I'm looking to upgrade my TP-Link 1043N v5 which is a single core QCA9563. I'm using a TP-Link EAP225 as an AP so I don't need WiFi.
For now, my requirements are
- the router should be able to handle at least symmetric 300Mbps (500Mbps would be better) with no noticeable performance loss
- using VLANs to segregate personal and guest devices
- (optional but nice to have) run dnscrypt-proxy with adblocking
- (optional but nice to have) using dual WAN with
mwan3and do load balancing
The MT7621 SoC devices seem to be a decent choice but I'm confused between
- Mikrotik Hex
- Ubiquiti EgdeRouter-X
- Netgear R6260/R6850
The ER-X isn't available in my country right now so I'm basically left with Hex and R6260/R6850. Which would be the better choice among these two? A couple of questions -
- is hardware offloading supported on R6260/R6850 in OpenWRT without any bugs/issues?
- looks like MT7621 devices have switched to something called "DSA" which brings issues related to VLANs in LuCI. Would VLANs work via CLI? Any other issues I should be worried about?
- the Hex apparently "makes use of 2Gbps bandwidth between CPU and ports. Hence, it could support 1Gbps full duplex routing. ER-X's on the other hand can only do 500Mbps full duplex routing because UBNT either fails to enable it or purposely not enable the full 2Gbps CPU bandwidth." What about the R6260/R6850?