06/25/2017
UniFi Home Setup
Description

After discovering Ubnt about 2 years ago and deploying 200+ UAP-AC-PROs to education customers, I finally got around to Unifing my home setup. Not being satisfied with stacking the devices on top of each other and having cables everywhere, I decided to design and 3D print my own network 'rack'. I'm pretty pleased with the results. 

 

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The range and performance blows my old setup (Airport Extreme) out of the water. Thanks Ubnt!!

 

 

 

UniFi Home Setup

by on ‎06-25-2017 11:38 AM

After discovering Ubnt about 2 years ago and deploying 200+ UAP-AC-PROs to education customers, I finally got around to Unifing my home setup. Not being satisfied with stacking the devices on top of each other and having cables everywhere, I decided to design and 3D print my own network 'rack'. I'm pretty pleased with the results. 

 

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The range and performance blows my old setup (Airport Extreme) out of the water. Thanks Ubnt!!

 

 

 

Comments
by
on ‎06-29-2017 09:58 AM

@Roenne

The cable modem is the CPE for a DOCSIS cable system, it's not a router hence he is using the USG as a router. Hope this helps.

by
on ‎06-29-2017 11:00 AM

@Roenne

 

The router inside most cable modems is far far inferior to that in the USG. Therefore if you have a USG (or other router capable of dealing with large amounts of traffic) you are best off putting the modem in its dumbest (modem only) mode.

by
on ‎06-29-2017 01:47 PM

@Fireblade That makes perfect sense then :-)

 

Ty both for the answers.

by
on ‎07-01-2017 03:46 PM

Clean....

by
on ‎07-01-2017 07:50 PM

Don't be a tease, post the STL files so we all can print mini racks

 

Man Happy

 

by
on ‎07-02-2017 04:11 AM

My word, I would buy the hell out of this right now were it available for purchase!

by
‎07-02-2017 12:57 PM - edited ‎07-02-2017 12:59 PM

I just finished putting together a modular version of this rack. I think it will be more suited for everyone's different needs. Each module snaps into each other, so the layers can be customized as needed. Here are some virtual shots of how the assembly is designed:

 

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Here are some shots of them printed:

 

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I didn't want to take my rack apart so I don't have any photos of the assembly in the real world.

 

Here is a link to STL files: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtEgwmshFWhkhrQgadKwFCYdH27Eeg

 

I print them with a 10% infill with the arms of the "u" shape facing up.

 

If you decide to print this, please post a photo on this thread so I can see what it looks like! Thanks!

by
on ‎07-03-2017 08:15 AM

Nice work!  Perhaps you could include some holes that can house cable ties for securing 2 units together

by
on ‎07-03-2017 08:49 AM

@EDPR Cable ties should not be need. From my testing they snap together very securely. It's actually tough to get them apart. I assume that these won't be disassembled very often.

by
‎07-03-2017 10:34 AM - edited ‎07-03-2017 10:35 AM

For those without 3D printing capabilities, there are a bunch of cool 10" racks, patch panels, shelves, APUs all designed for the smaller install, and they look pretty sweet. Google image  '10" rack' (no quotes) and take a look. Seems like most of the attention for these products is in Europe, but I think they are also sold in the US as well, only not as promoted by anyone as 19" rack products. I don't believe the US-8/150 switch fits, unfortunately.

 

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