Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless Reviews

UniFi AP-AC
At a glance
ProductUbiquiti UniFi AP-AC (UAP-AC)   [Website]
SummaryBroadcom-based draft 802.11ac AP with PoE and biz-grade management system
Pros• 802.3at PoE powered (injector included)
• Inconspicuous wall and ceiling mounting options
Cons• Poor 5 GHz range
• Relatively expensive

Typical Price: $270  Buy From Amazon

Overview

Ubiquiti has gained a reputation for making reasonably-priced, high performance wireless products. Although they cater primarily to businesses and service providers, some of their products have attracted a "prosumer" following. We've previously reviewed the (now defunct) PowerAP N and most recently its EdgeRouter Lite.

This time we turn our attention to Ubiquiti's first draft 802.11ac access point, the UAP-AC. This review will cover the AC's hardware features and performance. We'll be doing a separate in-depth review of Ubiquiti's UniFi 3.0 system that all its APs run under in a few weeks.

The UAP-AC is an business-grade access point managed via software installed on a Windows, MacOS or Linux computer vs. a hardware controller or built-in web interface. Included in its package are a mounting bracket, ceiling backing plate, various screws and nuts, power cord, 48V PoE GigE adapter and Controller CD with user guide.

The UAP-AC is meant to be installed on a wall or ceiling and includes brackets for mounting. Being an enterprise-level access point the exterior is all business. The human-facing side of the access point has an LED which shows the various states of the access point. The back side includes two switched Gigabit Ethernet ports.

A reset button is also included which allows for restarts as well as returning to factory defaults. Beyond that there is only the locking clip which prevents easy removal of the access point.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC front and rear panel callouts

Ubiquiti UAP-AC front and rear panel callouts

Inside

The board design of the UAP-AC looks very clean and compact.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC inside

Ubiquiti UAP-AC inside

Removing the heat spreaders provided a good look at all the main components, which are summarized in Table 1.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC inside - naked

Ubiquiti UAP-AC inside - naked

The table shows that the design sticks closely with the key components used in all first-generation draft 11ac routers. The table includes the D-Link DIR-868L— a second-generation AC1750 class router that I will be comparing performance to later. Note that only the CPU is different.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC D-Link DIR-868L
CPU Broadcom BCM4706 Broadcom BCM4708X
Switch Broadcom BCM53125 In BCM4708X
RAM 256 MB Hynix H5PS1G63JFR (x2) 128 MB
Flash 16 MB Winbond 25Q128FVFG 128 MB
2.4 GHz Radio - BCM4331KMLG
- SiGe 2605L (x3) 2.4 GHz Hi Power WLAN power amp
- BCM4331
- Unidentified external power amplifier (x3)
5 GHz radio - Broadcom BCM4360
- Skyworks SE5003L 5 GHz, 23dBm Power Amp w/ Power Detector (x3)
- Broadcom BCM4360
- Unidentified power amplifier (x3)
Table 1: Access Point component summary and comparison

The AC is powered only via 802.3at Power over Ethernet. But Ubiquiti nicely includes a 48V, 0.5A PoE adapter.

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

买英国UNUK毕业证NUK文凭学历学位证书Q/微239093618购买诺丁汉大学毕业证成绩单【办理诺丁汉大学真实使馆认证】制作UNUK大学学位证书\咨询英国毕业证学历文凭University of Nottingham办文凭学历加客服QQ/微信239093618 咨询顾问:Chris 专业制做国外文...
做假办韩国硕士-学士学位证书q-微857767150仿制办理光云大学韩国毕业证成绩单-伪造购买韩国学士学位证书-韩国留学文凭-韩国假文凭办理/韩国证书毕业证文凭/购买韩国本科硕士文凭-/光云大学毕业证成绩单做假办韩国硕士-学士学位证书q-微857767150仿制办理光云大学韩国毕业证成绩单-伪造购买...
Q/微信869520616办理毕业证 成绩单 回国证明 学历认证 学生卡 在读证明 录取通知书 留信认证 网上可查永久存档。实体公司,注册经营,行业标杆,精益求精!诚招华人代理合作共赢八年从业经验,专业指导,私人定制,倾心为您解决留学毕业回国各种疑难问题★★深洋教育专业为您服务★★: ★★办理加英澳...
Q/薇:936794295【诚聘各国代理报酬丰厚】办理留服认证办理学历认证办理学生卡办理录取通知书办理学位证书办理美国文凭办理澳洲文凭办理英国文凭办理加拿大文凭办理德国文凭办理在读证明办理老师推荐信办理学校信封等等。。面临回国,有很多留学生担心自己成绩不好,或者因为特殊原因未能顺利毕业,不能取得毕业...
【学历认证顾问QQ微信501146313】办理英国文凭,办理美国文凭,办理加拿大毕业证,办理澳洲毕业证成绩单,办理新西兰学历,办理新加坡毕业证成绩单,办理德国毕业证成绩单,办理法国毕业证成绩单,办理荷兰毕业证成绩单,办理意大利毕业证成绩单,办理奥地利毕业证成绩单,办理日本毕业证成绩单,办理韩国毕业证...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3