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Ubiquiti Switch Flex Mini?

Sagath

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I'm on the road for work and somehow I missed this thread....

I've had a flex mini in my UI setup since July. I plugged it in (via my 16 port POE UI Switch) and adpoted it.

Plugged devices in. Works.

Great switch, zero issues, as should be expected from a switch.

I'll be buying a second for a particular spot in my basement setup that I dont want to run a second line to (its just for the printer & nV shield, and some network thing my wife uses) because they dont need the bandwidth, and zero chance of a bottleneck.
 

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Gonna give that a try. (Already have some mounts for the Cloud Key printed off... :) ).
 

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And that being said, most don't like how the switch in the UDMP was implemented either, I guess people were hoping for 8 individual interfaces, not sharing a 1G "uplink".
As a programmer my networking is a bit rusty I deal with a lot of it from the device and server side but less so with the actual network itself. Basically the 1G connection is basically shared between all the ports then? 2 connections going full bore would mean each can only in theory hit 500mb in a perfect world? Are the SFP+ ports limited in some way as well?


I just about ordered two of these Flex-mini's until I realized they were only PoE in not in+out. Being able to shove 2 in the attic. 1 to power the access points and 1 to power future cameras seemed like a really good idea especially at that price.
 

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As a programmer my networking is a bit rusty I deal with a lot of it from the device and server side but less so with the actual network itself. Basically the 1G connection is basically shared between all the ports then? 2 connections going full bore would mean each can only in theory hit 500mb in a perfect world? Are the SFP+ ports limited in some way as well?


I just about ordered two of these Flex-mini's until I realized they were only PoE in not in+out. Being able to shove 2 in the attic. 1 to power the access points and 1 to power future cameras seemed like a really good idea especially at that price.

Yeah, I looked at that kinda sideways when I first saw this switch and had to re-read what it was saying before I realised that it wasn't a POE out switch. I've been shopping online for switches (PoE or not) for the last week or so and there were a few like this that initially looked like they were a PoE switch but ended up only being PoE powered.
 

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I just about ordered two of these Flex-mini's until I realized they were only PoE in not in+out. Being able to shove 2 in the attic. 1 to power the access points and 1 to power future cameras seemed like a really good idea especially at that price.
The "full" $120 USW-Flex does though, still pretty good value IMO, plus its weatherproof so likely a better choice for the attic anyhow.

As a programmer my networking is a bit rusty I deal with a lot of it from the device and server side but less so with the actual network itself. Basically the 1G connection is basically shared between all the ports then? 2 connections going full bore would mean each can only in theory hit 500mb in a perfect world? Are the SFP+ ports limited in some way as well?
Correct, I believe the concern was that even between switch ports it would be capped in a similar fashion whereas a traditional switch is able to do full speed between ports. I'm not sure if anyone ever tested/proved this though.
 

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Gonna give that a try. (Already have some mounts for the Cloud Key printed off... :) ).

Worked like a charm along with this for the cloud key:



I'm surprised at how tiny this bloody thing is. It's got a volume of 154 cubic mm vice 237 cubic mm for the 5 port switch it replaced (which was already a pretty small piece of kit).

Definitely going to order a couple more to replace the remaining 8 port netgear switch.
 
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