What's the best router I can get for around $100 or less? Preferably one that supports DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and/or Tomato.
Complete newbie to routers and wireless connections, still using the crappy modem my ISP gave me. Tired of my internet connection being garbage. Where do I start to learn this stuff and stop being retarded?
I just ordered a GlobalScale MiraBox devkit ($125) to install OpenWRT on.
I'll let /g/ know how it goes.
>1.2Ghz Marvell Armada 370 (single core ARM v7)
>2x 1GbE - RJ45
>802.11b/g/n w/ Marvell 88W8787
>2x USB 3.0
>microsd card slot
>Mini PCIe expansion slot for additional 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 WiFi Radios, or 3G modules
The Armada 370 has an AES/SHA1/2 engine, so decent VPN hosting is feasible. Also has DMA/XOR engine for RAID5 type stuff for people who want to build a NAS out of it as well.
What's the best router for local wifi file transfer? I like to stream from my pc to my tablet 3gb encodes I download and need the fastest possible sustained rates on both 2.4ghz (currently the tablet doesn't support 5ghz) and 5ghz (for when I upgrade).
My objective is to not rely on shitty local streaming options like Plex/Emby but just play the files on the network by piping them into MX Player through ES File Explorer
How do you guys wallmount your routers? If I do horizontal I won't be able to see the led indicators. Is it even worth it? I kinda need the space.
I'm different anon, but I've run it for like three years in three different locations with multiple different hardware (always on bare metal) and it's been fast, reliable and awesome.
UI isn't as cool as your latest-greatest asus kiddy wifi router, but it works. In three years and even maybe more, I've had one crash on one device and pfsense automatically rebooted. I'm suspecting it had to do "manufacturer's refurbished" hdd though.
I'd just say that I always look for intel gigabit nics on every server, I don't want to play around.
>When mounting the router on a DIN rail or wall, ensure that the router is oriented with the chassis cabling openings pointing down so the router cable hangs down.
>Caution: Mounting the router with the cable panel at the top (facing up) can cause stress on the cables and potentially impact network and other connections. We discourage mounting the router with the cable panel at the top.