Brume is the most powerful GL router at the moment, so it will give the best VPN performance, and has the fastest CPU. The idea is that you place it as an edge router, the closest device to the internet, handling your entire network, with a wireless access point connected to it since it doesn’t have wifi (1000W does have, but only 2.4ghz).
It’s possible to flash Ubuntu on the Brume as well.
The linksys router has AC wifi, so it will be better if you need wifi, while Brume is better because of the easy to use GL UI, letting you configure Wireguard, OpenVPN and most settings you will need, without the large learning curve of Vanilla OpenWRT (you need to configure everything manually).
Yes SSH is available out of the box, user root + the password you enter the first time when you log into the router, and there are threads here how to harden that security as well:
Flashing Vanilla OpenWRT, it should be possible @alzhao can comment.
Just looking at the specs yeah, it has quad core cpu with 2 or 4 times the ram of Brume. So depends on your use case. I don’t know what operating system that APU is using, it might not be optimized for routing operations, compared to Brume.
well but is that gl.inet ubuntu image somehow specially customized compare to vanila ubuntu, in terms of routing … i just cant see what routing optimalization it can have… and if so, i believe same can be set up on any other ubuntu?
@johnex well thats okay, but check apu4d4, it has i assume still better CPU power as MV1000 and also power consumption is almost same, so still cant see arguments/ pros why one have go for MV1000.
@johnex well apu costs almost double, i was told its very stable. The question also was about what use-cases we talk here / or what possible use-cases are there. Are we talking here about some home use case - simple routing / or some advanced topology… no clue.
For adblock you need at least 512mb ram for it to work with the large lists.
Wireguard on Brume is around 280mbit max, so not the full 1000mbit you will upgrade to you said. You need to check reviews of the more expensive device, see what benchmarks have been made and balance the price to what your needs are.