Hi, I'm looking for some mid range devices (single or dual radio, 2x2 mimo) that have a good chance to be available in EU during next 12 months.
I'm not looking for lowers possible price (15€) but devices even around 50-60€ ($60-$70) are in good budget range for me. Most important is that these devices have a good chance of being available in EU for at least 12 or more months.
I previously bought TP-LINK devices but seams that they are now changing models just too often.
Now I remebered that GL-iNet could be a good option... any other ideas guys/galls?
mt7621 or ipq40xx might (almost) match your budget, devices like the Xiaomi mir3g (mt7621) or the AVM Fritz!Box 4040 or the ZyXEL nbg6617 (both ipq4018); mt7621 might be a little faster in terms of pure routing speed, ipq40xx should offer a faster CPU (SQM, VPN, etc.).
Don't buy Xiaomi 3G if you need to use 2.4 GHz wifi. It is only stable with 5 GHz. Avoid other routers that use mt7603en as well.
Seams like MikroTik hAP ac lite would be a good option. Has anyone already tried OpenWrt with this device? With stock firmware people are giving it glowing reviews.
Yes I've just installed 18.06.01 on a hAP ac lite, and it seems to be working just fine, network, wireless are ok, haven't had any problems so far.
I mostly followed this guide:
I used 'openwrt-18.06.1-ar71xx-mikrotik-rb-nor-flash-16M-ac...' files, making it to connect to TFTP was a little tricky, exact steps were setting routerboard options as the guide says, rebooting from menu, and press reset button upon reboot until the LED stops blinking.
If you're using Windows I couldn't make TFTP work in Windows, and had to boot my computer using a live Ubuntu usb to be able to run dnsmasq.
I totally agree.
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame: Error - Dropping frame due to full tx queue 2
The availability of the rt2x00 driver has made me not use the 2.4Ghz WIFI network for half a year.