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Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:31 am
by Micromet
While the Community.Linuxmint.com site has a list of Routers that work perfectly with Mint ( https://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/search ), it's not obvious how old this page is. Several of them are available on Amazon - but before getting one I thought I'd ask this forum for their recommendations.

I'm looking to upgrade my Buffalo Airstation WHR-G125 to a 802.11n router (no modem required as the modem is supplied by my Virgin Media Hub 2). Dual band would be nice but I'm looking towards the budget end - say around £50. Networking is one of my Linux areas of least knowledge - so a router that more or less works out of the box without having to upgrade drivers etc would be preferred.

As far as situation is concerned - normal semi-detached house with brick walls and currently using an Nfiniti wireless repeater for the ground floor.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 am
by stephanieswitzer
I retired my Apple Time Capsule and bought the Synology RT2600AC router. Been using it for over a year. Highly configurable. Superb security. I have Express VPN configured right on the router so that all my wired and Wi-Fi connected devices connect through the VPN. On the downside, it's expensive.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am
by Faust
stephanieswitzer wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 am
........ On the downside, it's expensive.
Ain't that always the way ..... :)

If cost were not an issue I'd be getting a Gryphon , no question .

I'd never heard of it before , but I regularly follow the postings by "Slyguy" , over at Malwaretips .
What that man doesn't know about network security isn't worth knowing IMO , and always so willing to help and share his knowledge !
He turned me on to Forticlient for Windows , and Pihole for everything .... and I use his recommended configs for both .

Gryphon is a very serious piece of kit indeed , but maybe for folks with deeper pockets .... anyway , here's a link :-

https://malwaretips.com/threads/gryphon ... ter.85278/

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:59 pm
by DAMIEN1307
im using a "Netgear AC750 Model R6020 WiFi Router" here at home, along with my Arris TG862 Modem/Router that is supplied by my ISP...the "netgear" works flawlessly out of the box, even though i do tweak things up on both boxes (ISP has their arris box totally unlocked for me to tweak it my way but i earned that priviledge by helping them out with some of their problems)...the netgear box was 35 dollars US...DAMIEN

PS...im on my ISPs lowest speed of 100 Mbps, but it will of course work in lower speeds and is capable of running up to 433 Mbps.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 am
by Micromet
Thanks for the replies - perhaps I should have said I'm in the UK - as it seems the Netgear AC750 R6020 is not available in the UK. A search of eBay UK showed all instances to be from the US. Also just for completeness, I'm running Mint 19.1 Tessa - if this makes any difference.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:23 am
by DAMIEN1307
hi micromet...i already discerned that you were in the UK by your referencing of Virgin Media Hub 2 as well as your cost budget of £50 (Pounds)...lol...DAMIEN

PS...sorry that router is not available in UK...works really well. also, besides ebay, did you look to see if its available in UK via Amazon?.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 am
by Pepi
I like my new Asus RT-AC66U_B1

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:56 am
by mediclaser
Whoa! I didn't know the usability of a wireless router depends on the OS of the hardware connecting to it (wireless) instead of the hardware itself. Can you guys educate me on this? :?:

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:38 pm
by puddleglum
It shouldn't. It's the clients (USB WiFi adapter, PCI card, etc.) that needs to work with the OS. I assume the original poster wants these parts to match, same brand, model, series, etc. to insure best performance.

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:25 am
by Terryphi
I have tried various wireless routers but Billion BiPAC 8800NL R2 gives the best performance yet. It is readily available in the UK.