What is the best value hardware that supports openwrt? We are looking for at least 2 mini PCI interfaces, POE and largeish memory. We have for 4 Pronghorn cards in use at the moment, however the cost of these cards plus the other accessories and mini PCI cards makes each AP quite an expensive option. We have tried CM9, but found that the power output is just not enough. We are currently experimenting this weekend with Ubiquiti XR2.
We have not had any experience with ALIX or other SBC.
Our plan is to build a mesh network that will initially cover an area of 5 square miles of urban.
I like the pringhorns and they seem stable, just want to know if there is a less expensive alternative. What are other people using?