It's been a few weeks that I'm looking for an AP to replace my current one that is satisfying me in terms of performance and coverage (a Zyxel EX5401) but not in terms of customization and stability.
Also, I currently have a 1Gbit FTTH but I am in the process of definitely replacing it with a 2.5Gbit also I am hoping for a 10Gbit that they should activate during Q1 of 2023 in my area.
The routing side currently (and in the future) is handled by a virtualized Microtirk CHR, and then I will upgrade the bare metal HW in due time.
I am aware that with current-gen devices it is difficult to exceed 1Gbit in Wi-Fi except with specific HW.
In case all the devices in the house are all AX (1200 and up) except for an old Alexa.
Looking at the table of AX devices and related posts on the forum, I can't find a device ported to OpenWRT that is powerful but also stable, unless it is an MTK dual core, but that I understand would not be able to handle more than Gbit.
I am looking for something with the following features:
-At least one LAN port greater than 1Gbit.
Outside of upgrading the connection, it is useless to have potential bandwidth of 1200/2400/4800 with 1Gbit ports.
-That it can handle 2.5Gbit on the LAN ports.
It's not only a consequence of the previous point but also due to the potential use for LAN distribution to the few nearby wired devices.
-Stable, not necessarily easy to flash.
I don't mind having to take it apart and connect it with a USB to TTL or in SSH/Telnet to do it, but I don't want to have to go in blind, especially on devices with this range of price.
I have a budget of up to 200 Euros but are welcome choices under this price.
In the last few weeks, I have seen some Qualcomm IPQ807x-based devices with ports above Gbit, but it is my understanding that they may have performance problems due to the immature drivers and the lack of DSA on the integrated Qualcomm Switch chip (Xiaomi AX9000, DL-WRX36, QHora-301W or Zyxel G5 Armor).
Have I missed any interesting devices?
Thanks to all