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Affordable routers for dd-wrt?


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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

Im looking for a mostly entry level $30-75 router that I can load dd-wrt software on to. I have a monoprice router on it and it lacks so many simple features like port forwarding its tear jerking :P. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I tried to install it on a linksys E-1500 but it always dropped connections and froze.

 

- Preferably with gigabit ports


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:50 PM

Look for a RT-N66U on sale. You can usually find them for 50-80 depending the sale or if refurbished. Here is a example of a refurbished unit, which would have better ratings except some of them shipped with bad power adapters. Here is a new one.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:32 PM

Sweet :D, many thanks! I actually had one of these at my former job and they were always really nice.


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:07 PM

I have heard people on Tmobile can request a free(minus 25$ deposit) cellular repeater. Here is a blog talking about it, but it's kind of old so not sure what they offer now. It's a Asus RT-AC68U that works as a normal router too. See here for dd-WRT info, take note it's a bit trickier to upgrade with this version.


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:23 AM

I second the RT-N66U as a pretty good model to flash, sold mine to a friend earlier this year and he's had no issues to date with loads of network traffic on his home setup.

 

Look for a RT-N66U on sale. You can usually find them for 50-80 depending the sale or if refurbished. Here is a example of a refurbished unit, which would have better ratings except some of them shipped with bad power adapters. Here is a new one.

For about 80$ you can get the Buffalo Airstation AC1200 with DD-WRT pre-installed. It sounds like it would also meet all your needs






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