Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

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I'm pretty sure the US-8-60W (I have one) is only 4-POE (not POE+) ports, whereas the US-8-150W is 8-POE/POE+ ports, so that is another negative on the "cheaper" model.

I really like the managed aspect of the Unifi switch and the integration with the Cloudkey dashboard/metrics and such, and I'm just using it to power my Cloudkey + APs.
 

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I'm pretty sure the US-8-60W (I have one) is only 4-POE (not POE+) ports, whereas the US-8-150W is 8-POE/POE+ ports, so that is another negative on the "cheaper" model.

I really like the managed aspect of the Unifi switch and the integration with the Cloudkey dashboard/metrics and such, and I'm just using it to power my Cloudkey + APs.
I have both - you are correct
 

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Sorry to post on older thread but I am in midst of trying to figure out equipment.

I am installing 4 Ubiquiti APs inside and outside of residence and 5 POE cams wired/planned for now and 7 wall drops.

I was originally going to have camera runs terminate at a POE switch, which would then connect to the NVR. I would then run a cable from NVR to switch for remote camera access. The NVR will be in a gun safe room.

I was going to use another POE switch for 7 wall drops, APs and NVR.

Is this ok? Or can/should everything go on one managed switch. I am a DIYer and looking for any guidance.

Does anyone have any examples of setups with APs, wall drops, switches and cams?

Thank you in advance!
 

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Hi

As a DIYer, I applaud your efforts. That being said, using wireless 2.4/5Ghz devices is a bit complicated as spectrum analysis and find tuning is the key.

My advice is try to use the cabled option instead of wireless however below is my advice on wireless.

Setting up a wireless network using the standard PnP is easy however, given the explosion of devices using the same licensed frequencies usually pose problems post installation. "Noise" in the area is not constant and needs to be reviewed periodically for optimal bandwidth.

Line of sight is a must however there are instances where the Station/Client can see the Access Point however you will still have loss of packets, i.e impeding the Fresnel zone (see attached pic)
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Signal strength too low as well as too high (db) poses issues (you want to keep to approx (-50db between -40 to -60 db)
Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) and Signal to Noise ration is essential
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Connecting to the ST or AP must be with STP CAT6 cables with a good earth connection.

Lastly, try to use a spectrum analyser at the site, once you have calculated / designed the project before starting the installation.

Hope this helps.
 

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fwiw felzey5 I use almost all Ubiquiti equipment here with a mix of AP's and wired configuration. I use the USG router/firewall.

I do have one cheapie 4 port switch located in a weatherproof box in the woods to feed two cameras there (too big an issue to pull another cat6 cable). Cameras 'woods 2' and 'woods 5' show being on the same port 4 of the Ubiquiti basement 8 port switch - it doesn't see the cheapie switch.

Although I have mostly poe+ switches, I chose to run a 40volt line outside and have downconverters located in the woods for 12volts for the cameras and a lot of IR lighting. I just (today) installed the 'driveway' cam a Dahua Starlight IPC-HFW2831T-ZAS-S2 and that is the only POE I am using (about 30m of cable).
If it helps any here is a Ubiquiti map of my setup:

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fwiw felzey5 I use almost all Ubiquiti equipment here with a mix of AP's and wired configuration. I use the USG router/firewall.

I do have one cheapie 4 port switch located in a weatherproof box in the woods to feed two cameras there (too big an issue to pull another cat6 cable). Cameras 'woods 2' and 'woods 5' show being on the same port 4 of the Ubiquiti basement 8 port switch - it doesn't see the cheapie switch.

Although I have mostly poe+ switches, I chose to run a 40volt line outside and have downconverters located in the woods for 12volts for the cameras and a lot of IR lighting. I just (today) installed the 'driveway' cam a Dahua Starlight IPC-HFW2831T-ZAS-S2 and that is the only POE I am using (about 30m of cable).
If it helps any here is a Ubiquiti map of my setup:

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