With four built-in radios, three of which are dedicated to client connections and one to security, the UAP-XG-US Wave 2 Quad-Radio 802.11ac Access Point with Dedicated Security Radio from Ubiquiti Networks offers enhanced wireless connectivity. Setup is simple as this 802.3bt PoE compliant access point comes equipped with a single 1 GbE port and a single 10 GbE port. Furthermore, this access point can be installed in a variety of locations such as the ceiling, the wall, a junction box, and more all without the need to run a dedicated power supply to the unit.
Once installed, clients can take advantage of 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi connectivity offering enhanced data transfer rates of up to 1733 Mb/s on the 5 GHz frequency and up to 800 Mb/s on the 2.4 GHz frequency. Managing the network has also been simplified thanks to Ubiquiti Networks own UniFi Controller software. This software comes packed with a variety of network management utilities such as spectral analysis, band steering, detailed analytics, WLAN group functionality, multi-site management, and guest portal/hotspot support. With the UAP-XG access point, you also have added peace of mind thanks to the included security radio along with support for spectrum and Wi-Fi packet analysis, Wi-Fi channel monitoring, and much more.
Scalable Enterprise Wi-Fi Management
The built-in, dedicated security and monitoring radio of the UniFi XG AP provides visibility into site performance, channel planning, and local interferers, allowing the integrator to properly evaluate performance and quickly respond to changing interference and security threat landscapes.
Easily accessible through any standard web browser and the UniFi mobile app (iOS or Android), the UniFi Controller software is a powerful software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance.
Intuitive UniFi Controller Software
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The UniFi Controller can provision thousands of UniFi APs, map out networks, quickly manage system traffic, and add more UniFi APs.
View Your RF Environment
Use the RF environment functionality of the UniFi XG AP to detect and troubleshoot nearby interference, analyze radio frequencies, choose optimal AP placement, and configure settings.
Powerful RF Performance Features
Advanced RF performance and configuration features include spectral analysis, airtime fairness, and band steering.
The UniFi Controller provides configurable reporting and analytics to manage large user populations and expedite troubleshooting by the system integrator.
Manage flexible configurations of large deployments. Create multiple WLAN groups and assign them to an AP's radio. Each WLAN can be VLAN tagged. Dynamic VLAN tagging per Wi-Fi station (or RADIUS VLAN) is also supported.
Wireless Uplink functionality enables wireless connectivity between APs for extended range. One wired UniFi AP uplink supports up to four wireless downlinks on a single operating band, allowing wireless adoption of devices in their default state and real-time changes to network topology.
A single UniFi Controller running in the cloud can manage multiple sites: multiple, distributed deployments and multi-tenancy for managed service providers. Each site is logically separated and has its own configuration, maps, statistics, guest portal, and administrator accounts.
Guest Portal/Hotspot Support
Use the UniFi Controller to quickly customize the configuration for Guest Portals, including authentication, Hotspot setup, and the option to use your own external portal server. For your Guest Portal/Hotspot package offerings, take advantage of UniFi's rate limiting capabilities. Apply different bandwidth rates (download/ upload), limit total data usage, and limit duration of use.
All UniFi APs include Hotspot functionality:
- Built-in support for billing integration using major credit cards.
- Built-in support for voucher‑based authentication, including the ability to generate voucher codes.
- Built-in Hotspot Manager for voucher creation, guest management, and payment refunds.
- Full customization and branding of Hotspot portal pages, including the use of your own logo.
Assuming the same conditions, a Wave 2 radio provides up to 75% improvement beyond a Wave 1 radio. This improvement increases wireless performance and/or serves more clients at the same performance level.
4x4 Spatial Streams
At any single time, a Wave 2 radio can communicate with the following MU-MIMO clients:
• Four 1x1 clients
• Two 2x2 clients
• One 2x2 client and two 1x1 clients
• One 3x3 client and one 1x1 client
Combining twice the number of 5 GHz radios and four times the associations per radio, the UniFi XG AP delivers an order of magnitude more performance than a typical 802.11ac Wave 1 AP.
For optimal performance, use MU-MIMO clients. SU-MIMO clients will also benefit and gain up to 10‑20% greater performance when used with the UniFi XG AP.
When you use the 2.4 GHz band in a high-density location, you encounter self-interference and channel saturation. When you use the 5 GHz band, you can deploy smaller cells (coverage areas), so you can support more clients in any cell that deploys more than one AP. With the advantages of MU-MIMO technology and 4x4 spatial streams, the UniFi XG AP can support more than triple the number of users2 per radio than a typical Wave 1 AP.
Dedicated Spectral Security Radio
Using a persistent spectral scan, the UniFi XG AP constantly monitors the RF environment to check for both potential malicious activity and the best channel for network performance. The dedicated security radio allows the UniFi XG AP to scan for security threats, such as malicious frames and rogue access points, while maintaining throughput for client devices. At the same time, UniFi, in conjunction with the UniFi XG AP, analyzes the wireless spectrum and airtime utilization to automatically select the best channel to optimize performance across your installation.
The UniFi XG AP's dedicated security radio provides persistent threat management to act as a Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS). Such a dedicated radio affords frequency agility - meaning all available Wi-Fi channels are monitored constantly for threats - not just the channels the AP is using.
Spectrum and Wi-Fi Packet Analysis
The airView tool offers real-time visibility into your RF spectrum. Because it uses the dedicated security radio, it analyzes all of your available RF channels without affecting performance or disrupting client activity. The airTime tool visualizes and analyzes how the APs use channels in real time. The breakdown is by frame type, clients, neighboring APs, protocols, and interference. Spectrum view and Wi-Fi packet analysis can be done simultaneously, without affecting stations, for a total view of the RF environment and channel utilization.
Three client radios deliver unparalleled Wi-Fi performance while a dedicated security radio provides persistent threat management.
Superior Processing Power
The UniFi XG AP is capable of complex operations (guest control, filtering, and other resource-intensive tasks) that may slow down a lesser equipped AP.
10G and 1G Ethernet Connectivity
Designed to be a 10G Ethernet backhaul, the primary port carries both data and PoE, while the secondary Gigabit Ethernet port is for bridging and also supports PoE input.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Standard
The UniFi XG AP can be powered by an 802.3bt PoE compliant switch.
Its sleek design seamlessly integrates into any environment (all accessories included) and is compatible with existing UAP-AC-PRO mounts.
The unique LED provisioning ring provides administrator location tracking and alerts for each device.