China is a big market for TP-Link, with many popular models. The market of nearby countries are often flooded with used routers whose cost ranges from as low as 4 and up to 15 USD:
- And so on...
Unfortunately, their firmware is plagued with Chinese text, which reduces their usability -- it is when OpenWRT comes as a savior. I am a bit surprise to discover that OpenWRT support for these routers is something close to zero. I know that Chinese version of an entry-level model usually has its hardware stripped, such as the 841N or 842N. However, there are still a lot of mid-range to high-end models. Still none of them can be found in the TOH. What is the main reason for that?