I have a 200/200 symmetrical fiber connection. It's possible I may upgrade to a 500/500 symmetrical connection in the future. Whats a good option for me that can handle SQM without compromising throughput speeds for LAN connection? I'm not concerned about wireless functionality and speeds since I only use wireless for non-gaming applications and where speeds dont matter to me as much.
I was thinking of buying a used wrt1900ac(s) or a wrt3200acm, but was wondering if there are any cheaper alternatives since these tend to sell for ~$80+ used. I was considering potentially the rasperberry pi 4 but my technical knowledge of properly setting up and assembling it would be too much work.
I used a Zyxel NBG-6817 ran into too many issues throughput issues when using SQM on it.
with wulfy's build, it should be easier than most all-in-one routers. You just write the image to the SD card, plug in the USB ethernet dongle, and turn it on. If you can use a screwdriver you can put together the cases you get in the typical "kits". Unlike some all-in-ones with soldered on storage, there's no way to brick a Pi, you just remove the SD card and rewrite it from scratch.
Ive read thorugh this thread. Ive also read that the wrt3200acm is capable of 500/500 sqm throughput though and thats not an x86 router. i think that the wrt1900acs is capable of delivering close to 500/500 throughput with sqm enabled which is fine too. i was wondering if there are cheaper alternatives though similar to those models. i have 200/200 atm as well and if i get 500/500, i dont mind a decrease in ~40-100 mbps in bandwidth with sqm enabled
The best thing I ever did to my network was ditch these. My wife would complain constantly that she was getting disconnected randomly... My phone would miss incoming SIP calls regularly, it's a disaster compared to other chipsets, the drivers just never got good enough.
I switched to Omada EAP access points and wifi improved dramatically.