Ubiquiti Products Dealer Kenya

Ubiquiti Products Dealer Kenya

Under multiple brand names, Ubiquiti manufactures and sells wired and wireless products.

Ubiquiti Access Point, switches, Routers e.t.c available at undoubtedly competitive prices in Kenya from Hubtech limited Kenya ubiquiti resellers.

 Hubtech limited is Ubiquiti dealers in Kenya having partnered with Ubiquiti distributors in Kenya to guarantee quality products.

Hubtech limited offers the following Ubiquiti products;

Ubiquiti Switches

Switches are networking devices operating at layer 2 or a data link layer of the OSI model. They connect devices in a network and use packet switching to send, receive, or forward data packets or data frames over the network.

A switch has many ports, into which we plugged computers. When a data frame arrives at any port of a network switch, it examines the destination address. It also performs necessary checks and sends the frame to the corresponding device (s). It supports Unicast and Multi-cast.

Features of UBIQUITI Switches

  • A switch operates in layer 2, i.e. data link layer of the OSI model.
  • It uses MAC addresses (addresses of medium access control sub-layer) to send data packets to selected destination ports.
  • Furthermore, it uses the packet switching technique to receive and forward data packets from the source to the destination device.
  • It supports Unicast (one-to-one), multi-cast (one-to-many), and broadcast (one-to-all) communications.
  • The transmission mode is a full duplex, i.e., communication in the channel occurs in both directions at the same time.
  • Switches are active devices, equipped with network software and network management capabilities.
  • Switches can perform some error checking before forwarding data to the destined port.
  • The number of ports is higher–24/48.

Types of UBIQUITI Switches

Unmanaged Switch − These are inexpensive switches commonly used in home networks and small businesses. We usually set up by simply plugging into the network, after which they instantly start operating. The plug-and-play method simply adds more switches.

Managed Switch − These are costly switches that are always used in organizations with large and complex networks. We can customize them to augment the functionalities of a standard switch. The augmented features may be Quality of Service as higher security levels, better precision control, and complete network management. Despite their cost, we prefer them in growing organizations because of their scalability and flexibility. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) configures managed switches.

LAN Switch − Local Area Network (LAN) switch connects devices in the internal LAN of an organization. These switches are specifically helpful in reducing network congestion or bottlenecks. They allocate capacity in a manner so that there is no overlapping of data packets in a network.

PoE Switch − PoE Gigabit Ethernets uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches. Their technology combines data and power transmission over the same. PoE switches offer greater flexibility and simplify the cabling connections.

Factors to consider when buying our Ubiquiti switch.

 User count

It all starts with the number of users you need to connect. Remember, a user isn’t just a person on a computer. Users include other connected devices as well, like printers, VoIP phones, surveillance cameras, firewalls, and wireless access. A higher number of users require more ports and faster transfer speeds.


Remember those access points? Mostly, you’ll be placing your APs in locations that make traditional power outlets hard to reach. Fortunately, many can get their electricity through Power over Ethernet, aka PoE. This means they can stay connected and receive power using only an ethernet cord. Look for a network switch with Ethernet ports that support the PoE needs of your network.


Network switches don’t create speed, but the wrong switch could slow your network down significantly. If you’re transferring a lot of data, you’ll want to make sure you have ports that can handle your need for speed. Look for 10/100/1000, aka Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), ports. These ports will automatically sense and use the fastest speed shared by the sending and receiving devices. For less heavy-duty scenarios, a switch with 10/100 ports may suffice, but most modern switches support GbE ports.

Managed vs Unmanaged

This one’s a pretty straightforward choice. If you’re looking at a switch to connect the key pieces of your organizational network, you’ll want a managed switch. An unmanaged switch is often called “plug-and-play,”. It means there is no ability to configure an unmanaged network switch because it lacks a “brain.” A managed switch gives you the ability to configure, monitor, and manage the devices on your network.

Benefits of buying our Ubiquiti Switches

  • Increases Capacity. They increment the accessible data transfer capacity of the organization.
  • Reduces Burden. They help in lessening the outstanding burden on individual host PCs.
  • Increment Presentation. They increment the presentation of the organization.
  • Fewer casing Impacts. Networks that use switches will have fewer casing effects.
  • We can associate straightforwardly switches with workstations.
  • Increases Bandwidth. It increases the capacity of the network.
  • Fewer frame collisions. Networks that use switches will have fewer frame collisions.
  • More secure. Data will go only to the destination.

Ubiquiti Access point

A wireless access point (WAP) is a networking device that allows wireless-capable devices to connect to a wired network. It is simpler and easier to install WAPs to connect all the computers or devices in your network.

Why use a WAP to set up a wireless network?

Using a WAP lets you create a wireless network within your existing wired network, so you can accommodate wireless devices.

You can Furthermore use a WAP or mesh extender to extend the signal range and strength of your wireless network. Thus, it provides complete wireless coverage and gets rid of “dead spots,” especially in larger office spaces or buildings. Moreso, you can configure the settings of your WAPs using a single device.

Common types of UBIQUITI access point configurations

Root access point

In this configuration, we connect directly an access point to a wired LAN, providing a connection point for wireless users.

Repeater access point

We can configure an access point as a standalone repeater to extend the range of your infrastructure or overcome an obstacle that blocks radio communication.

The repeater forwards traffic by sending data to either another repeater or an access point connected to the wired network. They sent the data through the route that provides the best performance for the client.


We can configure access points as root or non-root bridges to join multiple networks. An access point in this role will establish a wireless link with a non-root bridge. They then passed traffic over the wireless link to the wired network.

Workgroup bridge

Access points that are in workgroup bridge mode can “associate” with other access points as clients. Also, it provides network connections for devices connected to Ethernet ports.

Central unit in an all-wireless network

In an all-wireless network, an access point acts as a standalone root unit. We do not attach it to a wired LAN. Instead, the access point functions as a hub that links all stations together. It serves as the focal point for communications, increasing the communication range of wireless users.

Key benefits of upgrading to WAPs

WAPs are a more convenient, secure, and cost-efficient alternative to using wires and cables to connect every computer or device to your network.

For one, a wireless network is more convenient to access. Adding new users is a lot less complicated, too.

Furthermore, you can easily segment users, including guests, to help protect your network resources and assets.

Ubiquiti Network Radio

​Network Radios are a relatively new type of 2-way PTT (Push To Talk) Radio Communications Equipment. It makes use of existing electronic components, RF modules, touch screens, and sub-assemblies mass manufactured for the mobile telephone industry. These parts create many styles of handheld, portable, and ‘in-car’ devices.

Network Radio devices that also include a VHF and/or UHF radio module.

How do Network Ubiquiti Radios work?

​​Network Radio devices operate by transmitting and receiving very low-power radio frequency energy propagated through free space. It connects to RF equipment located at mobile phone cell tower sites using GSM/2G/3G/4G/LTE/WCDMA radio communications modes/protocols. 

Network radios (and mobile phones) establish data connections with ‘cell phone sites’. The global network of ‘cell-towers’ operates as RF gateways operating on allocated mobile device communications bands. It includes 800MHz, 900MHz, 1.8GHz, 2.1GHz, and 2.6GHz (New 5G devices also operate on other UHF and microwave bands)

The specific bands, uplink/downlink frequencies, modes, and data transfer protocols used at any given time depend on the specifications of the device in use. It also depends on mobile data provider/SIM type, and cell tower network coverage at the current location.

​The end user/operator does not need to worry about selecting or changing between the various bands and modes. The network radio deals with all the band, frequency, receiver gain, RF output power, and mode switching automatically as local conditions and signal strengths change.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi data links operate in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Most Network Radios’ default networking configuration uses the Wi-Fi data connection as its primary mode. It switches to mobile network when the Wi-Fi connection quality/signal strength drops and reconnects automatically when Wi-Fi signal strength increases to a workable level. Wi-Fi and Mobile networking can be selectively enabled or disabled when required.’

Ubiquiti Routers              

A router receives and sends data on computer networks. Routers combine the functions of network hubs, modems, and switches, and connect with these devices to improve internet access.

Benefits of Ubiquiti routers

A common tool for modern network computing. Ubiquiti routers connect employees to networks, both locally and on the Internet, where just about every essential business activity takes place. Without routers, we wouldn’t be able to use the Internet to collaborate, communicate, or gather information and learn.

Routers provide security. Embedded firewalls and content filtering software provide additional protection from unwanted content and malicious websites without affecting your online experience.

A router isn’t just for data transmission or Internet connections, though. Most routers allow you to connect hard drives and use them as file-sharing servers, or printers that anyone can then access on the network.

Types of UBIQUITI routers

Core Ubiquiti router

Service providers or cloud providers commonly use core routers. They provide maximum capacity to connect additional routers or switches. Most small businesses will not need core routers. However, very large enterprises that have many employees working in various buildings or locations may use core routers as part of their network architecture.

Edge Ubiquiti router

An edge router/gateway router is a network’s outermost point of connection with external networks, including the Internet.

Edge routers connect to other routers to distribute data to end users. Edge routers don’t usually offer Wi-Fi or the ability to manage local networks fully. They typically have only Ethernet ports—an input to connect to the Internet and several outputs to connect to additional routers.

Distribution Ubiquiti router

A distribution router, or interior router, receives data from the edge router. It receives data via a wired connection and sends it on to the end user.

Wireless Ubiquiti router

Wireless routers, or residential gateways, combine the functions of edge routers and distribution routers. These are commonplace routers for home networks and Internet access.

Most service providers provide full-featured wireless routers as standard equipment.

Virtual Ubiquiti router

Virtual routers are pieces of software that allow router functions to virtualize in the cloud and deliver as a service. These routers are ideal for large businesses with complex network needs. They offer flexibility, easy scalability, and a lower entry cost.

How to choose small business Ubiquiti routers


Pay close attention to the numbers and types of ports to make sure you can connect the devices. Remember that unused ports are fine to have, as they allow you to expand the network when needed.


Sufficient bandwidth is important for user experience. It ensures maximum performance for multiple users: the more users, the greater the bandwidth needed. You can grow your business network by adding additional routers or hubs. However, insufficient bandwidth anywhere in the network can cause bottlenecks.

Wireless capability

Wi-Fi is a given. However, there are different standards. The latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), can deliver much higher transmission speeds, especially when multiple access points connect once. Wi-Fi 6 routers are backward-compatible with old Wi-Fi standards.

Simplified setup and management

Most routers provide a browser-based interface that connects directly to your router to perform setup and admin. However, many manufacturers now offer mobile apps that are specially designed for their devices and provide more intuitive interfaces and easier setups.


Your router should at least offer WPA or WPA 2 password protection. Some routers also have firewall software, which continuously scans incoming data for potential malware and viruses. Another important tool is MAC (Media Access Control), which uses device-specific IDs to screen users and build a whitelist or blacklist for network access.

Automatic updates

Routers contain software that requires updates to maintain performance and security. Many manufacturers update software automatically.

User changeable configurations

This feature allows you to manage network traffic, guest networks, parental controls, and security settings. The process is easier to handle if the router’s configuration can be always managed from an app as opposed to a browser interface.

Guest networks

Guest networks are an important layer of extra security for when guests visiting the business need Wi-Fi access. A guest network will limit access to the business’s devices and files, while still offering connectivity to visitors.

Quality of service (QoS) controls

Combined with tools to look at usage across all users, this feature allows you to limit the network used to up- or downstream transmissions. It also allows you to control certain types of use (video streaming) and specifies the capacity for different users. This feature helps you improve security and network monitoring.

How does a UBIQUITI router work?

Routers guide and direct network data, using packets that contain various kinds of data—such as files, communications, and simple transmissions like web interactions.

The data packets have several layers, one of which carries identifying information such as sender, data type, size, and the destination IP (Internet protocol) address. The router reads this layer, prioritizes the data, and chooses the best route to use for each transmission.