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Home Router Recomendations

Vodder

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OK so lets sort this network out once and for all... after reviewing a few things and hitting up UBNT's website I ordered the DM Pro to replace my Cloud Key Gen2 Plus and USG Pro 4 - did it purely on the massively improved throughput, gaining 1U back in the rack, and isn't it better to reconfigure on new kit than just reset and repeat on "old" stuff - hahaha. Top bonus too - I was able to order an early release of the European LTE modem (serious whoop whoop!!). Ordered late Wednesday, shipped from Czech yesterday evening, delivered to me in Scotland an hour ago! Incredible! Go UPS!
 

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Vodder

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So you know when you start something and wish you never started... eurgh. Got my basic LAN up and most of the APs working - some don't like wanting to be reassigned to a new controller, even after a hard reset... the LTE device isn't detected as it should by the controller either so one can't adopt it, thus it's pretty much useless at the mo - their support team must love me right now with all my tickets LOL

Probably not a major concern for most but still, worth a read, I should have read this before I jumped in 2 footed (again!)
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubiquiti/comments/gcsu5i
Least I have a 10Gbps link now between my core switch and my firewall - DPI, IPS and a bunch of other stuff all reenabled and zero slow down, unlike the old USG Pro :-D
 

iansilv

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Am having some issues myself and am considering some options from this brand:


Don't have one yet, but have heard good things. Lots of reviews and set up videos on YouTube.
I use these in my home and office, can confirm they are compatible with K
 

carajo

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Hi Yes they are compatible with the Kaleidescape systems. I just replaced 3 networks running Kaleidescape with the Dream Machine Pro, Pro Switches, and HD access points. Networks are running smooth. The unified dashboard is awesome
 

SJHT

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My System has never been more solid since changing my network. No more “difficulty reading movie”.....
 

SJHT

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Interesting, as I got my first Threat Alert last night. It looks like it was at the end of downloading a movie update (BR2049) from K. The Destination target was my Terra Server. It was called "ET SHELLCODE Possible Call with No Offset TCP Shellcode". Type was: Executable Code was Detected. What the heck is that? Never happened with a download and/or movie update before.
 

Vodder

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@SJHT If you recognise the source and destination IPs (use whois lookup if the IP isn't obvious) as legit then I wouldn't worry about it so much. I get similar errors when VPN'ing into work and when trying to jump subnets on my home network. You can whitelist (I'm sure they'll change that name at next release...) known IPs to suppress the messages
 

Vodder

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Howdy y'all... so after a week or so of "playing"...I thought I'd let you all know how I've gotten on - in summary at least!

Net net, I'm keeping my Unifi kit, I'm way "too in" to move to something else and Meraki is just too expensive for home use.

I think it's fair to say though that one of the reason's their kit is "cheap" for what it is, is because you are basically helping beta test the software live (I seriously have no idea how anyone uses this stuff for customer production environments unless you've got very forgiving customers... :ROFLMAO:)

I had assumed that this stuff was rock solid, more so given the amount of industry friends that use it and thus my expectations were a lot higher than they needed or should have been. Ultimately it is decent and is mostly solid but it has nuances that come to the fore if you try and do anything more than the basics or have more complex environments. This is compounded, at the moment, by their migration to UnifiOS where feature parity to EdgeOS is a long way off.

Once you get accept some of the nuances and the constant iterations of software then things change dramatically - and that includes having to invest time on the forums and getting your head around different firmware, controller software, and OS platforms.

I've returned the UDM Pro and gone back to my USG Pro for CKG2+. But I have updated everything to the latest software releases (5.30.x for the switches and APs) and 6.0.15 for the controller. I'll move to UnifiOs on the CK once it's available and multisite is there (it doesn't support it right now unlike EdgeOS)

Rather than have Protect in the UDM Pro, the new UNVR does the job with a lot more flexibility for my needs and once the the next gen USG Pro is released in the UK, I'll move on up to that because the throughput improvements are incredible.

Anyone with a simpler environment, then I think the UDM or UDM Pro would meet the grade.

The other thing that I found out is that "turning on advanced features" doesn't just show new menu options, it actually changes how things work - perhaps that is why my network was all over the shop. Anyways, as it is now, I have a nice tidy and clean environment and no "advanced features" or auto calibration going on... so far so good and I think it's the "solid" platform you all refer to.

It'll be interesting when I start doing network segmentation and VLANs etc but I'm going to leave that for a few weeks... I like the tech but not like I did as a teenager! LOL :cool:
 

SJHT

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@SJHT If you recognise the source and destination IPs (use whois lookup if the IP isn't obvious) as legit then I wouldn't worry about it so much. I get similar errors when VPN'ing into work and when trying to jump subnets on my home network. You can whitelist (I'm sure they'll change that name at next release...) known IPs to suppress the messages
I did the lookup and it is from Akamai Technologies, Inc. Maybe that has something to do with Ks operation? The timing was exactly when a movie finished downloading on my Terra. Strange that this has never happened before for my Terra. SJ
 

SJHT

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Just for info, I sent it to K support in case other customers start getting something similar. Have not ever seen this before...
 

Kicker

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I wanted to add that because of this thread, I've now also taken the jump into UniFi and my boxes arrive on Tuesday! I'm thinking of adding in the PoE cameras and NVR as well as they seem to have a good solution and I like things that work together. Thanks for all of your detailed feedback and giving me the idea!
 

Bauer89

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I wanted to add that because of this thread, I've now also taken the jump into UniFi and my boxes arrive on Tuesday! I'm thinking of adding in the PoE cameras and NVR as well as they seem to have a good solution and I like things that work together. Thanks for all of your detailed feedback and giving me the idea!
Yup hate these threads. UDMP, 24 Pro PoE, Nano HD and IW on the way next week! I have been cheap on my network equipment for far too long and decided it was time. The important pieces have always been hard wired, but even with that, I felt like I was missing out compared to the speed we had available. Will be a fun project next week!
 

Kicker

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I got 3 of the HD access points - wondering if that's overkill. I have 3 access points in my current setup and wanted to boost my signal in the front and back yard so I figured this would do it.
 

SJHT

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They worked meshed. You can even see in the log file when a device moves between access points as needed. SJ
 
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