last year 2022, we looked on Openwrt website and we found GL-iNet could offer white-labeling. So, we tried with GL-iNet, and what they advertise on their website that they can support white-labeling is not true, they put a lot of obstacles for option of white-labeling service. They are not as flexible as we thought, they push too much to have resellers or distributors only. we end up with a conclusion that they have only white-labeling on their website as matter of Marketing but not really offering it to others.
I would like to inquire about other companies, including OEMs and contract manufacturers (CMs), that offer White-Labeling services for OpenWRT WiFi routers. Specifically, we're interested in finding companies that can manufacture routers that carry our brand and follow our Model-naming conventions at a reasonable cost.
If you're not distributing or reselling, then what will you be doing?
Technically, OpenWrt doesn't make routers - any manufacturer should be able to make a device with their own customized firmware (e.g. based on OpenWrt) - since you're asking for them to make devices and label them as you desire.
we are looking for OEM or CM and we want to put our brand on the device.
I know and I understand, I put this topic on forum so others can suggest OEM or CM who manufacture who offer white-labeling service for routers/switches. if you can answer my questions then it would be appreciated. if you do not know then better you leave it to others who know and can support me.
It's no need to make a suggestion if you don't want the minimum amount for the company I provide to you - that they'll be willing to make. I already know GL-iNet has such a minimum, so I didn't wanna suggest another company with the same requirements.
It may also help to describe any technical specs you're seeking.
Buddy, leave it to others who can support me with positive and constructive answers.
I simply ask people on this forum for list of OEM / CM who can offer white-labeling. I am not here to argue. hope you understand my position.Thanks!
Memory / Storage: 256MB or 512MB / NAND Flash 256MB or 128MB
Protocol: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Speed: 600Mbps (2.4GHz), 1200Mbps (5GHz)
Antennas: 2 x OR 4 x External Antennas
USB Port: 2 x USB 3.0
Ethernet Port: 1 x WAN port, 2 x or 3 x LAN ports
Ethernet Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps
Power Input: DC5521, 12V/1.5A
Power Consumption: <18W
Hope this clarifies what I am looking for.
We are looking for OEM / CM where we can start with small sample amount of routers (let's say 250 router or 300), if it goes well then we are willing to buy large bulk amounts (1,000 .... 10,000 or even more depends on the demand of course).
what is important to us is we go with our brand and Model-naming convention since early beginning.
Yes it sounds like you don't understand what white-labeling actually is. A white-label manufacturer does not support end users directly with things like a firmware download site. White-label firmware is distributed by each seller, creating the appearance that they are also the manufacturer.
Yes. However, there is a chance to get their openwrt-based SDK for the specific device, after getting in touch with them directly. Will be old openwrt, but usable, may be, depending upon your usage case.
Another solution, I did for openmesh-devices, for example, is to add/modify their installed openwrt using some smart scripting. Reasonable for mediocre amount of mods, of course.
Be careful here. For commercial usage, it might be better to use an old, but very well supported device type, first, i.e. WE826. Quite a few issues regarding certain SoC floating around, i.e. MT76x8 or MT7621. Visit https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/issues