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Old 23-07-2020, 03:58 PM   #1
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Network products common brand would be Asus or TP-link.
Very seldom people talk about Linksys, I only use Linksys these
few years the EA8100.

Previous was Asus but due to having RMA many times I use Linksys instead.
Linksys network products in some shops are very limited rare
probably not so popular.

Lately I noticed on Linksys there are two new routers with support for mesh networking.

Linksys MR9600 Wifi 6/AX support



https://www.linksys.com/sg/p/P-MR9600/

Linksys EA7500V3



https://www.linksys.com/sg/p/P-EA7500V3/

I do not know a lot of mesh networking since my EA8100 can cover my entire house as I put on top of a very high cabinet.
Both the design are very stylish but EA7500V3 should be the cheaper
mode.

The MR9600 I think it will be expensive given the specs.
SRP not known yet and I have not seen either model in stores yet.
Linksys in my opinion, their router are stable and fast.

The key design will be the ventilation holes on top of the unit preventing overheating.
In the future I suspect there should be a model in between EA7500 and MR9600 which should be EA8XXX series.
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Old 23-07-2020, 08:57 PM   #2
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Can flash OpenWRT?

https://openwrt.org/toh/start

The only reason to use Linksys at my time is for WRT.

The MR9600 does look sexy though.
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Can flash OpenWRT?

https://openwrt.org/toh/start

The only reason to use Linksys at my time is for WRT.

The MR9600 does look sexy though.
Unfortunately after 2.5 years of discussion, openwrt still does not have WiFi 6 support.

https://forum.openwrt.org/t/802-11ax-routers/10484

As for EA8100, there was some work in progress stuff, but no official support.
https://forum.openwrt.org/t/openwrt-...00-ah/52887/19

EA7500 v2 may work better with openwrt.
https://forum.openwrt.org/t/adding-o...00-v2/39416/48

I am using Linksys WRT1900AC as the main router since 2014, it has good support of OpenWRT, but I am not using OpenWRT. I only play with openwrt on my Raspberry Pi 3b+ and my TP-Link RE350.

Previously I used two Linksys WRT54G with Linux support and I was running potato firmware for quite some time prior to convert to Fibre Internet.

I picked up an EA7500 v2 without power supply, which people dumped. It actually works fine. But I feel the performance is not as good as my WRT1900AC so I do not use it.

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Ya. WRT1900AC is good with OpenWRT.

WRT54G really brings back memories! Haha.

Too bad Linksys really lost a lot of its consumer router market shares to Asus through the years. While Netgear and Dlink managed to remain in the fight.
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