[clug] Off topic: recommendations for a reliable wireless router?
hal at ashburner.info
Fri May 24 10:21:11 MDT 2013
In my experience every device that someone has been able to make work with
openwrt, debwrt, dd-wrt, tomato, oleg's firmware or all the others is a
vastly superior thing than it was when it had the manufacturers own variant.
My Asus routers are 4-5 years old now and still going strong. This one
below is running debwrt on an 8G usb stick. It's a WL-500gP v2
It's serving up http://ashburner.info/lastsnap.jpg which I am reluctant and
embarrassed to post here (and it won't be up forever either) but meh, it's
a webserver I wrote in c++ on a mips router running linux. I actually built
the source natively on the router too. apt-get install gcc on your router
for epic win.
tcpdump, nmap & friends on your router can also be useful.
[hal at bridgewatch 2:09 ~ ] cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : Broadcom BCM47XX
processor : 0
cpu model : Broadcom BCM3302 V0.6
BogoMIPS : 263.16
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 32
extra interrupt vector : yes
hardware watchpoint : no
ASEs implemented :
shadow register sets : 1
core : 0
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available
On 25 May 2013 02:01, Andrew Steele <fozzy at zipworld.org> wrote:
> I'd also be interested in what's recommended.
> To bring the discussion more on topic, :-) , one item I'd add to my
> "shopping list" of requirements is that it's capable of being reflashed
> with openwrt firmware.
> That does beg a side question. Are there any devices which have good
> hardware but who's firmware sucks that people have made a very good device
> using openwrt?
> On 25/05/2013, at 1:35 AM, miloska wrote:
> > I have good experience with MikroTik devices, but last time I checked (>1
> > year ago) the IPv6 support wasn't the best.
> > Same as above, YMMV
> > On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Brendan Jurd <direvus at gmail.com>
> >> On 24 May 2013 23:49, Ben Davies <bdcrux at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I'm probably goig to steer clear of Netgear - a number of reviews
> >>> listed recurring problems with dropouts/connection problems/devices
> >>> dying.
> >> These days I tend to go with TP-LINK stuff, but the usual "small
> >> sample size" and "Your Mileage" cautions apply.
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