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UniFi vs Omada

Published onby Dries

If your looking at what network to choose, it's most of the time a tight battle between two names: Ubiquiti's UniFi and TP-Link's Omada. At UniHosted, we are fans of UniFi, but it's always good to draw comparisons with other options.

Here is a detailed comparison between thes two, highlighting the hardware, software controllers, and key features of each.

Let's find out!

Table of Contents

Hardware Showdown

The comparison aims to align similar models from each brand for a balanced analysis.

Access Points

TP-Link EAP 265 HD: This model boasts speeds of up to 300 Mbps on 5 GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. It comes with dual 1 Gigabit interfaces, with PoE power, priced at $129. Ubiquiti UAP AC Pro: Competing closely, it matches TP-Link's speeds, includes two 1 Gigabit interfaces with PoE power, and is priced at $149.

Wi-Fi 6 Options

TP-Link EAP660HD: A powerful option with up to 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 1148 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, featuring a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet interface. Priced at $199. Ubiquiti UniFi 6LR: Similar in performance to TP-Link's offering, but with a 1 Gigabit Ethernet interface, priced at $179.

Switches

TP-Link TL-SG2: A versatile 28-port switch with 24 PoE ports and a 250-watt PoE budget, priced at $399. Ubiquiti US24-250W: Comparable to TP-Link's model, this switch is a reliable choice for various networking needs, priced at $399 as well.

Routers

TP-Link TLR-605: A versatile multi-WAN VPN router. Ubiquiti: Offers a diverse range including the UDM, UDM Pro, and USG series.

Software Controllers

Both UniFi and Omada offer intuitive software controllers, each with its own strengths.

  • Dashboard and Settings: The user interfaces of both controllers are designed for ease of use, providing a great overview of network devices and settings.

  • Network Creation: Both platforms facilitate network creation with straightforward VLAN and DHCP configurations.

  • Wireless Network Setup: Easy-to-navigate settings for SSID creation, password configuration, and VLAN assignments are available on both controllers.

Distinguishing Features

VPN Options: TP-Link Omada offers a broader range of VPN configurations compared to UniFi's selection.

Network Security: TP-Link allows for more granular rule creation, whereas UniFi's strength lies in its WAN/LAN and guest network security.

Threat Management: UniFi's threat management is more comprehensive than TP-Link's offerings.

RADIUS Server: A standout feature for UniFi is its built-in RADIUS server, providing an edge over TP-Link, which requires an external server.

Final Thoughts

In the battle between UniFi vs. TP-Link Omada, both bring great features to the table. TP-Link offers affordability and diverse VPN capabilities, while UniFi excels in threat management and built-in RADIUS functionalities.

At UniHosted, we believe UniFi has and edge, but we understand that such comparisons are invaluable in choosing the right networking solution. If you choose UniFi, we can help run your network at peak performance. We offer a hassle-free experience, ensuring that your network is optimally managed without any maintenence from your side.

If this resonates with you, feel free to give us a spin!

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