Hi there, I am considering moving from dd-wrt to openwrt, but am curious about how different this change in firmware would be. I understand that the base openwrt is to get the firmware on to the router with no bloatware, then adding items/add-ons as required via CMD. IE: IPTables, Wireguard and so on. If I do decide to start playing with openwrt, I won't have a lot of time to play with this right away, for add-ons. Without first knowing I would have the router functional for the family immediately or with little effort after the factory flash and update using something like KONG build, I may just buy another router to do this. (if I do my production router, I will put the router into recovery and flash open from dd via tftp).
So before I do this, I am curious what builds are out there to get me started on openwrt, but also allow me to be up and running with the basics easily, to start? The plan is to play with it late at night in my spare time, to get more familiar. With regard to my needs if I use the production router, I believe KONG has a base plus add-ons for the r7800 but I cannot find anything about what's included with that firmware build. Does anyone out there know a lot about the builds like KONG's, or can tell me if that build or others would at least have the following, below, covered to start? And if it difficult to get the base stuff running, like WIFI and such, to start?
What I require right away, is a very simple setup. Firewall/IPTables; Access restrictions, AP bridged to at least one LAN (would I need to do that myself right away, or does it bridge WIFI with all ports to start with, unless isolate is selected? Just how complicated is this, really?) and just one VAP isolated. There are other things, but those are the most important to start, to ensure I have a functional environment for the family needs.