After alot of tinkering, i'm coming to the conclusion that the wifi in the attic is still not sufficient for one of my devices (surface pro 1) I'm currently have a repeater (ex6120) in the attic to resolve this issue, however I want to make a more structural change.
I have 2 options at the moment that I want to consider
- I can use the repeater as an extra wired AP
- I can install openwrt on the repeater and have the setup exactly as in option 1. Difference is that i will be using Batman-ADV to make sure that the handover between the two AP's is done seamless.
My question, does option 2 make any sense? In the future i might add more wired AP's, but for the next year that is not something I am considering yet. Will Batman-ADV have any advantages over just a simple extra AP?
Furthermore, the repeater has a 100mbit ethernet port (don't ask me why, i regret buying this device, but alas i have it now). Wireless is however not restricted ( i think theoretical limit of 1300 mbits). Does it make sense to connect the repeater wirelessly to the main router (say via 2.4 ghz) and use it as a 5ghz AP to bypass the wired ethernet limitations? or would i still be better of with a 100mbit hardline?