I am still very excited about the LibreRouter, and that’s a project I had been considering starting myself in the past before I ran into it, but this router is 30€ and - after 4 years of work in this field - has finally rebooted my hope into mesh networks, sustaining a 135mbps mesh over 5GHz AC WiFi, with 1ms latencies between nodes under ideal conditions.

Just keep in mind that the Librerouter is not just about specs and price! For a long time we had the wdr3500/3600 which worked beautifully. But then on one hand the FCC started to block firmware installations and on the other, tp-link simply phased out them. So it is really more about creating some technological sovereignty.

Just my 2 cents