Ubiquiti Networks is a company that specializes in providing high-performance networking equipment for home users, especially those who are tech-savvy. Their access points and switches are known for their performance, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness.
For home users, Ubiquiti offers a variety of access points and switches that are designed to be easy to set up and use. One of the best option to start is the UniFi Dream Router (UDR), this is an all-in-one device that includes an advanced security gateway, a switch, and an access point. This device makes it easy to set up a secure and high-performance network in your home, it is ideal for those who want to have a network that is easy to set up and manage while also having advanced features.
The UniFi Dream Router also includes the UniFi controller software, which is the same software that is used to manage other UniFi devices. This software allows you to easily configure and manage multiple devices from a single web-based interface, making it easy to set up a wireless network even if you’re not an expert. You can set up guest networks, configure , firewall, VLANs, manage the clients connected to your network and access advanced features like the security gateway and VPN. For tech savvy users and SMB the UDM Pro and UDM SE offer additional features and increased capacity.
UniFi Access Points (APs) can be controlled using a single web-based interface or through the controller which makes it easy to set up and manage a wireless network. The UniFi APs also come in different form factors, making it easy to find one that fits your needs, including the traditional ceiling mount UniFi U6 Lite, U6 Mesh (shown bellow) and the in-wall models.
In addition to access points, Ubiquiti also offers UniFi Switches. These switches is also are a great option to create a wired network in a very simple way. Several models feature PoE+ ports that allows you to power devices like APs, IP cameras, VoIP phones and more with the same cable you use for data. With the UniFi switches, you can also set up link aggregation, a useful functionnality to increase the available bandwidth for your wired devices.
I have been using Ubiquiti’s products for a while now and I strongly recommend them. The quality, ease of use, and reliability of their products make them a great choice. One major advantage with Ubiquit is also the absence of subscription-based model meaning you do not have to pay for updates which you normally find with this range of equipment.
If you want to take your network to the next level, then Ubiquiti’s network equipment line up is the perfect option for you. The best way to buy Ubiquiti devices is actually from their website which I’ve always found to have the lowest price.