AmpliFi Instant Mesh Router Launches With Quick 2 Minute Setup, Starting at $100

AmpliFi is one of the many brands in the mesh Wi-Fi router market, first launching its cubed router with a circular display in 2016. As the consumer brand for Ubiquiti Networks, AmpliFi today announced an expansion of its product line with the AmpliFi Instant whole-home Wi-Fi system, which is smaller than its previous router and more streamlined, since it can be set up in under two minutes.


AmpliFi designed the new router to be compact and instantly accessible to customers who want to upgrade and improve the Wi-Fi in their homes. AmpliFi Instant uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi with both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios, and comes with a WAN port and a Gigabit Ethernet port on the router, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port on the MeshPoint extension.

Like other mesh systems, AmpliFi Instant comes with a base router that you can extend the range of using a MeshPoint extension device. This allows Wi-Fi coverage to be evenly and reliably spread across your home, without potential disruption from Wi-Fi extenders.


During the quick setup process, AmpliFi Instant connects to an iOS or Android app, where users can also configure the router, check out their network's stability, adjust parental controls and remote access features, and provide access to guests. The installation process is sped up thanks to the MeshPoint, which comes pre-paired with the router so customers simply have to plug it in where Wi-Fi is needed most.

AmpliFi Instant launches today for $99.99 for just the router, while the AmpliFi Instant Kit is available for $179.99 for a router and MeshPoint. The device is being sold both on AmpliFi's website and on Amazon.

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9 months ago

It’s so cheap too for what you get. And I’m not kidding when I say Google is always updating and improving the app.

A 3 piece system is less than 250 and a 4th is 99 bucks. No brainer, strong fast secure WiFi

It’s only cheap if you don’t value privacy at all.
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9 months ago
Just my take, for those mentioning Google WiFi: Are you freaking crazy? After all the revelations about what Google is doing behind our backs and under the covers, you want to hand then the opportunity to inspect every packet of network traffic in and out of your home? Really? Sure, I bet it is the best bang for the buck ... for a reason, and it ain't 'cause they're generous folks, either.
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9 months ago

I’m not even sure what this means.


The reason Google WiFi is so cheap is because you pay for it in both dollars and data.

I use Gmail. I don't pay Google for Gmail, but Google still makes a profit off me. It's a nice little exchange, I get arguably the best webmail client there is for no dollar cost; and Google gets to mine all my emails for data, which they collect into a comprehensive profile of my interests, demographics, and habits; which Google sells to advertisers. In this case, I find the exchange to be worth it.

Google does the same with Google WiFi. Sure they're probably selling the hardware at cost or even a small loss, but you still pay for it with your data. You may think it's worth it, like I think it's worth it for Gmail. But make no mistake - we are still paying with our data.

Google isn't the only one. It's the same reason the Amazon Echo is so cheap.
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9 months ago

I know I’m gonna catch heat for this but I’ve switched from a TC to google WiFi and 4 nodes.


LOL, why would you catch heat for using a superior product? Apple isn't the best anymore at making anything. You're fine dude.
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9 months ago

It’s so cheap too for what you get. And I’m not kidding when I say Google is always updating and improving the app.

A 3 piece system is less than 250 and a 4th is 99 bucks. No brainer, strong fast secure WiFi


There are other ways to pay for something, other than dollars.
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9 months ago

LOL, why would you catch heat for using a superior product? Apple isn't the best anymore at making anything. You're fine dude.



lol because it’s Google
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It’s only cheap if you don’t value privacy at all.


And right on que lol... I could say the same thing for the entire internet itself.
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9 months ago
I know I’m gonna catch heat for this but I’ve switched from a TC to google WiFi and 4 nodes.

Never had better faster WiFi and the app updates like every day.

Yes I know I always am connected to google but guess what, I don’t care.
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9 months ago

I’m not even sure what this means.


Point I believe is that Google can sell its routers for less $$ in exchange for (potential) access to data and information about your browsing habits, which has value to Google.

(I don't know what privacy one gives up with google routers - just trying to describe the point I believe being made).
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9 months ago

How do you get it to work with AirPlay?





Does Google provide a dedicated (hard wired?) channel for the backhaul for the nodes to communicate? When I first researched them, I believe they did not. That was considered a strike against them at the time.


Google WiFi has always supported wired backhaul.
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9 months ago

There are other ways to pay for something, other than dollars.


I’m not even sure what this means.
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