I want to buy a router available in my country

How much flash and ram does the mercusys have?

Yeah, I don't have room for error.

Then you should stay away from the MR70X too, there's a v2 now, which isn't currently supported.

I don't see the mercusys on the ToH, why?

And also mercusys doesn't have usp port.

The brand haven't been added, it's manual labor.


Then you should probably go for the D-Link.

hey can you look for this if it is better alternative to mercusys

what did I write about it ?

it has usb port. But i can't seem to understand and compare other value.

there are no other values, which is the problem.

google it, you might be able to find some info on wikidevi, or similar sites.
not doing the leg work for you.

yeah got it. Mercusys has 16MB flash but Netgear has 128MB.
I asked because i was not able to find the official link for mercusys.
Never Mind.

that's why the git commit link was posted.


:white_check_mark: 128mb or above flash and ram
:white_check_mark: 2.4 and 5ghz wifi
:white_check_mark: Ceiling for the price is max 10,000 rupees
:white_check_mark: USB Port


Haha, even I considered buying that router. But see this:


Don't get confused.
Asus RT-AX53U is the exact model number for this router.
AX1800 just says that the router has got AX wifi which might be as fast as 1800 MBit/s.
Like AC750 on many older models from various vendors.


The Asus RT-AX53U is supported by openwrt :

ramips: add support for ASUS RT-AX53U


  • Device: ASUS RT-AX53U
  • SoC: MT7621AT
  • Flash: 128MB
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Switch: 1 WAN, 3 LAN (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • WiFi: MT7905 2x2 2.4G + MT7975 2x2 5G
  • Ports: USB 3.0
  • LEDs: 1x POWER (blue, configurable)
    3x LAN (blue, configurable)
    1x WAN (blue, configurable)
    1x USB (blue, not configurable)
    1x 2.4G (blue, not configurable)
    1x 5G (blue, not configurable)

Flash by U-Boot TFTP method:

  • Configure your PC with IP
  • Set up TFTP server and put the factory.bin image on your PC
  • Connect serial port(rate:115200) and turn on AP, then interrupt "U-Boot Boot Menu" by hitting any key
    Select "2. Upgrade firmware"
    Press enter when show "Run firmware after upgrading? (Y/n):"
    Select 0 for TFTP method
    Input U-Boot's IP address:
    Input TFTP server's IP address:
    Input IP netmask:
    Input file name: openwrt-ramips-mt7621-asus_rt-ax53u-squashfs-factory.bin
  • Restart AP aftre see the log "Firmware upgrade completed!"

I'm curious what for You need usb port in Your case?

for file sharing over his LAN i guess...someone said he need a USB port. But i agree :

I plan to run a VPN and a Network Attached Storage on it

a NAS would be connected in a RJ45 port :upside_down_face: it's not an USB external disk.

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To extend the flash storage. I read on this forum that we can extend the storage using external drive.

Yep, it make sense, asked because in most routers when You connect a disk at usb 3.0 port then 2.4 radio is useless. Because of this overpriced and not full feature suported i went to x86 router with pfsense and have only two access points with openwrt.