+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 37
Wireless Networks Thread, UniFi - How good is it? in Technical; for general use the controller can be turned off but it would be needed for guest access to continue funtioning...
  1. #16
    Jamman960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London/Kent
    Posts
    995
    Thank Post
    187
    Thanked 198 Times in 158 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    for general use the controller can be turned off but it would be needed for guest access to continue funtioning

  2. #17
    IrritableTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    848
    Thank Post
    99
    Thanked 195 Times in 159 Posts
    Rep Power
    69
    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    Quick question about the Unifi stuff. Does the server software have to be constantly connected or is it just used for setup? I'm just thinking at home, if I had a couple of AP's, do I need a server running or can I set it up with a laptop running the software and then leave it to it?
    As @Jamman960 says you only need the controller to set up and for a guest portal. I have three unifi's at home now, run the windows software on my laptop if I want to update something - which is rare.
    @jamin100 - It's worth mentioning that the ruckus kit can only run 8 SSID's per access point, although that is twice as much as the unifi.

  3. #18

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    456
    Thank Post
    150
    Thanked 68 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    We currently have 38 and we are doing our trial BYOD with them. Overall we are happy with them, with few issues. We are not brave enough to use the beta software in production, so we don't have the zero hand off ability on the unifi's, however this hasn't caused to much of an issue yet. If it continues the way its going at the moment we will probably be ordering another 30 units at easter time. You can't complain at the price. (We are using the PRO's).

  4. #19

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,220
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 1,089 Times in 837 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    @Tricky_Dicky, no it only has to be there for setup and if you use it as a captive portal (guest access etc). You can turn it off and it'll still all work fine.
    We're testing with good results, just rolled 12 AP's out to a primary school and it's nothing short of awesome.

  5. #20
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,074
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 100 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    we have gone for the normal AP's. Is there much difference with the pro's?

  6. #21

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    456
    Thank Post
    150
    Thanked 68 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Pro does 2.4 and 5Ghz and normal only does 2.4

  7. #22

    m25man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Romford, Essex
    Posts
    1,644
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 467 Times in 339 Posts
    Rep Power
    141
    Its been said before, but the key differences are - Standard UAP uses a passive 24v PoE system and is not capable of being driven by a standard PoE Switch. You will need to utilise the supplied injectors.
    They are Single Band and although advertised as being 300Mbps capable this is only if using 40Mhz channels which is not recommended in the crowded 2.4Ghz spectrum.

    Apart from that they will quite happily service around 30 users per AP and are ideal for the lighter use scenarios such as Primary/Juniors. The price suits their budgets also.

    The 24v Power issue can be solved by using the Ubiquiti Tough Switches, which is a neater solution than injectors and power leads everywhere.

    The Ubiquiti Instant AF 48v to 24v adapters are another option if you already have 48v PoE Switches however I am still seeing overheating issues with these so have gone back to using injectors or Tough Switches instead.

  8. #23
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,074
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 100 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    I'll have to look into the pros then, as 5ghz would be nice. Are they much more expensive?
    I'm getting 3 normal AP's for £160

  9. #24

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    44
    Thank Post
    26
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    I'll have to look into the pros then, as 5ghz would be nice. Are they much more expensive?
    I'm getting 3 normal AP's for £160
    Roughly 3x I think. I found a place doing 3 standard APs for £133 exc tax, and 3 Pros for £419 (Lin ITX). Found them thru the resellers section on the Ubiquiti site.

  10. #25
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,074
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 100 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    @Phildw - any chance you could PM me the company info?

  11. #26
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,074
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 100 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Ignore - didn't see Lin itx lol

  12. #27
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,074
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 100 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Just to update we now have 12 normal AP's and we are getting decent coverage across the whole site
    i have a few problem areas where I'm thinking about purchasing the pro AP's

    With the pro's do they come with POE injectors like the normal AP's or do you have to use proper POE?

  13. #28
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,483
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 502 Times in 442 Posts
    Rep Power
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post

    With the pro's do they come with POE injectors like the normal AP's or do you have to use proper POE?
    UAP Pros are proper 48v 802.3af PoE, usually come with af injectors, although not always the right plug to injector leads.

  14. #29

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    309
    Thank Post
    19
    Thanked 85 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Just to add my bit. We used to have DLink wireless and have now ripped it all out and replaced with Unifi - at a fraction of the cost the DLink cost us. Working a treat - way better than DLink ever was. We now have 41 APs, 13 of which are Pros. Best purchasing decision I ever made.

    Meldrew.

  15. #30

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    398
    Thank Post
    45
    Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Has anyone had these in for a 1year+? If so how are they preforming how many devices do you have connected on average?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ubiquiti UniFi: How big is your DB - does it keep growing?
    By koffi2k in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th January 2013, 02:49 PM
  2. How good is this? - LinuxMCE
    By Ric_ in forum *nix
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 16th July 2010, 07:01 AM
  3. How worthwhile is it being a BCS member?
    By Ric_ in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th February 2008, 01:02 PM
  4. Linking Moodle and CMIS - how possible is it?
    By nutso in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17th July 2007, 09:24 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •