New router; which one is the best to be the main router?

Hi, guys! Currently I have this setup:

  • TP-Link TL-WDR4300 v1 (w/ OpenWrt 19.07.4) as the main router
  • TP-Link TL-WR941N/ND v5 (w/ OpenWrt 18.06.8) as the repeater (using WDS)

Today I have bought a new TP-Link C60 v1. I want to retire my old TL-WR941N/ND. So I have two options right now. Which one is the best to be the main router? TL-WDR4300 or C60?

And what about the repeater setup? Native WDS ( or relayd (

Thanks in advance!

The WDR4300 has only a 560 Mhz CPU, and 128 MB of RAM.

The C60 has a 775 Mhz CPU, but only 64 MB RAM.

Neither one is optimal for anything over 200 Mbps.

More like ~150 MBit/s at most (tl-wdr4300).

I rounded up... :laughing:

So... which one is the best to be the main router? :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

You'll need raw CPU power for higher throughput, so it's clear cut. That being said, neither are optimal if you have higher WAN speeds as pointed out before.

64 MiB is cutting it close for a modern OpenWrt release as well (you get a bit more headroom if you drop LuCI)

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The WDR4300 can be over locked if feeling adventurous:

The TP-Link C60 has slow 100 ethernet ports. Send it back mate. I just got me a r6260 off ebay for £11 and it is mutch better than any of the routers you have. I don't meen to sound like a smart arse when I say that.