Wireless repeaters that are supported by ddwrt

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d0ug
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 21:17    Post subject: Wireless repeaters that are supported by ddwrt Reply with quote
Hello,

I am curious if any one knows of any wireless repeaters that can run ddwrt?

I am on the market for a newer "travel router". It dawned on me that these repeaters are exactly the form factor I am looking for. A wallwart style router with built in power supply. I have been using an aging WTR54GS for years which has worked great but is slow running openvpn with it's aging 200mhz CPU. I have recently stumbled across the WR710N and WR810N routers which are the exact same form factor that I am looking for, but have run into a bug with these, at least the WR710N I recently acquired where the CPU usage spikes and the thing just boot loops every few minutes while running a wireless client and a wireless VAP. I suspect the 810 variant would probably be plagued by the same issue, seems very similar SOC wise. But I don't have an 810 in my hands at the moment.

Ideally a repeater supporting some variant of at least wireless N, AC would be a plus but not required. An onboard Ethernet port(s) that one might be able to hardwire a client device to or use as a wan port to plug into an RJ45 port in a hotel room would be another plus.

Unfortunately googling ddwrt wireless repeater doesn't really turn up alot useful other than guides on how to setup ddwrt as a wireless repeater with normal form factor routers. Normal form factor routers are not something I am looking for, I already have spare of those, and I don't want a separate wired power brick to the router.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 15:22    Post subject: Travel Routers Reply with quote
Hello,
I would suggest a TP-Link Travel Router. Then just install DD-WRT on it. The issue is that there is very limited support for these routers.

902AC v1 may be able to be supported by DD-WRT, it is Atheros based, v3 is not.
802N v1 and 2 are sort of supported: https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6271 Again, V3 is not supported.

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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
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Neither the TPLink 902AC nor 802N meet my requirement of no separate ac adapter.

The WTR54GS that I am looking to replace, and the WR710N/WR810N have their ac adapters built in, which is the form factor I am looking for in a travel router.



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ian5142
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31    Post subject: Travel Routers that are supported Reply with quote
The following travel routers that fit your requirements seem to be supported (at least have an official build made by brainslayer):
TP-Link WR710N v1 (v1.X actually),v2, v2.1
TP-Link WR810N v1 (v1.X actually), v2

Notice the version numbers. Other version are not supported out of the box, but may be able to be unofficially supported. Modifying the header in a hex editor is usually all that is required. If this is the case, I have done this before for several TP-Link routers.

See here for official build locations: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Index:FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

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
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