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Published on December 7th, 2012 | by Alexis Argent


The Ubiquiti Unifi Range – Comparing and Understanding the UniFi UAP range

The Ubiquiti Unifi Range – Understanding the UniFi UAP range

Ubiquiti is a next-generation communications technology company based in the USA.

Ubiquiti manufacture a range of technology platforms such as Ubiquiti Unifi IndoorUbiquiti Unifi Outdoor,  Ubiquiti airVision,  Ubiquiti airFiberUbiquiti EdgeMAX,  Ubiquiti MFiUbiquiti airMAX NanostationsUbiquiti airMAX Powerbridge and Ubiquiti NanoBridges

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Ubiquiti Unifi indoor and Ubiquiti Unifi outdoor range and compare how the models can be used within your network environment.

The Ubiquiti Unifi range is a series of WiFI access point that enable you Unlimited Scalability. You can expand your wireless network as small or large as you require. The  Ubiquiti Unifi range also comes with software which enables you to configure, and manage all of your UniFi Wireless Access Points with an easy to use software interface.

UniFi AP (UAP)

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Indoor Scalable WiFi Access Point - 1 Unit The standard Ubiquiti Unifi UAP model 802.11n MIMO is Capable of speeds up to 300 Mbps with a range of up to 400 ft. The Standard Ubiquiti Unifi UAP is ideal for standard sized rooms, with no more than a dozen or so occupants (Hotel rooms, Home environments, Small office Enviroments… etc).


UniFi AP Long Range (UAP-LR)

UniFi UAP-LR  (UAP-LR)The Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-LR has a larger range than the base model UAP with a range of up to 600 ft. It also offers 802.11n MIMO, with speeds of up to 300 Mbps. The Ubiquiti Unifi Long Range, is ideal for indoor use such as larger rooms, conference rooms, large reception area’s or boosting a wireless signal in problem areas.

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Pro 

UniFi UAP-Pro  (UAP-Pro)The Ubiquiti UAP Pro is the fastest UniFi model with speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the 5 GHz radio band and up to 450 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz radio band. The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Pro offers simultaneous dual-band operation with 2×2 and 3×3 MIMO technology. It has a range of up to 400 ft and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The Ubiquiti Unifi Pro is ideal for congested situations, where we have large numbers of users in a small area, or if high speeds are required.

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Outdoor

The Ubiquiti UniFI UAP-Outdoor supports 802.11n MIMO, with speeds of up to 300 Mbps and a range of up to 600 ft. The Ubiquiti UniFI UAP-Outdoor also includes 2 external omni antennas and a secondary Ethernet port for bridging. The Ubiquiti Unifi Outdoor is ideal for the external situations, such as Outdoor Wireless Events, Car Parks, Parks and Festivals.


Compare the Ubiquiti Unifi UAP

4Gon have now also put together a Ubiquiti Unifi Comparison table, this compares the feature availability between the Ubiquiti Unifi range.

Ubiquiti Unifi UAP Comparison Table

Customer reviews on the Ubiquiti Unifi range

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Indoor Scalable WiFi Access Point – 1 Unit Review

Review by Adam Clark Date Added: Monday 24 September, 2012

I ordered this as a test unit after reading up on Ubiquiti and looking at their products. I was a little dubious as it looked a little too good to be true. I must say I have been VERY impressed. The pricing is fantastic to start with, the product itself is very well put together. Great build quality, it looks great, it doesn’t look like an ugly AP with antennas sticking out all over the place so it fits in with the corporate look very well. It was super easy to configure with the UniFi software, I have control over who is suing it and how much bandwidth they can use. I will be looking to use these to deploy later this year when we upgrade our Wi-Fi solution across our sites. The ease of management is whats important to us, and this solution seems rock solid and reliable. Great coverage as well, it really does give you pretty close to the distance it claims. Obviously this depends on the walls etc it has to pass through, but the best I have seen so far for this price range.

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP Long Range Indoor Scalable WiFi Access Point – 1 Unit Review

5 stars

Review by Paul Bourne Date Added: Monday 20 August, 2012

We are really happy with the UniFi access point we purchased. It provides enterprise features without the need for having a wireless controler appliance. We only have one AP at the moment but since we have already configured our wireless networks and VLANs rolling out more APs via the Management server Will be really simple.

5 stars

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-PRO Review

Review by Gerhard Lazu Date Added: Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Excellent range and amazing throughput. All my wireless MacBook Pros connect at 300Mbps with a MCS index of 15 on the 5Ghz (make sure you explicitly set HT40 for the radio signal). Transfers from the file servers to the clients average 15MB/s and max out at about 20MB/s. That’s almost twice as fast than a 100Mbps wired connection! The interface is so much better than anything I’ve come across, definitely worth the price tag.

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-Outdoor2 Scalable WiFi Access Point – 1 Unit Review

Review by Cynog Rhys Date Added: Thursday 07 June, 2012

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.

5 stars

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One Response to The Ubiquiti Unifi Range – Comparing and Understanding the UniFi UAP range

  1. Jason says:

    A good comparison guide. I didn’t know which one best suited my needs so reading things like this is always helpful. Settled for the UAP Pro… Thanks 4Gon!

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