This thread is about what device (or devices) that we as a team want to focus on as a router platform.
The top contenders IMO are the
Problems: only 3 ports
notes: Can probably be made faster, ~2 days to evaluate difficulty (see if it’s doable at all)
Archer C7 (v2-v5)
Problems: Kinda slow, issues securing variants
notes: Can probably be made faster, ~2 days to try (determine if there’s any improvement) ~1 week to do (if there turns out to be any improvement from trying). This has the same chip as the n750, which I have got working, but saw no improvement from (Wireguard was too much for it to help)
Problems: no wifi, hard to flash, easy to brick
notes: Can be made faster 100% sure of this, there exist forum posts showing 5x perf increase using specific patches (cake SQM at 500mbps versus 100mbps stock), I’ll guesstimate we can get at least half that (250mbps). ~2 weeks to do.
any x86_64 box
Performance: as fast as the wire
Problems: wifi issues, hardware variants, not as pre-packaged
notes: could maybe make any wifi card work right ~2days to evaluate