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Pu-240
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Advice please if anyone can offer it:

I'm currently running a R7800 + kong dd-wrt + OpenVPN/NordVPN on a pretty fast fibre connection. Not seeing great performance on the IPs included in the policy based routing due to the overhead of OpenVPN.

I'm thinking to purchase another R7800 and take the jump to Kong's Open WRT with the intention of switching to Wireguard + some other VPN provider. But test and configure offline, then re-purpose 1 router as an AP.

Can anyone confirm Wireguard client on Kong/OpenWRT/R7800?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 14:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pu-240 wrote:
Advice please if anyone can offer it:

I'm currently running a R7800 + kong dd-wrt + OpenVPN/NordVPN on a pretty fast fibre connection. Not seeing great performance on the IPs included in the policy based routing due to the overhead of OpenVPN.

I'm thinking to purchase another R7800 and take the jump to Kong's Open WRT with the intention of switching to Wireguard + some other VPN provider. But test and configure offline, then re-purpose 1 router as an AP.

Can anyone confirm Wireguard client on Kong/OpenWRT/R7800?


what exactly is the second r7800 supposed to do.?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 15:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
tatsuya46 wrote:
what exactly is the second r7800 supposed to do.?



may be in his country R7800 is a pocket cash, or beer money...

in general you can run wireguard clients on DDWRT router too...
i can see it, in the menu...sadly to play with it, i dont have a VPN that supports it, nor have any VPN on my systems at all...

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Pu-240
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
tatsuya46 wrote:
Pu-240 wrote:
Advice please if anyone can offer it:

I'm currently running a R7800 + kong dd-wrt + OpenVPN/NordVPN on a pretty fast fibre connection. Not seeing great performance on the IPs included in the policy based routing due to the overhead of OpenVPN.

I'm thinking to purchase another R7800 and take the jump to Kong's Open WRT with the intention of switching to Wireguard + some other VPN provider. But test and configure offline, then re-purpose 1 router as an AP.

Can anyone confirm Wireguard client on Kong/OpenWRT/R7800?


what exactly is the second r7800 supposed to do.?


Thanks for the reply.

Eventually use it as an Access Point to cover my office. But that's really nothing to do with it except that half my house stops working if I take down the main router.

I've no experience with wireguard at all and not many have since its pretty new. And that element of my question might well belong in Advanced Networking.

Mullvad for example only support OpenWRT. So my question is does anyone use Kong OpenWRT for a similar purpose successfully?
Pu-240
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 17:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
tatsuya46 wrote:
what exactly is the second r7800 supposed to do.?



may be in his country R7800 is a pocket cash, or beer money...

in general you can run wireguard clients on DDWRT router too...
i can see it, in the menu...sadly to play with it, i dont have a VPN that supports it, nor have any VPN on my systems at all...


Very helpful. I call it approximately equal to the cost of 3 months fibre connection from BT in the UK. So no. Even a new router is not that much really in those terms.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pu-240 wrote:

Mullvad for example only support OpenWRT.


Some here have it working with DD-WRT:
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=319319

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Pu-240
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
bushant wrote:
Pu-240 wrote:

Mullvad for example only support OpenWRT.


Some here have it working with DD-WRT:
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=319319


Thanks and really actually helpful.

That is a great thread and maybe worth a go and a couple of pounds on a months Mulvad. As noted in that thread only OpenWRT is supported by any VPN provider so I'm still tempted by Kongs OpenWRT. Assuming there's nothing prohibitive about Kongs build i'll have a look round the OpenWRT forums for any experiences too.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 22:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
new build 08/28 working. couldn't find the new tx burst config vht option. where to find it? also minor issue mtd block error is back

kern.err kernel: [ 11.615638] print_req_error: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 0
kern.err kernel: [ 11.616115] print_req_error: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 0
kern.err kernel: [ 11.620358] Buffer I/O error on dev mtdblock0, logical block 0, async page read
kern.err kernel: [ 11.628797] print_req_error: I/O error, dev mtdblock1, sector 0
kern.err kernel: [ 11.634001] print_req_error: I/O error, dev mtdblock1, sector 0
kern.err kernel: [ 11.639452] Buffer I/O error on dev mtdblock1, logical block 0, async page read


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RainGater
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 22:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
I see that @Kong updated Adblock to 3.8.2 in the 08/28/19 build (thank you @Kong for the build). But, the Adblock dev has released 3.8.3 as he has fixed few issues.

Adblock 3.8.3:
    fix a dns restart issue if 'flush dns cache' is set
    fix a suspend/resume issue, the status wasn't properly updated
    fix a long standing query issue
    rework return code handling, mostly for debugging
    various cleanups & cosmetics

I updated it manually to 3.8.3.

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aamadorj
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 23:12    Post subject: One more happy Kong's Open-WRT firmware user Reply with quote
Thanks @Kong for all your work with DD-WRT and now with Open-WRT. With the guidance of @jerrytouille, my R7500v2 is now using this excellent Kong firmware.

One more happy user!
jerrytouille
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 23:14    Post subject: Re: One more happy Kong's Open-WRT firmware user Reply with quote
aamadorj wrote:
Thanks @Kong for all your work with DD-WRT and now with Open-WRT. With the guidance of @jerrytouille, my R7500v2 is now using this excellent Kong firmware.

One more happy user!


fyi for r7500v2 the new build 08/28 has ct firmware which is more up-to-date than stock which is 4 yrs old
murtaza12
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Changelog for 28th Aug build:

08/28/19:
-kernel update 4.14.140
-switch to candela tech ath10k fw
-tx burst config option for vht
-adblock update 3.8.2

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labrok
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 13:37    Post subject: Linksys EA-8500 Reply with quote
My setuop is EA-8500 as main Router , mikrotiki as wireless client, connection Signal about -55 dBm throughoutput is terrible, just 80-120 Mbps @ 5Ghz , same scenario but instead of EA-8500 i use a D-link Dir868L revC latest BS DDwrt, signal -49 dBm and throughoutput about 300-400 Mbps, the strange is that with EA-8500 Throughoutput is terrible only if i send a file from Gbit wired attached to Router computer, to a computer wired connected to mikrotik (Gbit), opposit transfer is normal @ 400Mbps..... Why this is happening?

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jerrytouille
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 13:42    Post subject: Re: Linksys EA-8500 Reply with quote
labrok wrote:
My setuop is EA-8500 as main Router , mikrotiki as wireless client, connection Signal about -55 dBm throughoutput is terrible, just 80-120 Mbps @ 5Ghz , same scenario but instead of EA-8500 i use a D-link Dir868L revC , signal -49 dBm and throughoutput about 300-400 Mbps, the strange is that with EA-8500 Throughoutput is terrible only if i send a file from Gbit wired attached to Router computer, to a computer wired connected to mikrotik (Gbit), opposit transfer is normal @ 400Mbps..... Why this is happening?


check read/write speed of your hdd
labrok
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 13:59    Post subject: Re: Linksys EA-8500 Reply with quote
jerrytouille wrote:
labrok wrote:
My setuop is EA-8500 as main Router , mikrotiki as wireless client, connection Signal about -55 dBm throughoutput is terrible, just 80-120 Mbps @ 5Ghz , same scenario but instead of EA-8500 i use a D-link Dir868L revC , signal -49 dBm and throughoutput about 300-400 Mbps, the strange is that with EA-8500 Throughoutput is terrible only if i send a file from Gbit wired attached to Router computer, to a computer wired connected to mikrotik (Gbit), opposit transfer is normal @ 400Mbps..... Why this is happening?


check read/write speed of your hdd


i am not talkin about NAS HDD, i know they have limitations, but even with NAS i get about 40MB/sec with EA-8500 and 14-24MB/sec with dlink, i am talking about shared HDD on Windows computers. their limit is the wireles signal and Gbit connection.
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