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Hello all, new to the forums and new to the Ubiquiti line. Just purchased a nanoHD yesterday expecting it tomorrow. I was curious how the 5ghz range would be in my house. One floor is roughly 3000 sq. ft. And all walls are wood construction. The AP will be ceiling mounted in a central location. The nanoHD will take care of only one floor. Will the nanoHD ‘cut it’? We have roughly 40 clients connected, mostly laptops and phones. I’m going to be doing some testing but before I get it, just wanted to know what I can expect range wise. 

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Re: New User question

Hello @Pabla,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

I doubt it, you might need 2/3 UAPs.

 

 

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Re: New User question

okay thanks for the reply! will do some testing once its here to see what works best

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Re: New User question

In terms of range, it might work, but that is a high number of clients for one AP. I was able to cover a 3200 sq ft 2 story home off one AP-PRO, but ultimately decided to add more APs to better my coverage for 5GHz, and split the load between the APs.

 

Depending on your usage, 3-4 APs should suffice.

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Re: New User question

My last house was a 3100 sq ft ranch. Not only would 1 AP not cover the house in 5ghz, it wouldn't cover it in 2.4. I used 3 APs. I am currently in a 1500 sq ft "square" and use 2 APs inside. I have about 35 wifi clients, but that's not the issue, the issue is getting good coverage across the space.

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Re: New User question

Forgot to mention that the 40 clients are spread throughout the whole house, between 4 other APs and one router. I think that if one nanoHD wont be powerful enough two will work, as the house is a open concept house so not too many walls. Thanks for the insight guys! already liking this forum more than other.

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Hello @Pabla,

 

Awesome, if you have any other questions let us know!

 

 

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Re: New User question

I wasnt expecting this but the NanoHD did amazing. Currently have it temporarily mounted to my ceiling and all throughout the floor, even in the farthest of corners behind a few walls im still able to manage a 150mbps connection. Everywhere else its about 400mbps, and directly under the AP 600mbps. So not too much loss in speed as the distance increases, not what i was expecting, in a good way. Will be doing more in-depth tests before permanently mounting it. If all goes well looks like I will be slowly overhauling my old network of APs with some UAPs. 

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Hello @Pabla,

 

Awesome, thanks for reporting back!

 

 

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