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The Teleport beams you home, but AmpliFi's router is lacking

The AmpliFi Teleport Kit lets you connect to your home internet from anywhere in the world, but a mediocre router curbs its appeal.

dan-dziedzic
dan-dziedzic
Dan Dziedzic
Dan has been a professional writer for more than a decade and now specializes in routers and networking devices. Originally from Chicago, IL, Dan studied comedy writing at Second City and worked as a Chicago sports journalist for a number of years. With a background in physics, he spends his spare time learning about the intricacies of the universe.
Dan Dziedzic
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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

This router and Wi-Fi extender kit allows you to use your home internet connection from anywhere in the world by creating a VPN back to your home network.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

The USB 2.0 port only works to charge your mobile devices. Ubiquiti Labs says network storage will come in a future firmware update.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

Setting up the router and extender was easier than most mesh systems.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

The AmpliFi HD mesh router lacks popular features like MU-MIMO and beamforming.

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The app is easy to use. You can create separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, change the Wi-Fi channel and width and control the LED light on the router.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

The touchscreen display shows you the status of its four gigabit LAN ports, one gigabit WAN port, USB 2.0 port and USB-C power adapter port.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

Despite its AC1750 rating (theoretical speeds of 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1,300Mbps on 5GHz), the performance of the AmpliFi HD mesh router was disappointing.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

The Teleport device was easy to set up and can be used from any Wi-Fi network. It uses your home internet connection and lets you access all of your devices.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

The Teleport device is portable, easy to set up and only requires a power outlet.

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Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit

When connected to the Teleport, you will be limited by the upload speed of your home internet, the speed of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to and the N300 rating of this device.

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