[plug] Wireless router recommendations

Thomas Cuthbert tcuthbert90 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 14:07:21 AWST 2016

Brad, I'm currently using OpenWRT chaos calmer on my 1900.


Thomas Cuthbert

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com>

> On 16/11/16 10:42, Dean Bergin wrote:
>> Hello Brad,
>> What type of NBN do they have? is it HFC, FTTN or FTTP?
>> If there is already an NTU/CPE device that does the modulation and media
>> conversion and is presented in the premises as Ethernet, then I would
>> highly recommend sticking with OpenWRT with a Raspberry Pi, which is
>> very functional even on a dev banch[1] on or some other dev/SoC (System
>> On Chip) board such as the up-board up2[2] (currently being
>> kickstarted[3]).
> G'day Dean,
> Yeah they are the lucky ones (FTTP) but on a 25/5 plan, so it's not that
> quick. As a result it's Ethernet with PPPoE.
> I have a few PI3 here, but I was after something with wireless built in.
> Either that or I need to use both a PI and a WAP.
> The PI3 has wireless, but it's marginal at best and I never bothered to
> even see if it could play as an AP.
> I wasn't planning on moving away from OpenWRT, just looking for a wireless
> unit with more balls and better wireless.
> I'm not a fan of Ubiquity personally, so that's a no-go.
> The specs on the WRT1900 look good and they appear to be well supported.
> Might have a go with one of those. Worst case we can default back to
> factory firmware and use a PI as a router.
> Regards,
> Brad
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