TP-link EAP225-v3 vs EnGenius vs Ubiquiti

TP-link introduces another model of wireless ac1350 access point based on wave 2 MU-MIMO technology. This product is  TP-link EAP225 v3 ceiling mount wireless ac access point. How good it is compared with EnGenius eap1300 and Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE.

TP-link EAP225 v3

Few models of wireless AC access point introduced by TP-link either indoor or outdoor models. EAP225 v3 is the indoor model in addition of Eap245 AC1750 AP, Eap330 high speed AC1900 AP etc. while the outdoor model you can find TP-link Eap225 Outdoor wireless ac AP which is also based on wireless ac1200.

Eap225 v3 is a new version of original model eap225 which is based on wave 1 wireless ac1200 access point. Eap225 v3 is the new version which is based on wave 2 wireless ac1350 access point that supports multi user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology like those offered by EnGenius EAP1300.




 

Dual band

TP-link Eap225 v3 delivers dual band speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz and up to 450Mbps @2.4Ghz band for total bandwidth up to 1350Mbps. it’s like the original model Eap225 wireless ac1200 access point, this product comes with free EAP controller software to help you manage up to hundreds of AP products within your organization. It’s a software based wireless AP product, different than those hardware based wireless controller such as TP-link CAP1750 wireless ac access point.

Wave 2

The main difference between the original Eap225 AC1200 and Eap225 v3 is the wireless technology applied to each of the product. Eap225 v3 is based on the latest wave 2 wireless technology with MU-MIMO supports, Eap225 ac1200 is still based on wave 1 wireless technology.

Wave 2 supports up to gigs wireless speed, ready for future leaps of gigabit wireless speed simultaneously between wireless devices.

TP-link Eap225 v3 wireless ac1350 AP ($~$65)

Highlights

  • Wave 2 wireless ac access point
  • MU-MIMO and Beamforming supports
  • Dual band speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz plus 450Mbps @2.3Ghz band
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet with POE supports (802.3af) and passive PoE
  • Captive portal for convenient guest supports
  • Load balance, band steering, rate limit per SSID, access control etc
  • Multi SSIDs supports up to 16 SSIDs (8 SSIDs each band)
  • Free wireless controller software for easy management for hundreds of AP deployment

You may click the spec details link end of the article including current price and rating in Amazon. TP-link Eap225 v3 is tagged with the price $65 (Apr 2018), price is always fluctuating by times.

TP-link vs EnGenius vs Ubiquiti

Now, have a look at the two comparison tables between TP-link, EnGenius and Ubiquiti which are nearly similar based on the same network segment.

Table 1 shows you head to head spec comparison between TP-link Eap225 v3 and EnGenius Eap1300 while table 2 represents spec comparison for TP-link vs Ubiquiti UAP-AC-Lite. See also comparison between TP-link Eap245 vs Ubiquiti UAP-AC-Lite.

EnGenius EAP1300 Wireless AC1300 AP (~$90.90)

EnGenius Eap1300 is the indoor model, for outdoor model you may like EnGenius Ens500ext outdoor wireless ac ap.

Wifi technology

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-Lite is still based on wave 1 wireless technology while both TP-link Eap225 v3 and EnGenius Eap1300 are based on latest wifi technology – the wave 2 wireless technology with MU-MIMO ready. All the three products works @5Ghz band with the same wireless speed @867Mbps, but not @2.4Ghz band delivering slightly different speeds.

Network management

The good thing with all the three products are the inclusion of wireless controller software to allow you manage all connected APs centrally. Ubiquiti with its Unifi controller software allows you to manage multiple remote sites centrally either locally in a PC, server or hosted in a cloud storage.

ubiquiti uap-ac-lite

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE (~$78.00)

All of the controller software help you easily manage the connected APs and configuration them is also easy as well as easy in deployment.

Table 1 TP-link vs EnGenius

Model TP-link EAP225 v3 EnGenius EAP1300
Wifi technology Wave 2 AC1350 dual band Wave 2 AC1300 dual band
Wifi speeds ~867Mbps @5Ghz and ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz ~867Mbps @5Ghz and ~400Mbps @2.4Ghz
MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MU-MIMO
Beamforming Yes Yes
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit port 1x Gigabit port
POE 802.3af and passive POE 802.3af
Network management Free EAP wireless controller software ~ hundreds deployment Free ezMaster controller software
Other features Load balance, captive portal, band steering, airtime fairness etc AP auto discovery and provisioning, ip assignment, AP rebooting, band steering etc
Price $65.00 $90.90

 

Table 2 TP-link vs Ubiquiti

Model TP-link EAP225 v3 Ubiquiti UAP-AC-Lite
Wifi technology Wave 2 AC1350 dual band Wave 1 AC1200 dual band
Wifi speeds ~867Mbps @5Ghz and ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz ~867Mbps @5Ghz and ~300Mbps @2.4Ghz
MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MU-MIMO No, 2×2 MIMO
Beamforming Yes No
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit port 1x Gigabit port
POE 802.3af and passive POE Passive POE 24v
Network management Free EAP wireless controller software ~ hundreds deployment Free Unify controller software with multi-site management
Other features Load balance, captive portal, band steering, airtime fairness etc Advanced QoS, guest traffic isolation, concurrent client ~200
Price $65.00 $78.00

 

To learn more spec details including current price in Amazon, click the link below each of the products.

Prices are always fluctuating by time, could be drop or rise depends on the market.

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