[olug] OT: Networking for Home Office

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 17:30:39 CST 2021

ndjstn, please provide a link or writeup some more details of what that
setup provides.  Not familiar with the makeup.   He needs fiber to go
outside to the shed.  A lawn sprinkler installer should not be too much.

Scott, whats up with the no PoE requirement.

Have you looked into buying used enterprise network switches off of eBay
I do NOT know switch hardware at all, but two quick searches on eBay found
switches that _could_ be Fully Managed and even capable of 10Gbe and
possibly PoE.  I do not want to ever manage a switch without an SSH
interface and hopefully an API.   Look at this $40 Aruba below, analyze the
seller reputation, scrutinize the pictures, and look at the datasheets.
Never had an Aruba, but have only heard good things.  Managing switches
from a dumb web interface is tedious and tiresome.

$39.95  Aruba S3500-24T Mobility Access Switch S3500-24T
<https://www.ebay.com/c/7012039802?iid=392286978940>  S3500-24T:
24x10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 and uplink module slot, so NO PoE.   Warning:
The Description says "NEW" but the dateOfManufacturer code is from 2011.

S3500-24P 24-Port Gigabit Network Switch with PoE and 4x10GB Module

$299.95 FS S3800-24F4S 24-Port Stackable Managed Gigabit SFP Switch 4x 10GE
SFP+ Uplinks

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 4:36 PM Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> I used to be a big fan of Ubiquiti, until I learned recently that my
> 5-yr-old Unifi AP will be end-of-lifed next month.  I'm fine with
> discontinuing support, but in this case, they're taking away my ability
> to even modify the configuration on this AP.  It will forevermore be on
> autopilot. What kind of manufacturer works on that kind of timetable?  I
> have 15-yr-old consumer-grade APs lying around that I can still press
> into service if I need to.  I'll probably never buy another Ubiquity
> product just due to that factor alone.
> On 1/12/21 4:18 PM, Dan Linder wrote:
> > Since you mentioned Ubiquiti Networks...  I saw this on HackerNews
> > yesterday:
> >
> > https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25735032
> >
> > Main link:
> > https://mailchi.mp/ubnt/account-notification
> >
> > A lot of people were noting the "MailChmp" domain they used, and all
> > internal links are mail tracking enabled, even the change password
> links...
> > :(
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 4:12 PM Craig Wolf <wolfout101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I will second the Ubiquiti equipment for networking! It is really nice
> for
> >> the price.  Netgear for the switching will treat you well also!!
> >>
> --
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