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

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J2varvi
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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.
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danielwritesback
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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.

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Broadcom:
WNR3500Lv2 DD-WRT 33525 K3 Giga
R6300.1 mips FreshTomato 2019.3
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)
Atheros:
Archer C7v2 AP DD-WRT 35831
DIR-835 Gargoyle 1.11 2019
3 WR841Nv9 AP DD-WRT 33006
ian5142
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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.

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Atheros:
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
Linksys WRT400N - bricked
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
TP-Link 1043nd v1, inactive, unstable hardware
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
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
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - Gateway, DHCP, QoS
Jovan
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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.
Alozaros
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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...

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 ------DD-WRT 42132 BS WAP/Switch (wired)
TP-Link WR740Nv4 ------DD-WRT 42054 BS
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----DD-WRT 41813 BS (AP,PPPoE,NAT,AD Blocking,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT)
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----DD-WRT 42132 BS (AP,NAT,AD Blocking,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,)
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ----Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 (AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas)
Qualcomm/IPQ8065
Netgear R7800 -------DD-WRT 42132 BS (AP,NAT,AD-Blocking,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT,VPN)
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -------DD-WRT 42054 BS (AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Blocking,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN)
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