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RFB aka pass.
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No Gigabit LAN ports.. pass...
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No Gigabit LAN ports.. pass...
If you're looking for an AC router in this price range with gigabit ports lmk.
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I;m not a techie but I was told i need a new router - so hope this works (fingers crossed)
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If you're looking for an AC router in this price range with gigabit ports lmk.
Can you point me in the right direction?
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https://www.adorama.com/tnew812drur.html Enjoy!
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really bad advice - obsolete firmware and no upgrade path - need the v2 for dd-wrt, the C59 supports OpenWRT
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really bad advice - obsolete firmware and no upgrade path - need the v2 for dd-wrt, the C59 supports OpenWRT
Is it obsolete when it works nonetheless?

Sounds like they're interested in gigabit ports. You know of anything better around $20?
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really bad advice - obsolete firmware and no upgrade path - need the v2 for dd-wrt, the C59 supports OpenWRT
Really? Openwrt on this? Does this have the atheros chipset. I'm sitting and waiting on a Archer c7 deal to come by.
Also how good are these refurbs from Newegg? I've generally heard bad/ cheap RAM results in some issues with maintaining NAT tables and thus a lot of shitty performance.
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easy get a switch for the LAN, unless your ISP is over 100mbps the router isn't a limitation
re: obsolete - it isn't if you don't care about KRACK or Heartbleed (yes the firmware is that old)
P.S. I got one free because they were supposed to ship the v2.0R and Adorama didn't want it back - with stock firmware it was meh new...
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Is it obsolete when it nonetheless works?

Sounds like they're interested in gigabit ports. You know of anything better around $20?
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Really? Openwrt on this? Does this have the atheros chipset. I'm sitting and waiting on a Archer c7 deal to come by.
Also how good are these refurbs from Newegg? I've generally heard bad/ cheap RAM results in some issues with maintaining NAT tables and thus a lot of shitty performance.
https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/tp...her_c59_v2

guess you missed the A7 deal earlier this week (C7v5)

edit: re: refurbished routers on Newegg bought quite a few (mostly to flash open source firmware) all worked fine.
only ones I'd stay away from is the 812DRU v1 already mentioned and maybe the Asus RT-AC3100 (seems they got a really batch)
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Bought this for $10 a few months ago but I had stability issues with Openwrt on this router. The official firmware for the router is also quite old. I honestly wouldn't recommend it.
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https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/tp...her_c59_v2

guess you missed the A7 deal earlier this week (C7v5)

edit: re: refurbished routers on Newegg bought quite a few (mostly to flash open source firmware) all worked fine.
only ones I'd stay away from is the 812DRU v1 already mentioned and maybe the Asus RT-AC3100 (seems they got a really batch)
The C7 at $35 would be a great price. I've heard its 5GHz range is pretty good.

There is some confusion about the A7 openwrt availability. The C7 has openwrt support but the internals of A7 are the same. You need to do some modifications of the firmware before installing.I am not that very handy (or have the time to deal with that) I have previously debricked TP link routers using serial etc. But I'm over that now.
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They reportedly straightened that out in Dec and have a snapshot build, you just have to be able to enable a UI and you're set

https://downloads.openwrt.org/sna...actory.bin

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The C7 at $35 would be a great price. I've heard its 5GHz range is pretty good.

There is some confusion about the A7 openwrt availability. The C7 has openwrt support but the internals of A7 are the same. You need to do some modifications of the firmware before installing.I am not that very handy (or have the time to deal with that) I have previously debricked TP link routers using serial etc. But I'm over that now.
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They reportedly straightened that out in Dec and have a snapshot build, you just have to be able to enable a UI and you're set

https://downloads.openwrt.org/sna...actory.bin
Ah, thank you for the file.
I had looked it up in early Dec and did see some discussion about it.
Are you referring tothis thread [openwrt.org].
So its just a snapshot build and not yet part of their stable release stream right?

Good to know. That means it possibly will make it in to the stable sometime in the near future. Good to buy A7/ C7 the next time a deal shows up.

BTW, any personal experience with the A7?
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