 and 871 are outdoor models designed based on wave 2 wireless technology that offer high-capacity 11ac speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps dual band, ideal to meet the high-bandwidth requirements of today’s mobile users.

EWS870 and 871

Both EnGenius EWS870 and EWS871 are identical except the antenna design, all technical specifications and features are the same. Take a look at the main differences between the two series as shown in the table 1 below.

Table 1 EWS870 vs 871 antenna

ModelEnGenius EWS870APEnGenius EWS871AP
Integrated antennas8x 5dBiN/A
External antennasN/A4x 5 dBi @2.4GHz

4x 7 dBi @5 GHz

High capacity

This series of wave 2 wireless ac access point with dual band speeds of up to 1750Mbps @5Ghz and up to 800Mbps @2.4Ghz with total aggregated bandwidth 2.5Gbps, high capacity access point for large scale businesses.

EnGenius EWS870AP outdoor
EnGenius EWS870AP outdoor

For small offices indoor, you may consider EnGenius EMR3000 mesh wifi system or new model of Orbi Pro AC3000 mesh wifi system. And for camera requirement together with wireless network you may consider EnGenius EWS1025CAM wireless AP camera.


In situations where your clients are spread all over the area, most of them with their mobile devices working mobile from one building to the other and mostly working outdoor, placing wireless ac access point outdoor in open area is recommended. So that’s why AP devices much feature weatherproof, dustproof and must feature surge protection.

EnGenius EWS870 and EWS871 feature industrial grade IP68/IP67 rated weatherproof and the good thing is that both products support 4Kv surge protection.

EnGenius EWS871AP Outdoor
EnGenius EWS871AP Outdoor

There are still lots of feature not to discuss here, you can click the link at the end of articles to learn more spec and feature details. Take a look at the list below for highlight features.


  • High-Capacity 11ac Wave 2 technology
  • Speeds of up to 1750Mbps @5Ghz plus 800Mbps @ 2.4Ghz for total 2.5 Gbps
  • Dual radio with MU-MIMO technology
  • Beamforming technology ready
  • Can operate stand alone and can scale up to more than thousands AP
  • Versatile 4×4, 3×3 & 2×2 11ac models with internal (EWS870) or External antennas (EWS871)
  • Remotely manage 1-1,000+ APs via ezMaster
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • POE supports
  • High power transmit
  • 4KV surge protection
  • IP67 weatherproof and dustproof

EnGenius EWS870 and EWS871 are high grade wireless ac access point products, wireless outdoor access point for high density wifi clients spread all over the area outdoor. For long range model you may consider this one – EnGenius ENH1750EXT High-Powered Long-Range Wireless AC1750 Outdoor Access Point.

Click here to learn more details EnGenius ENH1750EXT and Shop

Now take a look at Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD Unifi Access Point which the price is much cheaper. What is the main difference and when you should use each of them.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD

The less economical products for your business you may consider the wireless ac access point offered by Ubiquiti, Ubiquiti wave 2 UAP-AC-HD which is also based on wave 2 technology with MU-MIMO ready.

However, this product is not designed for outdoor. Ubiquiti is also designed for businesses, you may start from a single AP and allow you grow as much as you need, local or across the remote sites using central management controller software.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD


  • Based on wave 2 wireless ac technology
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band four data streams 4×4 MU-MIMO
  • Speeds of up to 1733Mbps @5Ghz plus up to 800Mbps @2.4Ghz
  • (2) Dual-Port, Dual-Polarity Antennas, 3 dBi each @2.4 GHz and @ 5 GHz (2) Dual-Port, Dual-Polarity Antennas, 4 dBi each
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports with POE 802.3at support
  • Scalable wireless ac access point, starts from one and scale up to thousands
  • Business class wireless ac access point with enterprise performance and unlimited scalability
  • Central management controller with Unifi controller software for local administrator or remotely via the cloud

See that if you compare with EnGenius EWS870 and EWS871 you can find that both EWS series are designed for outdoor, physically the housing construction is different. Ubiquiti is not designed to withstand the harsh weather environment or to withstand the lightening. While you can find that EWS series supports IP67 weatherproof, dustproof and supports 4KV surge protection.

Both wireless POE access point products offer the same high speed wave 2 wireless AC2500 access point with 4×4 4 data streams MU-MIMO technology.

Click here to learn more details Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD

For outdoor, Ubiquiti offers Unifi UAP-AC-M-PRO mesh wifi system which is designed for indoor or outdoor with directional coverage and see also other top rated wireless ac access point.

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