• Re: Ubiquiti

    From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to Tracker1 on Fri Jan 22 11:11:00 2021
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    On 21 Jan 2021, Tracker1 said the following...

    Right now, I'm using a Ubiquiti router and APs, so kind of stuck with Tr> their UX that I don't care for.

    How is Ubiquiti otherwise? Stable? Fast? I currently have 3 Google OnHubs (which are working fine) but I need to switch my iPhone into airplane mode and back off to re-connect to WiFi sometimes. Not sure if that's the routers or the iPhones.

    I was considering getting something else, and Ubiquiti is on that list. Which models do you have?


    Jay

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Warpslide on Fri Jan 22 12:45:57 2021
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    Re: Re: Ubiquiti
    By: Warpslide to Tracker1 on Fri Jan 22 2021 11:11 am

    On 21 Jan 2021, Tracker1 said the following...

    Right now, I'm using a Ubiquiti router and APs, so kind of stuck with their UX that I don't care for.

    How is Ubiquiti otherwise? Stable? Fast? I currently have 3 Google OnHubs (which are working fine) but I need to switch my iPhone into airplane mode a back off to re-connect to WiFi sometimes. Not sure if that's the routers or the iPhones.

    I was considering getting something else, and Ubiquiti is on that list. Whi models do you have?


    Jay

    Ubiquity is considered to be the "easy to use" competitor of Mikrotik, when it comes to home and office.

    I have no direct exprience with Ubiquity, but if it is considered to be a competitor for Mikrotik, it is probably good, because Mikrotik is awesome.


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  • From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Warpslide on Sat Jan 23 10:33:04 2021
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    Re: Re: Ubiquiti
    By: Warpslide to Tracker1 on Fri Jan 22 2021 11:11 am

    I was considering getting something else, and Ubiquiti is on that list. Which models do you have?

    One I recommend is Orbi. I used to have a lot of wifi troubles in the past (I have a loooong house) - and the wife used to complain about dropouts and slow wifi (but I was OK in the office, which is where the main wifi was :)

    I tried Orbi when it first came out (it was expensive), and all wifi issues gone. One SSID, no dropouts, high speed all over the house, and no more nagging wife. Winner :)

    I should be on commission with them, I since convinced my neighbour, sister and Dad to use them (for similiar pains), and they all havent turned back.

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  • From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Arelor on Sat Jan 23 10:36:03 2021
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    Re: Re: Ubiquiti
    By: Arelor to Warpslide on Fri Jan 22 2021 12:45 pm

    I have no direct exprience with Ubiquity, but if it is considered to be a competitor for Mikrotik, it is probably good, because Mikrotik is awesome.

    I too have a Mikrotik (but not wifi) - I bought the HEX S (and Orbi hangs off it in bridge mode) and I'm pretty happy with it. Doesnt miss a beat.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Warpslide on Sat Jan 23 08:23:34 2021
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    On 1/22/2021 11:11 AM, Warpslide wrote:
    Right now, I'm using a Ubiquiti router and APs, so kind
    of stuck with their UX that I don't care for.

    How is Ubiquiti otherwise? Stable? Fast? I currently
    have 3 Google OnHubs (which are working fine) but I need
    to switch my iPhone into airplane mode and back off to
    re-connect to WiFi sometimes. Not sure if that's the
    routers or the iPhones.

    I was considering getting something else, and Ubiquiti is
    on that list. Which models do you have?

    It's been okay... the router has been stable, once configured, I have
    had to reset the AP a couple times... I have another AP in the box and
    want to get them both mounted in the next couple months, right now it's sitting in the upstairs loft by my desk on a shelf... there's a couple low-signal places in the house at the other end, but should be resolved
    once ceiling mounted and the other AP mounted on the other side of the
    house.

    There are better options out there, Level 1 techs on youtube did some
    reviews iirc a few months ago. Ubiquiti is on the "supported" list of hardware for my fiance's work phone (which she has had issues with) so
    it's the one that wasn't crazy priced that I went with. My work laptop
    is connected via hardwired z3 vpn device. No issues on the wired
    connection and only had to reset the AP once or twice in the past 7
    months or so since I switched over.

    Aside: the AP management software is wacky, and I'll have to reset the
    AP when I get ready to mount, planning on running the mgt software on an
    rpi. I forgot my passphrase on the AP mgt software on my desktop, and
    too lazy to reset and recover for now.
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to deon on Sat Jan 23 08:27:36 2021
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    On 1/22/2021 11:33 PM, deon wrote:
    I used to have a lot of wifi troubles in the past (I have
    a loooong house) - and the wife used to complain about
    dropouts and slow wifi (but I was OK in the office, which
    is where the main wifi was :)

    One thing to try when having dropouts etc, is to set the channel
    bandwidth on the router/wifi to half the max... tends to get more stable connections that way. Maybe not the same max theoretical, but when most people in the house are just streaming at 3-10mbps it's not a big deal
    that it's going to max at 200mbps instead of ~500 or so when the
    connections are more stable.

    In a few years when ax (wifi 6) becomes more common, a lot of those
    issues will be significantly better than today.
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