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Ubiquiti Amplifi HD 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 4:10 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Amplifi

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications

 

 

 

Management GUI

 

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To control the functionality and to set up the Ubiquiti Amplifi HD, everything goes through this app. I grabbed it from the App Store on iOS, but it is available on Android as well.

 

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Diving right in, we begin setup of our first mesh network.

 

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Following the steps including three previous to the one above, we have plugged in the Ethernet and WAN cables and now the power.

 

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The first step is the app seeing your base so you can begin customization.

 

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The first true step in the process is giving our network a name and password.

 

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A few more steps and the setup is complete, and we can begin using our network.

 

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The dashboard interface has a pretty good layout. The bottom shows your connected clients and their performance, while the top gives a visual of the mesh points.

 

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There is an ISP test if you flip over to the performance tab - I reached 60/6.

 

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The next tab is the guest network, where you can adjust the settings to the right.

 

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Moving to the management tab, we have settings for Internet and wireless along with the option below to adjust the LED and touchscreen brightness.

 

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Wireless settings allow you to change the band and channel, while there is a deeper menu to dive further into settings.

 

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When I first set this system up, we had to do a quick firmware update. So testing was all done on the firmware seen in the blue lettering.

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