I'm new to OpenWRT, I'm looking for a cheap/small router that is either full open source or hardware is from a large manufacture(ie, can be somewhat trusted). Tried looking for something like a RasPi with Multiple eth net ports as that would be ideal, (would prefer something completely open source). Closest i've found is GL.iNET GL-MT300N-V2. When looking at the reviews, some one mentions that it is a "MediaTek MT7628AN v1 which doesn't seem to have mainline OpenWRT support". I don't understand that part about 'no mainline support. I looked at the "Ideal Hardware 16/128" and see the Supported Release is " OpenWrt 19.07.2". Where/how can I identify what hardware has mainline support? / All source is available?
Also, to summarize what I'm aiming for if suggestions come to mind:
- Full open source / or at least hardware from large trust worthy mfg.(minimal chance of backdoors)
- Wired: 1 WAN and 1 LAN minimum. Can have WIFI, but not needed
- Smaller and Cheaper the better
- 1Gig bandwidth would be nice, 100Mb is fine
If I can't achieve the above, it looks like a Archer C7 would be a good choice, correct(primarily because of used prices)?