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[DirectCanada] [WAP] Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR - DirectCanada - $110

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[DirectCanada] [WAP] Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR - DirectCanada - $110

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Wanted to upgrade my home wireless networking and noticed these were on sales at DIrect Canada.

These are the same as the regular AC version but with longer range.

The UniFi AC LR AP features the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology in a refined industrial design and is ideal for long-range deployment of high-performance wireless networks.
Innovative Antenna Design
The innovative antenna design provides a long-range, symmetrical-link coverage area, and the antenna gain of the UniFi AC LR AP performs better than one-way, high transmit power does for connecting distant clients.

Designed for Optimal RF Performance

The newly redesigned UniFi Controller optimizes RF performance
Scalable Enterprise Wi-Fi Management
The UniFi Controller v4 software is a powerful, enterprise wireless software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. With its software-based capabilities, the UniFi virtual control plane allows for unlimited scalability under one centralized controller. Remotely access the UniFi Controller to upgrade deployed UniFi APs while in the field.

Price went up but the LITE AC version is still available for $90: https://www.directcanada.com/products/? ... 20Networks
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Damn, that's a pretty good deal.
I have the AC Lite -- works great.
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Can I use one of these to setup two networks, 1 for my main use and 1 for insecure IoT? Preferably both would work on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. I guess I would need to have an upstream router with VLAN support? Or is this device able to provide multiple DHCP servers?
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never mind, my bad. I thought it is lite version
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 6:49 pm
Can I use one of these to setup two networks, 1 for my main use and 1 for insecure IoT? Preferably both would work on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. I guess I would need to have an upstream router with VLAN support? Or is this device able to provide multiple DHCP servers?
This is just a WAP. It cannot broadcast for two networks.
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lyh_chnxm wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 7:04 pm
http://converbit.ca/unifi-ac-lite/
buy one $99, buy two $97ea.
ships from Quebec and only 5% tax. Shipping is $14 extra to BC.

So buying one from converbit is (99+14)*1.05tax=$118.65
from DC is 110*1.12tax= $123.2

btw, converbit doesn't charge eco fee as well which saves another 20 cents?
Thats the Lite non AC. This is AC Long Range so you're not even comparing the same product... Its also $90 on DirectCanada for the LITE AC which is better: https://www.directcanada.com/products/? ... 20Networks
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Do you guys run this in two seperate channels or as one? I have the lite version set up as one channel that does both 5 and 2.4. performance is solid. I can manage it from my phone
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 6:49 pm
Can I use one of these to setup two networks, 1 for my main use and 1 for insecure IoT? Preferably both would work on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. I guess I would need to have an upstream router with VLAN support? Or is this device able to provide multiple DHCP servers?
yes, i have this AP and you can set multiple SSIDs under each frequency. I setup guests network on both bands and use VLAN to seperate guest network. Yes you need your upstream router & any switch in between to support VLAN. This doesn't provide DHCP server.
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I got the legacy UAP (US Version as this one) and it has only channels 1-11. Wifi analyser tools always tell me to use channels like 14 because they are not busy. However, I believe US versions are limited to Channels 1-11.
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don't use LR for residential: your phone "see" the AP from far away but it doesn't have transceiver powerful enough to "reply". As a result, your phone will show you wifi icon like 200ft away from your house but internet connection will not work.
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 6:49 pm
Can I use one of these to setup two networks, 1 for my main use and 1 for insecure IoT? Preferably both would work on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. I guess I would need to have an upstream router with VLAN support? Or is this device able to provide multiple DHCP servers?
Yep, as rewrite said your thinking is correct, these APs support up to four SSIDs, each can be on a separate VLAN if you so wish.
Dennisrfd wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 7:55 pm
don't use LR for residential: your phone "see" the AP from far away but it doesn't have transceiver powerful enough to "reply". As a result, your phone will show you wifi icon like 200ft away from your house but internet connection will not work.
This is not correct, the difference between the AC-LR and AC-Lite is in the antenna design - the AC-LR has a more advanced antenna that is designed to improve receive so that clients with weaker antenna get a better signal back to the AP. The old UAP-LR (not AC) just had a stronger output though. so did have the problems you're describing.
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Dennisrfd wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 7:55 pm
don't use LR for residential: your phone "see" the AP from far away but it doesn't have transceiver powerful enough to "reply". As a result, your phone will show you wifi icon like 200ft away from your house but internet connection will not work.
Yea if you are an amateur don't use any Ubiquiti gear, but if you know what you are doing you can reduce the gain and program it in there to level load connections or drop them if you get consistently low transfer rate or poor response.

This isn't a home wifi, this is mid level enterprise stuff.
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