[Question] Is the TL-WR841N a good economical DD-WRT router?

Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Atheros WiSOC based Hardware
Author Message
DD-WRT Novice

Joined: 23 Dec 2018
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 20:04    Post subject: [Question] Is the TL-WR841N a good economical DD-WRT router? Reply with quote
Hello, I am interested in buying a dd-wrt router, since I have a TP-LINK TL-WR841HP that is not compatible with the firmware.
I was thinking of buying a TP-Link TL-WR841N v9.2 since it is economical and has a hardware superior to 2MB of Flash and 4MB of RAM.

In any case, I wanted to install dd-wrt because I need to add latency to a specific device in my network (10ms of ping for example) and what I was finding out can be done using the "tc" command in the command console , I found this very useful page that tells me how to put them, but also in the forum I found people that used these commands and the router didn't respond.

Is it worth to buy this router for what I want to do? Will I have this problem that the command does not work for me? I need to know that before buying.
Thank you.

Joined: 29 Aug 2011
Posts: 238

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 19:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
The following are atheros with more flash space, so you can run DD-WRT, Gargoyle, OpenWRT: wndr3700v2, wndr3700v4, wndr3800, wndr4300v1, wndrmacv2, archer-c7v2, archer-c7v4, archer-c7v5, WD-mynet750
I saw some of those for $13 on ebay. Anyway, with so much more space, you can load more software if you need to.

WNR3500Lv2 DD-WRT 33525 K3 Giga
3 R6300.1 mips DD-WRT 42617 Giga
E3000 5ghz multicast AP Toastman 2017 RT
E2000 5ghz multicast AP DD-WRT 33525 K2.6
WRT54GSv2 long range AP HyperWRT 15
R6250 (retired--too hot)
Archer C7v2 AP DD-WRT 35831
DIR-835 Gargoyle 1.11 2019
3 WR841Nv9 AP DD-WRT 33006

Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 2135
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 22:02    Post subject: 841 Reply with quote
The router will do fine, just don't expect amazing VPN or QoS speed. It will only handle maybe a 20 Mb/s connection, with QoS, no VPN.

I second the Archer C7 recommendation.

Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used

Joined: 06 Nov 2018
Posts: 106

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have a TL-WR841N v.11 and for what I paid for it I couldn't do better. It's suboptimal for my internet connection subscription since I have 300 Mbps Down / 100 Mbps up fiber and 841N WAN port is only 100 Mbps, but for my needs is perfectly fine. It handles about 50 Mbps Down / 60 Mbps Up on wifi with QOS. I play Quake Champions every evening on wifi only (have no LAN reaching my PC, only a wifi adapter stick) while my wife watches Netflix on TV (wifi also) or uses Facetime. My v.11 has a little faster CPU than v.9 (650 vs 550 Mhz) though, but you get the idea.

Joined: 16 Nov 2015
Posts: 3809
Location: UK, London, just across the river..

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
yep Archer c7 is good single core all-rounder for low speed connections (WAN traffic)

i recon get anything like Netgear R7000, or R7800
even on second hand....
you wont find any better router than those...
for gaming and WAN/VPN speeds, dual core is much better...

TP-Link WR740Nv1 ------DD-WRT 44251 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 ------DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----DD-WRT 444406 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----DD-WRT 44340 BS AP,NAT,AD Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Netgear R7800 -------DD-WRT 44340 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Netgear R7000 -------DD-WRT 44340 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN
Stubby for DNS over TLS I DNSCrypt v2 by mac913
Display posts from previous:    Page 1 of 1
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Atheros WiSOC based Hardware All times are GMT


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum