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Great price for a great switch. Will pick up another to add to my Unifi infrastructure.
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What's the advantage of a Unifi unmanaged switch?

I see that it can be powered by POE, which sounds nice but $80 for an 8 port unmanaged switch seems pricey and you'd lose a port if using one for POE.
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What's the advantage of a Unifi unmanaged switch?

I see that it can be powered by POE, which sounds nice but $80 for an 8 port unmanaged switch seems pricey and you'd lose a port if using one for POE.
I'm pretty sure this is a managed switch. It also ties into the unifi universe if you have other unifi gear.
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I'm pretty sure this is a managed switch. It also ties into the unifi universe if you have other unifi gear.
Ok. Yeah, looks like they are managed. More info here.

https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-switch...-switch-8/
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Snagged it while on sale... not sure what for yet... thanks SD
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What's the advantage of a Unifi unmanaged switch?

I see that it can be powered by POE, which sounds nice but $80 for an 8 port unmanaged switch seems pricey and you'd lose a port if using one for POE.
To add to other clarifications, you don't lose a port, as long as what you are connecting to (for data) can supply power
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Is this good to power PoE cameras? Also, does it come with power brick? Nothing in description
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:\ this isn't even a PoE switch.. bit pointless for your average Joe to spend this much on a switch unless they need the management capabilities. A $20 dumbswitch will work for pretty much 99.9% of the time in homes.

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Is this good to power PoE cameras? Also, does it come with power brick? Nothing in description
If you're doing PoE cameras, I'd recommend an NVR with PoE onboard so you don't have to have all of your cameras hooked up to your switch.. it's also safer that way since you can isolate/electrically protect the rest of your network devices from your Camera/Recorder setup in the event of a power surge.
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Seems a lot of people are confused about why someone would buy this switch. Here is a very simple starting point: Are you already invested in the Unifi networking ecosystem?

If No: Then move on. Why are you even clicking on a thread for a $80 switch?

If Yes: Then this switch gives you the ability to take an pre-existing POE ethernet run (i.e. you mounted a UAP in your garage).. and it will *add* six additional ethernet runs, while keeping your pre-existing POE run intact.

I would consider this in a couple of places around my house where I have existing unmanaged (aka 'dumb') switches feeding a few ethernet devices and sucking up a valuable power outlet with the big ugly wall adapter. $80 certainly ain't cheap for a 8 port switch.. but the entire point of purchasing Unifi products is to provide a single point of management for all connected devices. You've got to pay.. to play.
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Seems a lot of people are confused about why someone would buy this switch. Here is a very simple starting point: Are you already invested in the Unifi networking ecosystem?

If No: Then move on. Why are you even clicking on a thread for a $80 switch?

If Yes: Then this switch gives you the ability to take an pre-existing POE ethernet run (i.e. you mounted a UAP in your garage).. and it will *add* six additional ethernet runs, while keeping your pre-existing POE run intact.

I would consider this in a couple of places around my house where I have existing unmanaged (aka 'dumb') switches feeding a few ethernet devices and sucking up a valuable power outlet with the big ugly wall adapter. $80 certainly ain't cheap for a 8 port switch.. but the entire point of purchasing Unifi products is to provide a single point of management for all connected devices. You've got to pay.. to play.
perfectly said. if you're not vested in unifi system a TPlink 8port managed switch that i've seen on sale for 20 bucks works just as well i have a few. but if you are in unifi network this makes vlan and management a breeze. I use mine to power 2 AP. and planning on replacing my ring camera with Unifi cameras will power those as well.
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perfectly said. if you're not vested in unifi system a TPlink 8port managed switch that i've seen on sale for 20 bucks works just as well i have a few. but if you are in unifi network this makes vlan and management a breeze. I use mine to power 2 AP. and planning on replacing my ring camera with Unifi cameras will power those as well.
Exactly! Glad to see someone who 'gets' it.

I've never tried the Unifi cameras. I have five Hikvision 1080 POE dome cams that do an excellent job of picture quality & motion detection. Paid about $120 a piece on Amazon for those cameras around the outside of the house. Been thinking about picking up some more for interior use.. would you recommend the Unifi cameras instead? Whats the price range foe the Unifi cams.
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Just a heads up that this US-8 model isn't a POE switch. It can be powered by POE and there's 1 passthrough POE port.

The US-8-60W is a different model that has 4 POE ports, and would be more suitable if you're trying to power POE cameras or something.
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Just a heads up that this US-8 model isn't a POE switch. It can be powered by POE and there's 1 passthrough POE port.

The US-8-60W is a different model that has 4 POE ports, and would be more suitable if you're trying to power POE cameras or something.
I actually haven't used them but i want the unifi central management, just looking on youtube it makes management and integration better. Cameras are reasonable, their NVR is pricey but qnap supports their cameras so I plan using my NAS for storage.
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I went with a Cheap Zyxel switch with 8 ports when I built my initial setup.
All 8 ports are full now and I only needed PoE really for my single Access Point.

I wanted to upgrade it outright to a 16 or 24 port PoE Unifi switch but they are really expensive.
So this is a perfect stop gap measure.

Connect to my old switch, send PoE over to the AP, put misc devices that I do not care to get data collection for like the phone, network hard drive and IPMI interfaces and then put everything else on this switch.

Bonus that it will stack right up with no new power adapter to plug in.

Once I do get a full rack system and I want a 16/24 port, this can become a switch for the entertainment center or something so I can connect all those device on a single RJ45 run.

It's also a good chance to see how well the Unifi controller expand with having a switch and not just an AP, and determine if the information or presentation is worth the cost of a bigger Unifi switch instead of something else.
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