Setting up my GECE ESpixel sticks. Been doing a lot of searching through the forums on what people are doing for a wireless show AP. I bought a TPLink Omada outdoor AP. Have it connected to a standard network switch, no router. My Rasberry PI and laptop are also connected to the network switch. Assigned static IP addresses to the AP, Computer, Rasberry PI, and GECE sticks. Is there any need to be connected to a router connected to the internet?

Reason I'm asking, is I had some issues yesterday with my AP not responding anymore and had to take it down and reprogram. I suspect that I forgot to save any changes and the automatic daily reboot of the AP was turned on to happen at midnight.