What are people using for wifi 6 aps?

trick0502

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I think I’m done with my UniFi aps. I’ve had this issue with my tvs and 4K with private listening that I can’t fix. And I know it’s the aps as it works with a cheapo router ap.

I’m going to be keeping my er4 and es16. So I’m going to need some poe wifi 6 aps. Any recommendations?
 

SamirD

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Why wifi 6? I don't think that will help the tvs or 4k. Also, why not use something like powerlines to just 'wire' them? Most TVs still have only a 100Mbs port and the newest powerlines will hit over 200Mbs ime.
 

SamirD

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For television, latency is more important than bandwidth and once you go wired, you'll never go back to wireless (first hand experience on that).

I wouldn't buy a new ap at all--lots of great routers to be had for 1/2 the price used that will still work great. wifi 6 as is being sold right now is already a depreciated standard and is a waste of money imo.
 

itsGEE!

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I'm glad I came across this post. I recently thought I was doing my Mom a favor by setting up this extra ubnt ap-ac-lr to hook up her TV and cameras and it actually made things worse! I didn't have time to really investigate but I remember scanning for a clean channel.

I was looking into a new wifi 6 AP and that ubnt wifi 6 AP for $99 looked good but now this made me rethink things.
 

trick0502

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Let me know what you find. I’m in the market for something new.
 

EnthusiastXYZ

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If you were talking about streaming media (YouTube, Amazon, Apple TV+, Hulu, etc.), then you needed a powerful device and a proper network configuration. I went through several versions of Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast. They all sucked! The only media streaming devices that provided truly interruption-free 4K experience over WiFi were NVidia Shield and Apple TV 4K 2021. Once my ISP began providing 250Mbps+ speeds, Apple TV 4K 2021 replaced Satellite TV for me. I had to disable multicast and broadcast across my LAN and WLAN to have steady streaming speeds, but WiFi 6 was not necessary.
 
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