Ubiquiti Access Points and Switches
Ubiquiti is as same as WiFi or wireless fidelity. This tool has the same purpose as the WiFi, but the Ubiquiti comes to more precise functions and features that WiFi does not contain. People now often use the internet for their daily tasks, and it has been a significant demand for every user across the globe. One of the things that people used to complain about the internet is its speed and inaccessibility for far distances. The Uquibiti is wireless, and the access points of the product are found inside of an Ethernet outlet. The convenience of this product is that you do not have to place some wall jacks and access points to get WiFi connections. The Ubiquiti has these plates that are much easier to install on places you want to run your Ethernet. The Ubiquiti provides and serves as a better substitute for your WiFi wireless routers.
There are three WAP released that the Ubiquiti have: the Lite, Pro WAP, and the LR WAP.
- The Lite ranges on 122meters from the modem or 400 feet. It is quite the smallest and said to be the smallest devices that are used for routers, with sizes 160x160x31.45mm, and the most variant part of this is that it can be able to push a maximum of 20bBm in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz range.
- The LR WAP ranges on 183 meters that are equivalent to 600 feet. The LR is quite larger to the Lite, with a total size of 175X175X43.2mm and pushes 24dBm in a 2.4GHZ range and a 22dBmm at a range of 5GHz.
- The Pro WAP with the biggest size among the three, with a total of 196.7×196.7x35mm and can be able to transmit the max of 22dBm in the 2.4GHz up to 5GHz range. All the routers provide a relative lightweight. Each of the modems weights 170g for the Lite, 240g for the LR and 350g for the Pro. Among the three, the Lite is lighter than the rest in where the size of the modem contributes to the weight of the outlet.
Each of the WAP has its respective ranges that Ethernet can reach. All of the devices are made to function at their optimal state when they are ceiling-mounted or placed in higher areas. This gives the accurate range in placing the devices on the top center of your home, but it will depend on the user of the modem. But you should always consider that the WAPs network power comes from the Ethernet connection placement. So make sure that the WAP is located near the outlet of where you placed them, or you can try to extend the Ethernet wire to obtain the right area for your device.
Another feature of the Ubiquiti is that its WAP device power is very low in use. Both the Lite and LR WAP only consumes 6.5W, and for the Pro WAP, it gathers energy up to 9W. This is the best choice for your budget, and it gives only a relatively low power charge for the device and comes with the best features that you can choose in replacing your old WiFi router. It only carries out a small charge for your utility bill which is the best choice for your pockets.
Setting up your Ubiquiti Access
The Ubiquiti gear come from a different type of features that includes setting up of this WAP router. They have placed some advanced options that may lead you to confusions, but they have also provided some steps that you can use along the way. There is some configuration that is necessary upon setting up this WAP router to proceed on the connections.
The first thing to do is to plug the WAP router, upon plugging the network, make sure that your WAP is connected on the Ethernet wire up to your LAN switches. This needs a near power source to where you are going to place the LAN switch to provide the Ethernet wirings. After that, you need to connect the LAN cable to the PoE injector directly to the power outlet and then run the second cable network into the WAP. There might be some connectivity issues that you may encounter during the set-up, but continue following the instructions and understand well the situations. One it is installed physically and they all moving fine, you can now proceed to install the Ubiquiti Unifi Controller Software to your device. This software provides a single pane that enables you to configure the UniFi controllers. You can be able to access this with the use of different programming language that will let you configure the issues during the set-up. You can ask for experts or call for assistance if you are struggling in the process.
Once you are logged in to the system, the UniFi controller, there will be a screen that will pop up. It will contain some categories that allow you to control the portal and creating a specific run for your system. There are some controllers that you can use to provide the needed switch to your device and provide sufficient connection.
On varying, UniFi WAP operates itself with a wide array of configuration options that you can choose to develop and function more effectively into where it is applicable. You might struggle on developing certain operations.
The most common options that you can create in having the kind of WAP you want is according to its description such as the longevity of the connections, the size and the power it consumes.
In conclusion, the Ubiquity creates a wider array of options that is not already present at the existing WiFi you have. They tend to have a faster speed in the Ethernet connection and have a more extensive scope in channeling the users of the connection.