MikroTik vs Ubiquiti: Which WiFi Router or AP for Home is Better?

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As we know there are many providers of WiFi router for home, such as Tenda, Netgear, Xiaomi, Huawei and so on, but today we want to introduce some different. MikroTik and Ubiquiti, both of them are in the same race path.

Founded in 1996, MikroTik aims to develop routers and wireless ISP systems, and offers a complete solution for wireless connectivity needs from the mANTBox, SXT, LHG, DynaDish to hAP AC.

Ubiquiti Networks is offering Unifi series devices and its wireless accessories.

All in all, in noisy environment, UBNT is more stable and reliable due to its good antenna design, where Mikrotik devices are reconnecting constantly. Mikrotik have CCR routers, they are performing great, there was DDoS attack targeted to my customers network, CCR12G CPU where running at 80%, but did not crashed.

Hot MikroTik WiFi Router

MikroTik provides some useful wireless router, let’s explore.

  1. MikroTik 4011 Series WiFi Router

RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN, the WiFi model is a dual band, four chain unit with a supported data rate of up to 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz. For legacy devices, the unit also has a dual chain 2.4 GHz interface. The device has large external antennas for amazing 360 degree coverage.

MikroTik 4011 Series WiFi Router

  1. MikroTik 2011 Series WiFi Router

RouterBOARD 2011UiAS-2HnD has most features and interfaces from all MikroTik Wireless routers. It’s powered by the Atheros 600MHz 74K MIPS network processor, has 128MB RAM, five Gigabit LAN ports, five Fast Ethernet LAN ports and SFP cage (SFP module not included!). Also, it features powerful (up to 1W!) dual chain 2.4Ghz 802.11bgn wireless, RJ45 serial port, full size USB port and RouterOS L5 license.

MikroTik 2011 Series WiFi Router

  1. MikroTik hAP ac³

With 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 256 MB of RAM and quad-core CPU, hAP ac³ can satisfy even the biggest and most demanding households. With PoE support, it can power or be powered by other devices. There is a 128 MB NAND and a full-size USB port that you can use to add extra storage. The new enclosure allows mounting the device vertically or horizontally. A wall mount set is also included.

MikroTik hAP ac³

Hot Ubiquiti WiFi Router

Ubiquiti also provides some powerful wireless router, let’s see.

  1. Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Mesh Router

The AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System includes a Mesh Router and 2 Mesh Points for Wi‑Fi coverage throughout your home. The AmpliFi HD system delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance. The Mesh Router features an innovative and simple design with an intuitive touchscreen display so you can easily check your performance and network status. The MeshPoints provide enhanced coverage to eliminate dead spots in your home. Download the AmpliFi app (iOS and Android) for instant setup and easy management. This series includes AFi-HD, AFi-R, AFI-INS-R, AFI-P-HD and others.

Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Mesh Router

  1. Ubiquiti UAP FlexHD AP

Small and Sleek, yet Powerful. The 802.11ac 4×4 AP is popular for many buyers, and is ideal for enterprises, businesses, and homes.

UAP-FlexHD provides these features:

①802.11ac Wave 2 Technology

②5 GHz Radio: 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4 MU-MIMO with Radio Rate of 1.733 Gbps

③2.4 GHz Radio 802.11n: 2×2 MIMO with Radio Rate of 300 Mbps

④Indoor and Outdoor Use

⑤Tabletop, Wall, and Pole Mounting Brackets Included

⑥Seamless Integration and Management with UniFi Network Solution

Ubiquiti UAP FlexHD AP

MikroTik vs Ubiquiti, which is better?

If you know how to configure, MikroTik will be better:

  1. AC management is convenient, the core router authorized by L6 can manage all the devices below
  2. The transmission bandwidth is higher than UBNT and stable
  3. Workmanship is better than UBNT
  4. Powerful
  5. The power is generally larger than UBNT

The advantage of UBNT over Mikrotik is that it is simple to set up, and the price used to be very advantageous, but now the price is almost the same.

Summary

Both of MikroTik and Ubiquiti have benefits, we can select one according to our budget and needs.

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