802.11ax Routers

Thanks. It's very difficult to pick out a model/brand that supports Wifi 6 and MU-MIMO from the vast table. Any recommendation?

with openwrt support ?

in addition to the list, there's also the Ruijie RG-EW3200GX, there might be others I'm unaware of.
not yet supported devices, being worked on, can be found at https://openwrt.org/inbox/start

The recent addition of ipq807x support has added almost 10 new devices (from cheap to high-end) to that list, with a few others in (various stages of) flight.

Cool, those would be the ones in https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq807x/generic/, I assume...

Yes, and there are several more in flight (open PRs (e.g. ipq807x: add support for Netgear WAX218, ipq807x: add support for Buffalo WXR-5950AX12, ipq807x: Add Netgear RAX120v2) or still under development, but basically already functional).

Wow.....looking forward to the Buffalo WXR-5950AX12.....this is the one with 10G WAN + 10G LAN port!

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it was announced in Q4 2019, pretty sure it's already out.

I mean waiting for the OpenWrt support on it.....I live in Japan so I've seen it in stores quite some time ago.

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https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=f490295bf213c5e181d16cbe53c163c1c9983e45 submitted ~3 weeks ago.

Yes this is what I found, wait for the snapshot image to come out then I can try.

they are already there ... 802.11ax Routers - #628 by frollic

added a techdata entry to the wiki - https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/buffalo/buffalo_wxr-5950ax12_1

also requested a > 1gbit port entry to be added to the wiki, currently this we can't properly describe > 1gbit ports in the device entries.

Oh....I went to Table of Hardware page to search which didn't yield any result.....

But the recovery method is not mentioned there, or this cannot be bricked, I can always use TFTP to recover?

it'd probably be the TFTP used for installing openwrt.

We know, that's why I linked to the dir with the files, in my reply to @slh.

ToH isn't always up to date, I added three of these devices to the list, long after the support was added to openwrt.

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Out of this range, dynalink_dl-wrx36 is the cheapest, and best bang for the buck?
Compared to pervious Openwrt favourite Rt3200, is this a better device?

Dunno, don't own the rt3200, but the wax206 and the Reyee RG-E5, the Dynalink just "feels" better ,)

if running adblock with large list won't the device with larger ram will perform better?

Netgear does have the https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/installation/installation_methods/nmrpflash flash tool though, which can be a life saver sometimes.

probably not perform better, but it'll fit more entries

in the case of the 206, it got a backup firmware, if you reset it, the main one gets overwritten with the backup.

Maybe I'm wrong, but for the buck ASUS RT-AX53U feels a crazy option :slight_smile: