Relying on WiFi as your main internet ‘backbone’ is never a good idea – it simply doesn’t provide the bandwidth & coverage that some of your data-hungry devices require.
But – of course there is a place for WiFi in every office or home to cater for smartphones & tablets … the problem is getting the signal distributed.
The people at Ubiquiti have come up with an idea that I LOVE! –
The In-Wall Wifi Access Point
With this clever device you retro-fit your existing cabled ethernet points to provide a WiFi Access Point as well as your existing cable point.
The obvious advantage of this is you don’t have to have additional unsightly hardware to provide WiFi where it’s needed & of course no extra cables.
You do need POE (Power over Ethernet) but adapters are readily available if you’re not ready to upgrade your router.
Installation is easy …
- You simply unscrew your existing socket from the wall,
- Ensure that the wall cavity will accommodate the new fitting
- Plug in the POE enabled cable from your router
- & Reinstall the socket.
Voila … A WiFi Access Point, Your existing Ethernet Socket as well as a 2nd POE enabled Socket.
Range is only about 25 metres which is still ample for the average office or home Family Room.
Pricing looks to be around AU$99, which compares favourably with fitting multiple wired access points or repeaters around – and it’s a tidy solution!