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Re: [SOLVED] Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard




On 11/4/18 7:25 AM, David Wright wrote:
On Fri 02 Nov 2018 at 23:09:02 (-0700), David Christensen wrote:
... I researched commercial products, asked around on Linux and
BSD lists, and bought Ubiquiti Networks UniFi stuff: ...

Most of the eye-watering prices have 3 or 4 figures.

Checking prices on amazon.com and ubnt.com:

- Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway $119.00

- Ubiquiti Unifi Ap-AC Lite $77.90

- UniFi SDN Controller 5.9.29 for Debian/Ubuntu Linux $Free-as-in-Beer

Total: $196.90


The mini-ITX boxes are still too expensive:

- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KB5YCK/ $279.95

- WiFi AP $???

- pfSense 2.4.4 $Free-as-in-Freedom

Total: $279.95 + Access Point


The Netgate SG-1000 microFirewall Security Appliance with pfSense has a very aggressive price:

- https://store.netgate.com/SG-1000.aspx $149.00

- WiFi AP $???

- pfSense included $Free-as-in-Freedom

Total: $149.00 + Access Point


Wouldn't it be "strange" to be running this enterprise-grade kit on a
home LAN?

As I understand it, UniFi's value proposition is that their "Software Defined Network" is better/ faster/ cheaper to configure, operate, and maintain for large, multi-site, wired, and wireless network installations.


If you have ever tried to configure multiple routers and AP's in multiple LAN's connected by VPN's over the Internet, each via it's own web interface, UniFi's proposition becomes very appealing.


Right now, I only have one router and one AP on my LAN. Even for my tiny installation, UniFi is better than my previous high-end consumer/ low-end professional Netgear products. If and when I need to support remote LAN's over VPN's, UniFi should only get better.


David