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Package Contents

UniFi AC Mesh
Antennas (Qty. 2)
Wall Mount Bracket
Screws (Qty. 2)
Screw Anchors (Qty. 2)
Zip Ties (Qty.2)
Fast-Mount Adapter
Gigabit PoE (24V, 0.5A) with Mount Bracket*
Power Cord*

* Included only in the single-pack of the UAP-AC-M

Installation Requirements

Diagram Showing Use of Ethernet Surge Protectors

IMPORTANT: The UAP-AC-M requires the UniFi Controller v5.4 or higher, available at:

System Requirements

Wireless Adoption Requirements

The UAP-AC-M supports wireless adoption into your UniFi Wi-Fi network. This feature requires a currently managed UniFi AP operating with the following configuration:

Hardware Overview




The Ethernet port is a Gigabit PoE port used to connect the power and should be connected to the LAN and DHCP server. Power can be provided by one of the following:

  • Gigabit PoE adapter (included)
  • Ubiquiti UniFi Switch with PoE
  • 802.3af PoE compliant switch

Note: The UAP-AC-M supports 802.3af/A PoE and 24V Passive PoE. It does NOT support 802.3af/B PoE and therefore does not work with 802.3af/B switches.


The Reset button serves two functions for the UniFi AP:

  • Restart Press and release the Reset button quickly.
  • Restore to Factory Default Settings Press and hold the Reset button for more than five seconds until the Status LED turns off.

Hardware Installation

The UniFi AP can be mounted on a wall, pole, or fast-mount of a Ubiquiti high-gain antenna. Perform the steps for the appropriate installation:

Wall Mount

Pole Mount


The included Fast-Mount Adapter allows the UniFi AP to be mounted on a Ubiquiti high-gain antenna equipped with a fast-mount radio mounting bracket.

Attach Antennas

  1. Ensure the Rubber Gaskets remain in place.

Connecting Ethernet

Connecting Power

Note: The UAP-AC-M supports 802.3af/A PoE and 24V Passive PoE. It does NOT support 802.3af/B PoE and therefore does not work with 802.3af/B switches.



Wireless Adoption

See “Wireless Adoption Requirements” before proceeding.

  1. Ensure the UniFi AP is powered on, and then launch the UniFi Controller software.
  2. Go to the Devices page, and the UAP-AC-M will show up as Pending Adoption (Wireless).
  3. Click Adopt.

For information on configuring and using the UniFi Controller software, refer to the User Guide located on our website: ui.com/download/unifi

Installer Compliance Responsibility

This device must be professionally installed and it is the professional installer’s responsibility to make sure the device is operated within local country regulatory requirements.


Select your antenna from the list. Transmit output power is automatically adjusted to comply with the regulations of the applicable country. For a Custom antenna, Antenna Gain is entered manually. Note the requirements and antenna types listed below.

Certified Antenna Types

This radio transmitter FCC ID: SWX-UAPACM / IC: 6545A-UAPACM has been approved by FCC / ISED Canada to operate with the antenna types listed below with the maximum permissible gain for each antenna type indicated. Antenna types not included in this list or having a gain greater than the maximum gain indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited for use with this device.




2 Omni (default)

2.4 GHz

5 GHz

3 dBi

4 dBi

1 Panel

2.4 GHz

5 GHz

10 dBi

15 dBi




353 x 46 x 34.4 mm

(13.9 x 1.81 x 1.35")


152 g (5.36 oz) with Antennas

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port



Power Method

24V Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return);

802.3af Alternative A (Pairs 1, 2+; 3, 6 Return)

Power Supply

24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)

Supported Voltage Range

44 to 57VDC

Power Save


Max. Power Consumption


Operating Frequency

2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Max. TX Power

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 20 dBm
  • 20 dBm


(2) External Dual-Band Omni Antennas

(1) Panel Antenna*

Wi-Fi Standards


Wireless Security


WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2, TKIP/AES)


Up to Four per Radio


Wall/Pole/Fast-Mount (Kits Included)

Operating Temperature

-30 to 70° C (-22 to 158° F)

Operating Humidity

5 - 95% Noncondensing



* Antenna Model UMA-D (sold separately).

Antenna Gain

Antenna Type

2.4 GHz

5 GHz


3 dBi

4 dBi


10 dBi

15 dBi