What's your favourite cheap LEDE/OpenWrt device?


#41

TL-WDR4900 is quite good value used:

800MHz PPC
16MB flash
128MB RAM
5x gigabit, 2x USB2
2.4 & 5GHz wifi

I get ~370Mbit down, 450Mbit up.


#42

Two minor nicks with the TL-WDR4900...

a) it's EOL and no longer for sale.
b) the powerpc platform makes this a pretty unique system, yes, it's rather powerful (although contemporary ARM can beat it), but it also means that it offers much less (continued) support promises into the future.


#43

the fuson fs-wr106 is very very impressive for its pricerange. is it only available on alibaba? anyone having ordered from there if so is it quite safe?


#44

I've always loved TL-WR740N's for being able to run openwrt/lede for a very low price. Today they are becoming somewhat less useful because of their RAM/Flash specs BUT... It's not very complicated to mod them to 16/64MB by replacing relevant chips. I would not recommend buying them new but if you have a bunch of them laying around (as I do) and a hot air station you can still make good use of those.

This also applies to similar Tp-link devices on ar71xx platform such as portable MR3020/3040's


#45

Do note that most of the suggestions here are either EoL or just very weak/unsuitable hardware.


#46

I would have suggested the Netgear R6220 (Mediatek AC platform) but @diizzy pointed out it's singlecore, not dualcore MIPS like the DIR-860L rev. B1.


#47

Except that it's only single core :-/


#48

and that it costs like 100 bucks


#49

Hi Friend, thanks for your recommend, the price on alibaba is wrong. :blush:


#50

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2-4GHZ-5-8GHz-Openwrt-11AC_60536411333.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.OUAQ6v, here is the link, wants to know more details, please feel free to contact me.

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#51

I'd say if you want to go cheap the lowest is tp-link tl-wr1043nd v2+


#52

I saw i malaysia 1043n v5. Some said the hardware similiar to v4 except antenna undetachable. If that so could simply use v4 instead.


#53

I just ordered the Fuson Router. As soon as it arrives I will try to get a working LEDE up an running as soon as possible (at least a sort of prove of concept). The specs look really good in terms of price/quality. 16MB of flash plus 512MB of RAM, dual core and gigabit ethernet plus USB and SD-card for additional packages.

Possibly it can out perform my ARM based Netgear router since we should be able to get better support for it since its a Mediatek SOC compared to the closed source Broadcom.


#54

The FS-WR106 is running Breaker Barrier by default, which directly excludes it from my abilities to move into production- at least until it's a supported device.

Hardware wise, it is quite similar to the zbt wg3526, but it isn't exactly the same. The chipsets in the FS-WR106 are not 100% compatible.

The FS-WR106 comes with MT7603EN and MT7612EN chipsets for the WiFi.

I figured it might have issues, but I flashed the 17.01.1 firmware for it, and lost 802.11ac- which I thought might happen.

The system panics with the mt7603e driver, and mt76x2e driver seems to be working, but I have yet to successfully test it.

[   57.220000] Stack : 00000000 00000000 804e6862 00000036 00000000 00000000 804
90000 80500000
[   57.220000] 	  8fd718ec 80489d83 8040494c 00000001 00000213 804e367c 00000003
 8f1f4b78
[   57.220000] 	  8f1f52c8 80064fa8 80490000 80500000 8048e288 8048e28c 80409260
 8f173a34
[   57.220000] 	  00000003 80062cf4 00000003 8f1f4b78 8f1f52c8 00000000 00000000
 00173a34
[   57.220000] 	  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
 00000000
[   57.220000] 	  ...
[   57.260000] Call Trace:
[   57.260000] [<8001692c>] show_stack+0x50/0x84
[   57.260000] [<801b736c>] dump_stack+0x84/0xbc
[   57.270000] [<8002cf40>] warn_slowpath_common+0xa0/0xd0
[   57.270000] [<8002cff8>] warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x24
[   57.280000] [<8f000b94>] wiphy_register+0x58/0x6c4 [cfg80211]
[   57.280000] [<8f180f20>] ieee80211_register_hw+0x7fc/0xa20 [mac80211]
[   57.290000] [<8f1e9a98>] mt7603_register_device+0x908/0x948 [mt7603e]
[   57.300000] [<8f1e8124>] init_module+0x90124/0x91130 [mt7603e]
[   57.300000] [<80225c00>] devm_kfree+0x20/0x44
[   57.310000] [<80221e94>] driver_sysfs_add+0x6c/0xa0
[   57.310000] [<802224c4>] driver_probe_device+0x120/0x288

   54.830000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: ASIC revision: 76030010
[   54.840000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Invalid MAC address, using random address 8
a:b3:11:e5:db:c2
[   56.950000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Firmware Version: _mt7603mp
[   56.960000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Build Time: 20151020155902
[   56.990000] firmware init done
[   57.170000] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[   57.170000] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 531 at compat-wireless-2017-01-31/net/wirele
ss/core.c:763 wiphy_register+0x58/0x6c4 [cfg80211]()
[   57.180000] Modules linked in: mt7603e(+) ledtrig_usbport mt76 mac80211 cfg80
211 compat ip6t_REJECT nf_reject_ipv6 nf_log_ipv6 nf_log_common ip6table_mangle 
ip6table_filter ip6_tables x_tables mmc_block mtk_sd mmc_core leds_gpio xhci_mtk
 xhci_plat_hcd xhci_pci xhci_hcd ahci libahci libata sd_mod scsi_mod gpio_button
_hotplug usbcore nls_base usb_common
[   57.210000] CPU: 1 PID: 531 Comm: kmodloader Not tainted 4.4.61 #0
[   57.320000] [<802226a8>] __driver_attach+0x7c/0xb4
[   57.320000] [<80220988>] bus_for_each_dev+0x9c/0xac
[   57.330000] [<80221bbc>] bus_add_driver+0xec/0x20c
[   57.330000] [<80222df8>] driver_register+0xa8/0xf8
[   57.330000] [<8f158044>] init_module+0x44/0x74 [mt7603e]
[   57.340000] [<8000f920>] do_one_initcall+0x1e8/0x214
[   57.350000] [<80089c68>] do_init_module+0x74/0x1d0
[   57.350000] [<8008b5d4>] load_module+0x1794/0x1c3c
[   57.350000] [<8008bb94>] SyS_init_module+0x118/0x168
[   57.360000] [<80007898>] syscall_common+0x30/0x54
[   57.360000] 
[   57.370000] ---[ end trace 43917352ef7fbd9e ]---
[   57.370000] mt7603e: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -22
[   57.430000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: ASIC revision: 76120044
[   57.430000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: EEPROM data check failed: 7603
[   57.440000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Invalid MAC address, using random address 0
2:75:f8:ee:d5:80
[   57.460000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: ROM patch already applied
[   57.460000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Firmware Version: 0.0.00
[   57.470000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Build: 1
[   57.470000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Build Time: 201507311614____
[   57.500000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Firmware running!
[   57.500000] ieee80211 phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'

I can get further data as necessary, and will try to work on a local build for myself- but I'm still a greenhorn in this land of LEDE. :slight_smile:


#55

@sholwe looks like this: https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=460&string=witi&search_name=&type[0]=&sev[0]=&pri[0]=&due[0]=&reported[0]=&cat[0]=&status[0]=&percent[0]=&opened=&dev=&closed=&duedatefrom=&duedateto=&changedfrom=&changedto=&openedfrom=&openedto=&closedfrom=&closedto=

You need a newer build.

Also, that invalid MAC address warning is worrisome. Need to find a way to fix it.


Please suggest new router for me
#56

Its getting off topic, but I have the same/similar error on my own build for the Mercury MAC1200R v2 (MT7628AN + MT7612E). I updated my feeds, but I'm not sure if the MT76 driver is updated/patched correctly. How to check? Sorry for the Noobs question. I am using the Reboot (SNAPSHOT, r3925,-64175ff) revision


#57

git pull or ./scripts/feeds/update -a

if that doesn't work, poke nbd on IRC.


#58

I ordered a WR1043ND v4 to replace a aging v1 lately. While I hoped I would get a v4 it's a v3.

The v3 has a slightly older/slower CPU (QCA9558@720Mhz) and less onboard storage (8mb) but with extroot and zswap it does everything I want it to do (including but not limited to OpenVPN and adblock).

tl;dr: WR1043ND is great.


#59

If you really want v4 then I think someone here might be inclined to exchange his v4 for your v3. I know some of the users wanted v3 because of OpenWRT and Gargoyle support but they got v4 instead.


#60

For what it's worth, trunk added support for the ZBT-WE1326 yesterday, which appears to be the same device. I'm building it now, and will let you know if/how it works.