Home Network

This is just a quick rambling on the equipment I use for my home network and some other things. It may or may not be factually correct.

I previously had always wanted to buy Ubiquity Equipment. Reading it online, it seemed to be the best as it was almost enterprise quality without the enterprise cost.

Finally, a couple of months ago I made the plunge. Purchased a Access Point, and then a router.

Ubiquity AC Pro

This is a fantastic AC Access Point. It makes you really understand how terrible consumer equipment really is.

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Where I live the only choice I had for internet was ADSL2. Which by theory should be good enough, but alas no. I was in a area which the closest exchange was 1-2 suburbs away and the max speed I could get was 5mbs. 570KB was the most I could ever download. Also there were issues if more then one person was doing something at once. If the wife was watching Netflix or Stan, I couldn't play a game or watch anything either.

Most frustratingly was the updates to the computers, gotta love Windows 10 and its "force to download with no prompt and no way of stopping" updates. I would turn on my Surface Pro 3 to watch some YouTube / Netflix while rowing. And the device was useless for 30 minutes because it had decided to download updates.

Eventually, after someone at work mentioned there is wireless internet in my city, maybe I should try that.

Signed up for The Signal Co


They offer 25mb/10mb for $90 a month with 500GB download. Yes it is more expensive then the $70 a month i was paying for "unlimited" ADSL with iiNet. But the speed. Oh the speed!

This is a screenshot from the Ubiquity Security Gateway. You can see the "NOW" column. 25mb down and 11 up. The jump is fantastic!

After a week or so. Here is another pic of the speeds. The Unifi Security Gateway does automatic speed tests.