Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Access Point vs Omada

Ubiquiti introduces Unifi wifi 6 Lite and Unifi 6 Long Range wifi-6 access point. How good these Unifi 6 series are compared to Omada wifi-6 series?

Unifi 6 Series

After nearly a year after Engenius released the wifi-6 AP series, finally Ubiquiti released two wifi-6 AP series, Unifi-6 Lite and Unifi-6 LR. Likewise, TP-link finally released two wifi-6 AP series, the Omada eap620 and Omada eap660.

Will these two vendors get success with their new wifi-6 AP products following the successful of their previous wifi-5 based products? See Ubiquiti UAP-PRO vs Omada eap245.

We have already discussed the comparison of Engenius wifi-6 and Ubiquiti UniFi 6 AP and now we will discuss Unifi 6 series and compared with Omada wifi-6 series.

Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Access Point
Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Access Point

Unifi 6 Lite vs LR

There are two series of wifi-6 AP introduced by Ubiquiti – the Unifi 6 Lite series and Unifi 6 Long Range series wifi-6 access point. What is the difference between these two product series? Take a look at the following table 1 that shows you spec comparison table for Unifi 6 Lite and LR series.

Network segment

Technically the most visible difference is the difference in the wifi network segment each of the product series where the Lite series works @ ax1500 while the LR series works @ ax3000 network segment which of course is different in network performance, total bandwidth each series can deliver and number of connected devices.

Table 1 Ubiquiti Unifi 6 series differences

ModelUnifi 6 Lite seriesUnifi 6 Long Range U6-LR
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1500 wifi-6 access point with 2×2 MU-MIMO and OFDMASimultaneous dual band ax3000 wifi-6 access point with 4×4 MU-MIMO and OFDMA
Wifi speedsUp to 300Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHzUp to 600Mbps @2.4GHz with 4×4 MIMO Up to 2.400Mbps @5GHz 4×4 MU-MIMO
Antennas2.8dBi @2.4GHz 3.0dBi @5GHz4dBi @2.4GHz 5.5dBi @5GHz
Ethernet1x Gigabit Ethernet Port1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
Processor880 MHz MIPS 1004 KEc with 256 MB memoryDual-Core® Cortex® A53 at 1.35 GHz with 512MB
   
MSRP$99.00$179.00

Click here to learn more spec’s detail Unifi 6 LR

UniFi Network Controller

What distinguishes the AP business products offered by Ubiquiti in these two Unifi 6 series and also other UniFi series compared to home-based AP products is the network management capability to facilitate hosting, configure and monitor all connected devices to the network centrally using a mobile interface with Unifi network controller software and mobile app.

You can host the software locally hosting in a PC or you can host on the cloud and you can manage centrally all the APs spread all over the remote sites within the enterprise network.

 Ubiquiti Unifi 6 vs Omada

 Now, let’s compare these Unifi 6 Lite series and Unifi LR series with their competing products introduced by TP-link – the Omada wifi-6 series AP products.

Omada

TP-link introduces couple of AP products with wifi-6 technology, the lower version model Omada eap620 and the high end model Omada eap660 wifi-6 access point. Both are targeted for High density (HD) environment based on wifi-6 technology, and the lower version model is based on wifi-5 technology (the Omada eap265 AC1750Mbps AP).     

TP-link Omada eap660
TP-link Omada eap660

Omada eap620 is based on ax1800 wifi-6 while the higher bandwidth model is based on ax3600 wifi-6 technology. It is therefore Unifi 6 Lite is comparable with Omada eap620 and the spec comparison table between the two models is shown in table 2 below.

Omada eap660 is the high end version with ax3600 network segment and is comparable with Unifi 6 Long range series; please refer to table-3 that shows you spec comparison between Unifi-6 LR model with Omada eap660 series.  

Unifi 6 Lite vs Omada eap620

See that the apparent technical difference is the wifi speed @2.4GHz band where Omada delivers twice as high speed as Unifi 6 Lite. The other main difference is the Ethernet port; see that Omada eap620 offers 2.5Gbps port as opposed to only 1Gbps on Unifi.

Table 2 Unifi 6 Lite vs Omada

ModelUnifi 6 LiteOmada eap620
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1500 wifi-6 access point with 2×2 MU-MIMO and OFDMASimultaneous dual band ax1800 wifi-6 access point with 2×2 MU-MIMO and OFDMA
Wifi speedsUp to 300Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHzUp to 600Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHz
Antennas2.8dBi @2.4GHz 3.0dBi @5GHzOmni directional internal antennas • 2.4 GHz: 2x 4 dBi • 5 GHz: 2x 5 dBi
Ethernet1x Gigabit Ethernet PortOne 2.5G Ethernet port for multi-Giga wired network connectivity
POE802.3af PoE, Passive PoE (48V)1x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) Port (supports IEEE802.3at PoE)
Processor880 MHz MIPS 1004 KEc with 256 MB memoryUnspecified
SSIDs8x SSIDs / radio band8 SSIDs each band (16 SSIDs)
SecurityWPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2/WPA3*)WPA2-Personal/Enterprise, WPA3-Personal/Enterprise
Network managementUniFi Network Controller Software / appOmada app with Omada software controller or Omada hardware controller Support multi-site management
DimensionØ160 x 32.65 mm (Ø6.3 x 1.3″)9.6 x 9.6 x 2.5 in / (243 x 243 x 64 mm)
Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)$99.00$144.99

Click here to learn more spec details Unifi 6 Lite

Unifi 6 LR vs Omada eap660

Table 3 below shows you spec comparison table between Unifi 6 LR and Omada eap660. See that the wifi speed @2.4GHz band is again different; Unifi 6 LR delivers up to 600Mbps while Omada eap660 series delivers up to 1200Mbps.

The Ethernet port is also different where Omada offers higher speed up to 2.5Gbps as opposed to only up to 1Gbps offered by Unifi LR model. All the wifi speeds each devices are the same deliver up to 2.4Gbps @5GHz radio band with 4×4 MU-MIMO.

Table 3 Unifi LR vs Omada

ModelUnifi 6 Long RangeOmada eap660
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax3000 wifi-6 access point with 4×4 MU-MIMO and OFDMASimultaneous dual band ax3600 wifi-6 access point with 4×4 MU-MIMO and OFDMA with 8 spatial streams
Wifi speedsUp to 600Mbps @2.4GHz with 4×4 MIMO Up to 2.400Mbps @5GHz 4×4 MU-MIMO1148Mbps @2.4GHz 2402Mbps @5GHz
Antennas4dBi @2.4GHz 5.5dBi @5GHz2.4 GHz: 4x 4 dBi  5 GHz: 4x 5 dBi
Ethernet1x Gigabit Ethernet PortOne 2.5Gigabit Ethernet port
POEPoE+, Passive PoE (48V)POE 802.3at  / 12VDC Power consumption 21.5W
ProcessorDual-Core® Cortex® A53 at 1.35 GHz with 512 MBUnspecified
SSIDs8x SSIDs / radio band8 SSIDs each band (16 SSIDs)
SecurityWPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2/WPA3*)WPA2-Personal/Enterprise, WPA3-Personal/Enterprise
Network managementUniFi Network Controller Software / appOmada app with Omada software controller or Omada hardware controller Support multi-site management
DimensionØ220 x 48 mm (Ø8.66 x 1.89″)9.6 x 9.6 x 2.5 inch / (243 x 243 x 64 mm)
Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)$179.00$199.99

Either Unifi 6 series or Omada eap series come with easy to use network management software for easy deployment and mange connected devices either locally or remotely. Click the link below to shop the products in Amazon. However, Unifi 6 series so far are not available yet.

Click here to SHOP Omada eap660 or Click here to learn more spec details eap660

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