It would be useful, to me, if Spark could have their manufacture add the ability to add DHCP options to their UFB modem router.
I need option 43 to give my other devices a setting to find their controller.
I don't see them spending time and effort to implement a feature that will be used by less than 1% of their user population.
It would be nice - just super unlikely.
Bite the bullet and buy something with a real network OS on it - it makes life a lot easier.
The problem is that I then have to pull their router out and replace it.
The problem with their router is that its wifi just doesn't extend through enough range, and that's not a fault of their kit, it's just the reality of 5ghz wifi. In the case I had yesterday, the customers site just needs two or more radios.
I just hate wasting kit. As for 1%... I'm currently just going from site to site to site upgrading wifi and putting in more radios as people just get sick of wifi that doesn't work.
I've set up a multi site controller, so they do get to manage their own site, but they can also get into it without being on site, which seems to be quite helpful.
I find the simplest is to use a static DNS entry for 'unifi' to point to the controller IP. Also, as Steve mentioned, very easy to also just SSH to the AP and then run 'set-inform http://x.x.x.x:8080/inform'