OpenWRT compatible router in 2022

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halfbytecode

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I am looking for a new router that is OpenWRT compatible and has good WiFi range. Initially I was considering TP-Link Archer A7, but it has a single core CPU and also seems outdated being launched a number of years ago.

Now Archer A6 V3 also seems to supported by OpenWRT now. It is dual core, but is more like an entry level router.

I also looked a Asus routers, but ASUS 58U does not really seem to be available now.

Are there any other routers that I can consider, which are OpenWRT compatible and have a good WiFi range?
 
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HC1337

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Bhubaneswar
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Railwire, Jio 4G
Ya, on second thought I might be leaking the connection, I will remove it soon. Use mwan3. Remove railwire and get either BSNL or a local ISP.
 
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wheatbread

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R5S has one gig and two 2.5 gig ports, should cost the same or probably less in total.
 


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a.c

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Delhi
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Excitel
Yup r5s is expensive almost 11k+ INR. While the 2.5gbit port sounds good. I don't think it's that much useful.
Rpi 4 will need a usb to Ethernet adapter. R4s you can skip that, total price for both comes around to same amount.
Can go with either.
None of these have wifi, they do routing and they do it well. For Wifi better to have another router+wifi combo being used as AP
 
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wheatbread

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Pi4's ethernet is extended from USB 3.0 and boots from SD Card, very different product from NanoPi offerings where at least one port is directly from SoC and rest using PCIe.
 
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halfbytecode

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It is worth mentioning that TP-Link has released Archer C6 v4 now, which seems to have a different chipset that is unsupported by OpenWrt. Archer C64 and some other routers too have that specific chipset, and OpenWrt support is absent.

Archer A6 and C6U do not seem to have any newer variants so far, as per TP-Link's website. For now, Archer A6 v3 and Archer C6U are the way to go. Archer C6 should be skipped to avoid getting the unsupported v4 version.
 
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