a month ago
Mountain House with Unifi
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Location
Big Sky, MT, USA
Description

A brand new house is always in need of a brand new Unifi installation. Nestled in the mountains with no neighbors, this house is decked out with NanoHD APs placed throughout the house. 

 

AP Locations:

- Main/Gathering/Kitchen Room

- Basement Lounge Room

- Ping Pong Room

- Garage

- Sauna Room

 

All APs are powered by the US-8-60W. Since the wireless coverage is so great with these, there wasn't much need for wired networking. Anyone that wants to connect to the network will want to roam through the house and not be tied down so the only thing wired in is the smart TVs placed throughout the house.

 

The house is very efficient (floor radiant heat throughout) and the Unifi line fits perfectly into this idea.

 

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Mountain House with Unifi

by a month ago

A brand new house is always in need of a brand new Unifi installation. Nestled in the mountains with no neighbors, this house is decked out with NanoHD APs placed throughout the house. 

 

AP Locations:

- Main/Gathering/Kitchen Room

- Basement Lounge Room

- Ping Pong Room

- Garage

- Sauna Room

 

All APs are powered by the US-8-60W. Since the wireless coverage is so great with these, there wasn't much need for wired networking. Anyone that wants to connect to the network will want to roam through the house and not be tied down so the only thing wired in is the smart TVs placed throughout the house.

 

The house is very efficient (floor radiant heat throughout) and the Unifi line fits perfectly into this idea.

 

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Comments
by
a month ago

Nice set up! Now you just need to replace that rainbird timer with an orbit bhyve smart timer.

by
3 weeks ago

What internet service and what speed?

by
3 weeks ago

Ya I see FTTH here. Who's the provider?

by
a week ago

I am confused why the APs aren't mounted to the ceiling in a new house.

by
Monday

Too bad they are improperly mounted (on the wall) .   You probably would have been just as good with in-wall units.

by
Monday

@rwf and @belvdr , All of the floors have radiant heat installed in them so the amount of electrical boxes mounted into the ceilings is minimal. The only thing mounted into the ceilings is can lights to minimize the obstructions in the radiant heating for the floor above. Due to this, the contractor asked that the devices be mounted on the walls instead.

by
Tuesday

Maybe you mean insulation?  Only a network cable is needed to be run behind the ceiling structure.  It sounds like the contractor just didn't want to.

by
Tuesday

No, I mean radiant heat system. Each floor is filled with lateral runs of hot water pipes to heat the floor above it.

by
Tuesday

Are these solid cement/concrete floors then? Either way,  the Ethernet cables would have had zero effect on the heating pipes of efficiency.

 

However that does not excuse the fact that the system is installed improperly nor does it negate the fact that the WiFi designer should have stipulated Ethernet cables to be run (to boxes if required) when the water pipes and electrical wires were run.   I don't know whether this was related to cost or experience, but nevertheless  because of this oversight, the occupant will now have to deal with less than optimal WiFi performance.

 

 

by
Tuesday

I understand what radiant heat is and how it is installed.

 

I find it strange to say lighting cans were installed, yet there's no room for installation of a 6mm cable, especially when floor joists are typically 12" deep in a house.  I still think the contractor was confused about what was being installed.

 

With these APs, you only need the cable protruding from a hole in the ceiling; there's no box required.