Wireless connectivity

Using pfSense connected to a managed switch connected to my computers, printers, a NAS, and a NVR. I need two wireless access points in order to have the wireless connectivity coverage I need. I want to have only one SSID, with seamless transfer between the APs.

I am considering using two Unifi Lite 6 APs. Can they be set up to provide what I need without having a controller in the system? All the information I can find shows how easy it is using their controller but I do not want them connecting to Ubiquiti as I have a real problem with their privacy policy, as least as I interpret it.


You can run the UniFi controller software on your network, no need to run it externally.

You can download the software from Ubiquiti - Downloads ,

The software does not have to be running all the time, only when you make changes. The only time you need to have the software running all the time, if you are going to use Guest Portal

So I take it that controller software does have to be used. That’s unfortunate as I am not running Debian based linux on my network. Guess I’ll have to look elsewhere for a solution.

Thanks for the replies.

They have versions of the controller for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux…


You could run Debian in a VM if you had to, but as jeff3820 mentioned, they have controller software that will run on Windows and Mac, as well as Linux.

Yes, they have A linux version. But it isn’t for Red Hat or Fedora, or Arch, or Suse. It’s like saying it runs on Windows, but only version 10 and then only the home version, not Pro and only on a desktop not a laptop. Just doesn’t work for me.

But thanks for your reply.

Not sure where you got your info from,

The windows software does run on Win 10 or 11 Pro.

Does not matter is the machine is a desktop or laptop it will still install and work,

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Yeah, here is their documentation regarding requirements.

I do not have a Windows machine on my network.
I do not have a debian based linux machine on my network.

To say they support Linux while supporting only one distribution is like saying they support Windows while supporting only one version. That’s what I was trying to say in my previous post.

So, as I am unwilling to purchase a copy of Windows and setting up a separate computer for it, and am unwilling to install and learn a different distribution of Linux on another computer just leaves me out.


Okay, so use a different brand.

There are (unofficial) packages for Arch, Fedora and SUSE: