KP on 29 Jun 2017 20:34:25 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Router Recommendations

For a good to superior out-of-box experience. I would put Buffalo units at the top of the consumer space.

I've been though 6 (2 per deployment) of 'em over the last 10 years or so but that is because I wore them out or upgraded.

Also, they come with dd-wrt not OpenWRT. Different animals.

On June 29, 2017 6:46:34 PM EDT, Bill East <> wrote:
I've had good luck with Buffalo, although I've only deployed two. The cost was under $100 both for my own simple one and a dual-frequency one I inflicted on a relative. This was two years ago so the models will have changed, but the good news is they come out of the box with OpenWRT. 

On Jun 29, 2017 6:40 PM, "Thomas Delrue" <> wrote:
I am in the market for a new home router (wired & wifi) but hardware is
not really my area of expertise so that's why I'm reaching out to you guys.

Given the following requirements, which routers would you recommend?
- WAN port capable of handling 1 Gbps
- 4 (or ideally more) LAN ports capable of handling 1 Gbps
- WiFi capability (b/g/n/... ? What am I looking for here?)
- Ability to put OpenWRT on it to configure it to my heart's content

I'm pretty serious about putting OpenWRT on it so that's a hard requirement.

I've looked at but again, hardware is
not my area of expertise and so these are just names to me, nothing more.
Have any of you done something similar? With which devices and what was
your experience?

What is the price range I'm looking at? Are we talking 100-to-200 USD or

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