reply to thewisperer
Re: shopping mall want's wifi I'd avoid the Unifi stuff.
It works, yes, but is a completely different animal from AirOS and does "weird stuff" for lack of better terms. With Unifi you also need a dedicated machine to provision the stuff. (Yes I know you're not supposed to need it, but I don't know how many times I've had radios just go stupid and sit in the corner doing nothing)
Essentially I consider Unifi to be like their DVR. Useless as all shit unless you're dedicated to the product and can spend countless hours learning the quirks of it and dealing with it on a mass scale.
If you're looking at something 25 APs or less, stick with their normal gear. Anything above that, I'd probably look elsewhere before I touched Unifi again.
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That's like saying avoid Cisco, Motorola, or Ariba. They all are unique and require a controller. Nothing wrong with that. It simplifies management.