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looking for router replacement recommendations

Post by hitbyambulance » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:45 pm

security and reliability are both very important features, ofc.

requirements:
* i do not need to have super awesome wireless range - i live in a one-bedroom apartment. a mesh network would be overkill and is not needed.
* needs to run Linux so it can accept alternative firmware (see above)
* ac speed would be good, so i can finally make use of my SteamLink

not necessarily a requirement, but dual-band would be desirable. also a USB port, but i could just set up my RaspPi as a music server.

am also thinking of holding out until ax speed routers are available.

(i thought my current WRT54GL died, but it turned out to just be the power cord.)

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Re: looking for router replacement recommendations

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:28 am

The Asus RT-AC66U B1 Dual-Band WiFi Mesh Router provides a great bang for your buck for just under $100. It has USB ports, dual-band 3x3 802.11ac, and comes with Asus-WRT which includes a feature to enable SSH (allowing you to log in to the router and use Linux commands to see what's doing). It's also surprisingly easy to set up and configure.
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