There is no way to claim that I’m an expert in Ubiquiti Switches. I have a decent knowledge of network technologies, and, more importantly, I’ve had plenty of experience using these devices throughout the years. This kind of exposure lets you become familiar with the networks with all of their advantages and disadvantages, as well as the hidden secrets.

In this article, I will discuss my personal experiences. These are merely my personal opinions and experiences and may not reflect any other person’s; however, I hope they will assist a small number of people, at the very minimum. You are welcome to contribute your personal experiences by commenting below.

Before we get to the point, let me assure you that if there is anything negative I will say about any item, they’re generally very trustworthy. My first thought when faced with issues on networks or concerns about WiFi is, “It won’t be the UniFi.” This is also true of ubiquiti networks. Most of the problems encountered on these systems result from unplugged-in cables or errors made by the user. Most likely, 9% of the issues are due to general network problems, like defective equipment within the network or damaged cables. About one per cent is because of UniFi or Omada, and usually, the issue is due to an error in configuration or a change that’s resulted in a minor problem. In all the Ubiquiti Switches equipment I have set up, I’ve had four UniFi devices fail, one UniFi switch, and perhaps nine CloudKeys. For Omada, there are fewer, maybe two, access points.

Omada issues

  • A bizarre problem occurred for a few days when devices joined WiFi 6. Omada devices would not connect to another WiFi 5 device if they were related to the same SSID (WiFi Name), which was identical. This was an issue that was present for iPhones as well as Windows devices. The issue was not singular, and we have seen the issue pop up on some sites. The issue has been fixed with the most recent firmware. However, anyone using an older firmware version could experience the issue.
  • In one specific firmware, we encountered a problem: VLANs were not passed through Omada switches. We took the network up in a particular site to identify the cause. Finally, the issue was immediately resolved after a conversation with TP-Link and receiving an updated (yet not released) firmware. The whole process was a massive loss of time for everyone and shook our faith in Omada for a time.
  • Logs and topology are frequently in error or incorrect if a third-party router (rather than one like the Omada router) is installed. This can be frustrating as this means that troubleshooting is complex. That brings me to the following point.
  • The Omada logs are indeed light. They aren’t full of information whatsoever. In addition, the previous point renders them almost useless. I want to see an improvement on this front.

Which network system is best for you?

Then we get to the point where you’re asked, “But which product should I buy?” From what we’ve covered to date, there’s a lot to think about. Here’s an overview of my views. I’d love to hear from others about their experience, so include them in the comments below. Only provide constructive comments!

Home deployments:

Even though I’m a major lover of Omada, I’d recommend using Unifi. What I like about Unifi is that they appear incredible, and, due to the user experience, they are a breeze to work with. Its performance is sure to be excellent whether you choose Omada or Unifi. So, it’s time to examine various aspects to make an informed choice. The Protect feature of Unifi (CCTV) has an additional string that can be added to its bow. It can be an excellent choice for those who want non-Chinese-based home security. If you’re more concerned about value for money than aesthetics, I’d recommend Omada. It’s reliable, easy to use, and less prone to problems than Unifi.

If you’re honest about it, you’ll be delighted no matter your decision. However, be wary of Unifi’s advertising! If you’ve been there, you will likely want to buy more. A new, shiny device will surely make you wish you’d had just a few more months to experience the latest and most advanced. But this way of thinking is excellent for Unifi but not the best for your mental well-being and bank account. The latest products come out constantly and (mainly) improving. It’s the norm in the world.

Commercial Deployments:

If you’re looking for one system that can handle your internet, access and security, I highly recommend Unifi. It’s a fantastic and easy-to-use system in this area even though it’s higher priced compared to Omada; however, it’s more affordable than subscription-based offerings that include Aruba and Cisco. If you’re looking for an effective network with no noises and bells, I suggest ubiquiti networks uk. It’s practical and more affordable.

Though both brands advertise that they are designed to handle large-scale commercial projects, I’d recommend you beware. Both aren’t equally feature-rich and suitable like the top brands in the networking world, and there could be some raised eyebrows should either of the products be viewed as an appropriate contender for big-scale deployments.


There you go. This is our review of Unifi and. Omada. I hope you’ve had a blast reading it like I did in writing it. In the comments section, you are welcome to leave a make a comment. If the post is successful, I’ll edit it to incorporate feedback from people sometime in the coming days. Please do not spam or link them.