I have been having WiFi coverage trouble with my Netgear R7500 v2 (not sure if it’s with a hardware or firmware issue, or just plain saturation). In any event, I’m looking to augment my WiFi with stand alone access points (starting off with 1).
Searching the TOH and comparing it to current hardware availability, there really isn’t anything that I would buy. I like the Ubiquity, Linksys, Open Mesh, etc. that is round, unobtrusive, and can be mounted on a ceiling. It needs to be essentially unnoticed: No extrernal antennas, neural/white in color etc. (I have to stay married, you know).
Given this, the biggest list of supported AC AP’s have stopped supporting 3rd party OEM, were sold (Open Mesh), or are just plain hard to find in the US. Moreover, I don’t have the time or desire to “make” one of my own.
Sooooo - given my long winded pre-amble, can anyone provide advice on AC AP’s that would play well with my OpenWrt router. I’m looking at business grade hardware (e.g., Ubiquity, etc.) rather than consumer grade packages like Google WiFi.
I’d also be interested in proposed configurations since most require their own proprietary controllers. I suspect this is going to become a bigger issue and one that needs some guidance in order for OpenWrt to remain relevant. I love my router software and all of it’s features, but it has to work with other devices that don’t support an OpenWrt option.
I hope somebody has guidance and a recommendation.