Ubiquiti AP AC Lite
speed is 300Mbps at 2.4GHz and 867Mbps at 5GHz
802.3af PoE 24V passive
200+ concurrent clients
This access point is popular in mesh WiFi installations in big houses and small offices. It has all the best specifications the Ubiquiti system can provide for a reasonable price. The difference from specs of a more expensive one is a bit narrower WiFi bandwidth which does not make a difference unless you connect dozens of WiFi devices simultaneously. The other difference is the PoE voltage which defines the maximum length of cable.
Ubiquiti AP AC Pro V2
speed is 450Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5GHz
802.3af/802.3at PoE 44-57VDC
200+ concurrent clients
This access point has wider WiFi bandwidth which is handy for busy offices, multiroom Sonos installations etc. Higher PoE voltage provides the capability to install it on a cable over 100 meters long.
Ubiquiti HD AP
speed 800Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1733Mbps at 5GHz
802.3at PoE+ 44-57VDC
500+ concurrent clients
This one has the best hardware features you can get for a device under $1000. You will use the capability of this access point entirely only when you need 500 people to connect simultaneously. Although the number of users demanding maximum internet speed, let's say on a 100Mbs NBN connection, might be limited to a 20.
Commercial WiFi Access points features
- 100s WiFi devices connected
- Seamless switching (roaming) between WiFi areas while walking across
- Easy change of WiFi passwords, management via PC, iPhone, Android App
- WiFi mesh with other access points, no wiring required.
- Provides more stable, consistent, secure WiFi
- Branded WiFi login page
- Monetization such as payment with Visa or Facebook clicks.
- Better security such as firewall and client isolation
Legacy OpenMesh WiFi access points
Open Mesh acquired in late 2018. Although officially these WiFi access points still supported the firmware updated every 5-6 months instead of 1 hence the security and stability is not quarantined. Manly Electronics can service Open Mesh networks or upgrade to the alternative.
Open Mesh WiFi access points
OM2P, 2.4Ghz, indoor access point
OM2P-HS, 2.4Ghz, indoor / outdoor
OM5P-AC, 2.4 and 5 Ghz, indoor / outdoor, two Gigabit Ethernet ports
A40, 2.4 and 5Ghz Wave 2, 1.2 Gbps, indoor/outdoor, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB port, ideal for dense, high-traffic locations such as retail and office spaces, schools, shopping malls and hospitality venues.
A62, 2.4 and 5Ghz bands, 450Mps + 1.3 Gbps, indoor / outdoor, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB port, ideal for dense, high-traffic locations such as retail and office spaces, schools, shopping malls and hospitality venues.
updated 29 Sep 2021