New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby normalicy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 am

Very nice. Similar to mine in a much larger layout.

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Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

I really like those Comtrend Access Points I bought. They have two LAN ports on them and by default both LAN ports act as a switch connected to the two default SSIDs (one on 2.5Ghz and one on 5Ghz).

However these things have VLAN capability and you can have more than 2 SSIDs (I think a max of 8). So I created a third SSID on 5Ghz on all three access points and put it on VLAN2 along with the 2nd LAN port. I already have an "insecure" guest/IoT network configured as a VLAN on my router so I have the guest network switch connected to the 2nd LAN port on all the APs and now I have a guest network, on an isolated LAN segment, without having to deploy more access points.

Really nice units. Very strong radio signal too. Three units are giving me plenty of overlapping coverage in the whole house and patio, even on the weaker 5Ghz band.
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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby normalicy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:30 pm

I'll have to check into them.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:00 am

Update on the Ubiquiti Nano-beams. Over time they units have tweaked themselves to improve bandwidth, and now I'm getting almost double the bandwidth capacity between the two houses - a whopping 650 Mbps

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby normalicy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:15 am

That's pretty incredible.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby wvjohn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:47 am

amazing stuff.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby Losbot » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm

Very nice!!

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:05 am

Well Comcast FINALLY started deploying cable to the new house. A subcontractor was out here yesterday running a dedicated hardline from the main street to my pole. Digging crew is supposed to be out next week to trench a hardline from the pole, 450 feet to a pedestal next to my house, and then RG11 from there to the house.

Glad I caught them before they got too far along yesterday. They were running the hardline down the wrong set of poles. They were reading their map wrong. Got the Comcast engineer I've been dealing with on the phone and made sure they were all on the same page.

Still mooching Internet from the old house, and I left two media center PCs with their cablecard tuners over there to record TV shows. We can watch the recordings on the media center PCs at the new house.

Meanwhile the wife is discovering lots of new TV series on Netflix and Amazon.
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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby Losbot » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:48 am

LOL
Yeah, you have to keep on eye on those guys.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:23 pm

Burial crew came out today, and ran the 500 feet of buried hard line using a torpedo mole. Shaped like a torpedo, connected to a big compressor, it pounds it's way through the ground. All they did was dig 7 small 3 foot deep trenches, start the torpedo at one end and drill from trench to trench. This is the same technique they use to run pipes and wires under roads without tearing them up.

This is what they buried. Low loss coax hard line, bigger in diameter than a garden hose. The same stuff they run along the telephone poles. They ran that from the pole to a pedestal box near my well, then ran regular thin RG11 the rest of the way to the house.

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby Losbot » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 pm

DAMN! That's hardcore!

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:14 pm

FINALLY I'm back on the grid. Comcast tech came by today to connect the new house to the hardline, and install the amplifier and get everything transferred. Easiest new install he's ever done since the house is already pre-wired and I rang out all the lines that I wanted to use already.

An hour before he was due to show up this morning, I went nextdoor to the old house and brought over the router, cable boxes, and remaining media center PCs and their CableCard tuners.

Getting a rock solid 120 Mbit/s down, 11 up on their modem (after I put it in bridge mode so I could use my own Ubiquiti EdgeRouter).

Nanobeam link between the houses is still up, but now it just connects the old house network to the new house.

Wife is happy, she has her Xfinity X1 box back. :)

Pantry closet is pretty much done as far as cable and network wiring is concerned:

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby Pugsley » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 pm

All that and using what looks like could be analog cameras?

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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:48 pm

Yup. Analog cams. I prefer them to IP cams. Compression issues, security issues.

I actually have a hybrid CCTV DVR. Can support both analog and IP cams. I have two IP cams at the old house next door (connected to network via the NanoBeam link) to keep an eye on things over there.

You can't make it out in the photos because it's on the top shelf on the left, but I have an HDMI splitter, an HDMI KVM over ethernet, and several HDMI over ethernet transmitters which sends the video feed from the DVR to the HDTVs in the house, and a monitor in my office. Didn't think we'd use it that much, but the wife loves watching the CCTV feed when she's expecting company.
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Re: New house networking & wireless NanoBeam virtual ethernet

Postby Losbot » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:18 am

2nd that. I have analog cameras as well. My system is also a hybrid. One of my HS friends has been installing CCTV for years and he recommended analog, especially if I'm keeping it to no more than the 16 it'll take. They're just more reliable and the picture quality is amazing. The IR LED on mine is like 1" square in size and shines for about 150ft. I see a lot of crap lit up in the distance.


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