I'm looking at using a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter POE in a new home. The EdgeRouter POE will have these connected to its ports:
0) Cox Cable Modem
1) Netgear GS105E 5-port Gigabit Switch
2) Netgear GS108E 8-port Gigabit Switch
3) AP #1
4) AP #2
I have all this hardware laying around already. All I would need to buy is the EdgeRouter POE.
The GS105E will be at the other end of the house (connected to an ethernet jack that's run all the way back to the EdgeRouter). The GS108E will be in an OnQ Structured Wiring Panel along with the EdgeRouter POE and Cox Cable Modem.
The GS105E will have various things connected to it (PCs, Smart TVs, Game Consoles). The GS108E will be connected to the ethernet ports in the rest of the rooms of the house (each room has at least one ethernet port).
The two access points for now are D-Link DIR-868Ls. I would have used one of these as the main router, but they do not fit in that wiring panel so I will use them as access points (one on the first floor and the other on the 3rd floor).
Will I need some special configuration file to get the EdgeRouter POE configured or can everything be setup through the EdgeOS UI?
Later on, I'm considering replacing the D-Link DIR-868Ls with UniFi access points just for the zero-handoff roaming capability.
If the EdgeRouter is overkill, can anyone recommend another wired / wireless router that's:
- thin and can be wall mounted like the EdgeRouter
- at least four gigabit LAN ports
- it doesn't have to be a wired only router as long as it has good wired performance and will work well with multiple access points connected to it
I really only need two POE ports so if there is another router you'd recommend I would use this POE injector: