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Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

Hi guys,

I’d like to setup an UniFi network and protect in my home. My question is about USG features onboard of CK2 plus. I’m considering to buy CK2 plus, a PoE switch, an UAC lite and some cameras ... are those enough or I need an USG as well? Many thanks!

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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

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No. USG=router/firewall. CK=controller and camera software.

 

If you currently have a router/firewall and are happy with it, it may be all you need.

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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

Hi RobbieH,
Thanks for your reply.

Actually I don’t have any router/ firewall except the one provided from my ISP.

Back to USG question, as per CK2 datasheet it have SDN inside but that doesn’t mean it has routing/fire walling features? For those I need USG too?
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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

CK does not do routing/firewalling, that's where the USG comes in.

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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

All clear! So, USG doesn’t have controller sdn in it right?
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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?


@RobbieH wrote:

No. USG=router/firewall. CK=controller and camera software.


See my first post. USG does not have controller, cloud key does not have routing/firewall.

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Re: Can CloudKey Gen 2 plus replace an USG?

Ok! Perfect! 😉
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