ustomer wouldn't approve adding cabling to run extra APs.
How many do they have today?
That's kind of what I'm thinking of recommending, but would want to ensure that we're list apples to apples and not against grapefuites (if you get my point).
well sure - so look at what the current APs support, then find something that does that or better for the new APs, You might have to play with power settings to keep things from overlapping to much,...
What Synology has done, to make this claim kinda legit, is look at what disks "can" stream (which is more than is listed here) and added the "cap" of the network. So if you do a contrived operation that pushes the drives to their throughput limit (a useless number hence why we don't measure drives by that metric) but tells us nothing about performance. That could be just two or three IOPS producing that limit. But in the real world, that's not useful.
Considering the complete and utter lack of security in almost anything that actually allows remote control (i.e. JB and his cameras that demand UPNP open ports for the world - thank you NO) I currently refuse to use any of that stuff.
That said, I do have an Amazon Echo - after hearing Scott say how cool they are - and now I just sit back and wonder why. Sure I have it play Amazon music on it's crappy speaker (ok a dot could fix that) 1 time a month on average, I ask it the weather about 2 times a month on average... Otherwise I'm constantly annoyed, almost nightly by it saying "I'm sorry Dave I didn't understand the question I heard" while watching a show where no one said Alexia.
I guess my wife and I have asked it a question here or there, but it fails to know 9 out of 10 times and we fall back to google to get the answer.
That is the other thing I do like about the Google Home vs the Amazon equipment. Google seems to be much better at answering general questions, and you can ask it follow-up questions, something the Amazon Echo/Dot is lacking. Also, even if Google hasn't fully integrated all their services with it yet, I have zero doubts they will in the future. I'm leaning more towards the Home at this point, tbh.
I've built one once... It was a Firewall / Router using straight up Linux, Shorewall, and ClamAV for a 10 meg connection. Our main firewall just went kaput, and the company was not responding to phone calls for support (it's a long story).
Set up Linux on a system with 8 NICs and went to town.
It's not hard to build one if you understand the concepts of routing and such... Not for the faint of heart if you have to make one work well enough to be used in production.
The people that made ownCloud left to make NextCloud. Both products continued, but NextCloud grew and ownCloud nearly went out of business and for all intents and purposes doesn't exist anymore. But technically, it is still out there.