Hi everyone, in my neck of the woods, the best uplink i can get is 4G LTE. Aparently, the last mile was wired with aluminum in these parts, so you can imagine how great xDSL is. And there is no fibre, of course.
I do quite a lot of self-hosting (on another device currently, doesn't need to be on the OpenWRT device, although it could be i suppose), and I have places i can create Wireguard tunnels to, so i'm not too worried regarding fixed IP addresses.
So i'm looking for a device that does the following:
- 4G uplink
ideally built-in SIM slot with proper antennas. I could be wrong, but i understand i'll get more out of my uplink than with a USB modem.
- Gigabit switch, or at least LAN port.
I can do with a single LAN port and a managed switch, but a built-in Gigabit switch would make things a bit easier
- VLAN support (not sure if this is universal now or not)
- Wifi AP built-in
I have an old Ubiquiti UAP-AC (the square ones), but it looks like i can't put OpenWRT on it and i also don't have the right PoE adapter (funny, i have one from a UAP-LR but that's 24v, and the UAP-AC is 48v, thanks Ubiquiti).
I'd initially hoped for something around 100-150 EUR, but looking at the various options, i'd be ok with up to 300 EUR now i think
Here are the candidates I've considered so far:
- Turris Omnia (v2) (~300 EUR)
- TP-Link Archer MR-600 (~ 130 EUR), or possibly lower version
- Engines APU3c2 System Board with 2GB RAM (~160 EUR, without the wifi and 4G cards, from what i see)
- GL-iNet: Converta-B or S + a 4G LTE USB modem?
- Raspberry Pi 4 + LTE HAT: semeed interesting until the HAT turned out to be only available for about 300 GBP. Yikes.
Are there any good Microtik options? I've seen one but i know very little about Microtik and i got a bit swamped when i started looking at their range i must say.
Any advice is very welcome. I must say, i was pretty sure i'd find a GL-iNet device that would be perfect, but no… or maybe their GL-B2200 but that's "coming soon".
Thanks everyone and sorry for the lengthy post!