I'm considering buying one of these two used wifi routers to use as a cheap dumb access point.
- TP-Link Archer C6 v2(EU) ac1200 for 15€ (openwrt, wikidevi)
- Netgear R6220 ac1200 for 25€ (openwrt, wikidevi)
I'm currently using a DGN3500 with openwrt which serves me fine in terms of coverage but it's now too slow. The clients are a couple of laptops, a couple of smartphones, a set-top box and a console.
The Archer C6 only has 8mb of storage and reported to have issues with low 5ghz performance, though it seems to have been resolved with the latest releases.
The R6220 has 128mb of storage, a more performing (I guess) dual core cpu but people lament low wireless coverage. It would be placed in the center of my 10m x 10m one floor building and there would be one wall separating it from each routinely used room. But I can't say how it would fare.
Opinions and suggestions are welcome. Alternatives would be too. I live in Italy and prices for well-known openwrt compatible devices are somewhat inflated. I would, for example, prefer an Archer C7, but at a minimum of 65€ for an used unit, it seems a bit overpriced.
P.S.: My local electronic market has a D-Link dir-2660 ac2660 on clearance for 50€ but it only supports a snapshot release! Would it be worth it?