Bit of an odd question perhaps. For context: I'm a student working on a graduation project where the end product needs to be commercially viable (doesn't have to be a market killer, just needs to not be illegal...). I'm not starting a company churning out OpenWRT-routers just yet, but I can't just reflash an Archer C7 and call it a day.
So my question is: Are there any vendors I could look to for hardware intended to be 'resold'?
My first thought was simply using the Raspberry Pi 4, but I'd need to add more ethernet ports and probably a stronger antenna before that fits my use case, which doesn't seem particularly efficient.
Said use case might be relevant to mention as well for completion's sake: It's to be a Wireless Router with custom added security capabilities, deployed in home environments (think in the range of ~80m2).
Just pointing out that I'm not sure what your ultimate added security features are going to be but this is almost exactly what the GL-Inet products target... except their emphasis is a little more on travel/portable devices that can be used while traveling.
I'm not sure if I'm entirely at liberty to talk about the specific additions, but you're right in that it probably isn't unique; devices like the Gryphon Connect can do everything I could ever dream of making, except better (or at least I hope, if one grad student can outdo their whole team then something's gone horribly wrong! ). I've got, amongst others, a narrow scope to help distinguish myself though.
Either way the assignment got approved and I get to work on designing a solution to a really interesting problem (even if it has already been done before), so I'm not complaining!