Are there any stats on most popular WiFi router models in the world?


#1

I couldn't find any on Google. I'm looking for most used routers per country or world, whichever is available.


#2

Is this an OpenWrt-related question?
A lot of your posts have been related to collecting statistics.


#3

Yes indeed. My actual question is what popular models are supported by openwrt. But I'm pretty sure that stat is not available. But I could correlate it myself.

You may delete my question if u think its not appropriate if u are admin/moderator


#4

Searching the treads may be helpful.

https://forum.openwrt.org/search


#5

I hope you like stats

https://openwrt.org/stats/


#6

Just that a router has been popular in the past doesn't mean it's still available new - nor that it would be a good idea to buy today (new or used). E.g. for many years devices with only 32 MB RAM were common and among the most used ones, while you really don't want to buy them today.

Likewise there is a very popular and still good device still for sale, but it's actually more expensive than its much newer and faster modern competition (and even the prices for used specimens is rather high).


#7

There is a page with downloads stats https://downloads.openwrt.org/stats/
but here is only data for few last months.

See "OpenWrt firmware image downloads" section and by link you can determine a router model:

Versions:
17.01.5: 2 downloads
17.01.6: 1 download
18.06.1: 83 downloads
snapshots: 14 downloads

ar71xx: 52
ramips: 30

tiny: 16

model-version downloads size
tl-wr1043nd-v1 88652 214.80 GB
archer-c7-v2 227 2.78 GB
d-team_newifi-d2 211 352.79 MB
archer-c7-v2 202 728.87 MB
tl-wr740n-v4 176 496.99 MB
tl-wdr4300-v1 173 1.10 GB
tl-wr1043nd-v1 156 1.09 GB
archer-c7-v5 150 513.72 MB
tl-wr1043nd-v1 149 490.00 MB
tl-wdr4300-v1 145 458.72 MB
miwifi-mini 145 335.95 MB
96328avng-generic-squashfs-cfe-8M.bin 131 344.37 MB
tplink_tdw8970 130 455.02 MB
mikrotik-rb-nor-flash-16M 125 255.32 MB
tl-wr740n-v4 120 290.89 MB
mir3g 118 379.58 MB
tl-wr841n-v13-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin 112 650.79 MB
tl-wdr3600-v1 111 372.29 MB
archer-c7-v4 110 352.84 MB
tplink_c2-v1 110 585.14 MB
tl-wr841-v9 108 343.57 MB
mir3g-squashfs-kernel1.bin 108 175.44 MB
mir3g-squashfs-rootfs0.bin 105 267.56 MB
tl-wdr3600-v1 100 659.15 MB
linksys-wrt3200acm 98 482.29 MB
tl-wr841-v8 93 269.09 MB
psg1218a 90 175.54 MB
ArcherMR200 90 144.25 MB
tl-wr1043nd-v2 88 569.71 MB
mikrotik-rb-nor-flash-16M-ac 87 156.46 MB
mikrotik-nand-64m 86 124.50 MB
linksys-wrt1900acs 86 345.40 MB
r6220-squashfs-kernel.bin 86 121.45 MB
tl-wr1043nd-v2 84 261.57 MB
tl-wr841-v9 83 241.48 MB
tl-wr941nd-v5 79 222.81 MB
hc5761 79 91.35 MB
k2p 78 106.99 MB
tl-wr841-v11 77 225.76 MB
tl-wr840n-v4 74 207.07 MB
wt3020-8M 72 231.52 MB
linksys_viper 71 424.09 MB
tl-wr940n-v4 70 205.22 MB
tplink-archer-c5-v2-squashfs.bin 69 239.64 MB
tl-wr741nd-v4 68 172.94 MB
tl-wr841n-v13 68 189.80 MB
tl-wr940n-v6 67 199.13 MB
tl-wr840n-v5 66 167.70 MB
tl-wr841-v8 65 168.85 MB
asus_rt-ac58u 65 231.05 MB
r6220-squashfs-rootfs.bin 65 164.91 MB
tl-wr840n-v4-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin 65 364.34 MB
linksys-wrt1200ac 64 263.80 MB
gl-mt300n-v2 64 208.48 MB
rt-n56u 64 203.16 MB
tplink_c2-v1 64 186.80 MB
tplink_tl-wr842n-v5-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin 63 288.95 MB
wt3020-8M 62 204.50 MB
rt-ac51u 61 199.09 MB
HG556a-C-squashfs-cfe.bin 60 169.90 MB
mir3g-squashfs-kernel1.bin 60 93.38 MB
mir3g-squashfs-rootfs0.bin 59 179.79 MB
tl-wr841n-v13-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin 59 319.69 MB
wndr3800 58 183.00 MB
tl-mr3020-v1 57 180.38 MB
tl-wr841-v10 57 178.17 MB
tplink_c20-v4-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin 57 318.40 MB
tl-wr1043nd-v3 56 353.76 MB
archer-c7-v5 56 166.17 MB
tl-wr842n-v3 54 475.29 MB
tl-wr941nd-v6 54 139.33 MB
ubnt-erx-initramfs-kernel.bin 53 118.11 MB
tl-mr3220-v2 52 144.14 MB
tl-mr3420-v2 52 143.39 MB
archer-c60-v2 52 166.54 MB
ubnt-loco-m-xw 52 138.16 MB
tl-wr941nd-v3 52 163.85 MB
d-team_newifi-d2 52 117.96 MB
gl-ar150 51 146.60 MB
wndr3700v2 51 161.91 MB
tl-wr841-v7 51 142.55 MB
archer-c5-v1 50 597.24 MB
archer-c7-v5 50 171.45 MB
rt-n14u 50 131.53 MB
miwifi-nano 50 109.85 MB
dir-825-b1 48 150.49 MB
tl-wr1043nd-v4 48 137.98 MB
ubnt-nano-m 48 132.38 MB
linksys_audi 48 304.84 MB
y1 48 120.87 MB
linksys-wrt3200acm 48 232.10 MB
linksys-wrt1900ac 47 196.26 MB
archer-c7-v2 47 382.66 MB
archer-c7-v4 46 152.46 MB
tl-wr842n-v2 46 275.95 MB
HG553-squashfs-cfe.bin 46 118.95 MB
archer-c7-v4 46 154.66 MB
tl-wr840n-v2 45 117.52 MB
ArcherMR200 45 157.73 MB
dir-610-a1 45 129.76 MB

If you want to roughly estimate which routers are most popular in the world you can check most popular routers on Amazon. This is very differs in other countries, especially in China.
So you can check local internet shops. For example for Ukraine on most popular shop https://rozetka.com.ua/routers/c80193/sort=popularity/


#8

I would be careful with this result, as it is clearly an outlier. It's not yet clear why this device gets such exorbitantly high download numbers.

Don't trust any statistics that you havn't forged yourself :wink: