Im looking for a replacment of my two DIR-825 devices, since the flash is too small for B.A.T.M.A.N. Mesh.
Of course, an upgrade to AC/AX would really be nice. Since i have randomly no Wifi in my kitchen, i came over with the idea with mesh.
But i'm not sure witch device i should use...
I would skip the Archer c2600 in favour of the more modern ipq8065+qca9984 based Netgear r7800, ZyXEL NBG6817 or Askey RAC2V1K / RT4230W REV6, especially with meshing in mind (the ipq8064+qca9980 in the c2600 is an early wave2 chipset, which hasn't seen much love from QCA).
Thank you for your (really) fast response. Both, Netgear and ZyXEL, are not im my planned budget per device (<=150€). For the Askey am not sure where to find this device for the european (german) market.
The Askey is only available second hand in the US, but if you are located in North America it's extremely cheap (starting around ~20 USD, sadly shipping costs and customs fun (missing ETSI/ CE certification) spoil the idea to import them to the EU).
Alternatives might involve ipq4019 (only viable if you don't need wired VLANs) or mt7621a+mt7915e or mt7621a+mt7915e, both cheaper and lower end, but for wireless satellites especially the former (tri-band specimens in particular) can showcase their abilities.
Disclaimer: I have no personal experience with Mediatek wireless and neither with the various meshing protocols and their quirks altogether.