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UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

Designing a simple home network. Is there any reason that an unmanaged Poe Cisco switch could not be used instead of the UBQ-US-16-150W? Trying to cut some costs. The network setup is modem to switch to 2 AC-Pros and a Cloud Key. No VLANS.  Looking at the Cisco SG11016HPNA.

 

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

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As long as its 802.3 af/at you are good to go. I run a ac-pro off of a dumb linksys switch and a POE injector without issues.

 

Your topology in your controller will only show what is connected wirelessly, so if you wanted your clients list for wired and wireless, it won't be available in the unifi controller.

 

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

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Hello @logan_evans,

 

You're good to go if the switch supports Passive Power over Ethernet (48V), 802.3af/802.3a, otherwise you will need to use PoE Injectors.

Is it only a modem or modem/router?

 

 

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

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As long as its 802.3 af/at you are good to go. I run a ac-pro off of a dumb linksys switch and a POE injector without issues.

 

Your topology in your controller will only show what is connected wirelessly, so if you wanted your clients list for wired and wireless, it won't be available in the unifi controller.

 

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

Wait, is it a straight modem or does it have DHCP / routing functions? You'll need something to do DHCP in your network or assign static IPs to every device / client.

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

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Hello @logan_evans,

 

You're good to go if the switch supports Passive Power over Ethernet (48V), 802.3af/802.3a, otherwise you will need to use PoE Injectors.

Is it only a modem or modem/router?

 

 

Regards,

Glenn R.

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USG-XG-8 • USG-4-PRO • USG
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UAP XG • UAP-SHD • UAP-HD • UAP-NanoHD 2x • UAP-AC-PRO 2x • UAP-AC-LITE • UAP-AC-IW • UAP-AC-M • UAP-AC-M-PRO 2x
UAS-XG • UCK-G2-PLUS • UCK-G2 • UCK
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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

It's a modem router so it does have a DHCP server and routing fucntions. I'll just be disabling the internal wifi network to use Unifi instead. 

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Re: UAP-AC-Pro with Unmanaged Cisco Switch

Hello @logan_evans,

 

Awesome, please let us know how things go!

 

 

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