Running UniFi controller on DD-WRT

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ORWS
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 17:03    Post subject: Running UniFi controller on DD-WRT Reply with quote
I'm currently still contemplating whether to go for Ubiquiti UniFi APs are not. Suppose that I am, is it possible to run the UniFi controller software on my R7800, perhaps by installing it on a USB flash drive and leaving that drive connected to the R7800? The UniFi controller software has a Linux version so I figured it might work..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 17:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
Either run all Ubiquiti firmware or all DD-WRT. There is no way to use the controller software with DD-WRT.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks.

I will be running DD-WRT on my router as the router works great. I'm just looking for a way to host the UniFi controller software without having an actual server or that Cloud Key thing they sell.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 23:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
Check out CF-E380AC or CF-E385AC as alternatives, with QCA hardware and open source support too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can use a Raspberry Pi to host a UniFi controller; Windows, Debian, Ubuntu will also support running it. But DD-WRT does not support interfacing with the UniFi controller is what I was getting at. So, if you want to deploy UniFi controller, you have to stay with stock firmware on your APs. DD doesn't have the required packages to install UniFi, and I doubt Entware supports what is required.
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ORWS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt wrote:
Check out CF-E380AC or CF-E385AC as alternatives, with QCA hardware and open source support too.
Been eyeballing your suggestions as well but keeping the option open for Unifi APs (with Unifi stock FW) for now.
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