03/06/2018
UBNT Connects North Florida church campus of 11 buildings together
Reason for Installation
Combination of Unifi and AirMax products used to bring networking to multiple buildings on a church campus
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Location
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Description

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Just thought I'd share our humble setup with the community here. UBNT has been amazing for us at both the price point and performance. We currently have 19 APs deployed across our campus networked together with a variety of Unifi POE Switches, Tough Switches, and more. 

 

Our original church campus was comprised of 4 buildings constructured in the 80s. At the time, they buried conduits and ran fiber/phone lines to each building. This has worked great! However, about 10 years ago the church acquired a neighboring strip mall, which then needed networking capabilities. We looked into fiber, but it was far too expensive at the time. So, originally each building had it's own Comcast subscription with internet (expensive!). About 4 years ago we decided to give AirMax a try and setup a PTMP system using 5ghz NanoStations. Currently we have one station servicing 5 different buildings, and it's been great! This saved us money and was surprisingly affordable to deploy. 

 

From there, we have slowly been upgrading and adding APs and Switches to further deepen our investment in UBNT products. I have been totally happy with the setup, and will continue to add to it in the years to come. There is still much work to be done in terms of cleaning up some of the IDFs, but the at least for now the network is stable and everyone is happy! 

 

Just some facts for you - in our peak hours (sunday mornings and wednesday nights) we can have up to 400+ clients on the wireless networks. UBNT handles it like a champ! Just this past Sunday (3/4/18) we hit 600 clients and moved over 60 gigs of data. 

 

Here's some more photos of our deployment:

IMG_0733.jpgMDF - Dell switching and newer UBNT 24 POE

 

IMG_0737.jpg(messy) IDF in one of our buildings

 

IMG_3689.jpganother IDF in our senior high building

 

IMG_0746.jpganother IDF

 

IMG_0681.jpgInside the IDF

 

IMG_0719.jpgIDF in our "gymnatorium"

 

IMG_0736.jpgAC-Lites in one of our auditoriums

 

IMG_0741.jpgPTMP Transmitter

 

IMG_0742.jpgPTMP Recievers

 

IMG_0685.jpgone of our PTMP recievers

 

IMG_0739.jpg

 

IMG_0747.jpg

 

IMG_0735.jpgAC-Pro in one of our office areas

 

IMG_0740.jpgUAP-Pro in our preschool building

 

IMG_0748.jpgAnother IDF in our maintenance building

 

IMG_0744.jpgAC-Lite in another auditorium

 

54144300221__57EE756C-2BAF-470B-B8EA-9B5BE0A8DB7C.JPG.jpegAC-Pro AP in our "gymnatorium"

 

IMG_0734.jpgAC-Lite deployed in one of our auditoriums

 

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UBNT Connects North Florida church campus of 11 buildings together

by on ‎03-06-2018 08:14 AM

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Just thought I'd share our humble setup with the community here. UBNT has been amazing for us at both the price point and performance. We currently have 19 APs deployed across our campus networked together with a variety of Unifi POE Switches, Tough Switches, and more. 

 

Our original church campus was comprised of 4 buildings constructured in the 80s. At the time, they buried conduits and ran fiber/phone lines to each building. This has worked great! However, about 10 years ago the church acquired a neighboring strip mall, which then needed networking capabilities. We looked into fiber, but it was far too expensive at the time. So, originally each building had it's own Comcast subscription with internet (expensive!). About 4 years ago we decided to give AirMax a try and setup a PTMP system using 5ghz NanoStations. Currently we have one station servicing 5 different buildings, and it's been great! This saved us money and was surprisingly affordable to deploy. 

 

From there, we have slowly been upgrading and adding APs and Switches to further deepen our investment in UBNT products. I have been totally happy with the setup, and will continue to add to it in the years to come. There is still much work to be done in terms of cleaning up some of the IDFs, but the at least for now the network is stable and everyone is happy! 

 

Just some facts for you - in our peak hours (sunday mornings and wednesday nights) we can have up to 400+ clients on the wireless networks. UBNT handles it like a champ! Just this past Sunday (3/4/18) we hit 600 clients and moved over 60 gigs of data. 

 

Here's some more photos of our deployment:

IMG_0733.jpgMDF - Dell switching and newer UBNT 24 POE

 

IMG_0737.jpg(messy) IDF in one of our buildings

 

IMG_3689.jpganother IDF in our senior high building

 

IMG_0746.jpganother IDF

 

IMG_0681.jpgInside the IDF

 

IMG_0719.jpgIDF in our "gymnatorium"

 

IMG_0736.jpgAC-Lites in one of our auditoriums

 

IMG_0741.jpgPTMP Transmitter

 

IMG_0742.jpgPTMP Recievers

 

IMG_0685.jpgone of our PTMP recievers

 

IMG_0739.jpg

 

IMG_0747.jpg

 

IMG_0735.jpgAC-Pro in one of our office areas

 

IMG_0740.jpgUAP-Pro in our preschool building

 

IMG_0748.jpgAnother IDF in our maintenance building

 

IMG_0744.jpgAC-Lite in another auditorium

 

54144300221__57EE756C-2BAF-470B-B8EA-9B5BE0A8DB7C.JPG.jpegAC-Pro AP in our "gymnatorium"

 

IMG_0734.jpgAC-Lite deployed in one of our auditoriums

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.19.54 AM.png

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.19.45 AM.png

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.50.47 AM.png

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.37.52 AM.png

 

 

 

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Comments
by
on ‎03-06-2018 08:27 AM

I seen a couple of these pictures on the Church- IT Facebook page!!! Looks great! 

by
on ‎03-06-2018 10:33 AM

what you using for the gateway?

by
on ‎04-04-2018 03:29 AM

Very impressive installation !

Waht did you use as a gateway to handle 600 clients? 

Did your implement multiple class C networks to accommodate so many users or did you use a class B network?

How did you achieve user isolation since everyone is on the same network?

Try connecting two Apple desktops to the network.   Typically, each desktop can see each other's hard drive, a security breach.  There must be a method to block it, but I don't know how to do it. 

by
on ‎04-04-2018 07:53 AM

@Jpoldo @cardins2u we are running a SonicWall TZ400. 

 

We are utilizing three different VLANs to segregate network traffic. Internal, External (guest) and Production. On our guest network, we are running a 10.x.x.x/22 network which gives us a total of 1022 clients on the guest VLAN. We also use UBNT's standard "guest" policy which isolates clients from one another, and the other two VLANs on the network. Our internal and production networks are 10.x.x.x/24 networks which allows for more than enough leases for employee devices, production equipment, etc...