I've using a Netgear router with ddwrt firmware at home, but I've really
liked the AC Pros I have at the office--easy to configure, powerful, fast.

At home I split the network in a 2.4ghz and 5ghz network with different
SSIDs years ago (I think I had one device that was struggling otherwise, I
don't even remember). I guess that's not recommended anymore?

I was thinking about switching to an all Ubiquiti setup and running with 3
wireless vlans -- "home" / "home-guest" / "home-devices" (smart devices,
etc). Anybody done this before?

Scott


On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:48 AM Christopher Fisk <
christopher.f...@thefisks.org> wrote:

> Wireless uplink on the Unifi Devices is an interesting beast.  It's very
> nice for being able to get wifi where you wouldn't be able to normally
> (think outside way across the lawn), but the cost is that each pocket you
> send is re-sent however many jumps, using available wireless bandwidth.
>
> If you have 50mb internet bandwidth and you're using the UniFi AP AC PRO
> with 1300mb max speed on 5GHz, you'll not really see any bandwidth
> degradation unless you end up with a string of Unifi Devices so long it's
> just silly.
>
> If you have a 1gb internet bandwidth, you'll see some degradation in speed
> after way fewer hops.
>
> The above assumes your 5GHz spectrum is not already congested.  If you've
> in an apartment building you'll want to do as much as possible to stop the
> congestion, if you're in a house and can't see anything except your own
> wifi, then feel free to use wireless uplink.
>
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 5:38 PM Brian Weeden <brian.wee...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > POE is the key - if you have a POE switch, all you need to run is CAT 5
> or
> > 6 to the locations where you want to have an AP. It doesn’t need to have
> an
> > electrical outlet.
> >
> > I have two AC-Pros in my house (one in the roof and one in the basement)
> > that both go back to the same switch and it works beautifully. They’re on
> > the same WiFi network and each client connects to whichever AP it suits
> it
> > better.
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 3:18 PM Naushad Zulfiqar <z00...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > That would be correct.  I have a similar setup to you with a 8 Port
> > > Ubiquiti POE switch and 2x AC-LR's and they both work solid as a rock
> and
> > > seamless switching between the 2AP's on my devices.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 3:14 PM Winterlight <
> winterli...@winterlight.org
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > so best to connect each of them CAT6 to the router or switch/router
> > > >
> > > > At 12:45 PM 3/24/2020, you wrote:
> > > > >Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > >You can configure the AP to use wireless backhaul but the
> performance
> > is
> > > > >degraded quite a bit.  Better to have wired backhaul.
> > > > >
> > > > >You can try the wireless and switch to wired if need be.
> > > > >
> > > > >On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:39 PM Winterlight <
> > > winterli...@winterlight.org>
> > > > >wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I have a single Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO 802.11ac and I am
> thinking
> > > > > > of adding another. If you use  multiple devices do they  both
> > connect
> > > > > > wired to the router...or each other.... or wireless?  Thanks
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >--
> > > > >Best Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >Zulfiqar Naushad
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Best Regards,
> > >
> > >
> > > Zulfiqar Naushad
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> > ---------
> > Brian
> >
>

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