I have a fairly simple home network. I want to make it better.
I have successfully installed OpenWRT on my routers.
Create a reliable wired and wireless network on a single SSID using both 2.4 and 5GHz radios with fast/seamless roaming (or at least good wifi speed almost anywhere in the house/garage).
Minimize browser ad clutter/annoyance.
Minimize the number of devices ignoring/bypassing local DNS.
Proposed Hardware/Software (already have)
One router and two dumb access points all running OpenWRT. (House has Cat5e network wiring. Several unmanaged switches are in use.)
Pi-hole running on Raspberry Pi with Unbound. DNS query logging per client.
Configure hardware to force DNS queries through Pi-hole.
I have a working network/router (non-OpenWRT) and Pi-hole now and that is my default/backup system. What I'm proposing here, and working on now, would replace that system.
I have already spent many, many hours reading as much as I can, and trying to get some of this working without much success. I always have to give up and go back to the backup system. I am finding that many tutorials, despite being well-written, may be outdated and/or no longer work.
For example, there is this one:
The first thing I found was that the code to disable ipv6 does not work. Are recent releases of OpenWRT not compatible with that code? I assume it worked in the past?
Another example would be:
I could not get this working either. Dig output/results were the same with or without these configuration changes to OpenWRT. Should this work, or are recent changes to OpenWRT/Pi-hole causing this not to work? Is there another/better way to accomplish this?
Are my goals achievable for a non-expert (but reasonably tech savvy person)? I really don't want to abandon the OpenWRT approach. I just don't know where to look or what to try next. Any comments or suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance!