We get it. You like the device.
Could you try not shoving that fact down our throats for a while?
We get it. You like the device.
To answer @plh, the new "preferred enthusiast device" is basically anything with ipq40xx or ipq806x. Those are stable, well-supported and reasonably priced.
Good examples for each:
- ipq40xx: Linksys EA8300/MR8300, AVM FRITZ!Box 4040
- ipq806x: Netgear R7800, Ubiquiti UniFi AC HD
Basically, if you are fine with around 250 Mbps SQM-enabled routing performance, go for ipq40xx. If you need more than that, go for ipq806x.
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Just reporting back. My XCY Mini PC router has been going strong and solid so far. I'm thinking of getting another X86 router as a backup to replace my draytek.
isn't the fact that a Device from 2016 falls under the "recommended enthusiast devices" somewhat disapointing?
Not really, it's top-end for 802.11ac/ wave2 devices and still a very good choice - there is not a whole lot better in this category (unless you lose wifi and go wired-only).
The 802.11ax class of devices is still under development, mt7622bv+mt7915e (just adding a new wireless chipset to an already supported SOC - rather than using new components for SOC and wireless) has had a head start so far, ipq807x is still facing some problems (but seems to be progressing). Once these are fully supported, they'll bring a lot more performance to the table, but that will take a bit more time (an unknown amount of it).
Yea it's definitely not ideal. It's because there are no WiFi 6 routers with newer SoCs supported by OpenWrt yet, so the R7800 is still one of the top options. I use the WRT32X and it's mostly great too, faster in some regards, wifi is not as good though.
If you're into other 3rd party firmwares, like Asuswrt-Merlin, then the Asus RT-AX58U and RT-AX88U are great choices. Newer SoCs and great WiFi 6 support for better wifi (faster, TWT, etc.), that firmware can do SQM cake now too. Of course it's vey different in that it uses proprietary code.
Since June OpenWrt officially supports WiFi 6.
Yes fair enough. But what targets and what feature set: single login? airtime fairness? target wake time? OFDMA? wpa3? etc. My isssue with the E8450 is the relatively slow SoC and lack of USB 3.0.
Lol it wasn't a claim, I didn't realize support was in yet. Then I asked what features are in and you apparently don't know. Haven't seen any of those features I mentioned as check boxes in LuCI yet. I doubt what you posted is coming in 21.02, which means master builds only for a long time.
I use USB 3.0 literatlly every day with samba 4 shares on an external drive, get 120 MB/s read-write on my WRT32X, faster than many NAS boxes. Wouldn't switch to a newer device unless it keeps USB 3.0.
I got a new backup router it's a Lenovo Ideacenter. I got on an clearance sale. 17 watts idle with 9 x Gigabit ports and wifi.
Running OpenWRT 19.07.7
Power doesn't bother me that much as I have heaps of solar panels. 9 x Gigabit ports is what I need
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what about the CLEARFOG CN9130 PRO
Marvell OCTEON based CN9130 Quad core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2.2 GHz
1 x Port dedicated Ethernet
5 x Switched Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000
1 x SFP+ 10GbE
1 x USB 3.0
up to 8GB DDR4
2 x mSATA/mPCIE with SIM holder
User Push Buttons
OS Support Linux Kernel 4.x, OpenWRT/LEDE, Yocto
More details here : https://developer.solid-run.com/knowledge-base/clearfog-pro-getting-started/
By no means terrible From the raspberry pi 4B we know what 4 A72 cores can achieve, and these seem to be higher clocked... A bit on the pricy end, but then it seems to be a rather complete wired-router-for-gigabit links solution... AND with the proper mPCIe wireless cards and antennas this could also be converted into a wireless router as well (albeit at a cost).
I have no idea how long solid-run supports their SBCs (this is one thing raspberry pi has going for it, a relative big market able to support sales of the device fo a relative long time).
I have a Solid Run Cubox I4-Pro sitting idle which I originally set up as a media device, and they stood behind it with good support and resources for years, but then it was fairly popular with the XBMC crowd. This seems to be a little pricy given those 5 ports connect to a switch and a single NIC-- it suggests it's more of an edge than a core router and I don't know what you're doing with all that CPU unless you're encrypting and shaping that 10Gbe link. At just over half the price, the dual-core 1Gb RAM version seems more right-sized for typical applications.
Nah, that is a way less capable CPU... at $186 a dual core A9 @1.6GHz with a 5 port switch and no WiFi is not really bad but also not that attractive. This is similar to the turris omnia, not a bad platform, but also not really powerful enough to shape small packets at gigabit rates symmetrically. (Full disclosure I own and operate a turris omnia, but my access link is limited to 116/37 anyway, which I shape down to 95/36, which the dual A9s do without issues)