Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC LITE Access Point Review

The UniFi UAP AC LITE access point is one of Ubiquiti’s flagship budget APs – it offers 2×2 AC1200 antennas, as well as a single Gigabit Ethernet port.

The UniFi AC Lite access point (and all of the UniFi AP range) is controlled and managed by the UniFi Network Controller Software, an intuitive and user-friendly application, which can be installed on your smartphone or PC. Once installed, set-up of the UAP AC LITE is a breeze, allowing quick configuration and optimisation.

Throughput on the AC LITE is decent with up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 867 Mbps on the 5GHz band. It has an exceptional signal range of up to 122m (400ft) with clear line of sight, but bear in mind that the install environment and construction materials within your home or business could significantly affect coverage.

If we compare the three main contenders in the UniFi AP lineup – the AC LITE, the AC LR and the AC PRO, it’s the UAP AC LITE that comes in third in terms of performance, but first in terms of value for money.

Although the UAP AC LITE isn’t quite as fast as the UAP AC PRO and UAP AC LR, its price is appealing at around £80, compared to the PRO at around £130 and the LR at around £100.

We highly recommend the Lite for both small business and smaller home installs, where signal range and throughput (speed) aren’t as important as budget and where the property is slightly smaller in size.

UniFi UAP AC LITE

Price
Design
WiFi Performance
Ease of Use

Overall rating

A budget access point for both home and small business use.

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