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Routers will traditionally have more than a 180MHz CPU to deal with all the duties a router must contend with, they also have more than one Ethernet port, you know for WAN and for Wired LAN. This will only work as a Router if every device on your network is wireless, either that or you have no internet.



If it supports VLAN/802.1q then single ethernet port is enough to do routing on wired networks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-armed_router


Yup. OpenWRT supports 802.1q VLANs. So does the stock firmware from Ubiquiti, AirOS (which is just linux).

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/networking/network.interfaces#vl...


You're using a marketing definition for router, apparently meaning a (presumably expensive) rack-mounted piece of IT equipment. But traditionally "router" has been a technical term, and your wifi hardware absolutely meets the requirements.




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