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lovan6:
I just build my new Pfsense box 2.3.5 and would like to use 2 Unifi Ac Lite. I use pfsense for 10 wifi clients (Mac, IOS devices, Thinkpad laptop)  and 3 wired Roku connected to OpenVPN on selective routing.
 

Current setup:

Bridge Fiber modem (50 Dwn/50 Up) > Pfsense (Intel i340 T4 nic, 192.168.1.0/24) > 5 port unmanaged gigabit switch > 2 Asus router as Wap.

I just want a simple setup and use Unifi Ac lite. My objectives are just to transition my off the shelf router I used before to Pfsense using one subnet.



How do I integrate Unifi Ac lite to Pfsense?

Do I need to buy a managed switch and Ubiquiti Unifi Cloud Key?

Any suggestions?


Parts list:


2 Unifi Ac lite with injector

Ubiquiti Unifi Cloud Key
 $80.00

Ubiquiti Networks PoE 48V 0.5A

$18.75

Ubiquiti US-8 Unifi Switch
 $99.09






 

johnpoz:
If all you want is 1 ssid with all your wifi clients on the same network you do not need a managed/smart switch... If you want to have some wifi clients on 1 network, and other clients on another network/vlan then yes you would want a smart switch that does vlans.  Does not have to be a unifi switch, any smart switch will work.. Stay away from the tplink low end 105e and 108e models.  They do not allow removal of vlan 1 from ports..

Low end smart switch that seems to be working fine is.. the dlink dgs1100, show it on amazon currently for $29
D-Link 8-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch (DGS-1100-08)
https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-16-Port-EasySmart-Ethernet-DGS-1100-16/dp/B008ABLU2I?th=1

Unless your buying the AP in a bulk pack they come with the poe injector.. So you don't need that or a poe switch..  Nor do you need their cloud key.. You can setup the AP with just a phone ap if you do not want to run the controller.

But the controller is pretty slick with info.  But you can run it on any PC, windows, linux, os X.. Can run it on a raspberry pi if you want.  I run my on a ubuntu vm running on esxi..

But sure if you want get the unifi switch and cloud key.. But you do not need the injector unless your buying 3 pack of the AP which doesn't come with the injectors... I guess they figure anyone buying multi pack is using them in a poe switching setup.

lovan6:
I am currently using NETGEAR GS305 5-Port Gigabit switch. I am not quite sure if this is sufficient enough.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QR6XFHQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


But I have no problem getting the Dlink Switch from Amazon.

I bought 2 individual Unifi Ac lite and it comes with port injector 2 days ago. Using a phone app is easy but how do I segregate the 2.4 and 5 ghz on unifi Ac Lite? I am using an Imac with 3 bluetooth devices connected (Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse) if I use the 2.4 band, I have problem with bluetooth devices. On 5ghz I have no problem.



So in order for this to work, Do I Just adopt the Unifi ac lite and plug this on my switch on the same subnet (192.168.1.0/24)?

NogBadTheBad:

--- Quote from: lovan6 on December 04, 2017, 11:31:41 pm ---Using a phone app is easy but how do I segregate the 2.4 and 5 ghz on unifi Ac Lite? I am using an Imac with 3 bluetooth devices connected (Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse) if I use the 2.4 band, I have problem with bluetooth devices. On 5ghz I have no problem.

--- End quote ---

From the app :-

1 select the AP

2 Configuration

3 Under Radio 2G select the SSID and disable it there.

TBH its easier connecting to the cloud key and doing it from there.

Untick enabled on this AP.

Also it might be worth enabling band steering, so the clients are forced to 5Ghz.

NogBadTheBad:

--- Quote from: lovan6 on December 04, 2017, 11:31:41 pm ---.So in order for this to work, Do I Just adopt the Unifi ac lite and plug this on my switch on the same subnet (192.168.1.0/24)?

--- End quote ---

Should work, might be better posting on the Ubiquity forum.

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