i have tested wAP AC (3dbm less tx power x chain than cAP ac in 5ghz radio) and the coverage on 5ghz is as you say very limitedThe cAP ac and hAP ac2 are beasts from a processing perspective, but their RF performance leaves a LOT to be desired.
With a cAP ac in a 3 bedroom townhouse with wooden walls, I can barely use 5Ghz in the room next to the cAP ac
Is this still true, is the UAP-AC-LR preferred over the Cap AC? Any more suggestions?
Yes I understand that of course - but my question is if there are still the above-mentioned differences between the UAP-AC-LR and Cap AC so that the Ubiquiti is still the preferred product to chose as the price is not really a big difference.Is this still true, is the UAP-AC-LR preferred over the Cap AC? Any more suggestions?
Understand what is being said here about MikroTik wireless. Slower 54Mbps connection rate is not a problem for home users surfing the internet on their mobile phones and tablets. The issue is when you have a laptop and you're trying to transfer files to/from a server or other big data transfer situations. Then WiFi speed becomes something noticeable.
Ruckus is more expensive that Mikrotik. And i will use Mikrotik and caps-man right up until people have WAN speeds higher than about 200M or a WHOLE LOT of client devices at a time.The Ruckus seem even more expensive.. I'm not sure if this isn't way overkill for my home (concrete house).
I'm just trying to figure out whether I should get the Hap Ac or Ac2 and which Wireless AP (4 of them)... this is getting really difficult it seems
True, but this is coming at four times the price of a cAP AC/Unifi AC Lite making the comparison unrealistic.The cAP AC and hAP AC2 top out right around 300 at point blank range. But the R510 will actually hit the 866M you should get from a 2x2 AC-MU radio.
The cloud key $80 in the US. Drop it on the install and register it to your account with ubnt and you can remotely management from anywhere with an internet connection and webbrowser. It makes a connection to ubnt.com and you log into unifi.ubnt.com and it gets you back to the key.I don't have experience with UBNT AP because the requirement of deploying UniFi controller on top of the APs doesn't fit with my purposes (home only as my business locations are Cisco centric).
Nothing wrong with UniFi and I know it could be possible to do a "set and forget" setup but I like to keep my systems monitored so once again "set and forget" approach doesn't fit my purposes.
That's pretty typical of 5GHZ. It is faster, but doesn't go through much, or very far.
Quite happy with the performance of the capAC inside the home but range in 5Ghz is markedly and expectedly less than 2.4ghz.
Such hypocrisy...True, but this is coming at four times the price of a cAP AC/Unifi AC Lite making the comparison unrealistic.The cAP AC and hAP AC2 top out right around 300 at point blank range. But the R510 will actually hit the 866M you should get from a 2x2 AC-MU radio.
Like said by someone else, it is all about the requirements, and have it clear is the first thing to do when designing systems.
But really, 300Mbps means copy 1GB file in ~30 seconds that for many home solutions, where generally speaking frequent copies of large files within the LAN is not the main task, I think this is more than acceptable considering the original investment in the range of 60/70€ and choosing more expensive equipments could be overkill...there could be cases where having 800Mbs make sense, but if the speed and frequent file copies are so critical I would consider an ethernet cable to achieve also the goal of a better reliability.
At least valid for my country where having a 100Mbit WAN link is still something many people dream at night...
Caps-Man can be MUCH MORE GRANULAR.Guys what can you say about roaming capability? Is this implemented in unifi is far better than mikrotik ones? Im consider which implement in my house.
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For roaming just go with ubiquity.
Toggle your 2.4 once an hour and that would force anything that could... move to 5.8.I'm actually very happy with the hAP ac2.
My home is of wood construction, is single story, and about 185 m^2. We have a couple of tablets, a couple of smartphones, a couple of laptops, and an Amazon Fire stick on the TV. We occasionally have house guests that add another 1 or 2 phones and perhaps a laptop. The population density here is about 270/km^2 so it's definitely not an urban area.
It would be easier if it had band steering so I could have just one SSID, but it's been working as it is.
Perhaps if my wireless needs were less modest I would look into some other product, but the ac2 has good hardware as a router and RouterOS is really capable. The hAP ac2 was also very inexpensive - it cost less than many other consumer-grade wireless routers.
That might be an alternative solution, but not ideal! I would've tried if I have something lying around. Unfortunately I don't.
@drtik, I had a similar scenario with a camera in my garden that was too slow over wifi (because I wanted it realtime)
and used a TPLink Powerlan adapter (1gbit) that I had lying around.