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Recommend me a good router for 75 EUR ( 87 USD )

I currently have a shitty TP-Link router that I bought in 2015 and it cost like 15$. It can only go up to 150 Mbps on ethernet and 77 Mbps on Wifi and it only has 2.4 GHz

Stuff I want:
>VPN on the router itself ( I actually really need this since my ISP cuts my speed in half outside my country so I need a VPN Connection in order to avoid it and no DNS doesn't work. )
>Good GUI ( The current GUI on my router isn't that bad but sucks ass )
>At least 500 Mbps on ethernet and 200 on wifi
>5 GHz and 2.4 GHz options for WiFi

>pic related is my router
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youhua wr1200js
newifi 3 d2
can get them for <$50 from aliexpress then flash the latest version of OpenWRT afterwards
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>>83822617
https://mikrotik.com/product/hap_ac3

If you are from the EU here ya go: https://www.eurodk.com/en/products/mikrotik-hap/mikrotik-hap-ac3

Little over 75 EUR but it won't break the bank imo.
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>>83822704
I don't wanna flash anything and I can't order stuff outside the EU.
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>>83822728
Is there a reason why it costs so much? I'm looking at a Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AC2350 and it looks better and it's cheaper.
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>>83822763
I mean it looks better in terms of specs.
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>>83822763
>>83822772
It doesn't look better at all. You get what you pay for. A shit CPU, a little bit better radio and horrible stock firmware. The moment you replace it with OpenWrt it will cut your speed in half because there's no hardware flow offloading support for that shit. Oh and let's not forget about support. You will never see a firmware update from Xiaomi. Especially when there will be another vulnerability out there.

As for VPN, you probably cannot even run your own VPN server on it. So there ya go. You will get chinked if you pick the Xiaomi one anyway.

Mikrotik on the other hand is much more powerful, has a quadcore CPU, has USB, firmware updates for life and supported long enough. I have an RB750 from 10+ years and I still get firmware updates to this date. On the hAP ac3 you have PoE out so you can grab a cAP ac if you need an access point as well.

So think about it... RouterOS kicks Xiaomi's ass. Decision is yours. Do you want a toy router or do you want something powerful with lots of options.
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>>83822763
Oh and let's not forget about the Xiaomi botnet that's on every Xiaomi router. You are welcome! You won't find that on Mikrotik.
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>>83822859
>>83822900
Alright, you convinced me, I will get MikroTik hAP ac3.

Never heard of them, but hopefully, they're as good as you say.
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>>83822939
Great!. Here are some good Mikrotik tutorials.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rodrick4u

And RouterOS documentation:

https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/RouterOS
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>>83822617
Also a TP-Link one, but I'm really enjoying my Archer C64.

If you can spend a bit more, the Archer C80 also looks good.

I get the TP-Link ones because I'm a cheap fuck, but they work well past a couple of layers of concrete so no complaints from me.
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>>83823016
Can you have a VPN on the router itself?
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>>83823019
You know, I haven't actually checked?

BRB, gonna look.
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>>83822617

Find a second hand/refurb Cisco 1111

> the best UI is command line
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https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Load+Balancing

Can this be used to increase internet speed?

Can for example create a hotspot from my phone and get all the speed from it and add it on top of my current home network speed?
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>>83823019
TP-Link is cancer if it comes to VPN servers. You only have PPTP and OpenVPN But C64 and C80 has none of those. OpenVPN is slow as heck and PPTP is ancient.

On Mikrotik You have all of those and they actually give you the speeds you can achieve.

https://mikrotik.com/product/hap_ac3#fndtn-testresults

And soon with RouterOS 7.1 when it will be stable enough you will be able to have Wireguard as well.

Chink-Link emulators here: https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/emulator/

I don't see why would you want any of those.
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>>83823073
If you have two internet connections then sure. You can plug in your phone in your router or one of those usb modems with sim cards and have an lte interface showing up. After that you can load balance or have a failover.
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>>83823080
I'm just asking, you already sold me on the Mikrotik router.

Just one question does it come with RouterOS preinstalled and does it have a GUI ( like can I go to 192.168.0.1 and change options from there )?
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>>83823019
>>83823080
Yeah, I just checked by there are no VPN options in the C64 or C80 routers themselves, though their other models have it.

And, from what I gather, you don't want a VPN server but a VPN endpoint on the router, right?

I agree with that guy that suggested the Mikrotik router. I just didn't need the other features and wanted to save the money. I managed to get my Archer C64 for 35 USD (clearance sale of a nearby shop), but if I could spend a bit more, I would've gone certainly gone for a MikroTik router.
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>>83823140
I want my router to connect to NordVPN pretty much.

Since my ISP throttles my speed outside my country what I do is I connect to a VPN in my country that way speed isn't throttle when it leaves my country.

I DONT want to host a VPN with my router I just want to connect to a VPN.
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>>83823109
Yes you have a web interface. But not as good as Winbox imo. Every option there but it's much easier to do everything with Winbox. You can SSH into the router as well and you have two apps as well on Android and one on iOS.

This one for most people:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikrotik.android.tikapp

And this one for normies lol:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikrotik.android.mikrotikhome

https://mikrotik.com/mobile_app

Webfig documentation:
https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Webfig

And Winbox (works in wine in case you use Linux or MacOS)
https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Winbox
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>>83823157
https://support.nordvpn.com/Connectivity/Router/1360295132/MikroTik-IKEv2-setup-with-NordVPN.htm
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>>83823162
>>83823170
Thanks, a lot!
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>>83822732
>I don't wanna flash anything
your loss ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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>>83823179
You are welcome. There's a bit of a learning curve, but it kicks pretty much every consumer level garbage in the ass. Not the fastest wireless in the world but wifi is a meme anyway. You can get 450+ easily which should be more than enough for everything.
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>>83823188
Only if every router had hardware flow offloading support in OpenWrt. Having only mt7621 is pathetic and you should be ashamed. A bunch of people have symmetric gigabit connections here. The moment you flash OpenWrt it will cut your speeds in half because you do everything on that weaksauce CPU.
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>>83822617
I recommend one of these: https://openbsdrouterguide.net/#the-hardware
You can install OpenBSD on them and use OpenBSD as a router: https://openbsdrouterguide.net
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>>83823188
What you are doing with flashing custom firmwares is turning a somewhat functioning router into a managed switch or an AP and that's sad.
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>>83823260
Yep. That works too. You can use VyOS or pfsense but will sip way too much power.
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>>83823268
it's literally linux, which has kernel-level packet routing, what are you talking about?
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>>83823260
That's too much autism for me...
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>>83823333
Yep. It's Linux... sadly... garbage drivers everywhere. Wireless as well. Pair that with limited flash and ram and it's a path for disaster.
Just look at wrt1900ac. Oh and let's not forget that DSA is also causing a bunch of issues with OpenWrt 21.02 (for the targets that support it).

I wouldn't install OpenWrt on anything else other than x86. It you want something stable OpenWrt is not it. Even pfSense works better than OpenWrt.
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>>83823333
So yeah... If you only have ADSL or VDSL, one of those deutsche telekom or bt fags that cannot get fiber you can safely use OpenWrt on lantiq. No bottleneck there.
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>>83823414
>>83823489
i'll admit i haven't tried it on a gigabit line
but it's running rocksolid in my 100mbps network with 100/10mbps upstream
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>>83823640
Yep. When you try it on fiber you will immediately see OpenWrt is not worth it. Some older routers can NAT only 100Mbps, some more than 250, some 450 and more recent and some with better specs can push 600-700. But still not 900+ as it should. You can have software flow offloading or qualcomm fast path, but that still won't be enough. So yeah...

Careful with OpenWrt recommendations. It's a hit or miss. No issues with switching. And let's not talk about PPPoE.
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>>83823640
>>83823738
And this is why I am saying why you should always pick something that doesn't need flashing custom firmware from the get go.

Because there's always a reason why you want to flash a custom firmware. And that could be because the vendor stopped providing firmware updates (they EOL products quickly so you need to buy a new one if you don't want any unpatched CVE), you want god knows what extra feature (like VLAN or god knows what) or just because you want to thinker with shit.

As long as you know the downsides it's fine to me. This is why Mikrotik and RouterOS will most likely fit your needs. Sure they do things a bit differently than others, but networking is pretty much the same everywhere. You can adapt the same knowledge you already have and can probably figure things out on your own.
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>>83822732
imagine being this lazy
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>>83822732
Get out of g
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>>83823414
OpenWRT works for me on xiaomi (GbE) routers. their MTK drivers are great.

>>83823825
>And this is why I am saying why you should always pick something that doesn't need flashing custom firmware from the get go.
then buy Buffalo routers (IIRC those come with OpenWRT preinstalled), or even Xiaomi, which IIRC are based on OpenWRT
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>>83822617
Netgate.com

You can make an isp out of pfsense. It will work just fine for your home network.
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Bump
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If I have 2 isp which would be better a router with Tomato with multiWlan or Mikrotik RB941-2nD-TC?



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