My buddy and I are looking for a new wireless router setup (were not living together) . We have different requirements, but would like to buy the same hardware with OpenWrt to be ableto debug and optimize together. I need low bufferbloat and latency for gaming on my 200/200 Mbit line and he needs fair bufferbloat for programming, surfing and downloading utilizing his 1000/1000 Mbit connection (he wont need the wifi to do 1000 Mbit throughput though, just the wired). None of us need need fast VPN connections.
We looked at the three router setups in the subject. I'm leaning towards the Edgerouter X with a unifi AP, as this would be the cheapest solution and still maxing out my connection. I like the fact that the AP and openWrt router is seperated. Even more, your good work on the chipset in the Edge x with HW offloading is impressing and this makes it even more attracting. The only worry is, that my buddy cant utilize his gigabit connection.
The APU2C0 solution is the most expensive but also the most powerful. This would max out both out lines, but are almost double the price compared to X + unifi.
The easy solution, we could go to the nearest hiTech store and grab two Netgear R7800 which has impressingly specs, but I have no idea if it would max out a gigabit connection with Openwrt with SW offload with SQM.
But which of these three setups works best in real life, given wifi, speed, latency and maximizing all are key words?
Thank you for your input!