I like the prettys of the Ubiquiti Controller software and are wondering about getting a USG to replace my TP Link WR0143ND running Gargoyle. I already have two UAPs (one AC-Lite and a plain UAP and two SSIDs).
So I guess I'm after someone who has one who can confirm that it can do the features of Gargoyle I use the most:
I've written a program that pulls overall usage and per device (by ip) per hour upload and download stats. It's doesn't give me the to where information that might be useful, but does allow me to see if a device is spiking for whatever reason (stuck patches, rogue devices etc). Could I pull stats off it (I have seen talk of a API), or would that be redundant as the controller will now hold all that?
I use DNSMasq options under dns4me for geo unblocking.
I have UFB so obviously need to VLAN 10 tagging
I don't have a lot of firewall rules, some incoming ssh on non standard ports, so I assume USG can do external to internal port mappings?
Static IPs, I use these a lot, and I like to set name/ips to certain ranges (ie media machines/devices between 192.168.10.30 and 192.168.10.40 for example)
Dynamic DNS via noip
I restrict a device from external communication
I have a guest network on a different subnet/vlan/SSID, with its own DHCP (a linux vm), blocked from accessing the internal network
I'm hoping a USG can do all that natively and without the need for a specific linux instance to act as a DHCP server, and that I can also allow guest access to chromecast and apple tv devices (something I can't do currently). While also having better performance for my aging WR1043ND.