I've been a openwrt-addict for many years now. Thought I wanted to try the Unifi Dream machine, a 8port switch and AP Pro. So that what I did and I'm looking at my investment in retrospect now.
Because I didn't reeeeeally google much before buying, I thought that Unifi UDM was the sh*t when it comes to security, privacy and what not. For instance Internet threat protection and stuff. But when I read different blogs it seems that they are all based on stuff that is free on the internet, so for instance openwrt does support a lot of unifi features (and for what I know doesn't cost a bag of money!).
So to be short. I'm thinking of returning my equipment, put back my 1900ACS as router and use my netgear router as a dumb ap again. Because I can't really see that I gain so much in privacy etc. I'm kind of into things, but not a superduper geek building my own builds, so I'm hoping for divested builds to keep rocking.
By all means is Unifi looking good, but for instance adblocking is not supported. "Go get a pi-hole"! What the.. I had that with my linksys 1900acs for a long time, and it was working flawless too!
So shoot me in the head if this is the wrong place to cry about this, but help me to get back to openwrt please
I've found here that since this is running linux as well it's possible to install a lot of things. For instance pi-hole (i thought I need a raspi for that!). Also adguard, dns with ad blockers...
Maybe this unifi dream machine isn't that bad anyway?