Other Stuff


You can ‘repeat up to four times’–
but not in a chain. One UniFi can
handle as many as four secondary
radios–each one directly from the
primary UniFi radio.

explain the “Align Antenna” and “Site Survey” tools?

Align antenna shows signal strength after association, Site Survey shows visible APs.

Picostation as a Station

a PicoStation2 is the wrong radio because it has an omni antenna.
1. It receives noise from all directions
2. 2.4GHz is typically more noisy because of many TXers
3. 2.4GHz penetrates many objects more than 5GHz, so again more noise.
4. 2.4GHz has a larger fresnel diameter.
5. TX Radiation is spread all-around, making more noise for neighbors and less signal for the other side.

reset procedures

The correct procedure it to make sure the unit has been running for at least 1 minute. Next, press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds. This will reset to factory defaults.


Clients should be able to connect to a UBNT device in WDS-AP mode just fine, as WDS-AP connects both WDS STA and STA clients.

If you are referring to the slider on the antenna alignment page, it simply calibrates the graph to what you specify as your max receive signal. For example, if you specify -65 as max signal and your received signal is -63 it will show full signal. If you specify -50 as your max and -63 is your received the graph will be drawn accordingly.

Successful 4.32 mie link no antenna


I have a customer 5 mi. from our tower


High Latency


in IP, for a wifi link at 54M you can obtain ~25Mbits/s max if you are alone on the ap and if the AP is alone on the channel.

I made some tests (download of a file in smb):
with 100M wire link, I download on an internal server and I obtain 65Mb/s
With unifi, 130M wifi link, I obtain 50Mb/s
with unifi, 54M wifi link, I obtain 20Mb/s
That seems normal performances (smb is not the better protocol for big files download).


for WDS, don’t expect good performances with it as you divide the initial link value by the number of client and repeater.
If you have only one repeater on the main AP (the repeater is the only client), and if it’s connected to 54Mb/s for example (so 20Mb/s IP) , if there is only one customer on the repeater (in 54Mb/s too), he will obtain 10Mb/s on it.
If you have more clients on the main AP, take the worst link and divide by the number of client on the main AP, and then divide by the number of clients on the repeater (if they have better link). Take the result and you will obtain in real less than that.
If you have one customer on the main or on the repeater wich have a bad wifi connection (2Mb/s) for example, then you will have just some kb/s for all clients.




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