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Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE UniFi GEN2 WiFi AP now with 802.3af PoE - £103.19 at Broadbandbuyer Delivered
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE UniFi GEN2 WiFi AP now with 802.3af PoE - £103.19 at Broadbandbuyer Delivered

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE UniFi GEN2 WiFi AP now with 802.3af PoE - £103.19 at Broadbandbuyer Delivered

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This is probably not going interest many, but Broadbandbuyer are now selling the GEN2 of this AP which now has 802.3af PoE.

Edit: If anyone comes across this deal I bought one of these from yay.com instead for £78.49. I asked over the online chat for the newest version.

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No vote but I did find this, whether it's the same is another kettle of fish...

comms-express.com/pro…HAQ

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M0nk3h

No vote but I did find this, whether it's the same is another kettle of … No vote but I did find this, whether it's the same is another kettle of fish...https://www.comms-express.com/products/ubiquiti-unifi-ap-ac-lite//?keyword=&campaign=333019517&ad=23119219997&ADtype=pla&Productcode=503335571&gclid=Cj0KEQjw-73GBRCC7KODl9zToJMBEiQAj1Jgf9uC7vYRBAZJajWrZ3JkYoHNIIKgB5oNSBpEFcQI0cUaAlw98P8HAQ


I don't see any mention of 802.3af on the listing, so probably the older version.

Hot. although no reference to this model on the Ubiquiti website? are there any other advantages to this model other than standard PoE? I'm in the market for a couple at the moment, but i don't want to use up my remaining 2 PoE ports without good reason X)

dannysmith43

Hot. although no reference to this model on the Ubiquiti website? are … Hot. although no reference to this model on the Ubiquiti website? are there any other advantages to this model other than standard PoE? I'm in the market for a couple at the moment, but i don't want to use up my remaining 2 PoE ports without good reason X)


It's the same internals except now it now can use standard PoE since everyone on their community forums complained to them to add it in.

Oh well, bit irritating I bought two of these a couple of months ago and a nice little PoE managed switch - but of course ended up using the proprietary Ubiquiti PoE adapters. Still, very happy with my AC-Lites ...

Suztera

It's the same internals except now it now can use standard PoE since … It's the same internals except now it now can use standard PoE since everyone on their community forums complained to them to add it in.



​Thanks

Does it have PoE injector in box?

HaraldBB

Does it have PoE injector in box?



​Yes it is included.

Wow that's a mouth full

What is it?

crazydadz

What is it?


wifi enabled smoke alarm

A Frisbee

tempt

wifi enabled smoke alarm


Unifi is such a crock of ****. Cheap and cheerful...

GokeUK

Unifi is such a crock of ****. Cheap and cheerful...



What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred of these devices over numerous sites. They are reliable, offer excellent coverage and even though never sold as a "mesh solution" hand over clients from device to device extremely efficiently.
The web based management means that I can easily see all hundred devices through the same interface, I can see if a device has gone offline and I can push firmware updates out through the same interface.

Excellent bit of kit I have 3 in my house all networked up wireless coverage is amazing and the handoff is excellent highly recommend heat added

GokeUK

Unifi is such a crock of ****. Cheap and cheerful...



You're wrong

Not a good price for a UAP-AC-LITE but as most other distributors aren't willing to specify a gen 2 product because they are still trying to sell their gen 1 stock then it may be your only option.

Unifi stuff is good, we use them for customers all the time.

Bizarre ... I replied to this almost two weeks ago, suddenly it's made "hot" in the last two hours. Weird.- must be down to some kind of religious cult ...:(

(continuing the religious cult)

Niche issue maybe, but the documentation suggests this only supports the A part of 802.3af. Which means technically it's not compliant with 802.3af at all and shouldn't be claiming that it is. However in practice it should work with switches that deliver POE.

No idea why they've done this, but I suspect it has something to do with supporting their own 24v standard at the same time.

Also Unifi stuff IS a bit crap compared with proper enterprise stuff. But it is OK for the money.

Would you say this model is OTT for a home installation. Would one of the lesser models be just as good for a n / ac home network?

Stoofa

What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred … What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred of these devices over numerous sites. They are reliable, offer excellent coverage and even though never sold as a "mesh solution" hand over clients from device to device extremely efficiently.The web based management means that I can easily see all hundred devices through the same interface, I can see if a device has gone offline and I can push firmware updates out through the same interface.


What sort of range can you expect from one of these? How far before needing multiple units? I'm guessing they cover more distance that a standard router/WAP or a range extender?
Edited by: "Alfresco" 2nd Apr

Stoofa

What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred … What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred of these devices over numerous sites. They are reliable, offer excellent coverage and even though never sold as a "mesh solution" hand over clients from device to device extremely efficiently.The web based management means that I can easily see all hundred devices through the same interface, I can see if a device has gone offline and I can push firmware updates out through the same interface.



You've rolled out hundred, my company has rolled out thousands. We have been using them for about 5 years. The fact of the matter is they are not good enough anymore. There is very little debug the guest policies are intermittent and the unifi software doesn't scale.

Finally. Unifi's random support of 802.11af is baffling. The Unifi G3 cameras, the dome camera supports it, the bullet camera doesn't. The access points (until now) the Pro supported it, the Lite didn't. Seems they're at least slowly sorting it!

GokeUK

You've rolled out hundred, my company has rolled out thousands. We have … You've rolled out hundred, my company has rolled out thousands. We have been using them for about 5 years. The fact of the matter is they are not good enough anymore. There is very little debug the guest policies are intermittent and the unifi software doesn't scale.



Price comparison though? I found these were 3-5x cheaper than Cisco etc.That was a few years ago though and I haven't researched prices recently. Would happily go with Ubiquiti again, especially if they are going to use standard PoE.

Been using unifi ap for home for years. Bought unifi UAP-AC-Pro last year for my home and parents'. Fit the purposes and they've been running well. I can see some people are arguing they are not that good. Well maybe for commercial installation you want to use something more expensive if you have a higher standard of requirement.

Stoofa

What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred … What complete and utter crap you talk. I've rolled out nearly a hundred of these devices over numerous sites. They are reliable, offer excellent coverage and even though never sold as a "mesh solution" hand over clients from device to device extremely efficiently.The web based management means that I can easily see all hundred devices through the same interface, I can see if a device has gone offline and I can push firmware updates out through the same interface.



Would this work without controller? Can I upgrade the firmware etc without any subscription (like cisco ap)

xecutioner

Would this work without controller? Can I upgrade the firmware etc … Would this work without controller? Can I upgrade the firmware etc without any subscription (like cisco ap)


Yes you can run your own controller on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX - you don't have to use their cloud. The controller doesn't have to run all the time, you can upgrade/configure the APs and then shut it down. Only stats and guest login pages need the controller to be always available.

GokeUK

You've rolled out hundred, my company has rolled out thousands. We have … You've rolled out hundred, my company has rolled out thousands. We have been using them for about 5 years. The fact of the matter is they are not good enough anymore. There is very little debug the guest policies are intermittent and the unifi software doesn't scale.



...But that doesn't really apply to using a couple at home, or in a small office, where they're most likely going to work absolutely fine, and be at the kind of budget that those places can afford. And I doubt a corporate buyer would be looking on HUKD for these

I've got the UAC Pro, and am delighted with it, absolutely solid, it's as reliable as using a cable, just not always as fast of course. I'd happily recommend it to anyone. I'll never go back to cheap domestic wireless modem/router combos now.

colin10086

Yes you can run your own controller on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX - you … Yes you can run your own controller on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX - you don't have to use their cloud. The controller doesn't have to run all the time, you can upgrade/configure the APs and then shut it down. Only stats and guest login pages need the controller to be always available.



Thanks. Is it dual band 2.4/5 GHz?

Sorry to hijack, but sort of relevant : Are relatively cheap Cisco enterprise WiFi units such as you find on eBay, useable by normal humans at home? Or do they all need some proprietary controller in order to operate? If they can be used reasonably easily, then to me this is the only real competition for Ubiquiti at this price.

(I bought a couple of Cisco 7965s for very cheap off eBay once. Great phones, but really hard work to get operating, running SCCP on PiaF etc. It was fun but I never want to do something like that again, if you know what I mean.)

sergiup

...But that doesn't really apply to using a couple at home, or in a small … ...But that doesn't really apply to using a couple at home, or in a small office, where they're most likely going to work absolutely fine, and be at the kind of budget that those places can afford. And I doubt a corporate buyer would be looking on HUKD for these



Yeah it depends on what you want to do with them. They are ok for the price and for home use but in a corparate/congested area I wouldn't use them. As with anything wireless it depends on the rf environment around them.
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