Ubiquiti unifi

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  1. pietrov macrumors regular

    pietrov

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    I've just bought 3 unifi devices to substitue my timecapsule+airportextreme infrastructure.
    Those are the units I've bought:
    two:
    http://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap/
    one:
    http://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac/
    The problem is that the latter one is not allowing roaming and that's really frustrating.
    Moreover I've noticed that my ipad 2 (non air) is loosing connectivity from time to time (even not moving from an AP to another) and that's really annoying...
    Does anybody have the same issue/problem?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The AC UniFi does not currently support Zero-Handoff Roaming. On the two standard UAPs, I recommend that you enable Zero-Handoff Roaming as well as perform a site survey to ensure you have them on the appropriate channels.
     
  3. pietrov thread starter macrumors regular

    pietrov

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    @Altemose
    do you agree that an AP sold for 450€ should have Zero-Handoff Roaming? ;)
     
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  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes. It should offer Zero-Handoff Roaming. Fortunately, I think it is just a software issue and the hardware is capable.
     
  6. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    Pardon the ignorance, but what does zero handoff roaming? Is that seamless transitioning of devices from one AP to another?

    I currently have 4 Linksys LAPAC1750PRO's enabled around my house. Unfortunately, there is a serious bug where the units become unresponsive after a few days of heavy video streaming. Drives me insane.

    I've thought of getting the Unifi AP AC but want something where devices could go from AP to AP seamlessly, possibly band steer 2.4 GHz devices to 5 GHz if possible, and most importantly, have something that is stable without needing to reboot it all the time.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Zero-Handoff roaming is a process performed by the access points which makes roaming done as a seamless process that the client does not see. In a traditional AP network, the client's signal would need to become extremely weak or non-existent before it would switch to the next AP.
     
  8. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    That sounds like a really nice feature and would be useful since we FaceTime with family all the time while roaming around the house chasing the baby.

    I just ordered three Unifi AC AP's. Looking forward to getting rid of the Linksys AP's (before my wife kills me the next time one goes out).
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    As stated earlier in this thread, Zero-Handoff Roaming is not currently supported on the UAP-AC. Ubiquiti does say that it will be available in a couple of months however.
     
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  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I find the EdgeRouter Lite to be appealing for price. If you go in thinking that for $100 you are getting a Cisco grade router then you may be disappointed. If you need some more features then consumer grade routers then they are fantastic.
     
  12. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I have a Linksys LRT214 now. Wondering how it compares.
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It is one of those things where if the Linksys is working properly then it won't need to be upgraded. As I would tell anyone else, I would have no problems putting the EdgeRouter Lite in a school environment along with UniFi. That being said, it isn't Cisco top grade gear and does not try to be. You do gain many of the privileges afforded by high end corporate like the CLI, a (software based) controller, and a well designed firmware coupled with consistent updates.

    I think that the EdgeRouter is faster, but you won't be able to see a difference in a home environment.
     

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