Suggest a router with Gigabit WAN / LAN ports

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rak007

Looking for a basic router but needs to have gigabit WAN /LAN ports and both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. I am ok to wait for sale. But need to know a reliable brand and model.

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archer a6 / c6 with openwrt firmware works just perfect ... 

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Bumping thread. Planning to buy during upcoming sale.

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mi gigabit router 4a

its one of the best openwrt routers under 2k budget.... during sales you can get it under 1500


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myliferockkss wrote:

mi gigabit router 4a

its one of the best openwrt routers under 2k budget.... during sales you can get it under 1500


Is Openwrt it's default firmware? If not then how well does it work with default firmware? And what benefit will I get using Openwrt?
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rak007 wrote:
Is Openwrt it's default firmware? If not then how well does it work with default firmware? And what benefit will I get using Openwrt?

Even its default firmware is based on Openwrt and has all the necessary options.

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rak007 wrote:

Bit reluctant even at this great price as I see lots of negative reviews on amazon.

On amazon the reviews are combined with Router 4C which is worst

4A overall is good and have been the best choice for budget openwrt router globally. I have been personally using it for more than 8 months now… have never faced a single issue.

Ordered one more now smile

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myliferockkss wrote:

On amazon the reviews are combined with Router 4C which is worst

4A overall is good and have been the best choice for budget openwrt router globally. I have been personally using it for more than 8 months now… have never faced a single issue.

Ordered one more now smile

Does it have 3yr warranty? D-Link tplink give 3yr warranty. Have used both for 3+ and happy
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raman12 wrote:
Does it have 3yr warranty? D-Link tplink give 3yr warranty. Have used both for 3+ and happy

Warranty is 12 months and for something like a router which is not regularly touched, it usually lasts longer without any issues.

The competitor here is archer C6 which is nearly 2x price

Also depends on your use case here, if you are looking for an budget openwrt router than there is nothing better than 4A. 

With openwrt you have endless capabilities even on a budget router. 

My current config is using 4A as a primary OpenWRT router and using NG 6120U (OpenWRT) as wired backhaul. Both in fastroaming mode which gives seemless coverage in every corner. Plus network wide adblock and USB PD attached to 6120U for a small time NAS

With multiple of these you can create like a mesh setup without spending much 😉

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myliferockkss wrote:

On amazon the reviews are combined with Router 4C which is worst

4A overall is good and have been the best choice for budget openwrt router globally. I have been personally using it for more than 8 months now… have never faced a single issue.

Ordered one more now smile

Can we setup this router without using their app? I don't want to install their app.

I'm on Linux, can follow a guide to flash openwrt. Is it possible?
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