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Works great but can be difficult to setup
on June 16, 2015
I bought this product for my Dad as a gift. He had been complaining that his internet did not have a wide enough range and he could not use the Wifi in the yard or detached garage. After a lot of researching and head scratching I settled on buying this product. Those wireless repeaters and extenders seem to do absolutely nothing so I did not even consider one of those as an alternative.
A few things about this. First, if you are not a tech person expect setting this up to be somewhat difficult. I would not say it is hard but if you do not know what you are doing then you may encounter some trouble with compatibility with other software, routers, etc.. We do not have any other ubiquiti products so there were a few hiccups. Second, this product is designed so that it can be used on conjunction with other ubiquiti products, so do keep that in mind if you want to get coverage for a very large area. Specifically, you can have various wifi access points and connect them, the guide suggests college universities, camp sites.. etc.. we did not have any other devices because we just wanted wifi in the yard. Third, you can actually put this outside so you could mount it to your house outside to have greater coverage or on a post in the yard or elsewhere.
At the end of the day, my dad ended up putting this in our attic which allows for coverage over the entire yard. He did not want to put it outside for whatever reason. I would give this item 5 stars for coverage area (the garage is at least 20 feet away and has wifi with no problem, plus coverage in the yard and driveway) but 4 stars for ease of setup for the average person. There is a help forum and other guidance can be found by googling.