I'm building a home network with 5 EAP610 and one TL-SG2210 Switch. The gateway will be the ISP's ONT router.
I'm deciding whether to buy the hardware controller or not. Considering that this is a small network, its feasible to work on standalone mode.
But if I decide to use the software controller, can I just install it on one of my house's computers to set up the network or I do I need a dedicated computer?
The computer running the software controller needs to be continuously running or its only necessary when I want to change some setting??
If the controller needs to be running all the time, I think that its better for me to have a hardware controller. So I dont need to have a computer running 24/7.
But, If if the controller is only needed when I want to make some changes to the network, I can install the software on one of my personal computer and dont buy the hardware controller. Since its a residential network, changes will be rare.