My office network connection was recently upgraded from cable (5M/712K) to fiber (100M/10M), so need to upgrade my router (currently a Cradlepoint MBR1200B) to something that can handle 100M throughput.
One of the features I really like about the Cradlepoint is I can connect it to a cell phone hotspot for failover when the primary Internet connection is down.
Home office network <— Ethernet —> Router <---- WiFi ----> Smartphone with hotspot turned on
This way my office network can continue to function – especially my workstations which don’t have WiFi to connect to a cell phone hotspot directly. An associate mentioned they run pfSense on a H370M-ITX mini-ITX board and this exact fail-over functionality works well.
This article details how to set it up:
It is unclear to me if OpenWRT will do this.
@khem mentioned the Turris Onamia:
It appears this router runs some variant of OpenWRT.
Also found this site – lots of good information here.
Leaning toward a teklager solution, but not sure which OS yet …