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Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Alexis Argent

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A quick look and review of the Ubiquiti Unifi UAP Outdoor range

Ubiquiti have recently announced that they are soon to be launching a new addition to the Ubiquiti Unifi range. However before Ubiquiti release more information, we will take a look at and review the Ubiquiti Unifi Outdoor range.

The Unifi outdoor is available to order in two versions, the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-Outdoor2 and  Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-Outdoor5. The UniFi UAP-Outdoor2 includes 2 external omni antennas and a secondary Ethernet port for bridging. It supports 802.11n MIMO, with speeds of up to 300 Mbps and a range of up to 600 ft. The UniFi UAP-Outdoor5 has the same features, but instead operates on the 5 GHz frequency spectrum. 

The Ubiquiti Outdoor Features:

  • UAP-Outdoor includes 2 external omni antennas
  • secondary Ethernet port for bridging
  • supports 802.11n MIMO
  • Wireless uplink capabilities 
  • Ability to connect with any other ubiquiti access points
  • speeds of up to 300 Mbps
  • Range of up to 600 ft
  • Comes with mounting equipment
  • UniFI controller software

The Ubiquiti Unifi outdoor range is an ideal solution for businesses who may have a smaller budget, such as the educational sector. This makes it an ideal product for schools, colleges and universities to extend their wireless network to outbuildings. Other industries can also benefit, for example hotels and leisure complexes wanting to offer WiFi outside.

The Outdoor UAP also can be linked up to its indoor siblings, the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Indoor Scalable WiFi Access Point, the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Long Range and the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-PRO versions to create a indoor/outdoor Ubiquiti Unifi connection.

The Unit itself has an aesthetically pleasing design, with a smooth white finish. The unit is light so it can easily be mounted to a wall or other location.

What is Included:

  • 1 x UniFi AP Outdoor
  • 1 x Power Cable
  • 1 x 24V/1A, Power Over Ethernet Adapter
  • 2 x External 6dBi Omni Antenna
  • 1 x Wall and Pole Mount Kit
  • 1 x UniFi Controller Software Installation CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide

Overall the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-Outdoor2 is a very popular product and compares very well compared to rival Wifi outdoor Solutions such as the Meraki MR66 Access Point, Meraki MR62 Access Point, EnGenius ENH-200, LANCOM Wi-Fi Outdoor, Aruba Networks Wi-Fi Outdoor and Ruckus Wi-Fi Outdoor range like the  Ruckus ZoneFlex 7731 Wi-fi Access Point solutions.

The main benefit of the Unifi UAP-Outdoor is that you can purchase four times the amount of access points compared to some of its rivals. The Ubiquiti Unifi Outdoor 2 has had several good independent reviews from 4Gon customers, please see a selection.

 Steve Parker said that the Outdoor2 was a: 

Really good product. No problems setting it up and it works great!”

 

Cynog Rhys said:

What an awesome piece of kit, very powerful and every option under the sun for user management including a HotSpot Manager, very detailed stats, have purchased many more for a remote hotspot as the control software can easily be installed and run on a AWS server.”

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