Best Value Ubiquiti Wireless AC1200 Access Point

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR Long Range Wireless AC access point is one of business class wireless AC access point products in AC1200 network segment. It’s an enterprise class product, scalable wifi system with easy management.

What this product does

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR wireless access point ac  is one of Ubiquiti Unifi series including the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO and the legacy Ubiquiti UAP-PRO series. It delivers dual band wireless AC access point speeds of up to 867Mbps @5GHz band and up to 450Mbps @2.4GHz band.




 

Long range

Unlike the PRO series which comes with 3x dual band 3×3 MIMO antenna technology, the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR is designed with 3×3 MIMO in the 2.4 GHz band and 2×2 MIMO in the 5 GHz band with innovative antenna design to provide long range signal to distance clients. Traditional high power access point provides excellent signal from AP device and normal reception from clients. In symmetrical antenna design, both sides of transmit and receive signals are excellent.

This product is not like those long range outdoor AP device such as TP-link CPE510 which is designed specifically for outdoor, it’s an indoor product for offices.

Ideal for enterprise

The good thing with this business class AC AP product for businesses or enterprises is that it comes with Unifi Controller Software to allow you to easily deploy the products for unlimited scalability in high density clients for large offices, hotels, schools and more with centralize management.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR access point ac  is affordable product for startup single deployment or large scale deployment, installation is easy with POE support no hassle of providing power outlets in ceiling. Probably it’s not for homes since you need to run the CAT5e or CAT6 network cable from the device where you require the area to cover with wifi network to the router. Adding a wireless range extender such as Netgear EX7300 or Linksys RE6500 is easier to extend your home wifi coverage.

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Ubiquiti Wireless ac access point

Highlights

  • Based on wireless AC1200
  • Dual band speeds up to 867Mbps @5GHz and up to 450Mbps @2.4GHz band
  • Dual band tri-polarity antenna with 3×3 MIMO @ 2.4 GHz band and 2×2 MIMO @ 5 GHz band
  • Innovative antenna design with symmetrical long range for excellent both transmit and receive signals
  • POE support for easy deployment
  • Featuring spectral analysis, band steering and airtime fairness
  • Comes with free Unifi Controller software for easy centralized management

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR is one of best value and affordable wireless AC access point products in the market for enterprise, scalable for unlimited deployment with centralized Unifi controller management software, even for cross remote sites deployment.

Comparison

Today, you can find several models of wireless ac access point in line with the emerging of wireless AC-based devices. However, the availability of business access point ac products is not as many as those home based AP products or wireless routers. Ubiquiti is one of affordable business class AP products together with some models from Linksys, EnGenius and TP-link.

Take a look at the following two comparison tables, table 1 shows you spec comparison between Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR and Linksys LAPAC1200. While table 2 shows you spec comparison table between Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR and TP-link EAP320.

Select which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Table 1 Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR Vs Linksys LAPAC1200

  Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR Linksys LAPAC1200
Wifi technology AC1200 AC1200
Speeds 867Mbps @5GHz and 450Mbps @2.4GHz 867Mbps @5GHz and 300Mbps @2.4GHz
Antenna dual band antenna tri-polarity

3×3 MIMO @ 2.4 GHz and 2×2 MIMO @ 5 GHz

internal PCBA Antenna 2×2 MIMO

1.7dBi @2.4GHz; 1.9dBi @5GHz

Beamforming No No
Band steering Yes Yes
Airtime Fairness Yes No
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit Port 1x Gigabit Port
Mounting Wall / ceiling Wall / ceiling / desktop
POE support Yes – passive POE Yes
Wifi management Free Unifi controller software Clustering software
Physical security N/A Kensington lock slot
Price $106.00 $128

 

Table 2. Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR Vs TP-link EAP320

  Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR TP-link EAP320
Wifi technology AC1200 AC1200 with TurboQAM technology
Speeds 867Mbps @5GHz and 450Mbps @2.4GHz 867Mbps @5GHz and 300Mbps @2.4GHz
Antenna dual band antenna tri-polarity

3×3 MIMO @ 2.4 GHz and 2×2 MIMO @ 5 GHz

Internal Omni

2.4GHz: 2* 6dBi

5GHz: 2*7dBi

Beamforming No Yes
Band steering Yes Yes
Airtime Fairness Yes Yes
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit Port 1x Gigabit Port
Mounting Wall / ceiling Wall / ceiling
POE support Yes – passive POE Yes
Wifi management Free Unifi controller software Free EAP controller software
Physical security N/A Kensington lock slot
Price $106.00 $146

 

To learn more details about each of the products, click the following links for manufacturer’s description and spec.

For homes, this product is not suitable if you’ve already had wireless router in place such as Nighthawk X4S one of top 5 wireless dual band routers. Or probably you have wireless cable gateway in place such as TP-link TC-W7960 or Surfboard SBG6580. When wireless coverage is limited you may add a wireless range extender such as Linksys RE6500HG or Nighthawk EX7300.

Summary

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR is one of business class wireless ac access point with affordable price. It is designed with innovative antenna design with symmetrical long range coverage for excellent both transmit and receive signals. Comes with free Unifi controller software to allow you manage up to thousands of Ubiquiti APs from remote sites centrally.

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