I had read the warning before posting. In my case I don't need extra packages or a GUI on the crippled router. It's there only to extend the main router's range which gives me poor signal in the kitchen.
I'd gladly stick to CC if they plan to fix vulnerabilities but I'm not going to run old, unsecure, unpatched firmwares. Security is one of the reasons to use LEDE/OpenWrt.
Could I just buy a new router? I guess so but I bought the 4/32 TP-Link just three months ago and I'd rather give it a try with LEDE first (not really a money issue, rather a waste one).
The 4/32 warning is there for a reason. So you should be aware off the limitations and that it might not be future proof. That said: I had a WR841 and WR740 connected using WDS and running LEDE.
Both routers had a second SSID for clients to connect. It works just fine as long as you don’t need anything besides “the basics”. Any packages you need/want need to be buildin before you flash otherwise there will be no space left.
Look at the community builds, or at least at what is included/excluded so you can build your own version if you don’t trust the builder.
I agree with that. Once setup it’s basically “set-it-and-forget-it”. It will lower system runtime requirements a lot and if you ever need to make changes you can just start it again via SSH: so make sure you have ssh access before
Even some here don’t agree with a 4/32 device for a modern setup, I still think given the limitations you can make a useful device with this limited hardware given the fact that you already own such a device. To buy a new one is a different story.