Hey. So I bought a TP-Link Archer C6, since it has 1 Gigabit ports, OpenWRT Support, as well as 5 Ghz, generally all I need. I had a TL-WR841N installed before as router in my home network. Not as modem.
Now I wanted to replace that with the Archer C6, because I upgraded to 250K Ethernet. The WR841N only supported up to 10 MB/s, limiting my Ethernet as well as NAS Speed to that. Now with the 1 Gigabit, I wanted to not onply upgrade my NAS Speed, but also use my whole Ethernet speed.
I checked the Table of Hardware, which states the Archer C6 v2 and v3 is supported. When my Archer arrived, I was rather surprised to see it is v4.
I dont know when that version came out, so Im here to ask if OpenWRT plans to make it a supported device soon?
Otherwise id have to send this Archer back, and somehow aquire a v2 or v3, be luck I guess, since services like Amazon dont let you select a specific hardware version, they just send you whatever is available.
How do you mean? It was bought off Amazon, simple as that. Im not really familiar with other websites where I could buy a Router, not in Germany atleast. And where I specifically could select the hardware version.
The Archer C6 was selected by choice.
It had everything I needed exactly. With the old TP Link, I had 4 Devices connected, plus a WAN Input that comes from my main FritzBox. With the TP Link giving my devices a different IP Range, and 2 Wireless networks, onme being a isolated ones for IoT Devices.
I dont mind recommendations for others, but me and a contact looked for a bit and found this to be the best thing. If you have others to suggest, that have 4 LAN Ports with 1 Gigabit, a WAN Input, and OpenWRT (or in the best case LEDE) Support, I dont mind checking them out
Not at all. But Amazon is definetley the safest route to go from where I live. Ebay is sometimes questionable, but generally I dont have a problem using them. The C6 was also the cheapest option, since I didnt wanna spend too much on a router replacement.
Ive never dealt with routers that are not FritzBox or TP-Link. So if the question is too simple, im aware:
Can I simply flash OpenWRT on these as well, and they function the same way? What about hardware versions there that may make it incompatible?
Alright, cool. The main reason I used amazon is that I can easily send something back if it doesnt work, as with this C6. If I buy a router of Ebay and it doesnt work, sending it back is alot more difficult, if not impossible.
I have a network in which I had several dozen Archer C6U V1 and v 3.20. Of all, I remove OPENWRT because it works tragically. Constant wifi disconnection and WAN port problem People call saying they have constant problems. I am now installing the original TP-LINK firmware. OPENWRT for Archer was a big mistake. The successful version of OPENWRT that I recommend is only reboot 17.pod TL-WR841n !!! The rest are just problems
Today I received an Archer C6 Ver 4 US router. I opened this router and took a picture of the motherboard. It seems to have 16 MB of flash memory. If you have any information, please share it on this page so that the appropriate operating system for this router model can be produced