I recently upgraded my WAN connection from 35 to 400 Mbps (actual, through my Omnia), which revealed that my entire LAN needed upgrading. I’ve already upgraded my backbone to Cat6, and now it is time for the following (in priority order):
- WiFi 6 (WiFi 5 will do short-term, if cheap and WiFi 6 support is on the way)
- Multiple AP support with coordinated management (device handoff, load-balancing)
- Replace external NAS media (USB3 SATA SSD adapter) with internal NVMe SSD
- 5G LTE WAN backup (4G will do short-term, if cheap and 5G support pending)
I plan to keep my Omnia (original IGG version, running latest TOS3) as my primary WAN interface (gateway, firewall, etc.) and as the LAN DHCP and NAS server. I’ll upgrade from TOS3 to TOS5, if needed.
I’m trying to decide if it is worth opening my Omnia to perform hardware upgrades, or if it would be better to disable the Omnia WiFi and upgrade my LAN via external Ethernet/USB devices.
What are the best uses for the Omnia slots and USB interfaces? I’d like my Omnia to do everything it can do best running unmodified TOS (to ensure I stay secure, so no custom builds or manual driver installs), while avoiding known problems and weaknesses.
This will be the only mid-life upgrade for my Omnia, as I expect my next upgrade will be to get whatever super-box Turris.CZ is making several years from now.