After reading Review: Ubiquiti UniFi made me realize how terrible consumer Wi-Fi gear is, I replaced my wlan access points with two UAP-AC-LITE (~80 EUR each).
Setup is quite simple: run the unifi controller software somewhere. Plug in the pseudo-PoE-things and the Access Points, discover access points in unifi controller, update firmware, configure network.
I run the unifi controller on my 24h running linux machine with the jacobalberty/unifi docker image.
Running the controller full time is only required for some features. It can also be used for one time configuration and on other platforms.
This is the docker-compose file:
version: '2' services: unifi: image: jacobalberty/unifi:unifi5 ports: - 8080:8080 - 8081:8081 - 8443:8443 - 8843:8843 - 8880:8880 - 3478/udp:3478/udp restart: always
Ports are explained here
Compared to my old consumer grade access point (Netgear WNDR4300 + OpenWRT) establishing connections is VERY fast with a great performance.
And there is the nice unified interface with all the management features in one place. \o/