The UniFi network has introduced a Wireless Uplink called Unifi wireless to help create wireless effective action to bring resources and be more flexible and convenient for network administrators. Wireless Uplink allows an access point with a wired data connection to act as a Base Station (Uplink AP) for up to four more access points on 5GHz, which can provide better Wi-Fi coverage to critical areas as well as pull down any configuration and setting from the controller via the upstream AP.
The UniFi Mesh access points (UAP-AC-M, UAP-AC-M-PRO) offer additional functionality with wireless uplink, enabling wirelessly downlinked APs to also act as an uplink for other access points.
Once everything is set, Wireless Uplink allows the access points without a wired data connection to communicate with pre-configured wired access points on a network. This actually offers a number of benefits such as factory default devices can once be powered via POE, connecting it to an AP in range and making itself available for adoption within the UniFi controller. The devices will also be able to adopt and configure in the controller via the Wireless Uplink connection.
And oncethis gets configured, these devices can broadcast SSIDs and relay network traffic to and from the network through the uplinked AP. And additional devices without wired data connection can be booted up and installed via Wireless Uplink by communicating with the first hop UAP-AC-M or UAP-AC-M-PRO.
Unifiwireless is most useful in extending network access to less accessible physical locations within the network. When LAN connection is not proper, wireless Uplink can help take your network wherever it is needed. The Mesh product is helpful in extending network with multi-hop functionality and an outdoor-suitable enclosure.
Also, to make sure that network speeds are well balanced with the service, designing a network to balance Wireless Uplink load from wired APs are required.