Hi all l
ISP supplied router with home phone. Can't move away from the router due to phone.
HFC connection running at 100megabit.
Wifi turned off on router.
1 meraki mr33 hard wired to router
1 meraki mr33 meshed.
1 ssid with band steering.
Licence is up in a few months. Looking to either flash the Mr33 with openwrt firmware Or buy some replacement APs that are slightly more upgraded.
Main needs below.
- Cloud based management or management through the main AP. Prefer not software running on a PC just to manage the interface when needed.
- Band steering. Really hate the use of 2ssids.
3.its home wifi so not really in the mood for to much cli, so any recommendations for a GUI would be good. I know Luci is there but I have heard of better alternatives?
- No more then aus 400$ or so for the 2 aps.
- Mesh mesh mesh.
Wishlist would be wifi6 and triband.
Looked into Tony cucumber, is that project dead? Don't see much passed 2018.
Openwrt is not a must. Just figured it check it out whilst I have the chance to upgrade.
Originally looked into basing Google wifi, but that recent report that wifi does if google goes down was a real turn off.
The Xiaomi ax1800 looks brilliant for the price. Can't use openwrt yet but I'm okay with that if I can't come to a better solution.
Ubiquiti fine also, would purchase cloud controller.
Anyone have any thoughts on aps that run well with openwrt that would combine both wishlist and needs. ?
Any recommendations are appreciated.