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Ubiquiti - AmpliFi HD AC1750 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System - White - White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in the game

    Posted
    John
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    Ok, to start with I am good with tech but not a "wifi" guy. I have consistently purchased top of the line routers over the years looking for a "great" one. I have a two story house and about a acre yard with a pool in the back. My router needs to be in a upstairs office in the corner of the house. I have tried many many routers trying to get rid of dead areas. I have a bonus room over the garage on the other side of the house from the router and no system I have used could get me a decent divinely over there, I did not want to mess with repeaters or have to configure a lot of stuff. If I wanted wifi out by the pool in the back yard......we'll just to bad haha, was not going to happen so I I heard about these mesh systems and here's how it went: My first one which I purchased about two months ago was the Google wifi. I went with it just because it's google and I had never heard of AmpliFi (as I have said I'm not a wifi guy) I took the google system home and started to set it up. The setup process was super easy and I was excited to be rid of all my dead spots!.....but wait.....not that easy haha. I found the goo ugly routers to be underpowered, if you were not in the danger room as they were your siginal would drop 50% easy, if you were two rooms away when you mise well be on Mars. I still had my close to dead area in my bonus room, kitchen was still weak, and pool was still a no go. I had three of the google routers and sure I could have purchased more and had one in every room but who wants to spend $1000 on wifi? I finally gave up on the google, it was no better then my Linksys Wrt1900Acs that it replaced I started watching YouTube videos and after a long debate decided to try the Amplifi HD, to tell you the truth the 20,000 sq ft coverage scared me off a little a first. I thought it was just marketing and I would rather be told the truth. I get the AmplifiHD home and open the box, when I pull out the router my first thought was: "WTF, look how little this thing is, it's going to suck!" Haha. I thought maybe it would work better then one of the google wifi pods but now way would it work half as good as my old Linksys WRT1900ACS. It was not even a quarter of the size and had no external antennas. So I proceed to follow the directions to hook it up ( I was really not expecting much at this point ) the directions and pictures were some of the best I've ever seen and anyone could hook this thing up. After I hooked it up I wanted to run some test around the house to see how well it worked ( or didn't ) before I connected the two mesh points. It was a real shocker! The base unit by itself had more range and better siginal then any wifi router I had ever owned! I even had a decent siginal in the dreaded bonus room over the garage. So I hooked up one mesh point in the bonus room to get close to perfect speeds and I put one downstairs in my kitchen. I started walking around doing speed test and was amazed at the results. I had my stated speed are faster than what I was paying for (300mbps) just about everywhere in the house. I think the worst area was a small hall downstairs and it averaged 250ish! And here is the best news.......WIFI BY THE POOL!!! Not only do I have wifi out by the pool but I have super fast wifi. It averages about 200 around the pool, and not only do I have Wi-Fi by the pool, I have Wi-Fi everywhere in my acre yard and at the farthest point the slowest the speed gets is around 90mbps which is still fast enough to do just about anything. Needless to say I'm super happy with this purchase and I highly recommend this unit. If it holds up then this will be one of the best purchases I've ever made

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless coverage with speed and flexibility

    Posted
    ATatATL
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    I reviewed the market extensively for a wireless mesh system for my new 5000 sq.ft 2 floor + basement house and finally landed on this one. With AT&T gigapower fiber in the house, I wanted a device which would support faster speeds, reach all over the house and also give me the flexibility to move around as needed. After researching Eero (expensive), Google Wifi (not enough throughput for me), Orbi (liked it but expensive), Velop (seems another good one), Milo (not enough throughput), Nighthawk (extremely powerful but only one device and was concerned about total reach on all floors and basement), I landed up with this Amplifi device. The device is sleek, setup is easy and everything can be controlled from the app, which is extremely convenient. Also the two additional antenna type devices plug in to wall outlets and keep coverage across the house. There are a number of features I like about this device: (1) internet control for kids, (2) device prioritization for streaming (3) dual band automatic switching based on where I am in the house (4) guest access control and expiry (5) ability to move the mesh around to the farthest corners of the basement (6) route prioritization (7) performance checks without the need for okla...the list goes on. In some areas I am getting close to 780 Megs/Sec download speeds, in others as low as 180 Megs/Sec, but for someone who had Xfinity 100 MBPS and was getting only 30-40 gigs in the past, I am a very happy camper. Especially, since I have cut the chord on my cable and only use online on-demand TV. And no more phones at home, just my cellphone which uses wireless inside. I have 2 phones, 3 tablets, 3 TVs, 1 Apple TV, 1 Roku, 1 Alexa, 2 desktop computers + guests who use the wifi network, and it runs without a glitch. Streaming is awesome and there is never a blip, thanks to this device. In fact, I keep it hidden even though it looks awesome and from inside the cabinet it works. And it is less expensive than many. I love it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a device that provides good coverage, good throughput, flexibility to move the mesh around, sleek and easy to setup at a less than $350 price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than average

    Posted
    BenisJ
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    I put this system in a 2-story 3000 sq ft "Frank Lloyd Wright" style home with concrete construction. Due to the time period this house was built, all utilities (including cable) enter the property at the ground level which, for half of the home, sits below ground level. Consequently the our wifi base has to live in "the basement"--a less than ideal location--as there is no direct pathway for ethernet or rg6 (coax cable) to get to the upper level of the house. We bought the Amplifi because if it's "high density technology" and the positive ratings it received for coverage in structures like ours. We did see coverage improvement over our older model access points especially between floors directly above the base station. Our antennas are placed at a distance labeled "good" by the phone app (i.e. 4-5 bars). Again, limited by the construction of the home (i.e. no power outlets in the hallways due to hallways housing closets and storage) our antenna placement is not quite ideal, but adequate. We did notice that devices connecting through the antennas rather than the base unit had speed tests significantly lower (35mbps vs. 100+mbps) than those connected to the base station, however, the speeds through the antennas are fine for our needs. The phone app is helpful post setup to monitor speeds and connectivity. We did find some devices falling off the network for unknown reasons. In an attempt to fix that we changed the device optimization to "media" (from "normal") and for whatever reason performance and connectivity improved for those devices (mostly phones and tablets). Additionally, the app provides you with detailed info about devices connecting to your network (or your "guest network" if activated) and allows you to pause connections for all or select devices. Lastly, you can set the network up without the app according to the vendor, however, I did not explore that option. I feel like the Ubiquiti Amplifi was a bit over-hyped but at the same time, it is a significant improvement from our former wifi router/access point configuration (4 yrs old) and works in our hard-to-cover property.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blazing fast internets again!

    Posted
    Vintage65

    This unit is incredibly simple to install. The iPhone app couldn't be easier to use. For the novice with little to no special requirements its just a matter of turning on your bluetooth and waiting for the unit to connect with your phone. You give your wireless network a name and enter a password. Thats it. Upgrading from an older Netgear Blackhawk took less than five minutes. It took longer to peel all the plastic off the router than it took to get this running. For those not acquainted with the brand Ubiquiti they are a large enterprise system type equipment provider. This is the first unit in a consumer market and its a home run. The guts of this router have the same DNA as their enterprise equipment. Don't be fooled by the cute looks. This little box means business. Most homes have a couple dozen network devices all fighting for bandwidth on your network. Consumer grade routers choke when all these devices suddenly want bandwidth at the same time. Think of it as what happens when you're on the freeway and they close the right lane ahead... Everyone has to slow down to allow those right lane drivers to merge. This router keeps all the lanes open all the time. The two mesh nodes completely filled my 2500 sq/ft split level with 100% signal on the 5Ghz AC band. The system will automatically route devices to the appropriate network band depending on signal strength or media type. My Roku's all connected on the 5ghz band, while smart home devices connected on 2.4ghz. If you don't like the system doing this automatically you can change the settings in the app to separate the networks. What I really like is the ability to turn off internet access to single devices anytime I like. If you need to set a schedule for individual devices they have a way to define this in the app. Perfect for homework time. I contacted tech support with a question about port forwarding. They have several ways to reach them including 24/7 chat. The person on the other end of my chat session was knowledgeable and got my questions answered in no time. Ever try contacting anyone at Netgear or Dlink for help? Good luck. If you want a whole home network system that looks great and actually WORKS and doesn't look like some UFO or evil spider with tons of antennas then this is for you. Having full bandwidth for all your devices is amazing. It was so noticeable that even my wife asked what changed. The company isn't likely one you've ever heard of but rest assured this unit performs!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Happyman
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    We recently became in need of a new, more powerful router. After checking through many reviews while trying to keep the cost down as much as possible, we first bought another popular name router. Reviews were quite good for a respectable price. It was great when it worked. Very fast and could handle many devices. Long story short, after a week, we ran into many dropping issues. Continuously rebooting everything including my patience, which grew thin rapidly. Not being a tech person, this was extremely frustrating. Perhaps there was too much interference around competing for the airwaves? When asked what network to join, there are nine others showing. Perhaps this misfortune is unique to my house and area? Others have raved about it. I have to believe locations play a role in these routers. After giving it my all, I started another search for wifi units. Somehow, I stumbled upon this Ubiquiti - AmpliFi unit. I first checked the reviews and they were impressive. Several said it was worth every penny. Then I looked at the price. It was a tough pill to swallow, but so far I agree with my fellow consumers. This thing is absolutely amazing! Download the App, follow simple instructions and it sets itself up. Then plug in the mesh units one at a time. I only plugged in one. Didn't really even need that but since we have 2, thought it wouldn't hurt. We have a 2700 sq.ft. 2 story. Rather small yard and we are completely covered- even 5 houses down the street--with just the cube alone. (plugged the other mesh in later) Did random speed checks all over the house and the detached garage, all were great, some were higher but not by much. Very stable throughout. This setup is to cover 20,000 sq ft. No problem! I'll keep the extra plug in the box for the time being. It took me longer to open the box and remove the plastic than to set it up! It is that easy! Download the App, Unplug power from modem, Plug in the cat wire to back of the cube, Plug in the power cord to the cube and then the wall, Start setup on your App, Give it a name and password, Touch the screen for firmware update and wait a few minutes, you are almost done. Plug in any other cat wires needed for nearby devices, hook up other wireless devices and give them a name. Set up other plug ins as needed and update firmware. All my other devices paired up really fast. That impressed me. This cube is that powerful to coordinate rapidly. After everything I've been through with the first one going out, and the highly recommended 2nd one intermittently working, I am a happy man. I don't anticipate it but, should anything go haywire, I'll be back for an update. Also, this product is very Apple-esk. High quality product in high quality packaging. If you have been challenged with other products, stop wasting your time rebooting everything and calling for help. Bite the bullet, spend the money and gain great WiFi and peace of mind. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Wi-Fi Coverage for Older Home

    Posted
    Tymick
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    I read lots of reviews and went with the AmpliFi system because it seemed the best value. Our house has plaster walls, so our old WiFi did not reach well in the living room (despite having a repeater). This mesh network creates no dead zones in our 2,000 square foot home despite the router being near the back of the house. Most of our yard has a great signal too. The setup is simple. Just follow the instructions and you are up and running in no time. The app easily tells you if your mesh access points are too far away. I started mine with the ideal location and then worked my way toward the main router until it had a strong signal. The app gives useful information about your network once you're up and running. The best in my opinion is how much data each device is using in realtime on the WiFi. When the internet is slow, this helps me figure out why (typically a computer downloading OS updates). From the app you can pause or kick off any device. You can also pause all Internet traffic. I would like to see the router be able to set schedules for particular devices, so as our kids get older and have their own devices, they can be Internet off at particular times. The main router has a screen. It's designed to be in plain sight. It's unnecessary but nice and well done. We have a monthly cap to our Internet, so I have the screen set to show our total Internet usage for the month. This has been a helpful gauge to keep an eye on things without going to our Internet Provider's website (although not as accurate). The mesh access points are a bit odd. They plug directly into the wall, so they are low to the ground. The antennas connect to the power by magnets. This allows some movement of the antenna to point in the best direction and also prevents the antenna from breaking off, instead it just pops off and can be put back in. It seems like a good idea but is definitely a different implementation than I've ever seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good package, Improved my internet speed

    Posted
    upcominggeek

    I would have easily given 5 star, but reducing 1 start just to showcase some points which I would consider as rooms for improvement. 1) Setup - I had some hiccups, surprisingly. First, the USB-C power connection was not perfect when I plugged in first time although the device powered on. For a long time, I could not figure out the issue due to an ambiguous error being shown in the device display. I am still confused as to how the device can be powered on through USB-C and still not have a good connection. But once I unplugged and reconnected, the issue went away. 2) The mesh points switched between offline and online a couple of times in the beginning. This could be part of the firmware update, but the app did not indicate anything but that the mesh points were offline. After about 15 minutes, the 2 mesh points both became online and everything was good. But it was confusing during that process as to what was going on. 3) The USB-C power wire is only about 2 ft long. I would have very much benefitted if it was at least 1 more ft long. 4) LCD lighting at the bottom of the main device does not dim to my liking. I wanted a very feeble light which I could not achieve. Since it was too bright for me even at the lowest setting, I chose to set it off. 5) Styling is very nice, but I would have preferred a black one if it was available since all my other electronic devices in the living room are black. But it is what it is. None of these issues affect the core functionality of the device though. I have a small house (1800 sqft, split entry) and my 7 year old Verizon router still works fine. But behind every closed door, network connectivity used to drop by 25-75% and now with Amplifi, it looks to be around 10-25% max. That is way better. I don't have too many devices and I would prefer to keep it that way since wifi and radiation is never good for health. So I don't anticipate the device overload issue that many people complain about Amplifi. Also, the App is simple and very easy to understand and configure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Would really like to love it...

    Posted
    Mack
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    ...unfortunately outside its outstanding range, fast internet connection (most of the time I am getting every bit of my Spectrum throughput 100Mbs), elegant design and well put together app I am pulling my hair out from frustration as it often drops wifi all together! I know it is router problem as my hard wired clients don't experience this at all and with my previous Linksys router+repeater never had this issue. Replaced them with mesh system as I was getting tired of constantly switching between router and repeater. They also lacked range of this product and range is unbelievable! I have 3000 sqft home with over 2 acres of front and back yard and actually I tested (with speed test and Wifi analyzer app) my entire house and property and EVERYWHERE I have access to my wifi! My biggest problem are drop outs! They happen regardless if I am moving around my house or just streaming something in my garage and phone is on the stand in one spot within 10 ft of one of the nodes. I tried resetting and rolling back all updates from entire system and tried with its original firmware but have the same problem. Tried switching channels from auto to manual but I don't have any problems with interference with neighbors. Both my nodes are receiving signal above 90%. If I won't be able to solve this super annoying problem I will have to return it and try something else. One more thing that disappoints is USB port. It is on the back of main unit but it doesn't work. This was not mentioned in marketing information and right now I can't connect my network storage device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mesh Wi-Fi Period

    Posted
    RivMatic
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    I went back and forth between the AMPLIFI, Orbi and Google. I initially went with Google because my ISP is Google Fiber,seemed like a no brainer. Well that was far from true. The Google WiFi system had a solid reliable signal but it was slow when I wasn’t in the same room as one of the access points. I pay to Gigabit speeds up and down and would only get 60meg at best. I took it back and exchanged it for the AmpliFi and I am glad I did. Incredible speeds, reliable signal and ridiculously simple to install. I’m averaging 325Mbps up and just under 400 down (speeds on my iPhone X and the the same on my MacBook and iPad Pro) If you want the best Mesh system buy this one. The two cons if I have to name some is the mesh points don’t have Ethernet connections and the USB port on the back of the main router is dormant. Ubiquiti says it’s for future development. If the were to update the USB for an external hard drive with Time Machine backup, there would be NO QUESTION of being the best router on the market. For now it is only the best Mesh System.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mesh System

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    baucoin31
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    Have had several high dollar routers over the last 3 years, Netgear Nighthawk/ Asus etc... Have been decent but always having to reset them because phones/roku/game systems stop connecting. I usually have at least 23 devices on my network at any one time. Have been looking at going to mesh system for sometime but was kind of worried about the lack of management features and logging that comes with the higher priced routers. I looked at the different models on the market and decided on the AmpliFi from Ubiquiti. I have installed their access points in the past with excellent results in commercial settings so I figured it should be similar in performance. I liked that you could plug the extenders directly in an outlet... of course that can also be a negative depending on where it must go. The base unit is really pretty slick looking and the fact that it has a clock built into it's display means my wife doesn't necessarily mind it out in the open as much. The extenders are a nice size (you definitely aren't concealing them easily) but it is manageable. There is really no setup involved sothat means there is very little to manage on the router itself. The app is great and gives you who's connected, you can cut that device off if desired and how much bandwidth it is using at that point. Not very much else except a speedtest to check your ISP and a diagnostic screen that shows the current WAN status. Since installing I have not had anyone complaining that there device was not connected to the internet or any kind of speed degradation. Not for the person that likes to tinker and control every aspect of their device but for someone that wants a solid reliable home router/mesh system I highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY! Good home wifi!

    Posted
    Tlingit
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    We have a large house with a lot of kids and a TON of devices. Seriously. I'm sure we have more internet connected devices than many small businesses. At any rate, after reading reviews from dozens of expert tech sites, and after watching hours of YouTube video reviews, I bought their recommendations only to learn none of them work as well in real world conditions as they did in the review labs. In the comments of many of these sites and videos, there would always be people who said they tried so-and-so mesh or wifi router too, but it didn't pan out as expected... then they tried Ubiquity's Amplifi system and it's been trouble free ever since. This makes sense. Ubiquity makes the business wifi that covers shopping malls and huge offices, and they've been doing it right and reliably for a very long time. So I returned my latest disappointment and bought an Amplifi mesh router, and WOW, what a difference. We have strong, 5 GHz (not the slower 2.4 GHz) coverage everyone in the house, garage, front yard, back yard, etc. And best of all: it keeps working. Maybe some other product has a faster speed in a laboratory benchmark, but unless your family works in a lab where no neighborhood wifi interferes, save yourself the headache and get this Amplifi system instead. It's fast enough, and it is so reliable that your kids won't threaten to take your DAD CARD from you because of all the outages and dead spots they put up with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Solution, but Speeds Suffer

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    GraybeardGuy
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    I replaced a Netgear Orbi system with this one based on positive reviews on this site and other places. The installation in my three-floor house went smoothly, although I had to place the satellite farthest (bottom floor) from the base unit in several different places before I could get a solid signal that would not require a relay (slowest) configuration. Still, the speed at the base unit, located on the top floor where the cable is available, measures at 235Mbps (great), but the two satellites measure about 60-70 Mbps. This is fast enough for most applications, but I feel I'm not getting the bandwidth I'm paying for throughout my house. The app shows both satellites are connected directly to the base unit, and are not operating in relay mode. This tells me that there is significant falloff in throughput, particularly on the bottom floor, due to the signal having to penetrate two floors. Both satellites show full strength on their LED displays. Aside from this, the system has been rock solid with respect to connectivity, other than one time where I had to reset the cable modem to get this network running again. This may have been related to Comcast upping their network speed from 200 to 250Mbps, which I learned from an unrelated email they had sent a few days before, or maybe it was just a random cable modem hangup. Appearance-wise, the satellites are unobtrusive because they plug into AC outlets and tend to disappear in the room, especially if furniture obscures them. The system is pretty much a "set it and forget it" design. I'm surprised it doesn't get more press attention in whole-house wifi roundup reviews, as it seems to be well designed and reliable. Other than the speed reductions I'm seeing farther away from the base unit, I'm quite happy with this system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mesh Router in the Best Form Factor!

    Posted
    Mike
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    The Amplifi HD Wireless Mesh router ticked all of the important boxes for me. The setup was extremely easy via their app. The app itself is designed very well, and affords control over all devices on the network, including the kids' wifi devices (very handy at bedtime). Setting up a Guest network could not be easier, just turn it on or off with the app, simple! The form factor of mesh satellites are the best part. The Orbi (super huge and ugly) and Google (not bad looking) system satellites need to be placed on a table or counter which limit the placement options, these just plug into and live on any outlet. Overall performance has been solid, I do have better coverage over my previous Asus Router and Repeater. I can get Wifi in garage, and with a mesh point upstairs, can get all bedrooms no problem. Overall speed is good, over 100mb/s when close by, goes to 60-80 when out of sight, and 30 or so through exterior walls. There are faster mesh systems, like Orbi using dedicated third band. However, this unit is plenty fast and chances are you would be waiting on websites rather than your router anyway. Video streaming is instant and constant If you want super easy set up and operation, need to put satellite mesh points where there is no table, this one is your answer. Would recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mesh router

    Posted
    ruym
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    I live in 1900 renovated house with some parts having walls that are around 40 in thick and in 4 story layout. I have been using Amplifi for 3 weeks, and the system is a Major improvement to the Netgear Nighthawk router with extenders that I was using. The setup and the app are great and also the app user interface that allows to see what device is connected and consuming data is awesome. The only con i can think of is that the promo says it can cover 20,000sq ft. With the combo including the box and two antennas I doubt it, since the antennas I am using are barely getting 50-60% connectivity to the box (one of them one floor below directly beneath and the other One floor above about 200 feet away). According to specs 50-60% levels its good enough and I am getting good coverage with those levels ( my house is aprox 4900sq feet but with thick walls) . Nonetheless, I don't think it will get the 20,000sq feet range just with the box and 2 antennas, probably by adding additional antennas. Regardless, I am really happy with the purchase, and would buy it again, and am considering adding a new mesh point to cover an area of the house I hadn't even considered possible before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive...VERY impressive.

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    Kiran
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    I have been having network woes for a bit now. I have a heavy network load in the house. The house itself is a single story home built in the mid 90's so I didn't think I should have the network issues I did...but man did I. My original setup was the most recent generation Apple Time Capsule. It original did fine, though there was some signal loss once you were on our back deck. I decided to add a newer Airport Express on the back deck to both boost the network and have Airplay music back there. But even with that it seemed the network was poor around the house. I'd normally get between 40 & 50 Mbps if I was in the room the Time Capsule was in, but the speed elsewhere was not great...20's in some parts, 10-15 on our decks and it seemed erratic at times. It's important to note in the house are: 2 smartphones, 2 tablets, a laptop, 2 wireless cameras, a wireless alarm system, a Nest, 2 Apple TV's, Smart TV, 2 game consoles and maybe a couple other items I'm forgetting now. So there is a pretty good demand on the network...around 20-21 devices. After trying different things...like changing router placement, etc...I threw up my hands and decided to purchase one of the new mesh systems. I had been eyeing the AMPLIFI HD for a while...but was hesitant to lay out the money for it. I finally did bite the bullet though the other day after it had been languishing in my cart for some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent WiFi system

    Posted
    Samcat

    Purchased this after discussing my terrible WiFi signal in my home with Apple Timecapsule. I was first recommended to the Netgear Orbi system and purchased it. After 2 days of constantly losing the internet signal and contacting Netgear with terrible customer service it went back real fast. The gentleman in the computer department highly suggested the AMPLIFI HD over the Orbi for the exact reasons. I took this thing home and it literally took me longer to unbox it than it did to set it up. Apple users know how easy apple is to set up and I can definitely say this was easier. I’m confident a child could do it as 2 year olds know how to use an iPad and iPhone these days. The results were absolutely amazing and I had full coverage thru my large home including the basement. I am pulling a consistent 123 mb and I pay for 100mb. Just for the heck of it I went outside and walked 3 houses down from mine. I still had a connection and was pulling 90mb. I’m no computer geek but having that type of coverage rocks!!! Last the actual router has a really awesome display and it is very small and attractive. The mesh adapters can go to any electrical outlet and can be moved anytime you want with no issues. I am 100% satisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wi Fi Everywhere

    Posted
    Alrobmoe
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    We recently built a small house in the backyard for my in-laws, so I was looking for a wi fi solution that would cover my entire lot so I didn't have to pay for internet service to the main house and the little house. My in laws also still use a land line through the cable company, so they have to have the actual modem in the little house. I bought AmpliFi system because it was advertised to cover up to 20,000 sq ft. It's easy to set up with the two antennae, and man does it provide coverage! I don't have any deadspots anywhere on my lot, and I even get wi fi connectivity at most of my neighbors' houses. I stream a lot of 4k content so I was concerned I would not get a fast signal in the house, but almost everywhere I get around 70 mbps download speeds (I pay for 100 mbps service - it's much faster in the little house closer to the modem, but I don't really do anything that requires that kind of speed). I also like the look of the product. The little white cube has different displays you can set it to, and the antennae are a little odd at first, but once you get used to them they are hardly noticeable. Overall, very satisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing improvement

    Posted
    DucMike
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    Had been using a Starry Station wifi router for the last few years and though the speed was good, coverage left a lot to be desired. Enter Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi HD. Did some research & liked what I saw regarding ease of install & interaction (along with it’s form-factor). The clean looks definitely catch the eye & install couldn’t have been easier. Unplug the modem; swap out routers; plug the new one in followed by powering the modem back up & you’re good to go. Found a location for the two ‘mesh points’, plugged ‘em in & they pretty much auto-connected to the base. Once that was done, I ran my updates & all was well. Ended up swapping out my old SurfBoard modem to a Netgear CM500 & I am now seriously impressed. Like I said: speed was good with the old router - if you were in the same room. I’m now seeing double- and occasionally triple-digit speeds at all corners of my property. I’m now getting solid connection to my Ring floodlight 24/7. I couldn’t be happier with this kit & definitely recomend it if you’re looking to cover a large area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent WiFi Home Mesh System

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    ReeseLuv
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    My home is a single story Ranch Style that is approximately 4000 square feet. The lot size is approximately 3/4 acre. The land is pretty flat. I have a pool in the backyard that at best was receiving a WiFi signal of poor and sometimes not receiving a signal at all. Just like everyone else I tried several different routers without any successful connection. I purchased this WiFi Mesh System based upon the Best Buy's representative's suggestion. This has been absolutely the Best WiFi system that I have owned. I get WiFi signal down the street from my home. The signal is strong everywhere in my home. The signal now says Excellent at the panel of my swimming pool. I can't begin to recommend this system enough. There are multiple devices on this system in my home and no one is complaining of dropped signals. In fact I do speed tests all over the property inside and out and I now have consistent speeds everywhere in excess of 110. Do yourself a favor and purchase this system. It is worth every penny. I am not one of those tech guys. I'm just a home owner who needed a good WiFi signal to my pool. I now have what I would describe as the Best Signal that I could ask for all over my property and down the street. Just a note, I live in a very windy area and no problems so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great - but does have security issues

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    Sparky
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    Note - there are security issues with this unit, but the vulnerability requires someone to have physical access to your main module. Aside from the security concerns, I upgraded my system because my old system wouldn't broadcast throughout my home. I was going to buy a bunch of expensive equipment to build a better network when the salesperson at Best Buy suggested the Ubiquity system. I coupled this system with an ARRIS SB8200 modem and noticed a huge improvement. First I connected my modem to the main module with a CAT-6 cable and found the best place for the module. After his, I plugged the satellite units in various outlets to optimize signal strength. Finally (the hardest step), I ran the CAT-6 cable through the attic from the modem to the main module and connected them for a permanent solution. The system works great - my gamers are happy. The software for the Ubiquity system works well too - but the ARRIS software is severely lacking. Can't wait until they catch up.

    I would recommend this to a friend