I am wanting to change my network around and need some guidance. I want to remove the CAT6 cables running up and down my stairs, but some of the devices connected to not have a wifi option. I have tried powerline but they are very slow and unstable, so my next idea was to do something link this using my 3 NanoHD APs.
pfSense -> D-Link Smart Managed Switch -> NanoHD 1 -> wifi 5GHz Signal -> NanoHD 2 -> D-Link Smart Managed Switch -> devices
pfSense -> D-Link Smart Managed Switch -> NanoHD 1 -> wifi 5GHz Signal -> NanoHD 3 -> D-Link Smart Managed Switch -> devices
In order to do this I need to enable uplink connectivity monitor, the problem is I am using 5 SSIDs and you can have only 4 in use when using this feature.
I read somewhere that I could install a RADIUS server on pfsense and then using the MAC address of a device assign it to a specific VLAN from there so that I can still have separate networks for say my printers and IP cameras.
How do I go about setting up the RADIUS server on pfSense and configuring it to move specified MAC addresses over to a specific VLAN?
Will this work for any device connected to pfSense or will it only work for wireless devices?
Do I have to make any changes to the way Unifi Controller is working to make it use the RADIUS server or is it all internal to pfSense?