I will be moving into a new home next year sometime. I know it's a good 8 months away, but I'm starting to plan, and setup gear now so everything is plug-in-play when I move in.
I am having six CAT6 runs installed. All terminating to the basement. Comcast cable service. I don't really trust all these WiFi meshes sold on the market (ie google, amazon Etc), so I'd like to build my own. I'd also like to do it for about $200. Sounds crazy, I know, but that's my goal. I currently have this device:
It's powerful, WiFi coverage throughout top-floor of my current location, stable on 18.06.4, and relatively cheap if ordered without the LTE module. I'd like to install 2 more of these in the new home, and an 8 to 16 port Gig POE switch in the basement (see diagram). I'd like to mesh the WE1326's (or a models similar to it) for WiFi coverage throughout the home. If I use a mesh protocol (like batman) will I still be able to use the gigabyte ports on the units that are serving as the mesh clients, so that I can pass internet and share other devices on the network. Devices like Orange PI's, Rasperberry PI's, and linux PCs?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b24DXm_s4CZ6dNhb2GgJuYMu5ejZSlfo/view?usp=sharing (Home Diagram w/ planned router CAT6 termination).
I may also run additional CAT6 later in the future.
Routers I am considering:
https://bit.ly/2m68ACq <------------- Not sure fully supported