Ubiquiti Unifi Wifi
The Ubiquiti UniFi XG WiFi coverage system offers multi-user connections in a dense environment and supports dual-band, 4×4 spatial streams. With three times the number of simultaneous users than its predecessor, the system also enables administrators to manage the entire network from a single user interface. This feature also allows you to restrict access to specific groups. So, how does the Unifi XG compare to other wireless systems?
Unifi Mesh Pro
The UniFi Mesh Pro is a great wireless access point with numerous features. The weatherproof housing and carefully sealed ethernet ports provide excellent wireless range. Unifi Mesh Pro Flex HD includes a sensitive receiving antenna to capture weak signals at long range. The Flex HD has 300 feet of WiFi coverage, and supports 3×3 MIMO to ensure speedy transmission. The speed of its download is up to 1.5 Gbps.
Another wireless access point you can use to improve the coverage of your network is the AC-Mesh. This AP supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard and offers 45-degree 5 GHz coverage. While this antenna is not as powerful as the AC-Mesh, it performs quite well. The U6-Mesh is an older model that has limited outdoor use, but is still an excellent choice for outdoor installations. It is a solid choice for most applications and is our default recommendation for outdoor UniFi Wi-Fi networks.
Unifi 6 Pro
The Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Pro is a new, high-performance access point that supports WiFi 6 on both bands. The Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Pro offers 4.8 Gbps of wireless speed over the air. The device’s early access model is available for purchase now for just $149. As of January 2016, it is still a fairly new product, so availability may vary. I was provided a review unit in early January.
The UniFi 6 LR Access Point includes Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, which effectively sets the maximum throughput at 940 Mbps. To achieve throughputs over 1 Gbps, a device should have better connectivity. Ubiquiti is considering expanding this feature to future products. The company will continue to improve the device’s performance with software updates. Meanwhile, the company will offer a free UniFi Controller app for UniFi users to make system changes.
Unifi 6 Long-Range
If you’re looking for a reliable wireless network that can keep you connected at home and at work, you should consider the UniFi 6 Long-Range Access Point. The newest Wi-Fi standard is a major upgrade from Wi-Fi 5, but it’s not necessary to upgrade the entire network to take advantage of the new features. Optimised Wi-Fi 5 Access Points can provide an economical evolution path, too.
The Ubiquiti UniFi 6 LR Access Point delivers high-performance four-stream WiFi 6 coverage. It supports up to four devices and features 4×4 MU-MIMO antennas. The device’s 4×4 MIMO technology and sideways-down-tilted antenna pattern deliver greater signal reception. The Ubiquiti UniFi 6 LR is perfect for small businesses and home networks.
The UniFi BeaconHD WiFi coverage extender plugs into an available wall outlet to extend the range of your 802.11ac Wave 2 network. Its 4 x 4-MU-MIMO capabilities make it great for improving the wireless signal through walls and other obstructions. If you already own a UniFi Dream Machine, the BeaconHD can extend its range even further. When combined with the Dream Machine, it can create a wireless coverage area of up to 2,500 square feet.
The BeaconHD extends your Wi-Fi coverage range by up to 4x and doubles throughput. You can install the BeaconHD wherever you’d like and it works with any UniFi controller. Its uplink connection is 15 dB stronger than typical WiFi devices. It’s also designed to work with any UniFi AP and controller, ensuring that your network stays strong and connected.