Ubiquiti hardware - opinions?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ljvb, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Occamsrazor

    Occamsrazor New Member

    Feb 23, 2018
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    So do most Ubiquiti APs these days. I'm running their NanoHD off a POE Netgear Gs110TP switch, it's normal 802.3af.

    Agreed on that. Their switch lineup is sorely missing SFP+ models. Having the 48-port switch as the only one supporting SFP+ just doesn't make sense. That said the Unifi single-pane management is very nice, and once you start using it you want all your devices to be in it, which puts you in a difficult situation. How quiet is the non-POE version of the Dell 5524?
  2. billc.cn

    billc.cn Member

    Oct 6, 2017
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    The fan is barely audible when you stand next to it in a normal office environment. I'd say 40-50dB. Once in a rack, you will not know it's there.
  3. pcmoore

    pcmoore Member

    Apr 14, 2018
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    I have two Dell 5524 switches in my office, about 10ft from my desk, and with a fan swap they are barely noticeable. I wrote about the setup in more detail at the link below. It has been a few months with this setup and I've not had any problems with it.

    If you have any questions, let me know.

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  4. SPCRich

    SPCRich Member

    Mar 16, 2017
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    I used to have a Cisco SG200 switch, was pretty reliable but I really hated the GUI..too confusing around VLANs and trunking. So I traded it in for the following (plus some upgrades to other stuff):

    USG-3p (router)
    USW-24 (24 port non poe, direct replacement for the SG200)
    USW-16-150W (POE 16 port switch)
    mirotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM * (allow me to explain)

    Overall, the Unifi gear has been great. Much better than the Asus wifi router I had, more stable, etc. The USW-24 is on par with the Cisco, but the Single pain of glass management of the unifi controller is what really sold me. It does have it's issues if you roll with the beta firmware crew like I do, but that's expected, and for the most part the "stable" releases are indeed stable. Now for the Mikrotik. I needed (well..wanted, didn't need) 10G for my Kubernetes nodes to talk to my Storage box, and the US-16-XG was just a little too expensive (~599$). The Mikrotik was 300$ (15% off ebay coupon), so it was kinda a no braininer (especially since I only needed 4-6 ports tops). I'd have rather stuck with all UBNT gear, but for half the price, I couldn't pass it up. I am happier with the UI of the UBNT gear than the Mikrotik, but I'll live.
  5. ljvb

    ljvb Member

    Nov 8, 2015
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    Noise is not an issue for me. I need to stop trolling ebay.. I came across Aruba Networks S3500-48p for $179 free shipping.. That seems like a pretty good deal, 600W of power to the ports, more than enough ports, has a ton of security stuff (I work in IT Security.. so thats a bonus), full layer 3.
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