I'm thinking of buying the MTK MT7623 router (from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32816965570.html), and there are few things I'm not sure about.
Upgrading to the regular OpenWRT
As I understood, the router comes with some kind of proprietary OpenWRT version, and I saw some topics about issues with upgrading it to the latest regular version (Filesystem issues?). I also saw there were few PRs about it. The information on the device page is not so clear, and looks a bit outdated.
Can someone shed some light about the upgrade process? Can I just upgrade from the stock "proprietary" OpenWRT to the regular 20.02.1 release image from LuCi?
I plan to by the version with DualBand modules (U7603E-H1 + U7612E-H1) - Are they properly supported?
I saw on one topic that the support for this router is a bit neglected (F2FS is broken and how to fsck before mount on MT7623 platform?).
Is this still the status? Should I avoid buying it?
Currently I'm using TP-Link Archer C7 v2, and my main requirements from the router are:
- 1Gbps WAN
- N/AC WiFi
- VLANs and Firewall
- OpenVPN server
- File sharing via the USB3.0 port (SMB)
- Dynamic DNS