Replace WRT54G routers - Which recommendation

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trull
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 19:06    Post subject: Replace WRT54G routers - Which recommendation Reply with quote
Hi,

I want to replace my old WRT54g routers. But I have no idea which model I should buy. Actually I don't need some special features. I just want to send the signal about 250m.
Which models can you recommend (flashable with actual firmware)? The antennas must be replaceable.

thx
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:43    Post subject: Archer C7 v2, 3, or 4 Reply with quote
I still recommend the TP-Link Archer C7 v2, 3, or 4 (not 5).

It is decent. Don't expect amazing VPN speeds, but it does have great range. The antennas are removable (I use 8dBi antennas on both of mine). I get about 250m. Not exactly sure though, I have so many WDS Stations that range is not really an issue for me.

High-end, Netgear R7800, or R8000.

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Atheros:
Netgear R7800 x3 - WDS AP / station, gateway, QoS
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - NU
D-Link 615 C1/E3/I1 x 7 - 1 WDS station
D-Link 825 B1 - NU
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - NU
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Linksys EA6400 - Gateway, QoS
Asus N66U - AP
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - switch
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:40    Post subject: Re: Archer C7 v2, 3, or 4 Reply with quote
ian5142 wrote:

High-end, Netgear R7800, or R8000.


Low-end Netgear R6400 or R7000
where R7000 is a great peace of gear fully DD-WRT supported Broadcom and if you use Kong's DDWRT drivers on it
its a stable as a rock ...

kongs drivers http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/

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TP-Link WR740Nv1 ---DD-WRT 51440 WAP
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -DD-WRT 51530 Gateway/DoT DNS,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Forced DNS,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -DD-WRT 51440 Gateway/DoT DNS,Ad-Block,Firewall,Forced DNS,x3 VLAN(no-wifi)
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -Gargoyle OS 1.13.0 AP,DNS,QoS,Quotas
Qualcomm-Atheros
Netgear R7800 --DD-WRT 51530 Gateway/DoT DNS,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Vanilla
Netgear R9000 --DD-WRT 51440 Gateway/DoT DNS,AD-Block,AP Isolation,Firewall,Forced DNS, 2,4Ghz only,Vanilla
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 ---DD-WRT 51440 Gateway/DoT DNS,AD-Block,Firewall,Forced DNS,VLAN's,VPN (wi-fi off)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
The r8000 doesn’t have removeable antenna and some recent users are not able to flash dd-wrt to it.
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trull
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

the TP-Link Archer C7 model seems a good replacement.
At them moment it costs about 60€ and I already have two TP-Link TL-ANT2409A antennas.

thx trull
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 19:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are you looking for an outdoor site-to-site link?

https://www.tp-link.com/no/products/details/cat-37_TL-WA7210N.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 19:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Are you looking for an outdoor site-to-site link?

yes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
TP-Link CPE510 Outdoor WLAN Access Point (5GHz, 300Mbit/s, 13dBi) - better than using two TP-Link Archer C7?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, you can mount them one a pole on the roof. With Power over Ethernet, no need for a power cable.

I don't know how you mounted your old routers, but with a long antenna cable will make signal loss.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok -thx for your hint - I think I will order two.
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