[TriLUG] local wifi router
chapelhilllaptopshop at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 08:29:56 EST 2012
The ones we stock at Intrex use ath9k, 100% open source firmware
and driver. Both (WR841ND and WR1043ND) work (well) with OpenWRT,
though the 841 can barely squeeze the essentials in.
On Sunday, February 19, 2012 05:10:22 PM Bill Farrow wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Igor Partola
<igor at igorpartola.com> wrote:
> > I have seen many recommendations for TP-Link routers and
> > they work well with DD-WRT. Personally, I've stayed with the safer
> > of Linksys and Buffalo and have been happy with those.
> Just be aware that dd-wrt compatible does not mean that the router
> open source drivers even if it does run linux. The dd-wrt firmware
> typically uses closed source, binary only, drivers for the wireless
> and ethernet switches, and these drivers only work with very specific
> and out of date kernel versions. So if you want the flexibility of
> upgrading it again in the future, or trying out some of the newer
> kernel facilities, find a router that is supported by OpenWRT.
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