So as I’m sure everyone knows, I always had an itch that couldn’t be scratched when it comes to home networking. That hasn’t changed and I’m currently working on my next project to overhaul my home network. The only different is now I’m working towards downsizing it’s footprint. Kind of.
Right now, new in the box, I have myself a Linksys WRT3200ACM and a TP-Link EAP225. My plan is to remove the wireless capabilities of the WRT3200ACM and have it function purely as a wired router. I’ve never been a fan of all-in-ones and always fancied having my router and access point as two separate devices. As far as removing it’s wireless capabilities, my action plan is simple: open the router and just physically remove the antenna wires from the mainboard, then flash the system with OpenWRT, and disable the radios during boot on the software level. The benefit to this is it’ll also give me extra CPU cycles for better performance.
As for the EAP225, It’s already perfect. A business class ceiling-mounted access point with POE capabilities. I’m only going to flash it’s firmware with OpenWRT.