Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M Access Point

Another Ubiquiti product. This time it is the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M wireless access point. I bought this to improve my wireless signals at the balcony area.

This product can be used wired (i.e. you plug in a network cable to it and it becomes an wireless access point) or it can be wireless (i.e. you “link” it to another wireless point and it “extends” the wireless coverage). For me, I am using it for the second.

Unboxing Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

Unboxing. Took only 2 days to arrive after my order in Shopee.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

Hello.. slim body… looks like a… vibrator πŸ™‚

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

As usual, Ubiquiti supplied all the necessary mounting and more.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

The main player with its two feelers πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

Unscrew the two black “eyes” of the insect to attach the two feelers. God, why I feel this is like National Geographic πŸ™‚

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching the antennas
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching the antennas

Similar to the FlexHD, it has a Network Port at the bottom. You then attach a network cable to it and then the other end to the POE power.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE

And powering it up

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE

Tata.

It really does remind me of an insect. No kidding.

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE

This view too…

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M attaching to POE

Setting it up in Unifi Controller

I want to say it was an easy set up but it was not for me. Not sure why. I even end up needing to send commands such as set inform multiple times.

Not sure why. I suspect it was due to the firmware being pretty old and after I managed (somehow) to get the firmware updated, it was okay after that. I was on firmware 3.9.54.9373 while the one available was 4.3.24.11355. Like very far leh…

Here it goes…

Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M adoption

And at the end of the day, the most important setting is to link this wireless access point to an uplink. The closest access point you can link to.

So far, I am pretty happy with the speed in the balcony πŸ™‚

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