I'm new to OpenWRT and home network design, but I'm quite comfortable as an embedded linux developer. I just bought a house and am looking to get my home network set up in a flexible and secure manner. I love the concept of having open-source firmware and hardware, but the choices are pretty overwhelming. I've read through a number of posts on the forum and it looks like you all know your stuff.
- 100 Mb/s Symmetric Fiber to the home, option for 1 Gb/s symmetric if I want
- Wi-Fi is required, 802.11ac at least
- Gigabit Ethernet is required, though I only really need 3 or 4 ports including WAN.
- SFP not required, the ISP provided a fiber terminal.
- Users: 3 people with laptops, desktops, phones, IoT, home security, TV
- I would like to have 3 SSIDs and VLANs
- OpenVPN client/server would be nice
- I'll build a stand-alone server if I need NAS/Server capabilites.
- I would prefer an all-in-one
- Priorities are security, speed, and cost, in that order.
- Budget is <$350 USD, in the neighborhood of $250 USD is ideal.
The network will be used for working from home over VPN, video streaming, and home security/automation (IoT). I plan to have these networks divided up in a way that keeps things relatively isolated. Starting out, I'd really prefer to have a single piece of hardware that I can use while I figure out exactly how I want to use my network.
I've been looking at the Turris Omnia and I quite like the concept. My concerns are that it may be overkill for what I need and it gets mixed reviews. I'd prefer not to have to build a system from scratch. I'm not looking for a new hobby, but I'm comfortable with it taking a bit of setup to get everything dialed.
What sorts of off-the-shelf hardware would you all recommend given the above information?