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Please help, Unifi questions

@Stephen

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Hi,
So I have an office with a TP Link AC750 router and a Unifi UAP V2.

The Unifi AP keeps disconnecting intermittently during the day with about 5 devices attached. What I assume is that the TP Link is falling over and causing the timeouts on the AP.

Would I get more reliability from replacing the TP Link AC750 router with a Unifi Security Gateway?

A local PC shop told me that the USG isn't a router and I would need to put it inbetween the TP Link and the Unifi AP, I don't think that's correct though because it seems that the USG is a router.

So all I would need is the following
USG (to act as a router)
Switch (plug in my AP and other devices)
Unifi AP (my wireless)

Is this correct or am I missing something?
 

iamgigglz

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USG will work fine as a router, but not a modem of any sort. It just has a WAN port to work with.

Your planned layout is exactly my current layout and it works perfectly.
You would get some bonus functionality with a Ubiquiti switch but it's far from necessary.

Whether this will give you extra stability depends on what the current problem actually is, but I would say the router upgrade is worth it, especially if you like to tinker. It'll give you some awesome bandwidth monitoring functionality, the ability to block certain users etc...
 

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