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Can anyone recommend any good DD WRT supported routers?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I'm not sure what to look for as I've been out of sync with technology these days and well I don't really know what's available.

    It would be ideal that such a router is not vulnerable to reaver and that it would have a pretty damn good WiFi signal.

    Suggestions?

    Thank you.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    No one? I thought there were a few of you around that where quite knowledgeable... maybe I'll get a better response this time. :)

    I was thinking of something up to £60+/- for the time being.
     
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    wrt54gl from amazon has the most power for the price and removable antennas so you can put on bigger stronger gain and remotely located on it.
     
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    asus n16 will do also I prefer tomato ove dd-wrt
     
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    I second the Asus N16, very powerful router when you flash it.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    May I ask, why tomato?

    PS. I've seen it before, the name kind of kills it for me though, even though I like tomatoes.
     
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    I'm using DDWRT on my Asus RT-N16. Cost quite a bit but I like it. If you like to use a wireless LAN you can use ddwrt to overpower the antennas and get better reception too, you just need to install a fan. Same with the CPU. The other upside about the N16 is it can fit the mega build. If it matters any, I'm using PPPoE at ~160ft.

    The choice between Tomato and DDWRT is really down to QoS in my opinion. The QoS system on DDWRT is severely lacking (ex: you can only set priorities, not a max throughput) whereas with Tomato you can get a lot more fine grained control.
     
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    The Asus RT-N16 looks like a great router, but does having 3 antennas really help? I'll see where and when I can get one as I need one asap.

    Does anyone know if the Asus RT-N16 is vulnerable to reaver?

    Upon further reading it seems that the N16 doesn't have many good reviews and doesn't seem to be all that good.
     
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    The 3 antennas are to try and ignore interference problems. It does help but if it doesnt just boost it in DDWRT and blast through the walls.

    Reaver is for WPA/WPA2 routers. If you only use a wired connection you can remove the antennas and/or disable wireless entirely from the interface. If you do use the wireless mode, you can set it up to use WPA/WPA2 in either personal or enterprise mode. It also has the ability to use WEP or RADIUS

    The N16 has awesome reviews wherever I looked and was the recommended router in the $100 and under range. Where are you seeing the bad reviews?
     
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    I've seen a few on Newegg and on Cnet though there are many positive reviews too. My main concern is for the wireless to be pretty good and I read somewhere that it is "slower than competing routers when covering longer distance". Which doesn't sound to good but then again I don't know which routers they're referring to.

    The router also seems to lack UPnP.
     
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