Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 17:51 Post subject: Looking for DD-WRT compatible 8 LAN port router
I am interested in router that is DD-WRT compatible and has 8 LAN ports. WiFi isn't essential in this deployment. I have an old Linksys EA9500 but that one cannot run DD-WRT. Does anyone have suggestions on a make and model that would fit my needs?
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 20:41 Post subject: Thanks for ther reply
Thanks for the thoughts, egc but I've done this and have now managed to destroy 2 switches. Heat maybe? I thought that maybe eliminating the switch would solve the problem. The Linksys router that I am using has been plugging away.
Not sure why your switches are burning up, but my TpLink TL-SG108E managed switch has been going strong for a few years now (as well as three other 5 port versions). Cheap too, for a managed switch. If you would ever decide to set up vlans, you will want a managed switch, so just food for thought. _________________ Linksys EA8500 (Internet Gateway, AP/VAP) - DD-WRT r53562
Features in use: WDS-AP, Multiple VLANs, Samba, WireGuard, Entware: mqtt, mlocate, gcc
Netgear R7800 (WDS-AP, WAP, VAP) - DD-WRT r53562
Features in use: multiple VLANs over single trunk port, multiple VAPs
Linksys EA8500 WDS Station x2 - DD-WRT r53714
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