Netgear WNDR4300v1. Good router of its day. Quite cheap these days on the second hand market. Single core Atheros cpu, 128mb ram and 128mb flash. I am using it just as a gateway, with wireless function disabled.
I have the same router but am not able to put full 128mb flash into use and it's not clear if v21 can be safely installed on it. Otherwise it's been good.
that unfortunately affects a lot of routers. You can only use the „firmware“ partition size, which in your case seems:
1fc0000 – 6c0000
33292288 – 7077888 = 26214400 = roughly 26Megabyte.
according to that wiki link, it is supported. What exactly are your concerns?
DDWRT makes all 128M flash available not sure how they are able to achieve that.
Just feel a bit unease with the ar71xx to ath79 upgrade. From what I read the source code commit messages, at least sysupgrade won't work and has to be tftp flashing.
I am on 19.07.8. So can't comment on v21 yet. I also wonder why the full storage capacity is not utilized.
Because the OpenWrt developer decided to stick with the OEM partitioning in order to allow for reverting to stock firmware.
When I first got my WNDR4300v1 I briefly tested and openwrt/ddwrt/stock firmware can be installed repeatedly in any order by tftp flashing without any noticeable issue. 90M flash space wasn't filled up to test when it was made available by ddwrt not sure if that made any difference.
If AC1300 is enough wifi for you and you don't need to shape a gigabit, the Linksys ea6350 v3 with @notengobattery's outstanding optimized build is a startlingly good device which can easily be found for <$30 shipped on ebay. Quad-core 718GHz cpu, 256MB ram, 128MB Flash, dual-firmware, and USB3, which I've tested with a dual Realtek ethernet adapter -- it'll handle a gigabit by itself without taxing the CPU. He's fixed the switch oddness so it can be configured properly in luci, and just generally unleashed all its capability with dozens of well-thought-out optimizations. For anything up to a 500 mbit WAN installation I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Also pretty awesome as a NAS, just plug a dual-drive USB 3.1 enclosure into it.
Qualcomm almost got it right with the IPQ4018; unfortunately the internal bandwidth between the CPU and switch/phy/usb is a bit too narrow for routing much more than a gigabit aggregate in both edge and LAN. A great pity because those cores are capable of doing a lot more work than those inexcusably narrow back channels will let it do.
I recently purchased the ODYSSEY - X86J4125 SBC from Seeed and it seems to be working very well with OpenWrt. I have tested the network speed on the onboard Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and they both reach Gigabit speeds as mentioned. I am also running the OpenWrt system offered by Seeed which already contains many packages. I am already running NAS, Plex Media Server, Adguard Home and VPN on it!
I came across another cheaper board which is this CM4 carrier board and maybe will give it a try later.
I also found out that it's pretty easy to setup the board out-of-the-box because the above OpenWrt system by Seeed already had the Ethernet ports configured. (LAN at 192.168.2.1 and WAN as DHCP client). So I only had to connect the Ethernet ports to get a working router.
So far I am happy with replacing my normal router with an OpenWrt router and exploring more possibilities with OpenWrt!
It seem great alternative for SBC. How much do you spend for the whole setup?
Can it provide DLNA support? It seems miniDLNA package in OpenWRT is out of date.
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Seems a silly question, but what is 'SBC'?
Single Board Computer,.
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5 GHz is only unsupported in V1 model. Other Archer C7 versions have 5 GHz support.
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Isn't Archer C7 v2 grand? >0.5Gbit/sec WiFi throughput from 7 year old device. Sure, 2.4GHz is crap and routing performance is somewhat low w/o offloading but as an AP/smart switch, it is cheap and delivers.
Did you overclocked it to achieve these speeds?
Also please test download speeds. It's a known issue that dowloand is significantly worse than upload on the C7.
I've never been able to achieve Wi-Fi download speeds over 350 Mbps with Archer C7 (v2 and v4).
Netgear R6220 is a good starter device, but I don't recommend it. Too slow CPU to handle SQM above 110 Mbps. I wonder if there's a comparable router in the <$40 price range.