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  #2424141 19-Feb-2020 17:07
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Not sure, maybe use Geekzone community controller instead of your Win10 machine https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=204413

 

Otherwise, are you actually going to be running any Unifi AP's, or other POE device off that switch? Looking at your setup I'm confused why you even need a POE switch, let alone one that needs to be managed through a controller..




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  #2424142 19-Feb-2020 17:08
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Update: I found this https://community.ui.com/questions/Unable-to-do-anything-at-all-with-Unifi-Controller/631006cb-d741-44d0-9053-34da1beeb033 and it seems like the OP had a similar situation as me. My adopt button is greyed out too....though he didn't say anything about disconnection but I too am experiencing the adopt button greyed out. 


 
 
 
 




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  #2424143 19-Feb-2020 17:10
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dfnt:

 

Not sure, maybe use Geekzone community controller instead of your Win10 machine https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=204413

 

Otherwise, are you actually going to be running any Unifi AP's, or other POE device off that switch? Looking at your setup I'm confused why you even need a POE switch, let alone one that needs to be managed through a controller..

 

 

Hey,

 

Thanks for the response

 

I'm only using a POE switch because I want to connect all my Dahua cameras into it and then have the POE Switch device connected to the router with the NVR also connected to the router. That way, the cable management is at ease since I only need to run one long ethernet cable and also camera recordings will be transfered to the NVR. POE Switch will be up in the attic and the NVR down in garage. Hope this helps.


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  #2424145 19-Feb-2020 17:11
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Ok makes sense, try talking to @michaelmurfy and getting your switch adopted to the community controller instead.. that's a better option imo

 

I guess the reason the adopt button is not clickable, is because the device is trying to adopt and failing continuously 




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  #2424146 19-Feb-2020 17:15
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dfnt:

 

Ok makes sense, try talking to @michaelmurfy and getting your switch adopted to the community controller instead.. that's a better option imo

 

I guess the reason the adopt button is not clickable, is because the device is trying to adopt and failing continuously 

 

 

I'm not familiar with networking but am I able to ask what are the benefits of doing the suggested method you provided? PROS and CONS? No privacy issues etc? sorry for the annoyance haha. 

 

Oh and if you're still confuse, here is a photo of the layout I am wanting to incorporate: 

 


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  #2424149 19-Feb-2020 17:30
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Ideally the controller should be on 24/7, but not necessary, I run my own in AWS

 

There's no privacy issues, it's just a controller to manage the switch

 

The only pro I can think of is if your internet goes down you'll get a notification from the Unifi controller telling you your switch is offline, whereas you wouldn't get that with an onprem controller as it has no internet to send the alert email..


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  #2424191 19-Feb-2020 18:57
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As someone else has said you may need to update the software or firmware for the before the device will adopt.

 

Try using this to update the firmware.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ubiquiti-device-discovery/hmpigflbjeapnknladcfphgkemopofig?hl=en

 

This is an app that runs inside chrome and does the basics.

 

Also if you have the controller running on your PC you will need to give it a static IP address.

 

John





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  #2424210 19-Feb-2020 20:08
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SATTV:

 

As someone else has said you may need to update the software or firmware for the before the device will adopt.

 

Try using this to update the firmware.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ubiquiti-device-discovery/hmpigflbjeapnknladcfphgkemopofig?hl=en

 

This is an app that runs inside chrome and does the basics.

 

Also if you have the controller running on your PC you will need to give it a static IP address.

 

John

 

 

The switch is already running the latest stable, 4.0.80.10875, which I thought was a bit weird for a new switch to be running a firmware released a month ago




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  #2424221 19-Feb-2020 20:41
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SATTV:

 

As someone else has said you may need to update the software or firmware for the before the device will adopt.

 

Try using this to update the firmware.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ubiquiti-device-discovery/hmpigflbjeapnknladcfphgkemopofig?hl=en

 

This is an app that runs inside chrome and does the basics.

 

Also if you have the controller running on your PC you will need to give it a static IP address.

 

John

 

 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for coming by. 

 

My POE Switch device firmware is currently using the 4.0.90.10875 (no clue how it successfully got updated to the latest firmware even though it was stuck today for like 30mins +). UniFi Controller software app using 5.12.35 

 

Your link to the Chrome extension I installed it but nothing appears. In fact, the extension icon does not show up after installing the extension. Usually it shows. 

 

Not too sure how to do the last part sorry. Still a novice haha. 


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