UniFi Dream Machine should be your next home or office WiFi router


Ubiquiti Networks new UniFi Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro routers + security gateway are some of our favorite WiFi, router + security gateway products on the market for 2020. They are just starting to roll out WiFi 6 products that you will be able to integrate with these.

Best WiFi for 2020

What makes the Dream Machine so special is the amount of features and manageability you get at this price point. At only $299 for the Dream Machine and $379 for the Dream Machine Pro you are getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Dream Machine Pro

The UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM Pro $379) is offered as an all-in-one enterprise network appliance. It combines:

  • Router + Security Gateway
  • 8-port managed Gigabit switch
  • (1) 1Gbps RJ45 Ethernet port
  • (2) 10G SFP+ LAN ports

Verdict:
We definitely would consider this model (UDM Pro) and do recommend this router for businesses and homes with moderate WAN traffic, needing good WiFi, and possibly 10G for storage network backbone. You must add one or more WiFi access points to this router for a complete solution but you will not be disappointed.


Dream Machine

The UniFi Dream Machine (UDM $299) is also offered as an all-in-one enterprise network appliance, but the differences are:

  • (1) built in WiFi Access Point UDM Pro does not
  • UDM does not come rack mountable in stock form
  • Includes an 4 Port Managed Gigabit Switch
  • Router + Security Gateway
  • IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention, DPI
  • UniFi WiFi Capabilities

Verdict:
We recommend the UniFi Dream Machine (UDM) for its integrated capabilities while providing great room for expansion and advanced capabilities.  Most home and small business users with basic business needs will benefit from the UDM with it’s great price point and integrated WiFi access point.


Network Integration

Bothe the UDM and UDM Pro support the “UniFi” Wifi access points from Ubiquiti Networks. This means you get access to a vast selection of industrial grade WiFi networking equipment.

When you are building a network with more advanced capabilities you may want to integrate the following technologies for ease of management:

  • Router
  • Security Gateway
  • WiFi
  • Video Surveillance System
  • LED lighting
  • Access Control (New)

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi line offers a complete line of networking equipment trusted by many businesses and premium homes. For more information contact us to help you put together your next network project.