I wanted a more robust wireless access point to supplement or replace my Linksys E4200. I had been experiencing spotty WiFi coverage at my home’s extremities, even after flashing DD-WRT and tweaking settings.
I’ve been spending a lot of time combing through Ubiquiti Networks’s product offerings as part of an ongoing engagement, and after reading Ars Technica Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson’s review on their UniFi wireless access points, I decided that I was already too invested not to try one out for myself.
I chose the Unifi AP ac LR (MSRP $109, Amazon.com), the long-range version of their wireless access point. It’s rated for a 600-ft range, though we will see how well it fares in my living space.
Stay tuned: I intend to follow up with a review of the unit against my Linksys E4200.