What's your favourite cheap LEDE/OpenWrt device?

Dlink has a web recovery so you can’t really brick it unless you overwrite the boot loader, but if you do that you’re rekt, uart or not.

which router is this?

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not the dap-x1860-ax1800 that has the same casing for AP and PSU.

But the wnr3500lv2, which has 5V at the electronics + a separate PSU.

Cudy WR3000 for about 50€. MTK Filogic 820, based on OpenWRT.

Support so new, device wiki page does not exist yet. Does it still need a serial cable, to flash OpenWRT?

Moving to OpenWRT is actually supported by Cudy, just a sysupgrade:

Cudy Software Download (cudytech.com)

Not sure if you can use a vanilla OpenWRT (snapshot or 25.03.0) sysupgrade image from stock. Just to be on the safe side, I did the following:

Upgrade to latest official firmware (1.16.2) → Cudy OpenWRT sysupgrade → 25.03.0-rc3 sysupgrade.

There's a thread in the forums: Support for Cudy WR3000 - For Developers - OpenWrt Forum

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In Europe the Zyxel Multy M1 is almost unbeatable. 3-Pack Available in finland less than 85 Euros delivered. Zyxel Multy M1 WiFi 6 Whole Home WiFi System 3-Pack (WSM20-EU0301F) | Dustin.fi

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79.90€ from Zyxel store, for French and italians :

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