I dug a 10 meter trench to get wired network to my detached garage. Then installed a rack cabinet and PoE switch. Here is the build log 👇
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Here is the why and the how.
I walked around my house, and garden — measuring the Wi-Fi signal. Here are the results 👇
Ever since I got the fiber installed last year, the plan has been to drop the ISP box and plug it straight into my router. That’s why I had the fiber terminated in my patch panel.
I’ve been reluctant to do it, since messing with the internet needs to be done while the rest of the house is sleeping. And I was unsure what SFP module to use. I did buy the Ubiquiti UF-SM-1G-S pair, planning to use it with my EdgeRouter.
But I ended up using the SFP module that came with the ISP box, and my new MikroTik CCR1009.
The swap was super easy and only took a few minutes 😃
When I began replacing my Unifi switches with MikroTik — I was very impressed with the MikroTik devices. So when I found a CCR1009-7G-1C-1S Core router, second hand, for a reasonable price — there was no reason not to buy it.
RouterOS seemed daunting at first; so I watched a lot of YouTube videos from The Network Berg, which increased my confidence 🙂