I have a project to install wifi in a small building of 3 floors.
I have already inquired and I am willing to have a POE switch with 2 wifi access points per floor.
Here is a diagram of the configuration:
I would also like to know what you recommend as a switch (manageable or not manageable) There will be only one network. I don’t plan to install anything else than a wifi access point on this switch. Do you think i need to care about roaming ? I’ve heard that most devices do it automatically.
Personally, I went with two Engenius EWS377APv3 (non-cloud managed) APs. Both APs use the same SSID on both bands, but on non-overlapping channels. Clients seamlessly switch between bands and APs without any disruption. There are a number of OEMs that sell the exact same rebranded HW, with a huge markup and/or crippled capability. The EWS377APv3’s are $200 each on Amazon, best bang for $ IMHO.
I’m hoping @LTS_Tom will do a review of the Engenius APs some day.
Unifi SWs & ACs will be managed with their management software all GUI very easy to implement on any X86 64bit systen. Once set up the management software can be disconnected, only need to reconnect for up grades tp device firmware or monitoring. Same holds true for pfSense but with build in GUI. Tom has excellent video tutorials on both Unifi and pfSense setup. Config is easy and pfSense has really good docs.