01/12/2019
My little slice of networking heaven!
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Location
Meridian, ID, USA
Description

I recently entered the enterprise networking world via a promotion to a Network Engineer. I figured it was time to put my money where my mouth is and wire up my whole house. And what better product line to do with then Ubnt Unifi! Previously, I just had a consumer router with everything connected to WiFi on one SSID. Now I have a prosumer network with actual segmentation with firewall rules in tow. 

 

UBNT Equipment:

USG Pro

Unifi 16 Port PoE managed switch

Cloud Key Gen 2 Plus w/Rackmount Accessory

Unifi nanoHD AP

A couple of G3 Flex cams

 

Additional:

300W UPS

24 port Cat6 patch panel

6U rack

500 feet of Cat6 riser cable(solid copper)

100 feet of coax 

Coax couplers, keystone jacks, wall plates, rack tray, and patch cables. 

 

Here are a few pics highlighting everything I did from start to finish. Enjoy! :-)

 

Ran 14/2 romex from a nearby outlet near this closet. This made everything clean and convienent for my rack. This is how it looks in it's final form.

1 - JRXDedz.jpg

 

 Tiny little guy, I tell ya!

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3 - 1JRztCl.jpg

 

I initially was going to install an IP cam system later, but the CK Plus being offered with NVR capability made my decision easy. I picked up a couple of G3 Flex cams and install/setup was a breeze. 

4 - Pl2KCd8.jpg

 

 

 This little guy is enough to blanket my 8600 sq. lot with ease!  

5 - s9JrwU6.jpg

 

 

6 - BpEpzc6.jpg

 

Drops coming into where rack was going to be installed. I was initially going to attach the rack to the studs, but figured it would be more convienent to take advantage of the closet's shelf.

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15 - FVioAKs.jpg

 

 Multi-tool made quick work of wall plate cutouts

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 Did 2-4 drops per room

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Some cable management Man Happy

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I ran all of the wiring myself with the help of my lovely wife. I previously did a home theatre wiring project, so that experience helped me a lot. You're seeing all of the drops from one side of the house running across the vaulted living room trusses. Other then that, the rest of the wiring on both sides of the house was neatly hidden along the ceiling joists.

12 - u4iVGds.jpg

 

 Wiring running through ceiling down to patch panel

13 - KKrnkcL.jpg

 

 The nanoHD AP is super small! About the size of a dessert plate.

8 - 3J1wCHe.jpg

 

 I tested everything to make sure it would all play nice with one another. 

10 - ayppkbS.jpg

 

 

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My little slice of networking heaven!

by ‎01-12-2019 06:51 PM - edited ‎01-13-2019 04:08 PM

I recently entered the enterprise networking world via a promotion to a Network Engineer. I figured it was time to put my money where my mouth is and wire up my whole house. And what better product line to do with then Ubnt Unifi! Previously, I just had a consumer router with everything connected to WiFi on one SSID. Now I have a prosumer network with actual segmentation with firewall rules in tow. 

 

UBNT Equipment:

USG Pro

Unifi 16 Port PoE managed switch

Cloud Key Gen 2 Plus w/Rackmount Accessory

Unifi nanoHD AP

A couple of G3 Flex cams

 

Additional:

300W UPS

24 port Cat6 patch panel

6U rack

500 feet of Cat6 riser cable(solid copper)

100 feet of coax 

Coax couplers, keystone jacks, wall plates, rack tray, and patch cables. 

 

Here are a few pics highlighting everything I did from start to finish. Enjoy! :-)

 

Ran 14/2 romex from a nearby outlet near this closet. This made everything clean and convienent for my rack. This is how it looks in it's final form.

1 - JRXDedz.jpg

 

 Tiny little guy, I tell ya!

2 - pcpeBIB.jpg

 

 

3 - 1JRztCl.jpg

 

I initially was going to install an IP cam system later, but the CK Plus being offered with NVR capability made my decision easy. I picked up a couple of G3 Flex cams and install/setup was a breeze. 

4 - Pl2KCd8.jpg

 

 

 This little guy is enough to blanket my 8600 sq. lot with ease!  

5 - s9JrwU6.jpg

 

 

6 - BpEpzc6.jpg

 

Drops coming into where rack was going to be installed. I was initially going to attach the rack to the studs, but figured it would be more convienent to take advantage of the closet's shelf.

14 - vZTKAmR.jpg

 

 

15 - FVioAKs.jpg

 

 Multi-tool made quick work of wall plate cutouts

16 - H2wMUhn.jpg

 

 Did 2-4 drops per room

17 - K6o8L52.jpg

 

 

18 - vkWevwx.jpg

 

Some cable management Man Happy

11 - kIJj1WU.jpg

 

I ran all of the wiring myself with the help of my lovely wife. I previously did a home theatre wiring project, so that experience helped me a lot. You're seeing all of the drops from one side of the house running across the vaulted living room trusses. Other then that, the rest of the wiring on both sides of the house was neatly hidden along the ceiling joists.

12 - u4iVGds.jpg

 

 Wiring running through ceiling down to patch panel

13 - KKrnkcL.jpg

 

 The nanoHD AP is super small! About the size of a dessert plate.

8 - 3J1wCHe.jpg

 

 I tested everything to make sure it would all play nice with one another. 

10 - ayppkbS.jpg

 

 

29RzyAu - Imgur.jpg

 

 

9 - fUvxej2.jpg

 

 

7 - ilp3iBj.jpg

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Comments
by
on ‎01-13-2019 07:24 AM
Hello no we know each other, I live in Italy and I do not know English.
I'm using a translator!
I should install a Cloudkey ubiquiti and a security gatewey but I can not find explanations in Italian, can you help me? I also have an 8-port 150w switch to connect everything to
1uvc g3 flex
1 uvc g3 micro
1 uvc g3
I leave you my email if you want to help me thanks
molinariluigino@gmail.com
by
on ‎01-13-2019 07:24 AM

Well, it looks great.  Good job!  I recently did something similar and replaced all my network equipment and added ubiquiti cameras with an NVR.. fun hobby, very expensive... Lol

by
on ‎01-13-2019 03:54 PM

Just a quick tip those flex camera may want to be flipped so you don't get and weather/condensation buildup near the network jack/case vents. 

 

Looks slick!

by
‎01-13-2019 04:06 PM - edited ‎01-13-2019 04:07 PM

Jesse, I actually filled the ingress points with silicone. We've had several pretty good rainstorms since the install and I'm happy to report that the cams stayed dry. I initially put them top side up but this affected the FOV. 

by
on ‎01-13-2019 04:21 PM

Xealo,

 

Nice! I thought about trying that but read up on some concerns regarding condensation drainage on the video fourms. I have a couple right side up without any coverage outdoors. Waiting see if they act up after some snow or a couple seasons. 

 

 

by
on ‎01-13-2019 04:24 PM

Flip that cam around. I had a flex cam mounted that way and it got flooded and died during a big storm.  Lesson learned.

 

by
on ‎01-13-2019 04:27 PM

mfischer79, were the ingress points on the cam filled with silicone? Mine are and we've seen several multi-hour rainstorms. Cams were bone dry every time. I broke out the ladder recently, umounted them and everything is g2g. Thanks for the concern though!

by
on ‎01-15-2019 01:10 PM

Nice project! Great Work!

by
on ‎01-15-2019 01:27 PM

Looks good!  I am about to buy pretty much the exact same setup, and this is inspiring.  

by
on ‎01-15-2019 02:59 PM

I just  bought that Cloud Key 2 Plus today with the rackmount kit... I might need to see a counclor about my Ubuiquiti Addition.