Original Coupon Deal
Looks like the best price for the Ubiquiti U6-LITE UniFi Wi-Fi 6 Access Point ATM
indeed, never thought it cud go that low
Couldn't resist. Thanks OP!
Damn. That's below most cost prices.
should I upgrade from my Taipan AC3200?
Unless you’re buying more than one of these to improve coverage in a larger house you’re probably not going to notice any difference if that router isn’t faulty.
If I have an AC-PRO-V2, the only reason I would upgrade to this is if I wanted to make use of Wifi 6? I have a lot of simple IoT devices as well on my network.
You can probably sell your AC-PRO-V2 on eBay for about $90 so changeover price is only $45 or so.
That's what I am doing.
I have 2 x AC-LITEs, I'm holding out for the U6E-LITEs… whenever they eventually get released.
I would hesitate to get it for Wifi 6 as it doesn't have 160Mhz.
Also has a lower range than others Unify AP but I'm not sure how the Pro fits into that.
IMO the AC-Pro is better, because the killer feature for Wifi 6 is OFDMA which is only super effective if all devices on the network are wifi 6. Otherwise wifi 6 is basically wifi 5, except this is a low end wifi 6 AP vs the AC-Pro being mid-high end wifi 5. Especially if you really get advantage of segregating IoT onto their own 2.4 Ghz band. Personally holding out for wifi 6E APs, which would give more demanding devices their own 6Ghz segment.
Unfortunately the promise of wifi 6 is worse the more non-wifi 6 IoT devices you have.
Can these be installed under an external house eave?
I wouldn't recommend it.
I'm pretty sure Ubiquiti has specific outdoor APs though.
+1 you could but I wouldn't recommend it they're not designed for it and will probably get ruined.
I can say from experience these things are fairly outdoor resistant, have used ac lite under external roof of many bungalows and in coconut trees with makeshift plastic covers for years without issue (I am in tropics of Asia so harsh rain and humidity). Even had one fall off that was unattended in rain for weeks that still worked. Actually reinstalled it today. Technically they aren't outdoor rated, the Pro is, but I have not had an issue with any thus far.
Do I need a router for this if I have an NBN supplied HFC modem?
It's not a router but you can set it up as wired or wireless and you will also need PoE - either a stand alone injector, or PoE switch.
Thanks! Can you recommend a router and a Poe switch? I'm planning to buy one AP, but probably will add one more later.
Do you want all Unifi so you can manage everything under one interface? How fast is your nbn plan?
@Twix: I'd prefer a more balanced approached if possible. I'm planning to get a gig NBN plan.
@AlexWt: A router with a 1G WAN port alone is not enough to max out Gigabit speeds. At minimum the CPU should be a dual core or ideally a quad core CPU. At minimum 256MB RAM or ideally 512MB or more RAM.
What router are you using now? How much do you want to spend?
@Twix: I don't have a router at the moment. Will be moving to a new place that will have HFC NBN. So I'm trying to come up with a brand new setup with my own router and wifi network.
@AlexWt: Got it. How much do you want to spend?
@Twix: 350-500 top.
@AlexWt: Router = Unifi USG (or UDM Pro if a deal is going).
Switch = Unifi US-8-60W.
@Twix: Thanks for helping out!
@Twix: I pulled out of Unifi, way too expensive for me. Instead I went Google way: Bought a Google Nest Wifi router.
If I need more coverage, I will just add another Nest router that can be wired.
@AlexWt: Nest Wi-Fi performs well on Gigabit wired and can do around 650Mbps Wi-Fi with compatible clients. Plug in Nest Wi-Fi to the nbn NTD. Nest Wi-Fi doesn't support VLAN ID so don't go with TPG, iinet, Internode or Dodo. Go with an IPoE ISP - Aussie Broadband, Telstra, Superloop to name a few.
@Twix: You're super awesome, thanks! Will definitely check Aussie or Superloop.
HFC = nbn NTD—-router—-Ubiquiti Wi-Fi access point.
Yup. Plug your HFC modem into the WAN/Internet port on your router. Plug this into one of the Ethernet ports on the router. I have the same setup with the Lite access points and works perfectly
How much for a compatible Poe injector?
You will need a 802.3af Supported PoE Injector (48V) - Ubiquity or TP Link units are around $25.
$19 at Scorptec: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking/power-over-et...
I have got a WiFi 6e router. Can I use these in each room to create like a mesh system? I am thinking of moving the NBN FTTP box from kitchen into garage and then using these to access wifi in home, if that’s how it works
Yes but you will need PoE. You might be better looking at 240V powered mesh systems such as Asus ZenWiFi or Google Nest but they are pricey for WiFi 6.
Thanks for the info. I guess I will just invest in mesh system then :) tired of watching content in low quality on my 4K TV
I have a dream machine connected to my router upstairs.
Could I use a powerline adapter and this to extend my wifi to downstairs area of my house?
Don't want to run another Ethernet cable at this point, pending renovations next year.
Why don't you use the Unifi Dream Machine as your main router?
I haven't tried them with a powerline adapter. Use Wi-Fi mesh uplinking.
Yes you can. I'm using a TP-Link powerline with mine, it's rock solid :)
Can it be paired with dream machine pro in TPG NBN FTTP? Thanks in advance! (Wanna retire my tp-link router)
U6 Lite can be plugged into the Unifi Dream Machine Pro and is compatible with nbn FTTP and TPG.
Thanks for replying! I saw other posts saying U6 Lite needs PoE injector to connect UDM Pro. So it would become:
[TPG's FTTP] —> UDM Pro (WAN port)
| (LAN port or PoE port?)
I may need to buy a PoE injector for my wifi to work?
Either a PoE injector or PoE switch can be used.
[TPG's FTTP] —> UDM Pro (WAN port)
| (LAN port)
| PoE injector or PoE switch
Does this require a controller? How is it managed?
Their own hardware controller, or software controller installed as VM, on RaspberryPi, or any other option you want.
For basic setup, you can also opt to not have a Unifi controller at all. Simply download the Unifi network app from app store and you're done.
Is this better than UAP-AC-PRO?
It’s likely to be inferior in most use cases. But if you have few devices and almost all of them are Wi-Fi 6 compatible then it could be better by some metrics.
As someone who has over 50 devices reliably routed through a single AC-Pro I wouldn’t swap it for this at least not 1:1.
It shows as $156.95 for me and the PLUSTCH code doesn't work =(
Yep I just saw this and tried to buy too. Missed out, sale was for one day only. Here's hopes for black friday?
Odd, I just got it with the voucher applied. Not expired.
For anyone needing PoE injector, Scorptec has it for $19: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking/power-over-et...