Ubiquiti WLAN Reviews

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November 25, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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A to Z Insurance is a growing insurance and tax services company located in Delaware with several branches all over the state. As part of their IT overhaul, we needed a common wireless network across all the sites that was easily manageable in order to provide guest wifi access.

With a centralized Ubiquiti AWS controller, and deployed Access Points in all the offices we have been able to achieve this with great results. Any time changes are needed even at specific office locations these changes can be done remotely in under 30 minutes. Additionally, the hardware itself provides robust wifi coverage wherever deployed, easily replacing the old consumer-grade wireless routers.
  • Remote management
  • Remote reporting
  • Easy to use web interface.
  • Mobile app access for all the above features.
  • Centralized location for network infrastructure visibility.
  • Ubiquiti does not directly provide support for their products, and they perhaps should consider adding it to their catalog.
I would easily recommend Ubiquiti wireless products to anyone with one caveat. Either you must already have networking knowledge in order to set up your infrastructure properly or hire someone who will be able to help you.

For small businesses in my opinion there is no competition in price to performance. If you need to set up a properly structured network but are not a large enterprise that can justify the hardware and SMA of larger vendors, Ubiquiti will easily solve all your networking needs without recurring costs and complexity.

For more complex and large infrastructures I suggest you look at vendors who provide support so that you are not dependant on having advanced networking knowledge in-house unless your business model calls for it.
Ubiquiti's support is basically non-existent by design. However, their forums are a great resource if you are willing to do the research and ask questions. Keep in mind Ubiquiti sells hardware, not support so the responses will be from the community of professionals also using Ubiquiti just like you.
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July 12, 2019
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Ubiquiti AirMax WLAN devices to link remote buildings on client networks. Generally, we use them in situations where existing WiFi coverage is inadequate or running fiber is either cost-prohibitive or entirely impossible. They are also great for setting up temporary links for events or in case of emergencies such as a cut fiber line on a client campus.
  • AirMax devices are very easy to setup as a transparent bridge, which is our typical use case. It's usually a matter of changing the device IPs, making 3 or 4 configuration changes and physically mounting the devices.
  • There is a wide variety of AirMax devices that suit many different scenarios. Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, different radio wavelengths for dealing with different environments/distances.
  • Value is excellent, especially on the "low-end" devices such as the (older, but still very useful) loco M900.
  • Once AirMax devices are setup, you can basically forget about them. Unless they get zapped by lightning, they just work!
  • "Test mode" for applying changes to devices is a godsend. Every network device should do this. Apply a setting, it will give you about 3 minutes to make sure it's really what you want before reverting back to saved settings. Invaluable when dealing with devices mounted 100' in the air that you have no easy access to factory reset for in case you accidentally make a change that knocks them offline.
  • Management of devices has become much simpler with the UNMS application, but personally, I would like to see some AirMax-like devices from their UNIFI line where everything could be managed from an UNIFI controller.
  • Most Ubiquiti devices are 24V PoE, which is the bane of my existence. I have had several devices fried when staff plugged into standard 48V PoE. They generally don't fail catastrophically, either. You just get strange issues that are difficult to diagnose and eventually need to replace them.
  • Devices seem to have trouble with many patch cables/switches. Make sure you certify any patch cables you make and don't over crimp.
  • Sending devices from the factory with same IP instead of DHCP makes it a pain to bulk-setup devices.
If you have a widely distributed campus that you want to deploy your network across, Ubiquiti WLAN devices should be your first consideration, in my opinion. You can deploy a point-to-multipoint Ubiquiti configuration from your home office, or daisy chain from location to location, or any mix of these configurations. I've found my links to be almost as reliable as fiber connections between buildings (have lost several fiber links to excavation!). If you have a small, centralized office, or multiple spaces in a traditional office building, using Ubiquiti AirMax devices isn't suitable. They also have a line of WISP equipment for providing WiFi to customers, but I am not familiar with these offerings.
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January 15, 2019
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Ubiquiti WLAN is being used by my current client in their main headquarters to manage and supply wireless networking to their staff and guests. In this configuration, there are users that work with large image and video files in a marketing agency. This means that they require speed and reliability for all of these creative assets.
  • Easy setup with clear instructions
  • Great mapping tool to help put devices where they are needed.
  • Superb testing and monitoring tools to help keep the system running and determine potential problems before they become larger.
  • Solid, I have rarely had to make changes on the equipment after it has been set.
  • Control software is an application, not web-based.
I don't think this equipment is necessary for some small offices or individual offices, as it does require some knowledge for setup, but most medium size organizations would do well to put this in the hands of their IT department. In my experience, when there is a need for multiple access points and a way to manage them, there is no better than the Ubiquiti WLAN.
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What is Ubiquiti WLAN?

Ubiquiti offers a family of WLAN products, namely the UniFi line of products.
Categories:  Wireless LAN

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