The UniFi Appreciation Show

Crossed Wires

Jan 22 2024 • 1 hr 42 mins

You’ll have heard James and Jae wax lyrical about their love for the UniFi line of networking gear on our live streams and in past episodes with Alex, as well as with Cody from MacTelecom Networks, but this episode is a fairly deep look into why we love UniFi.

We’re joined by Alex Lowe and Evan McCann, the hosts of UI Chat, a monthly Ubiquiti focussed podcast that is definitely our go-to resource for the latest news from the UniFi maker.

We talk about some of the new products, though it’s worth mentioning that this episode was recorded in mid-December 2023 and so pre-dates the new U7 Pro and Swiss Army Knife Ultra access points, as well as the new Pro Max switches.

Have you used UniFi at home or at work, or maybe you disagree with our views and prefer [insert other brand name here] for your network. We’d love to hear from you, so please send us a note to, or why not come join the discussion on our Discord server.

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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Episode Links

  • UI Chat on Apple Podcasts
  • The Interface – Alex’s great tech news site
  • McCann Tech – Evan’s blog with wonderful deep dives on UniFi gear
  • UniFi Products
    • Express – The new all-in-one gateway, controller, and access point that Jae now uses to replace her previous eero setup.
    • Dream Router – The R2D2 like gateway, switch, controller and access point that James uses
    • Talk – Affordable VoIP platform which has less features than a traditional PBX, but is incredibly easy to configure.
  • Meet UniFi (YouTube Playlist) – The Jack Quaid (aka Lt. Bradwert Boimler) UniFi ads

Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions
  2. 00:05:42: A UniFi Overview
  3. 00:21:17: Routing
  4. 00:25:30: No Subscriptions
  5. 00:27:11: The UniFi Magic
  6. 00:37:20: Switches, Switches, Switches
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