So don't laugh, but my current router is a 17 year-old Linksys WRT54Gv2 running DD-WRT. I've got the radio disabled and use a newer TP-Link router hooked up as a dedicated AP.
I'm looking to upgrade the router and am considering either a new, DD-WRT compatible consumer product like the Linksys 3200ACM or a Netgate 1100 running pfSense. I am not now, nor do I ever want to be a network administrator. The reason I haven't replaced my router in 17 years is because it just plain works without any effort on my part. That said, I like the flexibility, features, and value that typically come from open source projects.
I'm leaning towards pfSense but am concerned I might be getting in over my head. I don't want to get into something where I'm using command line to make configuration changes or coming to forums for help every time I want to set up a static IP lease.
Some things I would like to eventually configure:
- Static IP leases for most in-home wifi devices.
- VPN for remote access to LAN. Dynamic update of Public-facing IP would be helpful.
- Maybe ad blocking... maybe not.
- Policies to restrict/deny WAN access by certain devices at certain times.
Any opinions from the community are greatly appreciated. TIA.