Ubiquiti Product Recommendation?

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yerkopil8
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:11    Post subject: Ubiquiti Product Recommendation? Reply with quote
At my last job I worked with what I believe was a Ubiquiti AP. Using its software to manage settings was amazing. Currently I have a Google Wifi Router which honestly is doing an ok job. However I want more control (I'm unable to set better control over who gets on the 5ghz network!), and am looking to replace it.



What would be a good recommendation for a small city apartment with the following:
- 2 Computers

- 3 Gaming Consoles
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- 2 Smart Tvs

- 1 Printer

- 4 Mobile devices

- 6 iot/smart home devices

I should include I have Verizon FIOS at 100 mbps.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
to be honest, and my opinion, is that you don't buy a ubiquiti device to throw dd-wrt onto it for "more control."

I don't own any ubiquiti device nor do I follow this forum very closely, but I would say that if you are looking at ubiquiti and dd-wrt..you're in the wrong place... those devices are expensive and have rather good firmware of their own...

I would suggest finding a cheap TP-Link C7v5 (A7v5; amazon's version) to play with dd-wrt and see if you like dd-wrt. These are good to 150mbps plans and using Q.o.S.
They will work on faster speeds with SFE turned on, but toss out q.o.s. (which you want as a gamer)

If you want to "splurge" go with a used Netgear R7800 for up to 500mbps q.o.s speeds. Anything faster should be using something higher end like ubiquiti.

Ubiquiti is really meant for small office people, otherwise it gets too expensive for the average home user and causual user like the vast majority of people on these forums. (generally speaking)

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[R9000]44565 nightly (Main Router)
[EA8500]43192 nightly (2xOffsite)
[R7800]napping
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 17:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I agree with everything MSOE said, adding if wanting more resources than A7 v5 closer in spec to R7800

it would be EA8500, which if you are lucky can find one in used condition very cheap.

Initial serial flash required however, also an early revision guarantees populated serial header pins.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 17:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, the EA8500 is a great router too, but I stopped recommending it due to all the work the casual home user has to do to get it going... If you own a soldering iron and are comfortable doing that type of work...EA8500 is a cheaper alternative more in-line with the C7v5/A7v5 prices I see on ebay... But the R7800 is still the best and easiest to get going for around $100 used.

Covid-19 really killed the deals to be found on ebay for all routers...everyone found out how shitty their home wifi really was and flocked to upgrades. The R7800 used to sell for $50-$75 used....

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FORUM RULES

TIPS/TRICKS: Best QCA Wifi Settings | Latency tricks | QoS Port priority | NEVER USE MU-MIMO |
Why to NOT use MU-MIMO | Max Wifi Pwr by Country | Linux Wifi Pwr | AC MCS & AX MCS | QCA 5Ghz chnls to use | WIFI Freq WIKI | TFTP R7800 | Don't buy AX | IPERF3 How-To

[R9000]44565 nightly (Main Router)
[EA8500]43192 nightly (2xOffsite)
[R7800]napping
[WDR3600]BS 42567 (Offsite)
[A7v5]BS 43038 (Offsite+spare napping)
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