I was wandering if there are any plans on updating the router lineup with a 802.11ax option? I am interested in purchasing a pcWRT router. I know that WiFi6 is still in early stages, but I would like to purchase something that’s a bit future-proof.
Also, it would be nice if the new router could have some stronger hardware specs that could more favorably compare to some of the higher end routers from ASUS or Netgear lineup. Due to COVID, I currently have kids that are “online schooling”, and both me and my wife work at home right now, too. This translates to a lot of rather heavy internet usage. There is a lot of video conferencing and streaming going on. Currently I have a slightly older (but top of the line) Linksys router handling all the traffic. I am interested in pcWRT, because of its rather remarkable parental control features. However, I am hesitant to purchase a router that might not be able to handle the traffic well enough, due to mediocre hardware specs (RAM and CPU). For all I now, we might be doing a lot of heavy internet usage at home for a foreseeable future.
So, the bottom line — I would love to see pcWRT come up with an updated router, with WiFi6, and/or faster CPU and more RAM. I understand that that would raise the price point, perhaps substantially. However, I would be more than willing to purchase such a higher-performance router from pcWRT. I am sure many other people would, too. With my kids being on the net a lot due to online “schooling” and closed playgrounds, I really would love to have more control over their net behavior. However, I cannot afford to sacrifice internet performance for this — I simply need my router to always be able to handle at least 4-5 people on the net at the same time, all of us perhaps doing Zoom calls, or streaming video, or downloading large files.