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Unifi-ing parent's house

by ‎04-12-2017 06:17 PM - edited ‎04-22-2017 05:37 PM

So after constant issues with my parent's internet and equipment I decided to overhaul everything and install 3 G3 cameras. More pictures/videos on the way. I am not looking forward to climbing in the attic. No one has been in there for 35 years!


  • USG
  • 8 port 150w POE switch
  • 3 X G3 cameras
  • Unifi AP AC Lite (downstairs)
  • Unifi AP AC LR (upstairs)
  • Obihai Obi202 (google voice)
  • Gigabyte GB-BXBT-1900 mini PC w/ 4GB memory 500gb hybrid drive running ubuntu 16.04 LTS (unifi controller & NVR)



Ran into some serious issues during the install. I accidentally cut the security system cable thinking it was an unused telephone line (LOL). I was able to get 2 cameras installed with the 3rd's camera bas and cable ran.


I ran out of cat6 keystones and termination ends for the other camera and access point. I will be installing pvc conduit to protect all the cables and the previously installed coax on my next trip. Here is a shot from the NVR running the 2 cameras.


on ‎04-13-2017 12:04 PM



You may want to keep in mind that running the NVR, and controller on the same system will take a few extra steps due to duplicate port requirements.



on ‎04-13-2017 01:23 PM

Sorry what?


I am running controller and NVR on the same machine, without problems?


What duplicated ports are you talking about? :-)

on ‎04-13-2017 07:24 PM

I was wondering the same thing too. I run this same setup on my Intel NUC for over a year without any issues.

on ‎04-14-2017 07:44 AM

I stand corrected.  Everything I've found conflicted.

on ‎05-28-2017 01:43 PM

Should have used two LR's Man Happy Love them to bits. Make sure none of the settings are "auto" on either of the access points.


-Jamie M.