How does our most popular Ubiquiti Access Point, the UAP-AC-LR compare to Ubiquiti's WiFi 6 counterpart, the U6-Lite? We wanted to find out and did some of our own testing. WiFi 6 is becoming increasingly popular as more vendors are ramping up production to make way for the latest WiFi standard. The reason WiFi 6 is so welcomed is that it provides better performance on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. In addition, it uses a brand new modulation and coding scheme called OFDMA which is better suited for higher density WiFi environments. Ubiquiti is no exception to the list of vendors moving to WiFi 6 and they have launched a few products under their popular UniFi brand. Ubiquiti have a couple of different models available and in the pipeline.
Ubiquiti's Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) recovery method is the process followed to recover firmware on Ubiquiti devices. This method is useful when there is an unstable device connection or when the device cannot be accessed. These difficulties are typically due to some form of firmware corruption. Firmware corruption can occur due to a number of reasons, but the most common is by Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), and ESD is mainly caused by using unshielded cable and connectors. Fortunately, Ubiquiti's TFTP recovery method allows the recovery of firmware on most Ubiquiti devices. In this article, we explain how to perform this recovery.
When using a Switch or Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), the PSE needs to meet the power requirements of Powered Devices (PDs). Examples of PDs include IP surveillance cameras, Voice over IP (VoIP), and Wireless Access Points (WAPs). All PSEs have a PoE Budget - This is the total amount of power PSEs can supply to PDs at one time, measured in watts. In this article, we will explain why the budget is often over-estimated.
Mesh solutions are available in various forms with all of them promising premium performance. Much like anything else, not all mesh solutions are created equal. Some offer exceptional performance for its price, while others are worth every penny for its premium user experience. In this article, we provide an overview to some of our mesh products and their speed test results.
South Africa's security industry has shown a rapid increase in demand for Video Surveillance Systems for business and homeowners. With a large variety of product offerings at different price points, understanding product functionalities will help you decide on the best solution. This article highlights the benefits of the UniFi Protect range and why it should be considered for video surveillance.
There is an extensive amount of high-sites and masts on buildings these days. With the ever-increasing number of radios placed on each of these high-sites and masts, it's interesting how few of them are in fact horn antennas. So, what exactly is a horn antenna and how would it make a difference?
With the 5GHz spectrum getting even more congested each passing day, the 60GHz options for high speed, short-range connections are becoming very popular in urban areas. This is where the GigaBeam works its magic. Using 60GHz, the GigaBeam (17dBi) is rated to provide near Gbps speeds up to around 300m. Thereafter it becomes more difficult to predict exact performance due to the nature of the 60GHz band. There is also a backup 5GHz 802.11ac radio for redundancy if the 60GHz band is affected by the weather.
Ubiquiti's much anticipated LTU (Long Term Ubiquiti) product line is now available, leaving WISP's and integrators spoilt for choice with broadband deployments. This article aims to explain the differences in these technologies and assist with choosing the most suitable product for your wireless applications.
Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is quickly becoming the norm for internet users around the world. When experiencing its capabilities first hand, there’s no question as to why. Achieving low latency with high throughput over long distances, coupled with the GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) format, makes FTTH a fantastic solution for deployments regardless of the scale. Ubiquiti has created a category of products 'UFiber' specifically suited for these type of installations. Here are some reasons why we believe you should consider UFiber for your FTTH deployments.
The demand for the ability to work remotely is the highest it has ever been. A number of solutions are available depending on your requirements. Here are a few ways you can get connected remotely using solutions offered by Scoop.