my current setup is a WRT3200ACM with OpenWrt 19.07.2 r10947-65030d81f3 installed and a nanopi neo2 connected over ethernet. The nanopi runs armbian and a "148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter" usb adapter with this config:
interface=wlx000f00732c08 bridge=br0 ssid=XXX country_code=DE ieee80211d=1 hw_mode=g channel=11 auth_algs=1 ignore_broadcast_ssid=0 wpa=2 wpa_passphrase=XXX wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK rsn_pairwise=CCMP wpa_group_rekey=86400 ieee80211n=1 wmm_enabled=1 # controlling enabled ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd ctrl_interface_group=0
This seems to work so far but I would like to get 802.11s mesh networking up and running. There seems to be quite a lot of documentation for OpenWrt but has one of you set up such a mesh with OpenWrt and plain Linux components? Is there a howto you could recommend?