Appearance or performance? How to choose the best access point?

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Networks use an access point (AP) to transform wired connectivity into signals transmitted over Wi-Fi. These units transmit Wi-Fi throughout their range by connecting to a wired device, such as a router, switch, or hub. With the development of science and technology, the significance of an AP has been self-evident. Any company or organization that needs to accommodate a large number of wireless Internet users should have an AP.

But when choosing an AP, what do you consider the most, the performance or appearance? Some people are more concerned about appearance and want their AP to look stylish and high-tech, which can become decorative, while others are serious about performance and want the maximum bandwidth in every room. And the following two APs can absolutely meet the different needs of different people.

Access Point AC Pro (UAP-AC-PRO)

The Access Point AC Pro (UAP AC Pro) is a chic, moon-like, pure white and blue, indoor/outdoor, 802.11ac WiFi access point that utilizes Wave 1 technology to reach an impressive 2+ Gbps aggregate throughput rate with its 5 GHz (3×3 MIMO) and 2.4 GHz (3×3 MIMO) bands. The UAP AC Pro broadcasts its signal up to 122 meters (400 feet) away, allowing for greater multi-user support from further away. This access point can be powered with PoE or PoE+ *, and it is equipped with (2) GbE RJ45 ports and (1) USB port. The UAP AC Pro can be set up in minutes and fully managed with the UniFi Network web application or mobile app.


802.11ac Wave 1 WiFi technology

5 GHz (3×3 MIMO) band with a 1.3 Gbps throughput rate

2.4 GHz (3×3 MIMO) band with a 450 Mbps throughput rate

Powered with PoE or PoE+*

(2) GbE RJ45 ports

UniFi6 Mesh (U6-Mesh)

The Access Point WiFi 6 Mesh (U6 Mesh) is a high-performance, four-stream WiFi 6 access point that provides best-in-class signal meshing to enhance the wireless coverage of home and enterprise networks.


WiFi 6 support (2.4/5 GHz bands)

5.3 Gbps aggregate throughput rate

Horizontal antenna pattern to widen coverage area

(1) GbE RJ45 port (PoE In)*

IPX5-rated, waterproof casing

Comparison of UAP-AC-PRO and U6-Mesh

Networking interface (2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports (1) GbE RJ45 port
WiFi standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g
WiFi 4/WiFi 5/WiFi 6
VLAN 802.1Q 802.1Q
Concurrent clients 200+ 300+
Mounting Wall/Ceiling (Kits Included) Wall, desktop, pole mount(included)
Ceiling mount (optional)
Certifications CE, FCC, IC CE, FCC, IC

If you want an adorable AP, the UAP-AC-PRO is stylish, pleasingly simple, and very suitable. But if you prefer the powerful performance, U6-Mesh is what I’ll recommend to you. They’re all from Ubiquiti, and you don’t have to worry about the quality and warranty.

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