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  #1580862 27-Jun-2016 08:41
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If you look at the Ubiquiti PoE datasheet (https://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/poe/PoE_Adapters_DS.pdf) you will see that around half of the midspan PoE injectors are proprietary.  This is not unusual for SOHO and SME wireless products - you just need to make sure you purchase the correct one for your model of access point.

 

The Ubiquiti midspan PoE injectors are all mode B (the conductors are pins 4, 5, 7 and 8) but the models starting POE-24 have output voltages of 24 volts.  The IEEE 802.13af, Std 802.3-2005 Clause 33 and 802.3at-2009 amendments define the power output as a nominal 48 volts (44 to 57 volts).


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  #1580904 27-Jun-2016 09:28
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Dynamic:

 

richms:

 

Actually that reminds me I need to get onto them about 1 of the AC pro's I got that will not power from a standard gigabit poe switch and only works with an old 100 megabit one.

 

 

"The nice thing about standards is there are so many to choose from."  You'll likely need to read the fine print on the PoE standards involved on each of the 3 PoE devices you have.

 

 

All 802.3af or at gear, 1 AP doesnt work, 9 of them do work off everything.

 

Failing switches are tenda, linksys, and some unbranded china one, working switch is a linksys 100 meg one which I got for IP cameras, which is useless for an AP that can do way more than 100 megabit.





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  #1587034 6-Jul-2016 11:33
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RickW: I'll try and return it this morning and get it swapped over ...

 

Problem sorted?  undecided





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  #1588198 8-Jul-2016 13:39
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Sideface:

RickW: I'll try and return it this morning and get it swapped over ...


Problem sorted?  undecided



Yea I returned it to pb and opted for a refund as they said it would take over 2 weeks to get a replacement in.
Getting a refund from pb tech has been quite painful tho. They refused to put it back through eftpos apprently there company policy is to transfer it through Internet banking which I thought was weird. I've spent the best part of 4 hours on the phone chasing them up on the refund but good news It went in Tuesday.

I got another one from gowifi in Rangiora. Plugged it in and configured it and it's been rock solid since.

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  #1588206 8-Jul-2016 13:45
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Yeah I had issues with a refund from them once where they wanted to put it into my bank and not include the credit card fee. It was a $18 purchase so I didnt really feel like wasting time on it.





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  #1590658 12-Jul-2016 22:59
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Aside from the odd DOA, how do you find these in terms of reliability? I'm quite keen on getting a ceiling mountable AP;-probably the AC Pro.

To date, I've just been using a basic wireless router loaded with recent Tomato firmware. But, the 2.4Ghz in my little slice of suburbia has recently become unusable on all three usual channels, so I'm going to have to bite the bullet and switch to 5Ghz. That will need a second AP to give coverage over the whole house.

I'm tempted just to use a second Tomato router as they've been rock solid, but if I could get the same level of reliability from the Unifi, that would be the better option in terms of install location and coverage footprint, as well as advanced wireless features obviously.

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  #1590773 13-Jul-2016 07:16
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froob: Aside from the odd DOA, how do you find these in terms of reliability? I'm quite keen on getting a ceiling mountable AP;-probably the AC Pro.

 

At the moment (and for the past ~18 months) the UniFi range has been a bit of a joke. While I have deployed thousands of these and use them on a daily basis they're a nightmare of a product and I actually don't recommend them. They're fraught with issues in many environments, and IMHO have never been a suitable solution for a domestic environment from day one.

 

My recommendation for the past few months has been Xclaim hardware by Ruckus. Fully cloud managed and it's made by Ruckus, so you know it's good. :)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1590817 13-Jul-2016 09:23
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froob: Aside from the odd DOA, how do you find these in terms of reliability? I'm quite keen on getting a ceiling mountable AP;-probably the AC Pro.

 

We've only installed dozens not hundreds, but are really happy with them for light commercial use.





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  #1590818 13-Jul-2016 09:28
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Personally I've found them to be rock solid and would recommend them to anyone.

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  #1590830 13-Jul-2016 09:36
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RickW: Personally I've found them to be rock solid and would recommend them to anyone.

 

I have lots of setups where they work well also, but plenty they don't. The original gen1 UAP has been virtually unusable for 18 months due to changes UBNT made to the firmware, and they've finally accepted these products are incredibly unstable on v4 and v5 controllers. While the new AC range is a much more stable product it's not without issue, and the number of people with performance related issues on the UBNT forums isn't dropping.

 

On the positive side band steering does seem to be relatively stable now.

 

 


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  #1590843 13-Jul-2016 10:16
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froob: Aside from the odd DOA, how do you find these in terms of reliability? I'm quite keen on getting a ceiling mountable AP;-probably the AC Pro.

 

I have an UAP-AC-LITE at home, one less antenna than the UAP-AC-PRO but a lot more affordable (and they smaller size is nicer looking on the ceiling too).

 

Band steering was initially pretty hit and miss, but with latest firmware it is much improved.

 

Stability has been fine for me.

 

Can't comment how well they work in a multi-AP environment, but as a single AP seems pretty good to me.

 

I've also heard good things about Xclaim, but I personally would rather have the controller software running onsite than cloud based. Also, being square, the Xclaims would be pretty ugly looking when ceiling mounted (in my opinion).


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  #1592223 13-Jul-2016 19:52
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Appreciate the feedback all. Xclaim definitely look worth considering.


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