UniFi - Best Practices for Legacy Configurations

Overview


Managing a network takes a lot of work and expertise, and getting the optimal results requires a lot of attention. With UniFi we've worked to make this as easy as possible. Still some configurations with UniFi in certain environments should be avoided to ensure ideal performance.

In this article the user will find a list of configurations that are to be avoided (unless specifically required), as well as the suggested configuration to use instead.

Table of Contents


  1. WPA1, TKIP, or WEP Encryption
  2. WiFi Multi Media (WMM) or 802.11e Disabled

WPA1, TKIP, or WEP Encryption


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Configuration to avoid: Using WPA1, TKIP, or WEP encryption will disable 11n rates- and thereby decrease performance to 802.11g levels (i.e. a tiny fraction of the capability of the UniFi APs).

Suggested Configuration: We would advise the use of WPA2 and CCMP to avoid any adverse performance as a result.


WiFi Multi Media (WMM) or 802.11e Disabled


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Configuration to avoid: Some devices can be configured to disable WiFi Multi Media (WMM) or 802.11e. Doing so will disable 11n rates and thereby decrease performance—eliminating 802.11ac performance.

Suggested Configuration: We advise that these devices be configured to enable WMM/802.11e for best performance.