The switch resides in slot 4 of the rack in the library cabinet. It receives an Internet connection from the gateway and allows other devices to connect to the Internet by connecting to the switch ports.
The switch is a Ubiquiti US-16-150W UniFi Switch. It provides 16 ports, each capable of supplying 150W of power via Power Over Ethernet (POE). The switch is powered through outlet 1 of the power supply.
Switch Configuration Edit
Port 1 Edit
Port 1 is used as an input port for connecting to the Internet. Port 1 is connected to the gateway.
Ports 2-4 Edit
Ports 2-4 are used to distribute an Internet connection to various WiFi access points around the house. See network.
Port 2 Edit
Port 2 connects to the centralized main access point in the library .
Port 3 Edit
Port 3 is reserved for a future wired connection to an access point on the front porch.
Port 4 Edit
Port 4 is reserved for a future wired connection to an access point on the back porch
Ports 5-8 Edit
Ports 5-8 are used for smarthome security hubs.
Port 5 Edit
Port 5 connects to the Abode security hub.
Port 6 Edit
Port 6 is reserved for a Kevo Plus hub.
Port 7 Edit
Port 7 is reserved for an Arlo camera hub.
Port 8 Edit
Port 8 is currently unassigned.
Ports 9-12 Edit
Ports 9-12 are used for miscellaneous smarthome hubs. Until a larger port is purchased, we are also using ports 9-12 for entertainment devices
Port 9 Edit
Port 9 connects to the Phillips Hue hub
Port 10 Edit
Port 10 connects to the Samsung SmartThings hub
Port 11 Edit
Port 11 is reserved for the receiver.
Port 12 Edit
Port 12 connects to the Dish Network Hopper 3
Ports 13-16 Edit
Ports 13-16 provide connectivity for the office.
Port 13 Edit
Port 13 is reserved for the printer.
Port 14 Edit
Port 14 is reserved for the Network Attached Storage
Port 15 Edit
Port 15 is reserved for the office phone
Port 16 Edit
Port 16 is reserved for the office computer
Future Plans Edit
A future 48 port switch is planned to support entertainment devices. The additional ports will be needed to connect a wired home speaker setup.