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Wireless Performance - Comparative - more

Looking at the variation among the four test runs provides some insight into overall performance. The 2.4 GHz downlink plot shows that the 0° orientation run (bolded) was entered into the Charts. Note the throughput holds steady until mid-range where it starts to drop, with the intial small drop in throughput.

Four test runs - 2.4 GHz downlink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

Four test runs - 2.4 GHz downlink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

The 2.4 GHz uplink plots show better behavior. The 0° plot that was comparable with strong signals was also one of the best at lower signal levels.

Four test runs - 2.4 GHz uplink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

Four test runs - 2.4 GHz uplink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

The 5 GHz test runs were also easy to choose the best plots from, which this time turned out to be at the 180° orientation for downlink.

Four test runs - 5 GHz downlink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

Four test runs - 5 GHz downlink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

And the same for uplink.

Four test runs - 5 GHz uplink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

Four test runs - 5 GHz uplink - Ubiquiti UAP-AC

Closing Thoughts

2.4 GHz performance for the UAP-AC was comparable with AC1750 routers we have tested. But 5 GHz performance suffered from both lower peak throughput and shorter range as well.

Compared to other access points and AC1750 routers, at $300, the UAP-AC is expensive. The runs contrary to Ubiquiti's general hardware pricing, which tends to be very competitive. But as one of the few draft 11ac APs available, perhaps Ubiquiti is just trying to get while the gettin' is good.

The UAP-AC's hardware is only part of the story, however. The UniFi 3.0 Wi-Fi Platform may make a more compelling case.

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