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Re: [OT] Wifi AP for Gigabit LAN/WAN

On 2021-01-26 01:05, basti wrote:
On 26.01.21 09:28, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
On Lu, 25 ian 21, 20:16:21, basti wrote:
at the moment I use 802.11n /2.4GHz wifi. I get 1 Gbit down/250 Mbit up
WAN in 2 months.
I'm search for wifi AP to get the best out of my WAN connection.
I know I need 5GHz wifi.

Are there any recommends?

A device *fully* supported by OpenWrt.

Read the device specific information carefully, e.g. some devices rely
on hardware NAT to reach the full 1Gbit/s and it works only with the
proprietary firmware[1] (which is generally crap).

[1] e.g. the TP-Link Archer C7

Kind regards,

As I understand it, NAT performance is relevant when I use it as a router?
I have a separate Router/Firewall device, so I should get "gbit wifi"?

Network Address Translation (NAT) is a function of firewall/ routers. It translates many IP addresses on one or more networks (LAN, Wi-Fi) onto one shared IP address on another network (WAN).

The UniFi AP 6 Lite supports 1.5 Gbps aggregate over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi for $99:


One should be sufficient for most wood-frame residential/ SOHO applications, assuming the signal can get through the walls. My UniFi AP AC Lite is the previous generation. It is located on a high self near the center of our house, and works fine.

Adding more AP's to improve line-of-site (e.g. one AP per room or space) and/or to reduce the number of clients per AP (e.g. multiple AP's in large rooms or spaces) will help Wi-Fi performance.


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