Need a DD-WRT Router with more than 4 gigabit LAN ports?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 0:09    Post subject: Need a DD-WRT Router with more than 4 gigabit LAN ports? Reply with quote
Major apologies up front if this question/request for help is taboo, or has already been asked, or if I placed it in the wrong section, etc. I looked and didn't find anything relevant towards my needs.

I am in need of a router that:

1) has more than 4 LAN ports, 6 will do, 8 would be even better but not required

2) is gigabit capable

3) in able to run DD-WRT


Wifi is not required, but having it is not an issue.

Thanks in advance for any help / guidance that can be provided here Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Why do u need more than 4 ports when u can use a switch?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is the right forum Smile

To get the best out of DDWRT and the forum, read and follow the forum guidelines:
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6 and 8 port routers are often problematic.

Buy a Netgear R7800 and a separate switch.

The R7800 is capable of 1 GHz throughput (not with QoS) and is well supported

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 15:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm running a Netgear R8000 and a separate managed switch.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
AFAIK, The R9000 is the only 6port NEW router available that can run dd-wrt. I think there are a couple legacy routers with 6 or 8 ports, but much older hardware.

That said, you cannot do any vlans using an R9000 because of how the two switches are tied together inside the router so it's not a very good choice...

So the best answer is to use a separate switch to add ports.
And, the R7800 is the best router to use if you are looking for a new router.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 22:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
What about an x86 build?
Then you could put as many cards as you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wildlion wrote:
What about an x86 build?
Then you could put as many cards as you want.


you're hilarious...on what budget?
way cheaper to just by a dumb switch for $16...

but I like your style!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
msoengineer wrote:
Wildlion wrote:
What about an x86 build?
Then you could put as many cards as you want.


you're hilarious...on what budget?
way cheaper to just by a dumb switch for $16...

but I like your style!


Very Happy I know, I am glad someone got my dry humour. Very Happy

And the OP did not specify the budget... so I wanted to think outside the box
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