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  • For business? Ubiquity all the way...

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  • It would depend on the application.  For home use I might consider the ASUS.  However for a business application I would most likely lean toward the Unifi AP.

    Keep in mind as well that the ASUS is an all in one (router,firewall,Access point) where as the Unifi is only an AP. 

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  • Please explain use case.

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  • DonutHunter wrote:

    For business? Ubiquity all the way...

        For Business

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  • EChapman930 wrote:

    It would depend on the application. 

         Small business application.

      Similar to email browsing.  No pictures. No Videos. No audio content. Just for small business application.  75 users connecting.

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  • UAP-AP-PRO all the way. You can also sometimes get a discount for a pack of 3-5. Also, if you need a cheaper model, I've had lots of luck with the not pro version.  Unifi Cheaper Those have lasted me a while.

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  • The one benefit the ASUS product has is AiProtection, free lifetime subscription for as long as you own the product.

    http://www.asus.com/ASUSWRT/#AiProtection

    It is provided by Trend Micro, you also get content filtering, again free as long as you own the product.  For a small business (depending on their needs as some are pretty basic), I would have no problem using this.

    (a quick copy and paste)

    With AiProtection known malicious websites are blocked automatically when you try to visit them, protecting all your devices.  AiProtection’s DPI engine is capable of identifying and blocking potential attacking packets before they reach vulnerable devices, protecting your home network. If an infected device tries to connect to the router, AiProtection will detect it and immediately block all communication between the device and the malicious remote server. It will also send you an instant alert so that you can take steps to fix the infected device.

    I use one of these in my home and it is excellent and blocking crap, and it doesn't slow down the connection at all.  Combine that with OpenDNS or Norton DNS and it is not a bad little router with UTM like features.  It also has OpenVPN built in.

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  • I really dont see the ASUS as a bussiness class device.  Especially for 75 people.  Figure you have 70 desktops then add in there tablets, smart phones, and other gadgets and i think that ASUS would be on its knees.

    Personally i would go with a dedicated firewall / router and AP.  Its also easier to update individual components. And with the Unifi system you just add modules as you grow, they will work seamlessly.
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  • Depends:  One device is a router, with Wifi.  The other is just an AP.  If you need routing - get the router.  If you just need an AP - get just the AP.

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  • Business or home, either way, Ubiquiti. I have had great luck with Ubiquiti and have the infrastructure already in place (the CloudKey is amazing).

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  • +1 for Ubiquiti. wouldn't touch the asus device

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  • Looks like for Business use Ubiquiti is the way to go compared to ASUS.

    When I was comparing specs on 5GHz speed for both the devices, here is what I see

    ASUS AC5300

    UniFi UAP-


    Question:

    The speed for UniFi on 5GHz shows lower 1300 Mbps compared to 4334 Mbps on ASUS.

    Can someone explain me if its a marketing catch or I'm misinterpreting something.

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  • You won't get those speeds from either device. No idea how asus figers 4GHZ. but they would be therotical numbers based on having a supported AC card and sitting 2 feet from the AP with line of site and no interference.   Plus Wifi is half duplex 

    You will never get those numbers in the real world. they are irrevelent and I would ignore them as marketing fluff

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  • Surely UAP-AC-PRO. Why settle for home grade equipment when you can get a Enterprise grade equipment for same or lower price?

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