I’m new to the networking scene and have been wanting to play around with creating a homelab for myself. I wanted to run the usual setup with Pfsense, a unifi switch, and a unifi AP. I’m a bit confused on a couple things though:
- Why is a controller required to use the switch? It must have at least a command line interface that the controller taps into?
- Doesn’t Unifi switches and controllers have some Firewall capabilities that would make a basic setup not need Pfsense?
- Why buy a Unifi switch that needs an extra controller instead of just any other managed switch?
Thank you for answering some nooby questions
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