05-17-2018 02:47 PM
I purchased the EdgeRouter POE and the Unifi AC SHD for my company's network. We have 2 WAN connections incoming for this network, with most users using WIFI.
I purchased the Cloud Key thinking this was what I needed to control my network config and monitor throughput, but then I saw there is something called UNMS that is free and handles that as well.
What should I use??
Thanks for any help.
05-17-2018 03:03 PM
You actually need both. The cloud key (more specifically the Unifi controller that runs on it) is needed to control unified devices like the SHD access point ( and unify specific routers and switches)
UNMS on the other hand provides a similar centralized management for Edge devices ( routers and switches).
Currently they do not work together, and UNMS is optional, while the Unifi controller is required
05-17-2018 03:14 PM
You can alsow download UniFi Controller app for iOS and Android and use that as well. Or you can download Widnows, Mac and Linux versions too: https://www.ubnt.com/download/unifi/
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