So, I am looking into building my all in one box for home. This is, a linux mini server that will handle every aspect related to my home networking.
One aspect is the wireless infrastructure. What hardware may I look for that will act as an antennae for my server? The requirements would be:
- Good coverage (an area of around 200m2 is a must, 900m2 would be optimal)
- As few intelligence built into it as possible (must not be an AP acting as repeater or something similar)
- Doesn't have to be just 1, if I can connect multiple of these antennas to achieve maximum coverage, thats fine too
- Linux (Centos 7) compatible
The idea behind this setup, is that I want to regain as much control over my network as possible. Eventually, I would like that mini server to become the DSL Modem, I just haven't figured out that part.
For now I just need to resolve how to provide perfect wireless connectivity without adding an AP to the mix.