My wifi adventures.

My old wifi router was struggling to keep up with all my devices so so purchased a new Netgear Nighthawk. Well it keeped reboot at random so I returned it and got a new one. The new one keep rebooting so I opened a ticketed at netgear. They refused to support it excluding a warranty exchange unless I purchased premium support. So I am returning it completely.

I purchased a aruba mesh system POE switch and all. So far I am loving it. The speed and features are awesome.

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Wifi adventures continued.

The Aruba was super easy to setup. Now I have a wifi network on a separate vlan trunked back to pfsense just for IoT. Now I can firewall the traffic. I also have a vlan and wifi just for cameras and then one for normal internet.

The switch also categories all traffic like social media, mail, explicit, etc and let you see how much bandwidth is used per client to what kind of site.

In all for a little bit more than a high-end gaming router I got a commercial grade.

@wolf480pl As long as you have the POE switch then it can all be managed locally. I believe if you just run the AP without the switch you will need the cloud.

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