Long time lurker here.
I’m curious about the Balance One and Peplink APs vs Ubiquiti in a home environment. I live in a 1960’s era ranch style home with 2400 sq ft in the main level and 2400 sq ft in the furnished basement. Lots of walls and small bedrooms.
I’m currently using a UniFi dream machine base with a couple of Ubiquiti AP’s some with wired uplinks and some using wireless. A couple of vlans for iot but nothing very complex. I’m not happy with the constant beta software releases and lack of detailed reporting. It has fancy graphs but you can’t drill down to get anything meaningful.
I am considering a Balance One since I have a 400/400 fiber connection and some Peplink AC Mini AP’s but had a few questions:
How detailed is the data reporting in the Balance One? Client traffic, bandwidth, outbound connections, firewall events etc.
How is the performance of the Peplink AP’s particularly the AC Mini? I know that can be a subjective question and it depends so much on the environment, but just general impressions would be helpful. Coverage, actual throughput etc
Can the AP’s connect via wireless uplink?
Overall thoughts of a Peplink setup in a larger older home vs a UniFi setup?