Any suggestions on the best low-end used systems for people lucky enough to come by a 802.3af PoE switch? Price is definitely a huge factor as we're talking several APs.
That would be any AP/router with either 802.3af onboard or something <= 12V 1.0A power profile for use with a .3af converter. We definitely want to be able to remotely power cycle, so passive PoE is not an option. Given the converters are about $8 that's how much having the PoE onboard is worth.
We'd like to get 5GHZ, but would be happy with 11n. Unfortunately everything I can find so far in this space has a 7610E for the 5GHz radios, and the RA-LINK soft AP isn't going to cut it for AAA purposes and general hassle of using wext.
Well, there's a few D-Link DAP-2590s to be had out ther but only rumor of successful WRT/LEDE installs on it.
APs will be pretty thin bridgers, can probably get by on 8M flash.