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#304554 14-May-2023 21:41
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I have ubiquiti wifi access points (UAP AC Pro / UAP AC Lite) and I am on the Vodafone FibreX / HFC / One HFC

I am considering upgrading further
- USG unifi security gateway to replace the Vodafone router
- cloud key gen2 plus and Unifi Protect cameras in the future

I would like to follow the thread and setup vlan 10 ( but I know others advise against replacing the Vodafone router.

I have minimal experience with cameras. I am hoping the ecosystem is worth sticking too. I would hook all the things into Home Assistant

... All that just so I can have good wifi for work and various sensors / nest displays.. I am already half way there 😁

Apart from being a tad (!) overkill is this setup all it is made out to be? Any traps?

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  #3076204 14-May-2023 21:59
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How are you managing your Unifi AP's at the moment? ie. What controller are you using?


USG's are EOL and wouldnt be a upgrade.


You would be better using a Ubiquiti Dream Router (not full gig throughput) or UDM Pro which would do routing + protect for cameras.
The Unifi cameras are nice - they are simple to work with once setup and Protect works well using a decent controller.


Just wouldnt recommend a USG - either stay with the Vodafone router and get a CloudKey Gen2 - everything (apart from external routing) - can be managed by this including AP's, cameras etc. or get one of the UDR's and UDM Pro's.


Trade NZ and US shares and funds with Sharesies (affiliate link).

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  #3076490 15-May-2023 22:00
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Great call out. Had not appreciated how old the USG really was. I was going to get a second hand one for $100

I was going to use my home assistant pi as the controller but need to rebuild it for 64bit. I am actually only running the AP as plug in play, via the mobile app

I have some illusive issues, one of which was drop outs every few seconds for a number of days. I have some PingPlotter graphs somewhere where I solely had my laptop, via Ethernet, the wifi/router and the cable termination box. Vodafone tech support found nothing. Then it got better. I also have some devices refusing to get ips sometimes which might be wireless signal strength. I am suspicious of the Vodafone kit even though I know I haven't pin pointed a real issue. Hence I thought the USG might be worth a try

I missed an auction on the cloudkey too so maybe I will hold out for a UDR pro. For better handling of interference wifi 6/AX might be useful

Thanks for the advice

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