Ubiquiti UniFi Access Points Comparison

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Ubiquiti UniFi AC Series Access Points

The UniFi AC Series consists of the three wireless access points shown in the table below, as well as the in-wall and mesh models from the Speciality AP Series. When in doubt, WISP recommends you go PRO: The benefits outweigh the cost difference between UAP-AC-LR and UAP-AC-PRO.

UniFi AC Family

uap-ac-lite uap-ac-lruap-ac-pro

UAP-AC-LITE

UAP-AC-LR

UAP-AC-PRO

Generation AC Wave 1 AC Wave 1 AC Wave 1
Class AC1200 AC1300 AC1750
Type Omni Omni Omni
5 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5
MIMO 2x2 2x2 3x3
MU-MIMO - - -
160 MHz - - -
Throughput 867 Mbps 867 Mbps 1300 Mbps
2.4 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4
MIMO 2x2 3x3 3x3
Throughput 300 Mbps 450 Mbps 450 Mbps
Max Tx Power 5 GHz 20 dBm 22 dBm 22 dBm
2.4 GHz 20 dBm 24 dBm 22 dBm
Antenna Gain 5 GHz 3 dBi 3 dBi 3 dBi
2.4 GHz 3 dBi 3 dBi 3 dBi
Max EIRP* 5 GHz 23 dBm 25 dBm 25 dBm
2.4 GHz 23 dBm 27 dBm 25 dBm
SoC/CPU MediaTek - - -
Qualcomm QCA9563 QCA9563 QCA9563
Ports RJ45 (1) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps (2) 1 Gbps
PoE In PoE/24V PoE/24V* PoE/PoE+/48V
Out - - -
Max Consumption 6.5W 6.5W 9W
Dimensions Imperial 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.2” 6.9 x 6.9 x 1.7” 7.7 x 7.7 1.4”
Metric 160 x 160 x 31mm 178 x 178 x 43mm 197 x 197 x 35mm
LED Blue/White Blue/White Blue/White
Environment Indoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor (covered)
*EIRP varies by region, channel width, frequency, etc. Notes U6-Lite is more future-proof option *AC-LR’s before date code 1634/board revision 17 support only 24V Same mounting brackets as AC-HD and U6-LR
Use Case Ultra-compact design. Small office deployments. Ideal for longer range, indoor deployments. Small office deployments. Offers the highest throughput of these three and can also be used outdoors. Medium office deployments.
PoE Mode 802.3af/A PoE & 24V PoE 802.3af/A PoE & 24V PoE 802.3af/A PoE/802.3at PoE+
Power Supply 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter UniFi Switch (PoE)
Wi-Fi Client Associations 250+ 250+ 250+

Ubiquiti UniFi HD Series Access Points

UniFi HD Series devices were designed with high-density throughput in mind. UAP-HD, for example, delivers up to 125% greater performance than a typical Wave 1 AP through MU-MIMO technology and the use of 4x4 spatial streams. Consider the UniFi HD AP Series for applications requiring high density networking and constant data security monitoring (e.g. banks, hospitals, etc.)

As shown in the table below, three models follow the classic UniFi AP form factor, while newer models feature a more discreet, compact design. UAP-FlexHD offers flexible mounting options for wall, pole and ceiling deployment, while UAP-BeaconHD offers real 300+ Mbps performance over a wireless mesh hop.

UniFi HD Family

uap-nanohd uap-ac-hd uap-ac-shduap-flexhd uap-beaconhdudm

UAP-nanoHD

UAP-AC-HD

UAP-AC-SHD

UAP-FlexHD

UAP-BeaconHD

UDM

Generation AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2
Class AC2100 AC2600 AC2600 AC2100 AC2100 AC2100
Type Omni Omni Omni Flex Mesh All-in-one
5 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5
MIMO 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4
MU-MIMO Downlink Downlink Downlink Downlink Downlink Downlink
160 MHz Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2
Throughput 1733 Mbps 1733 Mbps 1733 Mbps 1733 Mbps 1733 Mbps 1733 Mbps
2.4 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4
MIMO 2x2 4x4 4x4 2x2 2x2 2x2
Throughput 300 Mbps 800 Mbps 800 Mbps 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 300 Mbps
Max Tx Power 5 GHz 26 dBm 25 dBm 25 dBm 26 dBm 25 dBm 26 dBm
2.4 GHz 23 dBm 25 dBm 25 dBm 23 dBm 20 dBm 23 dBm
Antenna Gain 5 GHz 3 dBi 4 dBi 6 dBi 4 dBi 5 dBi 4.5 dBi
2.4 GHz 2.8 dBi 3 dBi 6 dBi 1.6 dBi 4.5 dBi 3 dBi
Max EIRP* 5 GHz 29 dBm 29 dBm 31 dBm 30 dBm 30 dBm 30.5 dBm
2.4 GHz 26 dBm 28 dBm 31 dBm 25 dBm 25 dBm 26 dBm
SoC/CPU MediaTek MT7621 - - MT7621 MT7621 MT7621
Qualcomm - IPQ8062 IPQ8064 - - -
Ports RJ45 (1) 1 Gbps (2) 1 Gbps (2) 1 Gbps
(1) USB-C
(1) 1 Gbps None
(Power only)
(1) 1 Gbps WAN (4) 1 Gbps LAN
PoE In PoE PoE+ PoE+ PoE - -
Out - - - - - -
Max Consumption 10.5W 17W 20W 10.5W 11.5W 26W
Dimensions Imperial 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.3” 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.9” 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.9” 1.9 x 1.9 x 6.3” 6.7 x 4.4 x 1.3” 4.3 x 4.3 x 7.3”
Metric 160 x 160 x 33mm 220 x 220 x 48mm 220 x 220 x 48mm 49 x 49 x 160mm 170 x 112 x 32 mm 110 x 110 x 184mm
LED Blue/White Blue/White Blue/White RGB RGB Blue/White
Environment Indoor Indoor/Outdoor (covered) Indoor/Outdoor (covered) Indoor/Outdoor Indoor Indoor
*EIRP varies by region, channel width, frequency, etc. Notes Same size, mounting brackets, and covers as U6-Lite Same size and mounts as U6-LR Includes security radio Pole, wall, or tabletop mounting Dual-band mesh AP, limited to 200-300 Mbps throughput All-in-one UniFi controller, router, 4-port switch, and AP
Use Case Hotels, offices, hospitals, schools. Offers the highest throughput of these three and can also be used outdoors. Medium office deployments. - - - Homes and Businesses
PoE Mode 802.3af PoE 802.3at PoE+ 802.3at PoE+ 802.3af PoE - -
Power Supply UniFi Switch (PoE) UniFi Switch (PoE) UniFi Switch (PoE) 802.3af 48V, 0.32A Gigabit PoE Adapter AC (standard US power outlet) Internal AC/DC Power Adapter (24V, 0.6A, 100 ‑ 240VAC)
Wi-Fi Client Associations 200+ 1000+ 1000+ 200+ 200+ 250+

Ubiquiti UniFi XG Series Access Points

UniFi XG Series devices allow for the seamless creation and management of an ultra-high-density wireless network with both access points in the table below and the UniFi Switch 16 XG, the UniFi XG Server and the UniFi Security Gateway XG 8. UniFi XG Series access points deliver extremely high throughput and feature (1) 1/10 Gbps ICM Ethernet port.

UniFi XG Family

uap-xg uwb-xg

UAP-XG

UWB-XG

Generation AC Wave 2 AC Wave 2
Class AC4300 AC5200
Type Omni Small Cell
5 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5
MIMO (2) 4x4 (3) 4x4
MU-MIMO Downlink Downlink
160 MHz Yes, 2x2 Yes, 2x2
Throughput (2) 1733 Mbps (3) 1733 Mbps
2.4 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 4 -
MIMO 4x4 -
Throughput 800 Mbps -
Max Tx Power 5 GHz 25 dBm 25 dBm
2.4 GHz 25 dBm -
Antenna Gain 5 GHz 8 dBi 10/15 dBi
2.4 GHz 6 dBi -
Max EIRP* 5 GHz 33 dBm 35/40 dBm
2.4 GHz 31 dBm -
SoC/CPU MediaTek - -
Qualcomm IPQ8062 IPQ8064
Ports RJ45 (1) 1 Gbps
(1) 10 Gbps
(1) 1 Gbps
(1) 10 Gbps
PoE In PoE++ PoE++
Out - -
Max Consumption 31W 31W
Dimensions Imperial 9 x 9 x 2” 18.6 x 10.1 x 3.7”
Metric 228 x 228 x 50mm 471 x 258 x 94mm
LED Blue/White RGB
Environment Indoor Indoor/Outdoor (IP67)
*EIRP varies by region, channel width, frequency, etc. Notes Includes security radio, meant for stadiums or big venues Includes security radio, meant for stadiums or big venues
Use Case For very high-density environments, such as a large auditorium or concert hall containing numerous clients in a relatively small space, we recommend the UniFi XG AP. For ultra high-density environments, such as an outdoor music festival, where there are numerous clients in a relatively small place, we recommend the UniFi WiFi BaseStation XG.
PoE Mode 802.3bt PoE 802.3bt PoE
Power Supply PoE Injector 50VDC, 1.2A Gigabit 50VDC, 1.2A Gigabit PoE
Wi-Fi Client Associations 1500 1500

Ubiquiti UniFi Specialty Access Points

The UniFi devices shown in the table below are access points designed to perform very specific functions not usually found in wireless networking hardware. UAP-AC-EDU, for example, has an integrated public address system for campus applications and can be configured as a SIP endpoint for phone systems.

UniFi In-Wall models are the perfect size to replace an Ethernet wall jack, with a sleek enclosure to blend in seamlessly and provide a more discreet solution in environments like hotels, hospitals and schools. Multiple ports also allow In-Wall devices to serve as Gigabit switches with PoE passthrough.

UniFi Mesh devices allow for the expansion of outdoor wireless installations with little infrastructure. (Article about UniFi Mesh Wireless coming soon!)

UniFi Specialty Models

uap-ac-iw uap-iw-hd uap-ac-m uap-ac-m-pro

UAP-AC-IW

UAP-IW-HD

UAP-AC-M

UAP-AC-M-PRO

Generation AC Wave 1 AC Wave 2 AC Wave 1 AC Wave 1
Class AC1200 AC2100 AC1200 AC1750
Type In Wall In Wall Mesh Mesh
5 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 5
MIMO 2x2 4x4 2x2 3x3
MU-MIMO - Downlink - -
160 MHz - Yes, 2x2 - -
Throughput 867 Mbps 1733 Mbps 867 Mbps 1300 Mbps
2.4 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4
MIMO 2x2 2x2 2x2 3x3
Throughput 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 450 Mbps
Max Tx Power 5 GHz 20 dBm 26 dBm 20 dBm 22 dBm
2.4 GHz 20 dBm 23 dBm 20 dBm 22 dBm
Antenna Gain 5 GHz 2 dBi 6 dBi 4 dBi 8 dBi
2.4 GHz 1 dBi 1.8 dBi 3 dBi 8 dBi
Max EIRP* 5 GHz 22 dBm 32 dBm 24 dBm 30 dBm
2.4 GHz 21 dBm 25 dBm 23 dBm 30 dBm
SoC/CPU MediaTek - MT7621 - -
Qualcomm QCA9563 - QCA9563 QCA9563
Ports RJ45 (3) 1 Gbps (5) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps (2) 1 Gbps
PoE In PoE+ PoE/PoE+ PoE/24V PoE
Out (1) 48V Passive (1) 48V Passive - -
Max Consumption 7W/19W 11W/23W 8.5W 9W
Dimensions Imperial 5.5 x 3.4 x 1” 5.5 x 3.4 x 1” 14 x 1.8 x 1.4” 13.5 x 7.1 x 2.4”
Metric 140 x 87 x 26mm 140 x 87 x 26mm 353 x 46 x 34mm 343 x 181 x 60mm
LED Blue/White Blue/White Blue/White Blue/White
Environment Indoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor
*EIRP varies by region, channel width, frequency, etc. Notes In-Wall HD is more future-proof option 48V PoE Passthrough FlexHD/U6-Mesh is more future-proof option FlexHD/U6-Mesh is more future-proof option
Use Case Hotels, offices, hospitals, schools. Hotels, offices, hospitals, schools. Large outdoor areas with minimal infraestructure. Large outdoor areas with minimal infraestructure.
PoE Mode 802.3at PoE+ 802.3af PoE / 802.3at PoE+ 802.3af/A PoE & 24V PoE 802.3af PoE
Power Supply UniFi PoE Switch (Not Included) UniFi Switch (PoE) (Not Included) 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter 48V, 0.5A PoE Gigabit Adapter (Included)
Wi-Fi Client Associations 250+ 200+ 250+ 250+

Ubiquiti UniFi High-Performance Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 6 is a high-efficient Wi-Fi that handles multiple devices, it allows to use same Wi-Fi channels and frequencies with less interference. Supports WPA3 encryption and authentication.

It is necessary that devices in the range of the network support Wi-Fi 6.

UniFi High-Performance WiFi Family

u6-lite u6-lr u6-prou6-meshubb

U6-Lite

U6-LR

U6-Pro

U6-Mesh

UBB

Generation Wi-Fi 6* Wi-Fi 6* Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 5 GHz/60 GHz
Class AX1500 AX3000 AX5400 AX5400 802.11ad
Type Omni Omni Omni Flex Bridge
5 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 5
MIMO 2x2 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4
MU-MIMO Down/Up Down/Up Down/Up Down/Up Downlink
160 MHz - Yes, 2x2 Yes, 4x4 Yes, 4x4 -
Throughput 1200 Mbps 2400 Mbps 4800 Mbps 4800 Mbps 1733 Mbps
2.4 GHz Radios Standard Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 -
MIMO 2x2 4x4 2x2 2x2 -
Throughput 300 Mbps 600 Mbps 574 Mbps 574 Mbps -
Max Tx Power 5 GHz 23 dBm 26 dBm 26 dBm 26 dBm 25 dBm
2.4 GHz 23 dBm 26 dBm 22 dBm 23 dBm -
Antenna Gain 5 GHz 3 dBi 5.5 dBi 6 dBi 5 dBi 2 dBi
2.4 GHz 2.8 dBi 4 dBi 4 dBi 3 dBi -
Max EIRP* 5 GHz 26 dBm 31 dBm 32 dBm 31 dBm 27 dBm
2.4 GHz 26 dBm 30 dBm 26 dBm 26 dBm -
SoC/CPU MediaTek MT7621 MT7622 - - -
Qualcomm - - Qualcomm? Qualcomm IPQ4029
Ports RJ45 (1) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps (1) 1 Gbps
PoE In PoE/48V PoE+/48V PoE+/48V PoE+/48V PoE+/48V
Out - - - - -
Max Consumption 12W 16.5W 13W 13W 11W
Dimensions Imperial 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.3” 8.7 x 8.7 z 1.9” 7.8 x 7.8 x 1.4” 1.9 x 1.9 x 6.3” 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5”
Metric 160 x 160 x 33mm 220 x 220 x 48mm 197 x 197 x 35mm 49 x 49 x 160mm 140 x 140 x 90mm
LED Blue/White RGB RGB RGB RGB
Environment Indoor Indoor/Outdoor (IP54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Indoor/Outdoor
*EIRP varies by region, channel width, frequency, etc. Notes *Wi-Fi 6 on 5 GHz only. Same size as nano-HD *Wi-Fi 6 on 5 GHz only. Same mount as AC-Pro/AC-HD Wi-Fi 6 on both radios. Same mount as AC-Pro/AC-HD Wi-Fi 6 on both radios. Same enclosure as FlexHD *MSRP is for 2 units. 17 dBi, 30° antenna for 60 GHz
Use Case Ultra-compact design. Small office deployments. Ideal for longer range, indoor deployments. Small office deployments. Offers the highest throughput of these three and can also be used outdoors. Medium office deployments. - -
PoE Mode 802.3af PoE 802.3at PoE PoE+, Passive PoE (48V) 802.3af PoE 802.3af PoE
Power Supply 802.3af PoE; 48V, 0.32A PoE Adapter (Not Included) (PoE) (Not Included) UniFi PoE Switch
48V, 0.5A PoE Adapter (Optional)
802.3af PoE; 48V, 0.32A PoE Adapter UniFi PoE Switch
48V, 0.32A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)
Wi-Fi Client Associations 300+ 300+ 300+ 300+ -
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