TP-link CAP1750 Wireless AC Access Point

In addition of wireless ac access point products with software management controller software, TP-link introduces hardware-based wireless controller – TP-link CAP1750 you can deploy hundreds of CAPs using hardware-based wireless controller either AC50 0r ACC500 wireless controller. Which one is suitable to meet your business need between TP-link CAP1750 and Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M mesh AP?




 
In this article

  • CAP1750 introduction
  • TP-link vs Ubiquiti
  • Spec comparison

Let’s talk a bit about TP-link CAP1750 wireless ac access point.

What this product does

Deploying multiple AP devices even up to hundreds of APs using hardware-based wireless controller is easier today. TP-link offers CAP1750 high speed wireless AC1750 access point you can easily deploy hundreds of CAPs to support your business.

Wifi

TP-link CAP1750, as the spec states with 1750 delivers speed up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 450Mbps @2.4Ghz band. Each band supports up to 8 SSIDs and you can manage each clients to bandwidth limitation.

TP-link CAP1750

Take a look at the highlight features here.

Highlights

  • Wireless concurrent dual band ac access point
  • Delivers speeds up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz plus 450Mbps @2.4Ghz
  • Internal antennas, 3x 4dBi @2.4Ghz and 3x 4dBi @5Ghz
  • Easy to manage up to hundreds of CAPs using hardware-based wireless controller instead of software-based
  • 1x RJ45 Gigabit port with POE supports
  • Captive portal for authentication management for guests
  • Band steering to force dual band capable devices to connect to 5Ghz band the cleaner band instead of 2.4Ghz band
  • Load balance feature
  • Multiple SSIDs (16x) and rate limit per SSID for bandwidth restriction to each clients
  • Ceiling or wall mounting with Kensington Lock slot

You need to connect to TP-link AC50 0r AC500 hardware controller for large numbers of CAPs deployment in your business network. It’s a bit different with software based APs products such as other TP-link EAP series or Ubiquiti AP products.

Remember that this TP-link CAP1750 wireless ac access point is designed for indoor usage, should you require outdoor deployment you may consider Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M wireless mesh access point product or EnGenius ens500ext wireless outdoor AP.

TP-link vs Ubiquiti

TP-link and Ubiquiti offer various models of affordable business class wireless ac access point products compared with other vendors such as Linksys LAPAC2600 and Netgear WAC740. Table 1 below shows you spec comparison between TP-link and Ubiquiti.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

Wifi technology

There is network segment different between the two products, the speed different at each band. CAP1750 with AC1750 network segment while Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M is based on AC1200. Speeds difference @5ghz band is apparent, CAP1750 up to 1300Mbps while Ubiquiti up to 867Mbps.

Both products offer the same number of SSIDs it can support each band (8SSIDs), however TP-link offers load balance and band steering. Band steering is to force all dual band capable clients to connect using 5Ghz band for better performance.

Network management

CAP1750 uses hardware-based wireless controller instead of software based controller like TP-link EAP series such as EAP245 or EAP330. You need to purchase separate TP-link AC50 or AC500 wireless controller with POE port to connects all CAPs.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M allows you setup up to thousands APs spread all over the sites either local or remotely using central management – Ubiquiti controller software, free.

Enclosure

Both TP-link CAP1750 and Ubiquiti can be used indoor, however for outdoor usage Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M is designed with waterproof enclosure to allow you deploy the product either indoor or outdoor.

Spec Comparison table

Now take a look at the following spec comparison table to help you make up your mind which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Table 1 TP-link vs Ubiquiti

Model TP-link CAP1750 Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Wifi technology AC1750 simultaneous dual band AP AC1200 simultaneous dual band AP
Mesh technology No Yes
MIMO 3×3 MIMO 2×2 MIMO
Wifi speeds ~1300Mbps @5Ghz + ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz ~867Mbps @5Ghz + ~300Mbps @2.4Ghz
Antennas Internal antennas 3x 4dBi @5Ghz; 3x4Dbi @2.4Ghz 2x dual band antennas 3dBi @2.4Ghz and 4dBi @5Ghz
Ethernet Port 1x Gigabit Ethernet port with POE support 1x Gigabit Ethernet port with POE support
Indoor / Outdoor usage Indoor Indoor / Outdoor with Weather resistant enclosure
SSIDs 16 SSIDs; 8 SSIDs each band 16 SSIDs; 8 SSIDs each band
Network management Hardware based wireless controller – AC50 or AC500 controller Software-based wireless controller – Unifi controller software
Price $110.00 $94.00

 

To learn more spec and manufacturer’s description click the links below.

Summary

TP-link CAP1750 is easy to setup wireless ac access point and can be easily deployed up to hundreds using hardware-based wireless controller. On the other hand, with Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M you can deploy up to thousands APs using software-based wireless controller.

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