Noob question: which router would I need?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 15:34    Post subject: Noob question: which router would I need? Reply with quote
Hello,
I'm looking for a router which will allow me easily switch between accessing the web directly most of the time, and sometime accessing the web through vpn.

Note: I have an old D-Link DIR-615 which I flashed years ago with dd-wrt. I works fine however it does not support openvpn.

Any insight would be very appreciated because I don't have a clue of which ones would fit the bill.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 16:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
I looked at the 3 listed on that page but wondered if these were up-to-date or if others would also be good for what I intend to do.
Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
The first two would be closer to ideal. The Buffalo is Broadcom. There are other Broadcom devices that aren't horribly bad, but the problem is lack of updated wifi driver support for Broadcom. Broadcom are still good devices, but Atheros is where it is at. The R7800 and EA8500 Linksys as well as the Archer C7 V5 are among the flagship or upper end devices supported by this firmware. Less expensive devices may not perform well for VPN, or include VPN functionality in the firmware.
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quexpress
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Your info will be very helpful in my search!
Thanks a lot! Cool
quexpress
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 18:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
The first two would be closer to ideal. The Buffalo is Broadcom. There are other Broadcom devices that aren't horribly bad, but the problem is lack of updated wifi driver support for Broadcom. Broadcom are still good devices, but Atheros is where it is at. The R7800 and EA8500 Linksys as well as the Archer C7 V5 are among the flagship or upper end devices supported by this firmware. Less expensive devices may not perform well for VPN, or include VPN functionality in the firmware.

I have located a EA8500 Linksys locally and should pick it up this weekend.
I dearly hope that this router support openvpn and that it's as easy to flash as was my old D-Link DIR-615.
Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 18:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Depends on if it has the locked firmware or not. If it has the locked firmware, you will need to flash via serial. There is documentation somewhere on how to do this, I would have to find it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
Depends on if it has the locked firmware or not. If it has the locked firmware, you will need to flash via serial. There is documentation somewhere on how to do this, I would have to find it.

Once I have it in hand, I'll let you know.
Thanks! Cool
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