With the integrated, much stronger antennas (one more antenna channel per band, i.e. a total of 3×3 MIMO), the device now achieves a significantly greater range than the UAP-AC-IW. We can also confirm that we support the 802.af/at standard. A PoE adapter is unfortunately not included in the scope of delivery. That is why we used the UAP-AC-IW-PRO with the POE-48-24W-G.
If an EdgeSwitch or UniFiSwitch from Ubiquiti is used in the network, its PoE functionality can be used for power supply and a PoE injector can be dispensed with.
The PRO version has three RJ45 interfaces:
- 1x PoE-OUT to operate additional external PoE-capable devices. For example a VoIP phone like the UVP-PRO.
- 1x LAN port: This can also be used with wired devices such as a laptop.
- 1x LAN port: PoE-IN to supply the device with power via PoE and to integrate it into the network infrastructure.
Unfortunately, the IW-PRO version did not use the USB port known from the UAP-AC-PRO.
We had a net data rate of ~ 180 Mbit in the 2.4 GHz and ~ 360 Mbit AC in the 5 GHz range in the immediate vicinity. The device is already set to DHCP on delivery and is recognized and registered in the UniFi controller without any problems. As stated by the manufacturer, the installation / assembly of the device can actually be done relatively easily if there is already an RJ45 connection in the flush-mounted socket.