>>52367564 >Don't fall for the third-party ROM meme. Why not? Yeah, I needed to download the firmware for my particular router and feed it to the router via the "update firmware" button. That's all. There's no big deal involved.
>Lot of people will spout OpenWRT / Tomato / PFSense just for 'geek creds' No geek creds involved. I just like my reliability, and I have never seen a single consumer router be properly reliable with stock firmware. Not one.
>>52367564 >Lot of people will spout OpenWRT / Tomato / PFSense just for 'geek creds' when they are probably running a off-the-shelf router with even default password. I'm running a DD-WRT router in dumb-AP mode for wifi and a PC Engines apu1d4 board for firewalling, routing, DHCP, DNS, etc. Separating your modem, router/firewall, and wifi AP into separate devices is such a nice feel. Electricity usage is a bit higher and it takes up more space, but my god, it's so much faster and more reliable.
>>52367656 >If you think it's as simple as that then go ahead. It was. I needed to configure it, of course; but that was as straightforward as these things go.
>Do come back to tell us about your experience (IF you manage to get online with same router). Obviously, I am online with that same router, and have been for quite some time without any issues whatsoever.
>>52367564 >>>52367515 >Don't fall for the third-party ROM meme. >Unless you are willing to sit through painful learning curve, don't even try to attempt it. It doesn't have a long painful learning curve. You just look up your make and model and download the appropriate OpenWrt firmware image and you flash it. That's it, after which you'll be presented with a good looking Web user interface that is far better designed than any other proprietary poor excuse for an interface. >Lot of people will spout OpenWRT / Tomato / PFSense just for 'geek creds' when they are probably running a off-the-shelf router with even default password. No, I flashed my router for security reasons, because SOHO routers are notoriously known for poor code quality and blatant backdoors https://sohopelesslybroken.com/ I even compiled my own firmware image using the image builder so that it has most packages I want already present inside the firmware itself, which saves space than downloading from the repository, which is a big plus considering all routers have a really tiny NVRAM to begin with (around 8 MiB).
No proprietary firmware even comes close to the features and packages OpenWrt offers. You got native SSH, without having to trigger a backdoor unlike some proprietary firmware, you have a good looking Web user interface, which you don't really need because you can configure everything from the CLI anyway, they have great support, extensive documentation on most routers, a large community and frequent package updates and firmware releases due to it actively being maintained, with security in mind. You won't find this kind of work in any of the proprietary firmware and it's really worth your time to familiarise yourself with it, which doesn't even take that much time.
This isn't geek credits, this is about putting security first.
>>52368094 Yea and if you used a VPN to circumvent that but insisted on sticking to your stock firmware, every skiddie could not only snoop on what you're doing but also infiltrate your network. So what's your point?
>>52368094 https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ar71xx/generic/packages/packages/tor_0.2.5.12-1_ar71xx.ipk https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ar71xx/generic/packages/packages/dnscrypt-proxy_1.4.3-1_ar71xx.ipk No they can't.
>>52368141 Can you do something other than spouting meme phrases or are you simply unable to contribute anything to the discussion? You're not going to convince anyone to stick with stock router firmware like this.
>>52367515 I just ordered one of these. It's a lot better than my current BTHomeHub 3 router. Thing did it's job but it's a piece of shit. The WiFi keeps dropping and i've reset the thing but it still does it. I can confirm it's on the router end. Being able to SSH into it as well with OpenWRT will be a nice feature as well.
Just a quick question though. I'm moving into student accomodation that have wired Ethernet throughout the building, would I be able to wire this router in as well and just use it as a local IPV4 network? I've got a chromecast and raspberry Pi that I use as my NAS and my plex media server so I'd like to be able to use it in my uni flat.
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