Home network setup. Ubiquitous Vs others

  Obidose 11:38 06 Aug 2018

I have just had extension work done on my house. In the process I have had the house wired with cat6 which all terminates in a room in the attic. I intend to house all my network equipment up there.

I currently have an Asus AC68u and a by FTTP 300mb internet connection.

I want good WiFi all over the house so I suspect a single router in the attic will struggle to provide a good connection to the downstairs areas. I am therefore planning in having an AP on each floor and have ran cat6 to the ceiling of each hallway for this purpose (would need to be poe ap).

I have been looking at the equipment I should buy to best achieve my aims. I really like the look of the ubiquity unify stuff. However, their switches are considerably more expensive than comparable models from Linksys/tp-link/Netgear/d-link. I also think to get the value from ubiquity I would be best buying every step from them.

The full ubiquity set up would include: Security gateway, 24port Poe switch, 2 Poe access points, Cloud key controller,

All in all around £700

The other option of a different 24 port Poe switch and a couple of tp-link APs would be more in the region of £350.

Does anyone have experience with this kind of set up? Is Ubiquity worth the extra outlay?

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