TP-Link has recently released the TL-WR902AC - a successor to the TL-MR3020 portable router (I am a big fan of the MR3020 which I use it as a private network and local VPN endpoint when I am travelling). I would love to see this new router supported by LEDE, if possible. Does anyone know if this is likely to gain support sometime soon and/or if there are any major issues blocking support?
The new device adds 802.11ac support with both 2.4G and 5G radios. According to WikiDevi, it uses a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531 SoC and has 8MB flash + 64MB RAM, and has a default firmware OS that is Linux 2.6.31 based. Like the older model, it also has a USB A port for 3G/4G sticks or storage (or with OpenWRT/LEDE, pretty much any supported USB device). It retails for US$45.