Recent content by +Eric

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    I need an outdoor Unifi AP recomendation

    It's not terribly hard to find the datasheet for that AP. Link It is rated outdoor, might be wise to put it somewhere that doesn't get a whole lot of direct exposure, especially to rain, but none-the-less it says outdoor. The datasheet says you can use the PoE injector that nearly all Unifi...
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    Need some assistance regarding fiber

    Most likely you can not use your own "modem" on a FTTH install. Depending on how they set things up. You might be able to replace the router they supply you with if. But sometimes they won't give you a public IP behind their modem. In that case you'll be double NAT'd and you really do not want...
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    Help me with Ubiquiti

    You didn't say you were getting a new router also, but if you are then you should consider a USG instead of an ER-Lite simply because the USG integrates with the unifi controller. Instead of having two interfaces to control wifi and router, you'd have one.
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    PfSense port forwarding problems - can't get it to work

    You need to create a Rule under Firewall, under WAN to allow a hole through the firewall. Then under port forward it should create an auto rule for you that'll show linked. So delete the rule you have now under port forward, it should auto pop for you when you create it under rules.
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    Point Domain Name to Home Server?

    You can use Cloudflare to do this if your router will support it. Works well.
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    Recommendation on Pair of Routers for Wireless Bridge

    Since this would be a point to point bridge, I'd look for something with directional antennas. UBNT would be a really good option. Although you may not really need directional antennas at that distance, it could help make it more consistent and reliable, esp if you plan to do 5ghz.
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    My WiFi sucks... House works against me... Just want it to work!

    Umm, yea we weren't discussing Gen 1 anything, so what is your point? Well then I guess you should call out UBNT for being liars since you have information that is contrary to what they report. Because they say the antenna gain is 3dBi for LR, Pro, Lite and EDU models. Not to mention they...
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    My WiFi sucks... House works against me... Just want it to work!

    Wow, I was unaware Microcenter stocked Unifi, That's awesome. I live about a 1/2 hour from one. Should work quite a bit better than the Netgear.
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    My WiFi sucks... House works against me... Just want it to work!

    Oh I'm a HUGE UBNT fanboy, I just don't buy their marketing at face value. I try to convert everyone I know to using UniFi. UBNT doesn't release radiation patterns for their antenna's either, so this donut stuff.... Maybe you've seen it in the FCC's database though, I can't be bothered to look...
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    My WiFi sucks... House works against me... Just want it to work!

    Based on what? The receiver sensitivity specs they released? Oh wait.... They haven't.
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    My WiFi sucks... House works against me... Just want it to work!

    Yup, best bet is to add another AP upstairs, wired if at all possible. Seriously, put in the effort, wire it. Also I don't really think so called "LR - Long Range" is the best option. they just up the output power but that doesn't help much on the receiving side at the AP. If the AP can't hear...
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    Anyway to increase network range without having a different SSID?

    Repeaters can't be wired....... because then they're not repeating. The netgear you listed, I can't speak to it's reliability although I've long thought Netgear to be unreliable. The one you linked to however will work in AP mode with a wired backhaul.... and it has good reviews. So you'd put...
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    Anyway to increase network range without having a different SSID?

    There is some wrong information in this thread. But yes, you can absolutely use two AP's/Routers and use the same SSID/Password and your devices will move from one to the other without your intervention. Get something and hardwire it. If you use another router then make certain you connect to...
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    Wireless Access Point Recommendation

    I wanted to kill my ESXI server, so I went with a RPi too. It's been quite solid. I will say I've never had any issues with UniFi on linux like some other here are claiming. I have had a hardware failure or two, but nothing dramatic. Overall UniFi for me is crazy reliable. So I'd definitely...
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    Asked Many Times, But...

    Endless fight around here. But ROFL @ anyone who says that cat6a isn't much more expensive. Queue someone linking me to some garbage cabling from some shady site..... Like said above, if you want to future proof, then run conduit so you can move to whatever is actually needed in the future...
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