Performance: stable and stellar
Here’s the thing – I can’t fault AmpliFi one bit.
Its performance since setup has been absolutely rock solid. Previously, in certain areas of the house there would be no internet connection whatsoever, but now even the garden has a strong signal.
My home broadband speed isn’t the fastest, but the AmpliFi system has made it incredibly stable. I tried everything to lose a signal, and couldn’t once manage it – even in the far left-hand corner of the garden under the apple tree.
It even worked in the shed. And this is something to consider – if you have an outside office which isn’t too far from your house, a mesh system like AmpliFi could be just the ticket.
I just have a shed rather than an office, but if I want to go hide in there I now know I can without losing my Sky Go stream.
AmpliFi with a two MeshPoint setup may be a little overkill if you’re in a one-bed flat; but you can buy just the router and get the benefit of extended range and features to customise your network, adding guests or simply ruining your kids’ fun by scheduling their web connection, with ease via the app.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi verdict
While I loved Google Wifi, I’m drawn towards AmpliFi as my mesh system of choice because I think it's the more elegant solution, at least for larger houses.
The router is discreet yet beautiful, and the MeshPoints can be hidden away yet pointed at the router thanks to a very nifty ball system. I found Ubiquiti’s companion app offering to be hugely intuitive too.
In all, it’s a fantastic Wi-Fi mesh kit. If you’re in the market for one, and want something to cover your whole house plus the garden too, I’d very much suggest checking it out.