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Adding AC-AP Pro to Extend Existing Network

Hello,

 

I am going to extend the Internet connection in a house to a nearby workshop using an AirMax NanoBeam AC link.  Once I've confirmed that the link is working, I plan to connect a small Unifi switch and an AC-AP Pro to the NanoBeam.  The AP will provide WiFi for a couple of freeze and water leak detectors, and maybe an IP security camera.  There won't be any computers in the building at all.

 

Can I just install the Unifi software on a laptop and do a one-time configuration of the AP in the shop, or would it be better to put a CloudKey in there?  If I understand it correctly, the big advantage of installing the CloudKey is that I could manage the switch and AP from somewhere else?

 

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Re: Adding AC-AP Pro to Extend Existing Network

Hello @dkmurray,


You can adopt them to your existing controller if you want.

You can use the controller software on your laptop, but I recommend keeping the network devices up-to-date.

 

 

Regards,

Glenn R.

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Re: Adding AC-AP Pro to Extend Existing Network

The Internet network I'm extending doesn't have any Ubiquiti equipment so there is no controller.  But I take your point - I should put a Cloud Key on the extended portion of the network so I can manage the Unifi switch and AP remotely and keep them up to date.  That makes sense - thanks for your reply.

 

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Re: Adding AC-AP Pro to Extend Existing Network

Hello @dkmurray,

 

Get the UCK G2 instead of a UCK.

 

 

Regards,

Glenn R.

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