What is switch for - network devices in Basic UI

I am new and setting up basic functionality. I have a TP-Link plug working and a my router setup just as a pinged network device. Following the tutorials, I added them to the Basic UI.

But what is the slide switch for next to my network device? All i want is a status, and I know the switch has not function (although it does change icon color). The wall plug works fine with a switch.

So can i get rid of the switch? I tried changing Switch to other types but mostly the log showed an error in parsing the file:

Switch Presence_USG_Home “USG Router” {channel=“network:device:”}

Is there way to show status without a switch? What do others do with basic network devices that are either up or down?


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