Considering buying new router..RT-N66U? Archer C7? DIR-868L?

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eltlee0424
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:28    Post subject: Considering buying new router..RT-N66U? Archer C7? DIR-868L? Reply with quote
hi

please forgive my english not very well

I am considering buying a router

because i need to use DSLR to take a photo and through the router let the picture transmission to macbook at the hall,

very important stable on DD-wrt, 2.4Ghz 802.11n/b/g and good wireless broad coverage

1.Asus RT-N66U
2.Asus RT-N66AC
2.TP-Link TL-WR1043N
3.D-Link DIR-868L
4.TP-Link Archer C7
5.TP-Link Archer C5

please suggest a good value router and let me know which version is stable by DD-WRT

very important stable on DD-wrt, 2.4Ghz 802.11n/b/g and good wireless broad coverage

thank you very much
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FurryNutz
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 14:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
The DIR-868L does very well for DD-WRT and WiFi.
Per Yngve Berg
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
You haven't mention what Internet speed you have?
Phil9992
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 19:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello, I would suggest a great condition used Netgear R6400v2 or R7000 since they both are very strong and supported by Kong modified dd-wrt.

Please check that they don't come with the latest manufacturer's firmware, since dd-wrt install may get much more difficult.
eltlee0424
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Phil9992 wrote:
Hello, I would suggest a great condition used Netgear R6400v2 or R7000 since they both are very strong and supported by Kong modified dd-wrt.

Please check that they don't come with the latest manufacturer's firmware, since dd-wrt install may get much more difficult.



if the latest manufacturer's firmware, can downgrade to old firmware or not?
Phil9992
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello,

See here "Newer NetGear Firmware actively blocking DD-WRT and the likes"

https://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/netgear-r7000-dd-wrt/

Of course, in such case, downgrade to a manufacturer's non protected firmware is not possible. The only thing to do is to use tricks to make dd-wrt firmware look like a more recent (authorized) firmware or go deeper into hardware.

That said, I recently bought two Netgears routers, one used and one refurbished that neither came with protected firmware.
FurryNutz
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
On D-Link routers you can downgrade to non secure versions of FW from more recent versions of FW.

I presume same thing maybe possible for NG as well. May be alternative methods of downgrading.
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