I have the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 with OpenWrt 19.07.4 r11208-ce6496d796 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch git-20.247.75781-0d0ab01.
I just did the Vodafone cable speed test and only get ~48Mbit/s download using WLAN (with client close to the router). Using LAN, I get the full 100Mbit/s download speed of my cable provider.
My wlan configuration is mode N with automatic channel und 20Mhz bandwidth.
Any idea what I can do to get more speed? Is it a problem of the current openwrt release? Can I improve my wireless configuration?
Or should I buy a new router? The 1043 is quite old, but so far I still haven't found a good replacement.
My requirements are:
- good WLAN coverage / high tx power (>25 dBm) and good antennas
- more than 4 LAN ports
- enough RAM und fast enough for OpenVPN support (e.g. IPQ4...chipset)
I thought about the GL-MV1000W, since I like the GL.inet router, but it does not have enough LAN ports and not enough tx power.
Alternatives are the Netgear R7800 or Linksys WRT3200.