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New small Unifi Home setup



Very basic setup.  16 port poe SW, CloudKey controller, USG, AC-Pro and AC-LR access points.  SB8200 cable modem.  WD MyCloud EX2 NAS and HD Homerun network TV tuner.  Will be adding a patch panel in the next week or two.  Overall I've never been happer with my network.  Much better that using those $500 giant routers.  Thanks Ubiquiti!

on ‎08-02-2017 08:25 AM
instead of usg we can use normal wifi router?
on ‎08-02-2017 03:46 PM

yes you can use a normal router, the down side is there is still money in your wallet after though

on ‎08-02-2017 09:36 PM
as USG Is also compulsory to have set up this network or i just bring out the lan wire from the router and insert it in unifi controller.
on ‎08-06-2017 01:59 PM



you can connect a cable from your router to the unifi switch.


I don't want to hurt you, but it seems you have very little knowledge about networking. I recommend you to hire a professional installer or learn the basics.

on ‎08-08-2017 01:35 PM

I have a very similar setup at home:


  • USG connected to cablemodem
  • 8-port 150W USW
  • AC-LR for wifi
  • Just this morning bought a CloudKey to replace the controller running on a RaspberryPi


The Raspberry Pi was doing an okay job at running the controller up until I tried to upgrade to the latest version; then it didn't have enough memory for the controller software.  I probably could have tuned the Java requirements, but picking up a CloudKey for me is the path of least resistance right now.


Well done!

on ‎08-08-2017 06:31 PM

@robertoaguilar  Cloudkey is definitely the way to go.  I had the controller running on a windows box.  Had connection issues and then the random windows update restarts made it almost unusable.

on ‎08-18-2017 12:39 PM

i bought USG because it was there

loved it ever since it arrived

on ‎09-03-2017 01:25 PM

What kind of rack did you use?

on ‎09-03-2017 02:03 PM
Whom are you asking?
‎09-03-2017 02:18 PM - edited ‎09-03-2017 02:19 PM