8. September 2021

irg-NET-Lab 3.0 U2

By H. Cemre Günay

In this update we focus on my wireless network, so nothing major. However, I wanted to have a bit of an enterprise feel in my wifi environment as well. So I replaced the Fritz Repeater 3000 and the FritzBox. The FritzBox now only serves as an internet router, the wireless LAN function is turned off.

On recommendation of a colleague I came across Ubiquiti Networks. They offer the UAP-AC-PRO series, with great features, managed by the Unifi WIFI controller, which you can run as a VM or implement as a hardware appliance. With the appropriate PoE (Power over Ethernet) adapter, the access points can also be easily operated without expensive PoE switches.

Specs:
Dimensions: ∅196.7 x 35 mm
Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
2.4 GHz Speed: 450 Mbit
5 GHz Speed: 1300 Mbit
PoE Mode: 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+
Ports: 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet

For more information please visit: https://www.ui.com/

That’s it from this Home Lab update and graphically it looks like this:

Hardware List

Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-PRO: https://amzn.to/3DYJYyO
FRITZ!Repeater 3000: https://amzn.to/3jfI0R0
HPE 1820-24G (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/3CB1HeO
HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/2UsaWwI
FRITZ!Box 6660 (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/3yUYAfF

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment. 🙂