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8 Port Router that supports OpenWRT
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Anyone know of a router that supports OpenWRT? Please confirm make and model number

Must have 8x LAN and 1x WAN port

Thanks
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(12-24-2017, 12:28 PM)skyguy Wrote: Anyone know of a router that supports OpenWRT? Please confirm make and model number

Must have 8x LAN and 1x WAN port

Thanks

i struggle myself to find one. What about 2x 4 ports?

edit: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_e...ts_*~%5D=9 here are routers with 8+1 ports that support openwrt
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(12-31-2017, 07:52 AM)Mihai Wrote:
(12-24-2017, 12:28 PM)skyguy Wrote: Anyone know of a router that supports OpenWRT? Please confirm make and model number

Must have 8x LAN and 1x WAN port

Thanks

i struggle myself to find one. What about 2x 4 ports?

edit: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_e...ts_*~%5D=9 here are routers with 8+1 ports that support openwrt

Looks like this is actually available and supported - https://www.balticnetworks.com/mikrotik-...-493g.html - also on amazon right now
I'm inexperienced and hoping for an easy setup tutorial sometime soon
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Also here is a list with 5 ports WRT routers, you can use 1 of these + 1 openWRT switch with 8+ ports
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https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/recommended_routers

I posted that in the other thread. I'm going to buy one and get back to you guys.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NCL...UTF8&psc=1

Just purchased this. It will arrive before my Opis so I'm going to try and get it flashed and on my network before then. I'll report back. Is there an appropriate sub-forum where I can record my entire process?
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(01-09-2018, 04:20 PM)CutiePi Wrote: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/recommended_routers

I posted that in the other thread. I'm going to buy one and get back to you guys.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NCL...UTF8&psc=1

Just purchased this. It will arrive before my Opis so I'm going to try and get it flashed and on my network before then. I'll report back. Is there an appropriate sub-forum where I can record my entire process?

Right here -> https://skywug.net/forum/Forum-Routers-and-Switches

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(01-09-2018, 04:20 PM)CutiePi Wrote: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/recommended_routers

I posted that in the other thread. I'm going to buy one and get back to you guys.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NCL...UTF8&psc=1

Just purchased this. It will arrive before my Opis so I'm going to try and get it flashed and on my network before then. I'll report back. Is there an appropriate sub-forum where I can record my entire process?

Hi, have you figured out if it works? Would like to hear the results. Thank you.
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(01-01-2018, 07:45 AM)Laughmore Wrote: Looks like this is actually available and supported - https://www.balticnetworks.com/mikrotik-...-493g.html - also on amazon right now
I'm inexperienced and hoping for an easy setup tutorial sometime soon

I know I'm reviving an old thread here.  That is quite the router!  Great specs, reasonable price point.  I read through the device info pages on the LEDE/OpenWRT page, and while it is definitely possible to install OpenWRT, it sounds like a more advanced process.  Probably not best for a first timer.  Might be easier to get a 5 port router and couple it with an 8 port switch.  Cheaper and easier.  The two that I like and have personally seen work are:

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND/WR1043N - Available on Amazon.  There is some conflicting documentation out there, but I can confirm that the 1043N does support OpenWRT, and it can easily be flashed from the GUI.

Ubiquiti Edgerouter X - No wifi, but awesome router with great specs at a great price.  Slightly trickier to install LEDE/OpenWRT, involves more command line, but I have done it and will post a guide soon.

Info on the 493G:

https://openwrt.org/toh/mikrotik/rb493g
https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/mikrotik/mikrotik_rb493g
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#9
Open Wrt is a Linux dissemination for your switch port and a connected USB stockpiling gadget, you could utilize your switch itself as a BitTorrent customer.First off, switches require considerably less power than PCs.
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