Often I get asked which network equipment people should use in their home network. I have written a couple of articles about it, like the Best home network setup, and of course a lot of comparison and installation guides.
But for most home network situations, the network setup is pretty straightforward. So below you will find a couple of scenarios with the network equipment that you need.
Simple Home Network
The CloudKey is to easily manage your Unifi network. It’s optional but recommended.
8-Port switch with Power over Ethernet. With PoE, you can power the access points and CloudKey
Extending your home network
When you want to extend your home network, then a small switch, with PoE support and access point is all you need.
8 Port switch with Power over Ethernet. With PoE you can power the additional access point
The lite access point is perfect to extend your wireless network inside your house
Home Network with Camera’s
Do you want to keep an eye out on your property or see who is at your front door? Then extend your home network with a smart doorbell and network camera.
The CloudKey Plus is to easily manage your Unifi network and to store your camera recordings
8 Port switch with Power over Ethernet. With PoE you can power the access points, CloudKey and camera’s
Doorbell with built-in camera, microphone and speaker.
Versatile network camera that can be used indoors and outdoors. Powered over ethernet.
Outdoor Home Network
When you want to extend your home network outdoor, then a small switch, with PoE support and an outdoor access point is all you need.