Tech support for the UniFi Switch?

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  1. Mike K

    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    This POE Switch looks very good with 150W total power and other features:

    https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-8-150w/

    However, I have searched high and low for a contact to the company so I can talk to someone about the unit befor I purchase it, and im not finding any available. Has anyone purchased this equipment or found a way to an actual phone no.?
     
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    rotorwash Getting the hang of it

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    I use their Unifi access points and find their forum to be pretty helpful when I had questions regarding firmware on their AP's and running the controller on a raspberry pi. Their developers moderate the forum so it might be a good place to start: http://community.ubnt.com/ I see a lot of posts by @nayr and he uses quite a bit of Ubiquiti products as well. Maybe he will respond here too.
     
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    post it up on the forums, it costs alot of money to run a call center.. and when your selling enterprise gear to businesses or wireless providers there is little need for it.

    my company offers voice support for enterprises and service providers, for a very hefty subscription fee;for end users we offer certifications and training programs, again for a very hefty fee.. we dont sell anything direct (or consumer oriented anymore) so sales inquires go to vendors whom's job it is to know the literature and get the training.
     
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  4. Mike K

    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    I have spent 20 min trying to figure out how to post anything on the forum as you suggest. I have signed in, and scanned the existing subjects and sub levels, and I'm at a loss. Also, I don't see anywhere where anyone has posted anything on the switch I'm interested in. Am I missing something?
     
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    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    OK, so apparently they are a small company. Why not run a small call center. I take your point but I am reluctant to buy equipment that has no support for their product. What do we do if there is a warranty issue? Or is there no warranty on their products. Hmmmmm
     
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    For what its worth, if support is important to you, Zyxel has very good support and its very easy to reach a human who will assist you.
     
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    trauts14 Getting the hang of it

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    I love the Unifi AP Pro i have, and I agree with you in that customer support could be improved. The controller for the AP has a built-in chat option for help. I was in the same boat prior to my purchase. I wanted answers about their products without having to search their forum and post questions.
     
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    Bazcb n3wb

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    I use a 48port 500w Unifi switch on an install. coupled with a USG. Great piece of kit, been running solid for nearly a year!
     
  11. Mike K

    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    I am interested in this brand also.have d-link now, and the access points i use are great, but cannot install in sight. These UniFi AC Pro AP units look much better on ceiling in plain sight.

    As for the switches, i have on the dgs-1510-28x issues with uplink port freeze. Like 4 times a year the uplink freezes (tested it to isp box, and 2 other d-link switches, happens to all.

    Are Ubiquiti switches more reliable/stable ?

    If i change access points for new house, i perhaps to to replace the switches also (have to few 10GE ports anyway now)
     
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    mcdivan96 Young grasshopper

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    @j4co , I have been very pleased with the UniFi- switch line
     
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    I am really liking my Edgerouter PoE. I got it because I found it used for $110 and wanted to get the AP Pro. I'm currently out of PoE ports on my Netgear Prosafe so now I'm looking at the unifi PoE 8 port. It is a little more in terms of cost but they offer solid products for a good price. The one thing holding me back is the 16 port gig switch with 8 PoE from Netgear. You can get these for about $80 less and have double the ports. I say all of this because Netgear is just as bad at support. I can call them but they really haven't been helpful and I find the ubiquity community really helpful. Just my $.02
     
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    EdgeMAX - Ubiquiti Networks Store

    and click the chat now button the are very helpful not currently running the edge but I hav three ACPros one time I was have issues they remoted in and fixed the issue very happy with the support additional not sure if 24/7 but they are open late
     
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    Azsean n3wb

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    Thanks for that! I'm just trying to decide if I spend the $200 on the Ubiquiti or go with the 8port PoE netgear. The power budget for the netgear is a little low while the ubiquiti will be more than enough. Any thoughts on how to figure out max power a camera consumes when IR is being used?
     
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    3W-10W on average for most cameras, 20W-50W for PTZ's.. it'll say in the camera's spec sheet, im currently at ~85W at night, mebe spikes a lil more when ptz's all fire off from an event like mailbox opening.
     
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    Azsean n3wb

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    Thanks Nayr, I was looking at the specs and wasn't exactly sure how accurate they are. Thanks for the response.
     
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    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    I was in between on my second switch for my system and i finally bought the 8 port Netgear. However, I bought the one with the POE+ ports and 2 fiber sfp ports. max combined wattage is 150W. max/port is 30W. A bit of an overkill perhaps, but better more than less and i need the fiber port.
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with this switch, a part of the D-Link line which @nayr pointed us to recently. I've been running mine for over a month and not a problem. POE+ and a fast web management interface too...

    Amazon.com: D-Link Systems 10-Port Gigabit Web Smart PoE Switch including 2 Gigabit SFP Ports (DGS-1210-10P): Electronics
    • Eight (8) 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE /PoE+ Ports
    • Two (2) Gigabit SFP Ports
    • Supports PoE and PoE+ (802.3af and 802.3at) with 78W PoE power budget
    • Supports 802.1Q VLAN, Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN
    • Advanced features include QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring, Spanning Tree and IGMP Snooping
    • Security features include Access Control List (ACL), 802.1X / RADIUS, ARP Spoofing Prevention, and D-Link Safeguard Engine
    • Easily managed using intuitive GUI, D-Link Network Assistant Utility, D-View 7, Compact CLI or SNMP
    • Limited Lifetime Warranty

     
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    I've been toying with some network upgrades most likely an edge router lite or usg but routing performance on things like an Asus router running merlin is pretty good too. Getting ready for fiber internet :)
     
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    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    Compare:

    NETGEAR ProSAFE GS510TP 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Switch 130w (GS510TP-100NAS)

    Model: Gigabit - 10/100/1000

    • 8 PoE+ (802.3at) Gigabit Ethernet ports + 2 SFP Gigabit fiber ports
    • PoE+ ports supply up to 30W per port with 130W total PoE budget
    • Comprehensive networking features such as VLAN, QoS, IGMP and MLD snooping, Static Routing, Link Aggregation, ACL
    • Auto Voice/Video VLAN speed up VoIP and IP Surveillance deployments
    • Dynamic VLAN and Static Routing
    • Easy to manage via web-Based Management GUI or Smart Control Center for multi-switch deployment
    • LIFETIME Next Business Day Replacement
    • LIFETIME 24/7 Advanced Tech Support via chat
     
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    not much difference between the netgear and dlink except the dlink is cheaper. edit... maybe a better warranty on netgear idk
     
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    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    Also 130W vs 78W
     
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    If you have a PTZ such as mine that requires >23 watts at night, that doesn't leave much budget left if you only have 78 to start with.
     
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    Sorry I missed that, amazon always does a relatively crappy job displaying the full specs for tech items.
     
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    Did you previously mention what you were able to pick this up for and where?

    I just noticed ubiquity has a new unifi 8 port switch coming out in the next couple of weeks. It is Gig, 60W Budget with 4 ports having PoE. No SFP and I think the price will be between $110 and $119. Saw a preorder st Baltic for $110.

    I guess I just like the idea of my router, switch, and AP being from the same company.

    Did you
     
  28. Mike K

    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    Bought my net gear at Amazon.
     
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    handinpalm Getting the hang of it

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    Mike, Is the Web interface slow on this model, NETGEAR ProSAFE GS510TP? Are you happy with it?
     
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    Mike K Getting the hang of it

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    I have this switch installed as my secondary, in a wall mounted rack. I have some of my devices hard wired but still waiting for Comcast to install my cable. So far all i can say is that the lights are on, and the poe connection to my AP is good. I like that it is quiet and does not need a cooling fan.