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Xeon2k8
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
ddwrtuser01 wrote:
Best user to use as vpn?
Currently using a tp link and the speed is very bad.

What speed do you need? What is very bad? What tplink? So vague comment man, did you expect any help from that?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
ddwrtuser01 wrote:
Best user to use as vpn?
Currently using a tp link and the speed is very bad.


You need as much CPU power as you can afford. In order of most expensive to least. R9000, wrt3200acm, r7800, ea8500, r7500v2.

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Xeon2k8
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 13:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
Malachi wrote:
ddwrtuser01 wrote:
Best user to use as vpn?
Currently using a tp link and the speed is very bad.


You need as much CPU power as you can afford. In order of most expensive to least. R9000, wrt3200acm, r7800, ea8500, r7500v2.

R7000, R6400 in case you don't need more than 30mbps through VPN.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 14:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you are going to think about the r7000 and r6400 then the rt-ac68u, rt-ac56u and the r6300v2 are equivalent.
Then there is the wrt1900ac series the wrt1200ac series. We can't list every router lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 14:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Malachi wrote:
If you are going to think about the r7000 and r6400 then the rt-ac68u, rt-ac56u and the r6300v2 are equivalent.
Then there is the wrt1900ac series the wrt1200ac series. We can't list every router lol.

LOL, yeah but for VPN I wouldn't go below 800mhz/1Ghz dual core.And those are pretty much the ones you listed hahaha

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 0:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi everyone !

I need some advice for a combo router (2 to be precise)

I will have a gigabit connection on december. I already have a R7000 and, I read he cannot effort this speed ! I will use a VPN too.

I also need a second router for Wifi Bridge ! I have 2 PC on a room and I can't use a cable. The best option for me is Wifi bridge and use it as a switch. So I need a router which I can handle 1 Gbit on Wifi.

My question : Can I keep my R7000 for Wifi Bridge and put a more powerfull router to handle the rest (VPN, Guest network etc.) or I need to change it for another piece ?

R7800 is a good choice for that ? Only one or 2 will be better for my configuration ?

Escuse my english, I hope you will understand Smile

Thank you in advance !
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:01    Post subject: R7800 - WRT1900ACS Reply with quote
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Sorry,
Wrong section

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Guys

Linksys has the EA8500 (refurb) on sale for $60..

last month I got the WRT3200ACM for $119 (REFURB) and it works great...dont be turned off on used routers..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 19:43    Post subject: Gig connection coming Friday, need router that will support Reply with quote
I'm having a new gig connection installed on Friday and need a router that can handle that speed. I'm not interested in wifi as I have already deployed a Ubiquiti setup. I'm just looking for a DD-WRT compatible router that can handle the Gig UP/DOWN speeds. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
so far NETGEAR R7800 & R9000 are the best performance routers with DD-WRT support and they are stable with Kong builds as well, both can handle Gig speed
http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 16:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Xeon2k8 wrote:
Malachi wrote:
ddwrtuser01 wrote:
Best user to use as vpn?
Currently using a tp link and the speed is very bad.


You need as much CPU power as you can afford. In order of most expensive to least. R9000, wrt3200acm, r7800, ea8500, r7500v2.

R7000, R6400 in case you don't need more than 30mbps through VPN.


I currently have a TP-Link C9 (1Ghz) flashed with DD-WRT using Openvpn through PureVPN. My throughput is about 20Mbps on a 80Mbps service, depending on the time of day. If I upgraded my router to one of these routers with >1.7Ghz cpus, what increase in throughput would I expect?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
so far NETGEAR R7800 & R9000 are the best performance routers with DD-WRT support and they are stable with Kong builds as well, both can handle Gig speed
http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/


I went out and bought a Netgear X4S R7800 router based partially on this comment. It's a good router and I'm certainly not regretting the purchase. However, I just noticed that it's not listed in the Router Database. Should I be concerned? I honestly don't really see why I should be since you've provided a link to where I can get a functioning copy of DD-WRT for this router. However, does the firmware you provided included all the major features of DD-WRT or are there any limitations? I don't even have gigabit internet service yet but I suspect I'll get it soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 19:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
The router database is not to be used, don't worry about it.
The firmware can be found at the link provided, which most of us with the r7800 use or the main brainslayer builds are here ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 21:09    Post subject: The usual question ;-) Reply with quote
Sorry if its a dumb question, but I have done a fair bit of research and want to ask the age-old - "which router is for me?"

Situ: fairly busy home network, 2 adults, 3 kids (with friends), phones and tablet devices per person, NAS, TV, network media player, laptop & desktops.

Requirements:
1) The main application I want is QoS. After looking on You-Tube and various internet sites, I thnk I get the right level of control I'll need, but need to track down ports for particular apps etc

This link suggests QoS wont be much good for download though... http://lifehacker.com/326543/ensure-a-fast-internet-connection-when-you-need-it

2) I dont really use much else, or I am imagining DD-WRT will surpass my desires in other respects. I would like to use wake-on LAN remotely and I run a number of devolo wireless powerline adapters which network over mains wiring, but again presume not an issue providing I get router with 4 ports (NAS, printer, powerline & local PC). DDNS support, static DHCP - which I presume is there by default.

3) Money isn't really an issue, as I am quite happy to pay for quality and reliabilityI just want the right / best solution for a busy home network (but I dont want / need some industrial grade solution either Wink
But I would rather spend a few quid extra now then when I realise that I need VPN for my NAS cloud, I can use the same kit, rather than upgrade in 6 months

Read somewhere I should get a Kong build, and somewhere else that should get a custom build... dunno what this means really, except as a community based solution, there are likely to be specialised firmwares for different specialities...?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Jon
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 23:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello,

I am looking for two devices.

Type 1: Cheap, 2x2 MIMO 2.4GHz, 4+ Gigabit Ethernet, good Range, rock solid stable.
So far i used TP-Link 841N but those power adapters are buzzing and it has only 10/100 Ethernet, so
in some cases i had to add an additional switch.

Type 2: The same but further with 2x2 MIMO 5GHz.

They should be buyable/available in Germany, so no "noname/china/ali/ebay" hardware.

Thanks for all your suggestion!

Greetings,
Martin
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