Topic: Mercury MW4530R
Yesterday I realized that one of forum members told me about Mercury MW4530R Wi-Fi router and I have not paid due attention to this device.
Mercury MW4530R is a cheap clone of well-known TP-Link TL-WDR4310 router, so the device has double band wi-fi, giga ethernet switch and 1 USB port (big brother has 2 of them), 128MiB RAM and 8MiB flash (hope someone can mod it for bigger capacity). Looks like it is the most powerful and equipped device on Atheros platform so far.
Manufacturer's website: http://mercurycom.com.cn/Product/detail?pd=89 (Google's translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?s … %3Fpd%3D89).
I checked the prices for this router on AliExpress and you can get it for about 60USD shipping included (http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=Mercury+MW4530R). It is about US $20 cheaper than TL-WDR4310. I think it has very attractive price.
In Patchwork you can find a proposed patch which brings full support for this device in trunk (http://patchwork.openwrt.org/patch/3856/), so I expect we can get it working very soon.
I am placing my order for this unit right now.
I have created a stub article for this device in wiki (http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/mercury/mw4530r), please contribute with your knowledge and experience.
I was thinking to use this Mercury as torrent server and/or Tor website server. Please, comment if you have any experience on subject. Thank you!