What's your favourite cheap LEDE/OpenWrt device?


#81

What would you flash to that?


#82

In general, you can find firmware download links here: https://lede-project.org/toh/views/toh_fwdownload

Filtered for WG3526: https://lede-project.org/toh/views/toh_fwdownload?dataflt[Model*~]=wg3526


#83

It comes with Openwrt. You can leave it as is or flash LEDE.


#84

Has anyone tried these things? Look like the same idea as the Zsun devices but maybe a bit faster?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DM-C1-WFD011-Wireless-WiFi-Card-Reader-Black-Color-USB2-0-Interface-Support-TF-Card-for/32796212893.html

It's using MT7688AN according to this russian review


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#86

Xiaomi Mini is definitely best sub 50$ device I have worked with so far, and I have probably tried them all :slight_smile:


#87

Did you investigate what was going on? Did the logs show anything?


#88

Have you tested 802.11ac performance separately? How was that?


Restricting access to the internet based on devices mac address and times of the day
#89

So you are fine with 10/100 mbit ethernet ports. That's fine, but it makes them impossible to universally recommend.


#90

For most applications yes, there are very rare situations that I need 1Gbps ethernet, and then if I need that I go with "big guns", something like Mikrotik CSR and Mikrotik CCR devices, or some x86 device with FreeBSD.


#91

Have you used it as a wifi repeater? I see there may be a bug with the nano version which I believe is almost identical hardware

https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=532

edit: I see they sell an english or chinese firmware version, are they both the same hardware?


#92

#93

It has not been mentioned but if you live in the US, Trendnet sells refurbished equipment direct.
https://www.trendnet.com/store/products/business/certified-refurbished

My needs were simple: route packets, n300 wifi, simple iptables. I bought a TEW-732BR 8/64mb. $10.50 + Shipping. The flash is easy and the image is really about 4mb that was padded up to 8mb. There is a fair amount of room to add packages. The original firmware is Linux Based and the code is available GPL.

I liked the form factor with the cable sockets along the base rather than up the side with a small footprint. Mine has been up for several months with the latest stable LEDE.


#94

I like my Newifi mini, it has 16MB of flash, 128MB memory, supports 867Mbps 802.11ac and over 95Mbps HWNAT. On top of that I'v bought it for less 13$, I really couldn't ask any more.


#95

Where from?


#96

If I'm not mistaken the C58, C59 and C60 are all 100 Mb/s while WR1043ND is 1 Gb/s. I don't agree with you about being superseded. Far from it.


#97

They are, whether you think it or not. Yes, C5* all have 100mbit switches but better in all other ways.


#98

Can you be more specific?


#99

Hell is freeze!
Xiaomi has just released Mi Router 3G which is sold at $36 at China ( Currently selling from $50 at gearbest http://bit.ly/2uaHb0h )
It comes with 256MB RAM and 128MB ROM, 1 WAN + 2 LAN Gbit ports, 1200AC WiFi, USB 3.0 port and dual-core 880MHz MediaTek MT7621A which is LEDE compatible!!

What do you expect more for $36? So cheap and sooo powerfull device!

Only downside is having just 2 LAN ports but it's really really powerful device for it's price.
I do not know it's 5Ghz performance but I expect good from MT7621A.
Just ordered one for testing...

Warning, this will be Chinese version. But who cares since you put LeDe in it :slight_smile:


#100

I wrote about it here:

It seems like a great device.
English Language is not available at all. I wonder how fast LEDE will find it's way onto this box.

Where exactly did you find it for $36?


#101

Retail price is 249 rmb (37 usd).