So I was on the table of hardware, and there seems to be a copy/paste error.
It states no support for 4/32 devices from V18 (well known since a while)
And it also reports no support for 8/64 devices, but als from V18
That last one is new for me, yet quite understandable and probably needed.
But I think it probably was meant to be V22 or even V23, the text was merely copy/past duplicated and forgotten to be adjusted.
Can anyone confirm and/or feel certain enough to update the page?
Well, a couple of reasons. Firstly, the 4/32 limit is by now quite old, and while there were warnings before, they were indeed very strict starting about V18. But I do not remember any such thing for 8/64 all the way up to V21
So maybe I missed a couple of memo's but to me it would seem if V18 is also the limit for 8/64, it would have been introduced retro-actively. And of course, it would be only natural if a twice as big device can tag along a little longer.
Also, the two sentences as completely identical (barring the 8/64) making copy-paste activity, and thus a copy-paste oepsie, not entirely unlikely.
And finally, I have about 20 Ubiquity 8/64 devices, and they were still being nightly build as late as V21. And running fine. I did not check V22
I mean, all in all I am not going to be too upset if V18 was the official limit. Apparently 8/64 is still being build. Or at least was, up to V21, maybe V22. And my devices run fine (mind you, I run them as AP only, so that is a lighter task then full routing/firewall)
I just thought I spotted a typo and thought I'd report it. Counter question: Is your "that is correct" knowledge, or believe?
Historically, making custom images before the existence of the Firmware Selector was more tedious - but as that became prevalent, so did varying image sizes. The second factor are users who just simply did opkg update && opkg install foo - hence using more flash space for the same software. This all plays a factor in the image size.
They are simply running Luci and its my normal config and monitor interface. I did not build anything special. Just the default build, with Luci, and I also installed tcpdump and the full wpad for mesh functions. So if anything, I made the image bigger. (well, not the image, but I installed add-on packages)
For memory, I did disabled the router and firewall (both ETH0 and ETH1 are in the same bridge) as they are only used as AP. Plenty of memory left. They run on a campground, so typically up to several dozen parallel user devices and up to two hundred parallel connections per AP
So no custom images: Again, I just downloaded the normal build. I did this last spring (I check and update most of the campground network before the start of the camping season) and I think I used V21, though it may already have been V22. No complaints from the campground owners (are family)
Ideally, we should upgrade to all AC devices (at least) instead of these N devices, but because they would practically still be 2.4GHz AC, as 5GHZ just does not have the range, I am hesitant to invest several thousand dollars in all new devices. Because the N ones still run fine.
Edit: I am aware that updating / removing packages mean you are messing with the overlay filesystem, without truly removing the original space. So I did have a habit of completely resetting or reinstalling from scratch when I was playing with which packages to use.