Hello folks, brand new OpenWRT user here!
Successfully running on Netgear R7800 and wanted to add a simple AP and a TP-Link RE450 seemed sensible.
I ended up with a v2, and it looks like it has only snapshot support.
So, i have basically 3 options:
Take a chance with a snapshot build
Wait for official support
Take it back to the store and see if it can be exchanged for a v1 unit. (I do think i saw some on the shelf)
Something of a "push" to me, 64 MB RAM will be a problem in a couple years, but the v2 has a slightly faster processor. Personally, I prefer devices with at least 16 MB of flash and at least 128 MB of RAM.
So, I did go exchange it for a v1 unit.
I installed 18.06.4 and that worked well.
Wired to my hub, gave the GigE a useful IP.
I brought up the 5GHz interface on a channel (120 i think) and set 40MHz
Gave it the same SSID and WPA settings as my R7800.
My iPhone seemeed to switch just fine between the RE450 and R7800 when I disabled various radios, but my laptop on Windows7 had all kinds of problems. I was never able to get that guy talking to the RE450/5GHz while the R7800/5GHz was down.
The RE450 wasn't able to do a radio0/5GHz scan when set to channel 120. is channel 120 problematic in general (I'm in the US)
Looks like 120 is a bad combo with 40MHz width. 118 or 126 looks better
The scan just never completed and never produced a matrix of neighbor stations as the 2.4GHz scan did.
I haven't looked at the logs for it, i will when i get back home