04-17-2018 03:52 AM
I purchased the UAP-AC-LR with the promise of "up to 183 metres". Real world, I'm able to get around 10 metres through 2 walls. My home Asus router is out performing it.
I've tried multiple channel width, power and channel setting options which were recommended from other forum posters. I currently have it set as 2G HT20, Channel 2, Medium Power. 5G VHT40, 144 DFS, Medium Power. This is after trying multiple options.
I just want to know if I have somehow misconfigured it or the product claims are completely false
04-17-2018 04:10 AM
The WiFi standard has the same physical conditions as limit for any vendor. For the LR:
- use only channels 1, 6 or 11 for 2G
- set the power to either medium/high or low/medium for 2G/5G
- mount or place the LR horizontally and if possible above head; moving an AP by 10cm can make a remarkable difference somtimes
- walls are a problem, sometimes a big problem depending on material and penetration angle; the range value in the datasheet is for no walls/obstructions under ideal conditions without competing WiFi from the neighbours
The AC-LR is without doubt a good product. But it cannot make pigs fly.
04-17-2018 04:58 AM
- I'll try the channel suggestions. This is very helpful
- It is currently horizontal. Not overhead as I didn't want to mount before testing. Currently on the desk. Will raise and re-test. I've tried in multiple locations around the house so far though
I think my gripe is that I fell for the marketing hype without thinking critically about logic.
04-17-2018 05:00 AM
Thing is, they *do* work out as far as UBNT says -- but, well, you've got to be in relatively unobstructed space. "two walls" is pretty much the death of radio (at least at these frequencies / power regulations).
04-17-2018 07:22 AM
I haven’t found Ubiquiti stuff to be overly long range indoors through walls. And the AC-LR doesn’t appear to me to be any longer range than the current AC-Pro. I honestly think it’s a marketing term.
All that said, it sounds like you are trying to get good in house WiFi from a single router? Unless your house is really small (like apartment size) I have found that you need multiple APs for a house.