Netonix where edgeswitch used to go

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Netonix where edgeswitch used to go

Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi everyone,

New to the forum and the line.

I have been looking for a POE managed switch without fans. The edgeswitch 8 from UBNT gets used a lot due to its management, POE and Fiber. But as soon as we jump to the 24 port... Fans start sucking up dust and crud.

I found Netonix on Amazon and was about to order one for bench testing. Found the forum and thought I would ask for some advice here.

The problem I need to solve that led me to Netonix...
A beer garden is about 150 meters of cable away from the main restaurant. As the wire goes down into to the ground and back up again... I chose fiber as the connection. I had planned on 2 ports of wired terminals, 4 ports of printers. And 2 ports of Outdoor Access Points. The edgeswitch fit this perfect.

About 2 months post launch and the AV guys connected 10 POE cameras to a switch and a cat5 back to the main restaurant. Throw in a heavy rain with a thunderstorm... You get the idea.

Now they want me to get those 10 cameras back online. The beer garden has an "Airstream" as the bar. So space is tight and temperature control is iffy. Netonix looks like it's fanless and tolerant to this type of install.

There are 4 VLANs required for the various networks in the establishment.

Would the 24 port Netonix fit the bill?
SFP uplink (trunk)
10 POE cameras on vlan 20
2 Wireless Access Points that are POE and trunked (Ruckus T300)
6 non powered ports on VLANs 10 and 100

So... Order one? Or don't bother?

Thanks all.

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Re: Netonix where edgeswitch used to go

Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 pm

GotSprings wrote:Netonix looks like it's fanless and tolerant to this type of install...

Only the WS-6-MINI is fanless. All other models have a fan or fans.

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Re: Netonix where edgeswitch used to go

Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 am

Well that ruined that idea.

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Re: Netonix where edgeswitch used to go

Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Do you *have* to put the switch in the Airstream? Isn't there room for an outdoor rated cabinet?

Many Netonix switches live in small outdoor boxes (e.g. we use them in traffic cabinets in the desert - definitely hot and dusty). For example, a small outdoor cabinet with the switch and network cabling in it would make for a tidy installation... and the cabinet could have a filtered fan on it to keep dirt out of the box (again, we use Netonix switches in enclosures like this all the time).

Fans or not, if a switch (or any other piece of gear) is sitting out in a bar it will get dust, dirt, rat fur, and who knows what all over / in it anyway (yeah, I've done live sound too so I know about rat fur) and the added security of a locked box in some areas is not a bad idea either.
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