I have a TP link router Archer C1200 (https://www.tp-link.com/fr/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c1200/) and a TP link Archer C6 (https://www.tp-link.com/fr/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c6/). I would like to use one router as principal router, and the other one to expand my wifi network with an ethernet cable between these two devices for better stability. For now, I am using the original TP-Link firmware for both devices, and I am wondering if it will be a good idea to go for OpenWRT. However, only the archer C6 is compatible with this alternative firmware, the AC1200 isn't
I am a little bit confusing with the mesh configuration, B.A.T.M.A.N option, and 802.11s protocol which seems to be related to mesh configuration. I understood the basics principals between repeater, access point, and mesh configuration. For now, I have used my C1200 as principal router, and the Archer C6 as access point. I have use the same SSID for both routers, but I am not sure that this configuration is the best for roaming and stable wifi. For all, I am not sure to be able to mount a mesh configuration as only one of my router is compatible with OpenWRT ? But it can be an excuse to buy another compatible router
Could you help me to set up the best Wifi configuration in my case ?