Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 20:04 Post subject: [Question] Is the TL-WR841N a good economical DD-WRT router?
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.
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. _________________ Broadcom:
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
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
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.
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Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 Post subject:
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... _________________ Atheros
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
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