I have reluctantly decided to abandon OSMC, the reason being ConnMan’s lack of support for tagged Vlans, unless someone can advise me otherwise.
I have seen an old discussion about the need for 802.1Q tagging but my perspective is that they are a necessary part of a modern network – especially now in the current situation of increasing home working. To illustrate this point I explain my setup.
I have a SOHO setup, with one physical network cable between nodes acting as a trunk. This carries three vlans, one for business, one for family and one for business guests. It is accompanied by three BSSIDs. I would like the media centre to be accessible to family but not other users. Similarly I would like the business network accessible only to me and my associate and the internet accessible by all.
I had been using libreelec as my media centre for this including VAL functionality but having purchased a media centre HAT for my PI I switched to OSMC, it seeming to be the mainline choice for such. So I need to reconsider. If ConnMan get “fixed” I’ll reconsider.