Hi Folks - I'm running LEDE Reboot 17.01.0 r3205 on a Linksys WRT1900ACS v1 and it's been rock solid.
The Linksys is cabled directly to my cable modem (in bridge mode), so it's the one box show running my FW, routing, and WiFi.
My question is more around the best practice for the FW. In otherwords, would a separate FW appliance have any benefit?
So Cable Modem -> LEDE FW appliance -> WRT1900ACS with LEDE handling WiFi and Routing, but not FW.
In my mind, the extra appliance is just another layer of security as well as taking the WiFi off the edge router. Also, not running the FW on the WRT1900ACS could possibly lower the CPU utilization and help the Linksys. All of that is pure conjecture as I don't have any data to show the Linksys is overworked.
So, thoughts on a separate FW vs. all in one LEDE box?