In late 2016, I replaced my existing Apple / AVM Fritz!Box mix of wireless networking gear with a set of Ubiquiti UniFi AP-AC Pro access points.
Overall, I’m very happy with them. Things I like:
- Handoff between access points Just Works [tm]
- They can perform rolling firmware upgrades, one AP at a time.
- The APs support Power over Ethernet (PoE). This cuts down on cabling. I use them with Netgear GS110TP PoE switches.
- Ubiquiti gear offers “Single Pane of Glass” management through the (free) Controller software. As an alternative, you can purchase a “Cloud Key”; haven’t gone that route myself.
Things I don’t like as much:
- Initially I had a lot of issues with some iPads dropping off the network. After a lot of Googling, I found a post that suggested disabling the “connectivity monitor and wireless uplink”. Since all my APs are wired to the network, I disabled the Uplink Connectivity Monitor under Settings > Services and the problem disappeared.
- To detach the access point from the mounting ring, you need a small “key”. It’s cumbersome; it would have been nicer to have a slightly larger opening so I can use a small flat-blade screwdriver.
I’ll be adding a UniFi Security Gateway (USG) soon, to get better insight into the traffic on my wireless networks.