I'm searching for OpenWrt compatible hardware that will meet the following specs:
- Multi-WAN load balance (including ability to dynamically adjust for dropped WAN port(s))
- OPTIONAL: Multi-WAN aggregation (combine bandwidth from multiple WAN port(s))
- minimum of 2 WAN gigabit ports (3 WAN ports preferred)
- minimum of 4 LAN gigabit ports (6 LAN ports preferred)
- 2.5GHz and 5GHz wireless
- router preferred over switch or computer
- under $200 (used)
To meet these goals, I'm currently using three routers and three OS's. I'd like to combine them all into just one router and one OS.
Two routers that ALMOST meet my goals:
- The "Asus RT-AC88U" router meets all of my hardware and price goals;
but OpenWrt doesn't support its Broadcom chipset.
- The "Ubiquiti EdgeRouter ERPro-8" router is OpenWrt compatible; but it lacks WiFi,
and costs significantly more than I'm willing to pay.
I also looked into alternative firmware to OpenWrt:
dd-wrt supports the "Asus RT-AC88U" hardware; but dd-wrt's implementation of "Multi-WAN" is not integrated into the firmware (instead: manual patches).
The OpenWrt implementation of "Multi-WAN" is integrated into a 2nd generation package (mwan3) that looks more mature than dd-wrt's approaches. Hence, I'd prefer to use OpenWrt over dd-wrt.
2nd generation: https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wan/multiwan/mwan3
1st generation: https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wan/multiwan/multiwan_package
I'd appreciate any pointers to OpenWrt compatible hardware that meets my goals,
or guidance on alternatives.