Category: Infrastructure

Ramblings of an IT Guy in Education

40HD Independent wireless streams in one building… a world first?

I remember when I graduated from my high school in 2003 I thought it was pretty cutting edge that each of their computer rooms had a projector. Jump forward another year I was a young IT Trainee in my first school, it was an independent Catholic school. They had 6 projectors and not just in…
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September 6, 2018 0

UBNT Infrastructure Part 8 – DFS Nightmare!

I hope you’ve never seen this type of email from your Unifi Controller before. Figure 1 – AP Radar Detected


June 14, 2018 0

UBNT Infrastructure Part 7 – Core Cabling… a few changes

And we get to another issue that I had. It happened at 11 am around the second week of term, some of my core switches started dropping packets. While I had had other issues, it had been around 3 weeks since those issues and around 5 weeks since the core had been set up. And…
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May 31, 2018 4

UBNT Infrastructure Part 6 – Routing table filling up

About two weeks after the core had been installed, I had gotten around and managed to install most of the other 45 switches, I then came across another issue. The biggest issue I could find is that I was getting bad network performance, and I was seeing that every now and then an EdgeSwitch would…
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May 20, 2018 2

UBNT Infrastructure Part 5 – Replacing the PDC Core

So it had all be worked out. I had chosen the brand I would be using for my wired and wired replacement – check. I had chosen whether I would use EdgeSwitch or UniFi Switch – check. Now came the time to do the actual work. And surprisingly replacing a core switch is not a…
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May 10, 2018 2

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 16

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

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