Help finding budget AC1750 router

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homenetdood
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:56    Post subject: Help finding budget AC1750 router Reply with quote
I'm on a tight budget, and I found some used routers on amazon/ebay for ~30-40 USD. Two top choices that are on the DD-WRT compatible list are:
DLink DIR-868L
Linksys EA6500

I like that they have USB 3.0 and Gbit lan, but mostly I like the price.

Apartment is small, maybe 600-700 sq ft, and I'll mostly have a TV, xbox, roku, 2-3 phones, 2 laptops connected.

Any opinions on these would be helpful, or suggestions of other better options also welcome.

Thanks!
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timmytimtimbuktu
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 16:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
there's one on amazon for around 57 bucks.
mwbuss8
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Netgear ac1450 or r6300v2

They're the same hardware. The ac1450 is crippled on stock firmware. I've gotten these for under $20 shipped on eBay with a little hunting. They check all your boxes. Gigabit lan, ac1750, usb3, and price. A 120mm computer fan also fits nicely on the back if you want to mod it to run cooler.
msoengineer
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Archer A7v5 is good to 150mbps ISP speeds. I scored several on ebay for $25-$30/ea.
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[R9000]43698 nightly (Main Router)
[EA8500]43192 nightly (2xOffsite)
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[WDR3600]BS 42567 (Offsite)
[A7v5]BS 43038 (Offsite+spare here napping)
though
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
mwbuss8 wrote:
Netgear ac1450 or r6300v2

They're the same hardware. The ac1450 is crippled on stock firmware. I've gotten these for under $20 shipped on eBay with a little hunting. They check all your boxes. Gigabit lan, ac1750, usb3, and price. A 120mm computer fan also fits nicely on the back if you want to mod it to run cooler.


Are these stable with DD-WRT and fast 5Ghz?
msoengineer
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 14:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Again, Archer A7v5 is the way to go for a cheap router that is actually decent.
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TIPS/TRICKS: Best QCA Wifi Settings | QCA WIFI WIKI | Latency tricks | QoS Port priority | NEVER USE MU-MIMO |
Why to NOT use MU-MIMO | Max Wifi Pwr by Country | Linux Wifi Pwr | MCS Index Speeds & AX MCS | Correct QCA 5Ghz chnls to use | WIFI Chnl Freq WIKI | TFTP R7800 | Don't buy wifi 6

[R9000]43698 nightly (Main Router)
[EA8500]43192 nightly (2xOffsite)
[R7800]taking a nap
[WDR3600]BS 42567 (Offsite)
[A7v5]BS 43038 (Offsite+spare here napping)
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