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Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...

Hi,

 

I have a ~2500 sq ft home to cover(wood/dry wall construction only, two floors), and am considering:

 

UniFi nanoHD x 2

UniFi Security Gateway x 1

UniFi 8-port PoE switch 150w x 1

UniFi 16-port PoE switch 150w x 1

UniFi Cloud Key Gen2 Plus x 1

 

I might only get one switch, probably the 16 port. Cat-6 cables throughout.

 

I was pondering getting the Security Gateway Pro, but not (yet) sure of the pro vs non-pro differences... input sought...

 

Does this look reasonable as a place to start?

 

Many Thanks,  Stephen

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Re: Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...

A product list doesn't explain your needs.

 

What data rate is your Internet service? What

data rates do you expect for each user device?

Why do you need 24 switch ports--or even 16?

Why do you want a Cloud Key?   Dave 


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Re: Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...


@Dave-D wrote:

A product list doesn't explain your needs.

 

What data rate is your Internet service? What

data rates do you expect for each user device?

Why do you need 24 switch ports--or even 16?

Why do you want a Cloud Key?   Dave 


Hi Dave,

 

 good point, sorry, I should have been a little more detailed in my ask.

 

I have a 400Mb/s Comcast Link, with about 15 or so wifi devices + some wired NAS, PCs connected. 

 

In terms of data rates the I saw the nanoHD 2.4 (300Mbs) and 5Ghz (1733 Mbps ) speed specs and they seemed to fit my expectations. I understand real world results will be dependent on the devices attaching and the physical (home build) environment, but most of my client h/w is newer h/w (ac). Lots of family streaming between laptops and Chromecasts, in parallel to my needs to run my work VPN traffic reliably in parallel.

 

I have some ideas about eventually adding in some of the video survailance cameras so that's what got me looking at more switch ports and the cloud key plus. In addition, the cloud key seemed to offer a more extensive management interface overall.

 

I'm sure like others I like to "tinker" with such equipment for educational purposes, so some part of this purchase is to provide for this, and the other part is to deliver a more reliable wifi exerience over and above the Asus wifi infra I have at the moment.

 

Thanks to you and others for the patience and consideration.

 

I am surely way over provisioned for the level of requiements I have today, but looking at a few other configs (1. below) led me to the outline spec. for the h/w list I had to begin with.

 

Regards,

 Stephen

 

( 1.  https://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2018/04/seattle-network/#Ubiquiti-UniFi )

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Re: Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...

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Hello @scfacc,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

Looks good to me, assuming you want to use UniFi protect for the cameras.

I personally would go with the 24 250W so you have some spare ports for possible future devices.

 

 

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Re: Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...

Yes: my impression is that you have over-configured--

which--if you can afford it is just fine. NanoHD is not

needed for most home installations.

 

But something else may merit another look. You seem

to want to use WiFi for all purposes--including some

kind of 'business' VPN circuit. I strongly recommend

you use wired connections for your office PCs and

limit WiFi to mobile/portable devices. You'll have

much better results at lower cost.   Dave


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Re: Newbie First Install - Advice on my plan sought...

Yep, wire your business stuff, even if you have to use Powerline adapters for now.

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