Author: Dave Nichols

Ramblings of an IT Guy in Education

UBNT Infrastructure Part 4 – UniFi vs Edgeswitch

After I had decided to use Ubiquiti UniFi for my wireless I then had to start building my network design. This leads me to an issue. UniFi vs EdgeMax Figure 1. EdgeMax ES-48-500W/ES-16-XG and the UniFi US-48-500W/US-16-XG.


April 29, 2018 23

UBNT Infrastructure Part 3 – Culling the tender and how Ubiquiti was chosen

This post will actually be pretty short. Ubiquiti won…


April 29, 2018 0

UBNT Infrastructure Part 2 – Testing wireless broadcasting and load balancing based on bandwidth

From part 1 I had narrowed it down to the vendors that I had chosen would be quoting on my upcoming wired and wireless infrastructure replacement. HP Aruba Cisco Cisco Meraki Aerohive Ubiquiti


April 29, 2018 0

Monitoring… eduitguy stack

From my early posts about my monitoring, several people came to me asking for more information about my monitoring solution, or stack. To answer that I should let you know how I got to use that solution. It is one thing to rattle off your current stack of software, I would rather show you how…
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April 28, 2018 4

UBNT Infrastructure Part 1 – How Ubiquiti got onto the tender list

Sometimes you write something that you know won’t fit into one post. This is the case for why I recently chose to use Ubiquiti for my entire wired and wireless infrastructure. That is why I have chosen to break it up into a number of different parts, I am not sure how many posts it…
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April 23, 2018 2

My belief with Education and Technology

I have been working in education for the last 15 years. And one thing I have found throughout all of the schools I work on that their seems to be a drive to have amazing technology systems. Yet sometimes this comes at a huge cost… and I would rather that money is left in the…
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April 21, 2018 1