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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:18 pm

Sounds like the doggies dangly bits Nick. :lol:
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by simon » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:30 pm

Yes, sounds impressive anyway. If I wanted good WiFi performance across the house what's a decent way using Ubiquiti? One AP might not be enough to ensure good coverage, but two might? Or three even. I can plug them into my wired network, but which bits of kit are the ones to consider as they do a few different types.

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Post by ed » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 am

homeplugs rool!
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£50 all in - 4 devices + printer
Not sure why I would need more than 4 wired devices, still, vive la difference!

edit: have to admit one device regularly drops out since the smart meter was fitted. I was talking to a support guy from my isp and he said his smart meter causes probs with his wifi at home....go figure
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Dave the bass » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:01 am

All these hi tech devices have crap names.

When some mega spec comms thingyumns is branded 'TooCocoatins' and 'UhBitOstring' I might reconsider.
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Post by The Stratmangler » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:17 am

ed wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 am
homeplugs rool!
Except when they don't :)

I just done a job for a chap wot lives in an old gaff (his living room was added onto the house for King James I to use as his quarters), and homeplugs proved to be as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Install yer mark 1 Cat5e ethernet and hang a wireless access point off it, and all is well again in the bit of the house where the WiFi decided it didn't want to play any more.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:30 am

simon wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Yes, sounds impressive anyway. If I wanted good WiFi performance across the house what's a decent way using Ubiquiti? One AP might not be enough to ensure good coverage, but two might? Or three even. I can plug them into my wired network, but which bits of kit are the ones to consider as they do a few different types.
The latest generation are the AP-nanoHD access points - these are the ones I'm using in the house & office/workshops. They come with a POE adapter, but as we've got a few of them, we got a POE switch so that they're powered off that - much neater and saves a bunch of space in an already crowded cabinet... plus you can then remotely power-cycle the APs in the unlikely event that it's necessary...

You manage a setup with a "controller" - this is a free web app for Mac/Windows/Unix downloadable from Ubiquiti. Having a controller is not essential, but really helps and it's dead easy to use - it does all the WiFi setups and firmware upgrades etc.

There is also a free mobile app for Android/IOS which is much the same as the web interface of the locally hosted controller (it talks to the controller).

Means you can sort out/diagnose problems remotely (so long as the controller is up and available).
ed wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 am
homeplugs rool!
snigger
£50 all in - 4 devices + printer
Not sure why I would need more than 4 wired devices, still, vive la difference!

edit: have to admit one device regularly drops out since the smart meter was fitted. I was talking to a support guy from my isp and he said his smart meter causes probs with his wifi at home....go figure
For many years I've used homeplugs (mains-borne-WiFi) from various suppliers (mainly Devolo) with mixed success. These systems put a whole lot of crud on the mains, they don't work well on extensions or work at all if there's an upstream power conditioner (i.e. my entire workshop), suffer from a lot of jitter which makes quality streaming nigh on impossible, we're 3-phase so the plugs can't route to the other phases (without much extra kit), they generate RF smog, they are unreliable at restarting after blackouts/brownouts which we get a reasonable amount of out here in the countryside, have no management tools... and are basically a pain.

After 10 years, various systems and a lot of hassle, I just decided to do it properly.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by steve s » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:16 am

This tweeter feed is interesting from an Italian doctor
Click on the 'show this thread once open
https://twitter.com/jasonvanschoor/stat ... 1077697538

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 am

Cripes .
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:17 pm

IslandPink wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 am
Cripes .
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:07 pm

I’ve deployed the Ubiquiti stuff a number of times now for various customers, it’s wasnt so good in the early days but now much more stable than it was. There was a recent pushed out f/w update that screwed up controller / AP compatibility which was a PIA to sort out so they still have the ability to screw things up royally. OK stuff for home use and small business but not professional in my book...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:37 pm

Neal wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:07 pm
I’ve deployed the Ubiquiti stuff a number of times now for various customers, it’s wasnt so good in the early days but now much more stable than it was. There was a recent pushed out f/w update that screwed up controller / AP compatibility which was a PIA to sort out so they still have the ability to screw things up royally. OK stuff for home use and small business but not professional in my book...
Agreed. Corporately, I'm a Cisco person, but for small business/schools/domestic etc. Ubiquiti is brilliant. Much more stable than a few years ago - I'm finding it rock solid.

It's a fraction of the Cisco cost and integrates well - my main gripe is that my wireless ethernet bridges (between buildings) are from the AirMax range, and everything else is UniFi. It would help is there was a single platform to manage both, but there isn't...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:04 pm

The Italian 'model' of covid19 is very interesting ( having followed the Twitter thread above). As I know a little about the stat of the NHS Boris Johnson is very frightening quite frankly.

I understand 'modelling' but this guff about the peak in the UK arriving in two weeks and then everything can just get better.... well ... la la land?
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:07 pm

Nadine Dorries is going to be paraded as how easy covid19 can be cured ( for the rich and famous) and dont get me wrong, she'd be a better premier than Bojo the simple but we'll have our noses rubbed in it as our senior loved and dearest die here there and everywhere.


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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by simon » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:15 pm

Very interesting, but probably a lot more than I need just to makes sure our phones don't drop the wi fi.

APs don't seem to talk about their power/range - one strong one might do, but which are strong?

So if I got a couple of the UAP-AC-LITEs I could plug them into my wired network, but would I set them up on the same channel, or different?

And why do people bother with mesh wi fi?

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:17 pm

re. Andrew's post -
Me too.
What we need to see right now is plans for field hospitals like in 'MASH', private hospitals being lined-up to share the ITU load, more tech equipment, accelerated training for non-specialist staff, etc . I hear nothing so far along these lines.
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