802.11ax Routers

How’s the performance on this router?

Awesome,nice coverage, great usb performance, 1GB of ram is nice to have with ath11k driver have plenty of room for buffers, 2.5gig ethernet is cherry on the top.

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Router Wireless Acer FF.G22WW.001 PREDATOR CONNECT W6, AX7800, Tri-Band, Wi-Fi 6E ,does anyone know what features it has, it can be supported by openwrt?

Cudy WR3000 MT7981B + 256MB + 16MB NOR ,only 1Gb thou
Support is ready for PR nicefile/openwrt-vector at wr3000 (github.com)
once we will get official wifi support
[RFC] add support for MT7981 by dangowrt · Pull Request #771 · openwrt/mt76 (github.com)
forum thread

And the best part is price ~51 eur when on sale in amazon es .My EU version came with 26dBm txpower and mid-low range in 5Ghz

Good ol'GPT never misses when writting offtopic stupid answers.


For those located in Germany, the D-Link COVR-X1862 are very cheaply available at the moment (€ 40 for a pack of two at MediaMarkt / Saturn).

They are MT7621 + MT7915 AX1800 devices, similar to the DAP-X1860 repeater, but with external power supply and two Gigabit ports.
Support should be ready soon, only thing missing is the encryption for factory image (but it can also be flashed with an unencrypted image via bootloader, just like DAP-X1860).


Actually sounds as an interesting router for Openwrt, but no clue where to get one in EU indeed....


batna24(dot)com . It's MT7981B + 256MB + 16MB SPI and 5x 1Gbit ports . I have extracted DTS here .Hope to see support soon

Thanks, very interesting, hope to see support soon indeed!

MT7981B Filogic 820 finally has official advertised 160 MHz channel support. https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/MediaTek#ARM

Unlike predecessor MT762x with MT7915 used in for example RT3200 and WAX206, which is only specified up to 80 MHz channels and has a AX upload performance bug with Apple devices when 160 MHz AC capability is enabled. I still hope someday the workaround patch to remove the out of specification MT7915 VHT160 capability gets accepted.

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I have commented on another topic but since is the most popular for this kind of routers, currently on the Prime Days in Amazon JP we have the Netgear WAX206 for $30 + delivery (depending on where you live)

Basically, the best deal so far 2023 I've seen for any 802.11ax router with a 2.5 GbE WAN port (the only way for going slightly over 1Gb over the 160)

The last time I saw I deal like this was with the Dynalink WRX36 that now is over $60-70 & only available in USA and Canada (delivery to other countries will sum up a lot more)

Go and grab this deal and never look back! :rofl:


Meanwhile in the U.S. (Amazon's Prime Days hasn't begun yet, though):

2x MediaTek Filogic routers spotted in Germany, both roughly 130€, varying pros/cons:
(more Filogic devices supported according to OpenWRT 23.05.0-rc2 download folder, but so far no other seems currently listed in DE)

  • amazon.de lists Mercusys MR90X, no USB and only 3x LAN, but install notes claim OpenWRT can be installed without need for serial cable
  • Asus tuf ax4200, available from lots of vendors, 1x USB, but if I read the OpenWRT install notes correctly, a serial cable is required for installation
  • (wax 220 would also be available, but unfortunately its an access point, meaning 1x LAN and not really cheap with 150-200€)

(so far both need snapshot or rc release and are new in support, so the initial release could also be a bumpy experience)

The TOTOLINK X60 use a Filogic 830 (4x 2Ghz SOC)

but as always with Totolink, they are hard to find...

The X6000R is available on aliexpress for $68

Amazon Germany has some Belkin RT3200-UK in stock, if you need an AX router in EU with known good and stable OpenWrt support: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08L4PJKKB

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I got several of the AX9000 and AX3000 on AliExpress last week - fast, cheap and smooth. AliExpress is just a sub website of Alibaba dealing with lesser quantities and that is foreign/retail friendly. I must’ve paid 40 bucks to deliver half a dozen of those massive devices to the US. Both International and European versions are available.

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Wow - this is true speculation. It is even available on Amazon UK. I was a bit lucky, but I got one last month for 44.99 GBP from Amazon UK ( even cheaper, than the one I bought in 2022). Now the price is 149.99 GBP - incredible.

which part is true speculation?

Sorry for the confusion - price speculation. 149 GBP- redicules...

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Theoretical 4800Mbps over wifi, and still only gigabit ports.

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