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Old 19-01-2020, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hello,

Wondering if we have any UniFi experts here? I recently got a UniFi Dream Machine to replace my existing UniFi setup (CloudKey, switch, access point) but run into some troubles.


Current Existing Setup

ViewQwest Fibre Modem
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US‑8‑150W Switch --- CloudKey
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Unifi Ap AC-Pro --- Wireless devices



• 10.10.10.0/24 | Management Network (Routers, Switches, Servers, etc)
10.10.10.1 - ViewQwest Zone Router
10.10.10.5 - UniFi Cloud Key
10.10.10.6 - UniFi Switch 8 Port
10.10.10.7 - UniFi AP-AC-Pro


• 10.10.20.0/24 | Home Network (Computers, Phones, Tablets, etc)
10.10.20.1 - Computer
10.10.20.2 - Computer
10.10.20.3 - Phone
10.10.20.4 - Tablet
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Internet connectivity is provided by ViewQwest vi a Zhone 2424A Router which also handles DHCP:





The existing, standalone UniFi CloudKey has correctly 10.10.10.5 assigned:






New Planned Setup

ViewQwest Fibre Modem
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US‑8‑150W Switch ----- Wired devices
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UniFi Dream Machine --- Wireless devices




Now, switching over to the new UniFi Dream Machine setup, I want to keep the same IP subnets. Currently the integrated CloudKey has the default IP 192.168.1.1 assigned. There is no option to change the IP anymore in the CloudKey configuration page (as shown in the screenshot above) so I assume that this has moved into the general UniFi setup page.

UniFi Dream Machine WAN Settings



What should go into the WAN settings? Should the IPv4 connection type be left to 'Using DHCP' or should that be switched to a static IP? And if so... which IP (as I also have a public IPv4 address)?


UniFi Dream Machine LAN Settings



And for the LAN settings - what should the 'Gateway/Subnet' IP be? Also assuming that DHCP should be switched to 'None' if the Zone 2424A keeps on handling DHCP allocation?

Thanks a lot!

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Old 19-01-2020, 10:12 PM   #2
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Not a Unifi expert....but you can get Viewqwest to configure your zhone router to bridge mode, so your Unifi Dream Machine will handle the DHCP...and be the main router.

Btw, where did you get the Dream machine?
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Old 20-01-2020, 01:00 AM   #3
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Zhone --> UDM ---> US-8-150w

U need to contact VQ. Provide them mac address of UDM & ask to set bridge mode
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Old 20-01-2020, 09:05 AM   #4
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Not a Unifi expert....but you can get Viewqwest to configure your zhone router to bridge mode, so your Unifi Dream Machine will handle the DHCP...and be the main router.

Btw, where did you get the Dream machine?
Am interested to know where u got the dream machine as well! How much is it? How is the range on the AP?
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Old 20-01-2020, 02:31 PM   #5
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You can get it in Sim Lim Sq or from @t258jgn .

Am interested to know where u got the dream machine as well! How much is it? How is the range on the AP?
Just wondering why you don't just bridge your VQ zhone router and let the dream machine do all the work. Let the Zhone thing be an ONT.

The Dream Machine has the same AP as UAP-nanoHD.
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Old 20-01-2020, 02:44 PM   #6
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Bizgram at Sim Lim Square 05-50 has the standard and pro version in stock for some time already:
Ubiquiti Unifi Dream Machine ....................UDM ............. 529.-
Ubiquiti Unifi Dream Machine PRO.................UDM-PRO ......... 898.-



Zhone --> UDM ---> US-8-150w
Initial setup will be 'Zhone --> UDM'

U need to contact VQ. Provide them mac address of UDM & ask to set bridge mode
As I have admin rights on the Zhone 2424A I can disable DHCP and let the DreamMachine handle IP address assignment. If possible, the Zhone 2424A also has some Ethernet ports I want to utilise. In this case I assume there is no need to contact ViewQwest?

Just wondering why you don't just bridge your VQ zhone router and let the dream machine do all the work. Let the Zhone thing be an ONT.
I guess that will be the most reasonable approach.
What would be the IPv4 connection type that goes into the WAN configuration?
And what would be the Gateway IP that would need to go into the LAN configuration?

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Old 20-01-2020, 03:43 PM   #7
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UDM-PRO is still in Beta Testing Phase.
Better chk with them the source of their Ubiquiti products

4 years ago I used Zhone. You can't do much things when u log inside Zhone.
It slows down speed & always DC when using as ONR

Later I use my own router & ask VQ to set Zhone as ONT in bridged mode.
Few minutes job over the phone
The speed so much better


I you still wish to use Zhone as ONR then

Zhone (192.168.1.x) ==> UDM (Disable the Router & use as AP) ===> US-8-150W
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Old 20-01-2020, 08:12 PM   #8
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Ignore the price for PRO for now. Just there for fun, normal home users wont need it.
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Old 22-01-2020, 07:48 PM   #9
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Ignore the price for PRO for now. Just there for fun, normal home users wont need it.
Boss, the UDM-PRO still doesn't support an external Cloudkey right? Will it eventually support one or will never support external CloudKey?
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Never support external cloud key. UDM-Pro no wi-fi.

After CNY...lets celebrate CNY first.

Boss, the UDM-PRO still doesn't support an external Cloudkey right? Will it eventually support one or will never support external CloudKey?
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Old 13-07-2020, 10:36 AM   #11
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Hi,just curious abt the Dream Machine...am new to Ubiquiti system.Am in 4rm bto,wifi sucks,so used velop(SH)one in hall,one in middle room.If I wanna use the dream machine,..
how the setup will be..?
Hows the band broadcasting range?
Eg.ONT> modem> dream machine> ap ?
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Old 13-07-2020, 11:21 AM   #12
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Hi,just curious abt the Dream Machine...am new to Ubiquiti system.Am in 4rm bto,wifi sucks,so used velop(SH)one in hall,one in middle room.If I wanna use the dream machine,..
how the setup will be..?
Hows the band broadcasting range?
Eg.ONT> modem> dream machine> ap ?
- You can setup UniFi as an AP (wired backhaul) or Mesh Mode (wireless backhaul).
- The setup would be: Termination Point (TP) > ONT (Modem) > UDM (Router) > Additional UniFi Access Points (AP).
- If you do not need the security features of the UDM, you can also any other router, and just get 1-2 UniFi Access Points. Depending on the house layout, if you can centrally locate your Access Point, 1 AP could just be required.
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Old 13-07-2020, 11:30 AM   #13
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Hi,just curious abt the Dream Machine...am new to Ubiquiti system.Am in 4rm bto,wifi sucks,so used velop(SH)one in hall,one in middle room.If I wanna use the dream machine,..
how the setup will be..?
Hows the band broadcasting range?
Eg.ONT> modem> dream machine> ap ?
udm should preferably be connected directly to ont as it has superior routing capabilities. you can reuse your old router as a spare ap as well

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udm should preferably be connected directly to ont as it has superior routing capabilities. you can reuse your old router as a spare ap as well
Oh ok.....thanks.
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Old 13-07-2020, 11:38 AM   #15
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- You can setup UniFi as an AP (wired backhaul) or Mesh Mode (wireless backhaul).
- The setup would be: Termination Point (TP) > ONT (Modem) > UDM (Router) > Additional UniFi Access Points (AP).
- If you do not need the security features of the UDM, you can also any other router, and just get 1-2 UniFi Access Points. Depending on the house layout, if you can centrally locate your Access Point, 1 AP could just be required.
Thanks for the reply. By itself, how good is the UDM, as a wireless router? As in the 2.4ghz n 5ghz range?
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