Plans for my home network

Plans for my home network

I’ve written a few posts now about my Home network v2 project. What’s the plan? Let’s go through that now.

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Altibox fiber โ€” straight into Mikrotik CCR1009

Altibox fiber โ€” straight into Mikrotik CCR1009

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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Getting started with MikroTik CCR1009 and RouterOS

Getting started with MikroTik CCR1009 and RouterOS

When I began replacing my Unifi switches with MikroTik โ€” 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 โ€” 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Replacing Unifi switches with MikroTik

Replacing Unifi switches with MikroTik

The last month or so I’ve been replacing my Ubiquity Unifi switches. It’s part of a complete network rebuild โ€” more posts will followโ€ฆ

Four years ago; when I first got into the Unifi system, I loved the single pane of glass admin interface. But now I feel that the interface is too glossed over, prioritizing looks over function. The new Unifi controller UI is just terribleโ€ฆ

I like networking, it’s one of my hobbies. I want VLANs to be named VLANs, not network isolation.

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Surprice UPS and shutdown test

Surprice UPS and shutdown test
PDU showing error F11; Power Fail

A few days ago; sitting outside โ€” drinking coffee and minding my own business, I received an email from my UPS:

Utility power not available.

2021/06/01 18:38:27

My homelab had lost both power sources ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This whole area had a power outage โ€” a good opportunity to do a UPS and power down test ๐Ÿ˜›

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