Unifi + fingscan, what should I do differently?

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:53 pm
blysik offline
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Unifi + fingscan, what should I do differently?

I've been a user of the fingscan plugin for a long time. Recently I switched my network setup to Unifi, and installed your Unifi plugin.

Now that I have both the Unifi and the fingscan plugins, should I be doing anything different than before? Any configuration optimizations I should make?

Thanks!

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:13 pm
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Re: Unifi + fingscan, what should I do differently?

could you share your UNiFi setup

the Answer depends a little on your setup
WiFIAp
gateway
controller
switches
cameras
?

in general fingscan and unifi overlap to a large extend. But they both use various methods to check fore devices etc.

finscan actively listens to and traffic from devices (mostly broadcasts are important) -- but only the traffic that comes by the MAC, then it scans the network every minute.

Unifi depending of devices:
check wifi connected devices, likely faster than fingscan and accurate
if switch is used, track traffic through switch - can not hide from the switch
if gateway is used you can add DHCP info and some other


I found it still useful to have both

I anm in the process to make a plugin "EVENTS or homeAway" to combine info from
-fingscan, unifi and pibeacon and other if they participate.
you will be able to combine the info from devices from different plugin to better determine HOME / away status
it will have timers, Groups of devices ... ETA ~ 2 weeks - ... I am out for 1 week


Karl

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:49 am
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Re: Unifi + fingscan, what should I do differently?

This sounds awesome.


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Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:56 pm
blysik offline
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Re: Unifi + fingscan, what should I do differently?

I have a setup with like:

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USG -> Unifi Switch -> Unifi AC Pro
                    -> Unifi Cloud Key

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