Please mind that this topic is only for testing the implementation of an user editable recommendation list in this forum. It is not meant to be an actual live topic and you shouldn't use it as such.
This page is "wiki", i.e. every logged in user can edit it.
Criteria for adding devices to this list
- Must be supported by OpenWrt
- Must be cheap, i.e. cost less than $50 / €50
- Must be available somewhere for purchasing
How to add
- Sort in your model alphabetically.
- Add your favourite device (model), the reasons why you favour it over other devices and the price to the table.
- If available, link the model to the respective devicepage at openwrt.org.
- Please keep the reason text as short as possible in order to keep the table compact and easily readable.
Favourite cheap devices
|Model||is my favourite because...||Price|
|Archer C7 v2/v4||16MB ROM, 128MB RAM, ar71xx / MIPS, 3x3:3 2.4/5GHz bgn+ac closed source Qualcomm WiFi, decent WAN->LAN throughput (300 Mbps), 2x USB 2.0||$30-40 (used)|
|Cisco Meraki MX60/MX60W||Low-power CPU w/TCP and encryption acceleration, 512MB RAM/1GB Flash, NAT throughput ~600Mbps, MX60W has miniPCIe slot||~$20-40 (w/expired OEM license)|
|DIR-505||small formfactor, directly pluggable into wall outlet, 8MB ROM, 64MB RAM, fully opensource ath9k based 150Mbit 2,4ghz wifi||10-20,-€ (used)|
|DIR-860l rev B1||routes at gigabit speeds, most opensource WiFi AC driver (MT76), cheap, plenty of flash & RAM. B1 rev may be hard to find.||80,-€|
|GL.inet ar750||small, AC & BGN radios, 16/128MB, microSD slot, microUSB power, vendor-installed with openWRT (albeit hidden behind simple web page)||£42, ~$40?|
|Netgear WNR2200||8MB ROM, 64MB RAM, USB, fully opensource ath9k based 300Mbit 2,4ghz wifi||1-10€ (used)|
|Netgear WNDR 3700v4||128 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, USB, 5 ethernet 1 gigabit ports, opensource ath9k, Dual band 2.4 GHZ + 5 GHZ wifi simultaniously||15-25$ (used)|
|TL-MR3020 Rev. 1.x||small formfactor, low power consumption, fully opensource ath9k based 150Mbit 2,4ghz wifi||5-15€ (used)|
|TL-WR902AC||small formfactor, low power consumption, v1 uses Atheros, v3 has Non-Free wifi (requires closed source to work)||50$|
|Western Digital My Net N750||Dual band, 128MB RAM/16MB Flash||~$20 (new)|
|x86 PC||robust support, few hardware issues, unbrickable, routes and shapes a full gigabit + can provide additional services / containers / etc||$50 to $5000 depending on config|
|Xiaomi Mi Router 3G||Cheap and very powerful, essentially the same hardware as DIR-860L B1 but easier to find, usually ships from China||50,-€|
|ZBT-WE826||16MB ROM, 128MB RAM, Non-Free Mediatek wifi (requires closed source to work)||25$|
|NEXX WT3020||8MB ROM, 64MB RAM, smallest formfactor, 5V1A, N, lots of mods possible, completely open source||15-20$|
|GL.inet GL-AR300M-Lite||16MB ROM, 128MB RAM, small formfactor, 5V1A, AC||≤ 20$|