I’m moving from an apartment into a house soon and have been looking into getting the house wired so I can have access points in multiple places without being limited by the mesh wifi setups. However, I’m not sure what hardware (or software, if that’s a separate thing like pfSense) to use.
In the apartment we’re using Google Wifi hardware so we don’t need to leave servers in a network closet, but it’s fairly limited and is very tied to Google. One of the most “fun” issues I’ve had is that it caches all DNS requests and will even re-try those requests (I assume with Google’s DNS servers) even if you tell DHCP to report another DNS server (such as if you’re trying to run PiHole internally). Additionally, all DNS requests on pihole come from the gateway rather than the clients, which messes with some of pihole’s features.
Quite a few people have evangelized Ubiquiti hardware, but I’ve been hearing about friends having issues with wifi, and a recent fairly large breach which make me question going all-in.
So, what do you use for your home? Do you run some sort of mesh wifi setup? Do you use Ubiquiti? Are there any other solutions (both hardware and software) you’d recommend?