I have a camera that can communicate to my RPi for displaying on a TV monitor using a browser or VLC on the RPi. It works. However, the router is busy with lots of other traffic. Since the only two devices for this application are a single camera and the Pi, is there any way using OpenWrt along with a browser or VLC on the same Pi to pick up the information and display it on the Pi's display (TV)?
Some info: Browser is needed to configure the video by going to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx, the address of camera. Browser or VLC is used to display camera output from http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxy/stream where y is one port number higher than configuration port.
The camera is pre-configured for its address/password by connecting to it from the Pi or any other computer being the client or configuration can be changed from the "router" Pi by connecting to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
The only devices would be the network are the Pi and the camera. The Pi would be the "router" and a client to connect to the camera.
It is not a security camera so encryption is unimportant.
The Pi would NOT be connected to the internet once it is booted to be the router.
I am also looking at setting up a peer-to-peer network but don't know if the camera can support it.
At some time, we may wish to set up a second camera, perhaps with an additional wi-fi adapter on the Pi so that the second camera would display on an additional Pi monitor/TV.
I have used Pis a lot but not for use as a router. I have used Unix variations starting in 1985, supporting it for HP's customers until I retired 21 years ago and have created customized Pi configurations for various applications since 2015.