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.
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.
Take a look at the highlight features here.
- 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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
To learn more spec and manufacturer’s description click the links below.
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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