Hello all. I have about 40 devices on my home WIFI network. A few years back I switched to Google WIFI mesh devices, and I like them. Easy to expand and manage the mesh. Okay routing tools, good signal strength.
Now that I'm starting down a path of more centralized automation, I need to set up static IP's for a variety of devices. For example, a TP-Link Kasa plug or switch can't have a static IP, so I have to assign a static per MAC on the router. A bit of a pain, but doable.
However, Google WIFI can ONLY be managed via an app on iphone or android. In the past this has been pretty convenient, but the thought of entering MAC and IP for dozens of devices on a phone screen.... well.... this might be a tipping point.
Do it and quit whining.
Put a more manageable router in front of the Google Wifi, and let the assignments pass through.
Go with an entirely different mesh setup.
Advice? and what are you doing?