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TP-Link Archer C50

TP-Link Archer C50

4 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100Mbps WAN Port

2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps
5GHz: Up to 867Mbps

Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

firmware: 0.9.1 0.6 v0079.0 Build 171227 Rel.72331n(4555)

Hardware Version: Archer C50 v3 00000001

basic router functions;  easy user interface

works well as Wireless Access Point with Netgear R6300 and wndr3700.

TL-MR6400 4G LTE Router

300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router

3 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports, 1 x 10/100Mbps LAN/WAN Port,
1 SIM Card Slot

Mobile network support: 3G/4G LTE networks

Speed: 300Mbps at 2.4GHz

Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Firmware Version: 1.0.15 Build 170912 Rel.75663n
Hardware Version: MR6400 v2 00000000

basic router functions; works well with simyo sim

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000

nighthawkNetgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000

AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds

  • Simultaneous dual-band
  • Wireless AC, Wireless G, Wireless N
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) LAN Ports
  • 64/128-bit WEP,WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK encryption
  • SPI-Firewall, NAT-Firewall

Firmware Version V1.0.9.34_10.2.36
GUI Language Version V1.0.7.6_2.1.38.1

Firmware Version: DD-WRT v3.0-r36070M kongac (05/31/18)
Kernel Version: Linux 4.4.134 #568 SMP Thu May 31 11:02:32 CEST 2018 armv7l

thumb up excellent performance and coverage – performs extremely well with dd-wrt firmware

Netgear’s firmware has well advanced with extra features for convenience and VPN support however wifi connection randomly may arise

Upgrade to dd-wrt firmware

This router has been upgraded from Firmware Version V1.0.9.34_10.2.36 to a dd-wrt firmware.

Please refer to the dd-wrt.com site for the detailed documentation and instructions.

myopenrouterCheck also the articles on MyOpenRouter.com.

This R7000 model was initially flashed with the dd-wrt.K3_R7000.chk. Once this was succesfully completed and tested, it was upgraded to the Firmware Version: DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R7000 (2018-05-31) (dd-wrt.K3_R7000_20180531).

The dd-wrt firmware works stable and provides an equal perfomance as the stock firmware but with more features for wireless channel controls and use of VPNs. The user interface is the big drawback and is not recommended for novice users.

Read also the Tweaking4All.com article.

NETGEAR R6300 Dual Band WiFi 802.11AC Router

R6300NETGEAR R6300 Dual Band WiFi 802.11AC Router

AC1750 WiFi—450+1300 Mbps speeds

  • Broadcom BCM5300 chip rev 1
  • 5GHz: IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac
    2.4GHz: IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2 USB Ports: one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
  • 4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
  • 64/128-bit WEP,WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK encryption

Firmware Version: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/06/14) kongac – build 25015M-SP1
Kernel Version: Linux 3.10.55-rc1 #84 Mon Oct 6 22:34:21 CEST 2014 mips

Works well with Windows XP and Windows 7 and 10 clients, OS X, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Playstations. USB keys may get hot when remained inserted for a long period. Supports three simultaneous networks, including a guest network. Great network performance for speed and coverage.

performs extremely well with dd-wrt firmware

Upgrade to dd-wrt firmware

This router has been upgraded from Firmware Version V1.0.2.78_1.0.58 to a dd-wrt firmware.

Please refer to the dd-wrt.com site for the detailed documentation and instructions.

myopenrouterCheck also the articles on MyOpenRouter.com (Downloads are here).

The key to a successful upgrade is to reset the router before and after each step. Hence,  after each step, the router will restore its default values. This  R6300 V1 model was initially installed with the  Kong K3-AC  version. Once this was succesfully completed and tested, it was upgraded to the Firmware Version: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/06/14) kongac – build 25015M-SP1.

The dd-wrt firmware works stable and provides an equal perfomance as the stock firmware but with more features for wireless channel controls and use of VPNs. The user interface is the big drawback and is not recommended for novice users.

Read also The Silicon Underground articles about DD-WRT settings recommendations.

N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router – TL-WDR3600

TL-WDR3600-UN-V1TL-WDR3600 – N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

  • 5GHz: Up to 300Mbps
    2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
  • 64/128-bit WEP,WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK encryption

Firmware Version 3.13.31 Build 130320 Rel.55761n

Works well with Windows XP and 7 clients and iOS and Blackberry. Connectivity issues may occur with some Android versions. USB device control is not very flexible. Supports three simultaneous networks, including a guest network.

This router can be used with a  Netgear WNDR3700 or with the ZTE Home Station to extend your wireless coverage at home.

CastleNet CBV38Z4EN

CastleNet CBV38Z4EN

The CastleNet CBV38Z4EN is a cable router used by SFR (previously Numericable) in France to offer triple play services to domestic users. The modem specifications can be downloaded from the CastleNet website.

Both data and voice services work seamlessly with this device. Good voice quality for local and International calls.

The wifi settings can be easily configured to control the security and the access credentials.

Works well with Windows XP, however IPv6 should be disabled on Windows 7 clients. Works well with Android and iOS.

Beware of the Firewall Features settings on this router, which you can change in ‘WAN Network Configuration’, Services:

Low = no port restrictions

Medium = allows the services below

AIM/ICQ 5190 5190 TCP
DHCPv6 546 547 UDP
DNS TCP 53 53 TCP
DNS UDP 53 53 UDP
FTP-S 989 990 TCP
HTTP 80 80 TCP
HTTP ALT 8080 8080 TCP
HTTP-S 443 443 TCP
IMAP 143 143 TCP
IMAP-S 993 993 TCP
IPSec NAT-T 4500 4500 UDP
NTP 123 123 UDP
POP3 110 110 TCP
POP3-S 995 995 TCP
RADIUS 1812 1812 TCP
RADIUS 1812 1812 UDP
SMTP 25 25 TCP
SSH 22 22 TCP
SMTP-S 465 465 TCP
Steam 1725 1725 UDP
Steam Friends 1200 1200 UDP
Telnet-S 992 992 TCP
XBOX Live 3074 3074 TCP
XBOX Live 3074 3074 UDP
World of Warcraft 3724 3724 TCP
World of Warcraft 3724 3724 UDP
Yahoo Messenger 5050 5050 TCP
Port for stb 8184 8184 TCP
Port for stb 8184 8184 UDP
VoWIFI 500 500 TCP
VoWIFI 500 500 UDP
VoWIFI 4500 4500 TCP
VoWIFI 4500 4500 UDP

High = allows the services below

DNS TCP 53 53 TCP
DNS UDP 53 53 UDP
HTTP 80 80 TCP
HTTP-S 443 443 TCP
IMAP-S 993 993 TCP
IPSec NAT-T 4500 4500 UDP
NTP 123 123 UDP
POP3-S 995 995 TCP
SSH 22 22 TCP
SMTP 25 25 TCP
SMTP-S 465 465 TCP
Port for stb 8184 8184 TCP
Port for Stb 8184 8184 UDP
VoWIFI 500 500 TCP
VoWIFI 500 500 UDP
VoWIFI 4500 4500 TCP
VoWIFI 4500 4500 UDP

D-Link DIR-600 Wireless N Gigabit Home Router

D-Link DIR-600 Wireless N Gigabit Home Router

The D-Link DIR-600 Wireless N Gigabit Home Router is good value for money and works fine with PCs and MacBooks. This basic router can be added to your cable modem to provide better wireless performance.

 The D-Link DIR-600 Ethernet Broadband Router device offers:

  • an Internet sharing through Network Address Translation (NAT),
  • a Firewall, with optional DMZ,
  • a DHCP Server for automatic IP Address alocation,
  • a Print Server over IP for a parallel attached printer,
  • a 10/100 Base-T switch for up to four LAN connections,
  • Support for WPA™ and WPA2™ for wireless security,
  • Configuration management through a web interface. The default address of the router is http://192.168.0.1 (factory setting)

D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband Router

D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband Router

The D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband Router is good value for money and works fine with PCs and Network Attached Printers. This basic router can be added in a plug-and-play mode to create a virtual network in an open office building network.

 The D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband Router device offers:

  • an Internet sharing through Network Address Translation (NAT),
  • a Firewall, with optional DMZ,
  • a DHCP Server for automatic IP Address alocation,
  • a Print Server over IP for a parallel attached printer,
  • a 10/100 Base-T switch for up to four LAN connections.
  • Configuration management through a web interface. The default address of the router is http://192.168.0.1 (factory setting)

Webstar DPX2100 Modem login

Webstar DPX2100 Modem

The Webstar DPX2100 Modem provides Internet access through a cable connection. The Webstar DPX2100 Modem includes an USB, RJ-45 and Wi-Fi connection.

To control the Wi-Fi access, you can proceed as follows:

– connect your pc to the modem with the LAN cable (RJ-45) and open a browser with the following URL:

http://192.168.100.1/

– when the modem responds with a logon window, you can use the following credentials:

user: admin

password: W2402

In the security tab, you can change the wireless settings and press the apply button to save them. You may need to reboot the modem to have all settings applied.

Netgear wndr3700

Netgear wndr3700

Hardware Version WNDR3700

CPU Model: Atheros AR7161 rev 2 (0xaa)

Firmware Version DD-WRT v3.0-r30082 (07/01/16)
Kernel Version: Linux 3.10.102 #25675 Fri Jul 1 04:34:55 CEST 2016 mips

Stock firmware:

Netgear Firmware Version V1.0.16.98

GUI Language Version V1.0.0.64

This RangeMax™ Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router offers shared access to an external USB storage device (ReadyShare™) and ReadyDLNA— for streaming videos, photos, and music to a wide range of networked media players.

While the router performs well, the USB storage device sharing is not flawless. It is recommended not to share too many files and, if possible to disable the media server.

performs extremely well with dd-wrt firmware

Check also the articles on MyOpenRouter.com (Downloads are here).

versionUpgrade to dd-wrt firmware

These are the steps you may follow to migrate this WNDR3700 V1 model to a dd-wrt firmware.

Prepare for a roll-back and make a backup of your current (Netgear) firmware version and configuration. Keep note of the particular settings, like SSID, wireless security settings and router IP addresses. All your current settings will be lost.

Download from the dd-wrt.com site a copy of the firmware for first time installation. Look for version 07-01-2016-r30082 and select the file wndr3700-factory.img from the netgear-wndr3700 directory.

Connect your workstation to the router with an Ethernet cable (wired) and check if the connection is stable (disable your workstation wifi if appropriate).

Launch a web browser (I used Firefox 48.x) and logon to the router. Select (in Advanced; Administration) the Firmware Update option. Locate and highlight the wndr3700-factory.img file on your workstation and click Open > Upload. If you get a warning about installing an (older) version, you may ignore it and proceed.

Be patient and do not interrupt the process. Keep your browser open and keep an eye on the router leds. The process will take several minutes.  The router will reboot after the firmware is uploaded (wait at least 1 minute after 100% is reached). The lights should flash, and eventually the status light should go solid green.

Check the Router Status page to confirm whether the new firmware is uploaded: open http://192.168.1.1 in your browser, and if a DD-WRT screen appears, the upgrade is complete and successful. If this is not the case, troubleshoot first your workstation’s IP address and if odds are against you, read the recovery instructions.

The next step is to restore your particular settings like router name, SSID, wireless security, LAN IP Subnet(s), DNS, etc. It is recommended to make intermediate copies of your configuration (go to the Administration tab and select Backup).

The most common WAN Connection Type setting is “Automatic Configuration – DHCP”

LAN

Firmware version DD-WRT v3.0-r30082 (07/01/16) works very well for me and offers a better performance for the basic router functions than the Netgear Firmware Version V1.0.16.98. You may need to get used to the GUI though. Read also KONG’s Wireless starters guide for first time dd-wrt users. A donation was made to show my appreciation for the developers 🙂

VPN Clients with dd-wrt firmware

Check my post for VPN Clients use.

Wireless AP configuration (with dd-wrt Firmware)

following settings do the job for me:

Wireless Mode: AP
SPI Firewall: enabled
Disable WAN connection
DHCP Server: Disabled

Local IP Address: <fixed ip in your router LAN IP range>
Gateway: <your router IP address>
Local DNS: <your router IP address>

Extend your wireless coverage (with Netgear Firmware)

Netgear Firmware Version V1.0.16.98

GUI Language Version V1.0.0.64

There are several ways to extend your wireless coverage at home. These are the onces that did the job for me.

The easiest way was to use the Netgear EX6100 – AC750 WiFi Range Extender.

A more challenging way was to use a TP-LINK  TL WDR3600 . I made it work nicely by using a second subnet as explained in this article by Tom’s Guide (version 2). The Netgear and TP-LINK router settings are shown below:

Netgear (router 2) Basic Settings

Netgear Basic Settings

 

Netgear Wireless Settings Overview

Netgear Wireless Overview

 

Netgear Wireless Settings Details

Netgear Wireless Settings

 

TP-LINK (router 1) Wireless Settings Details

TP-Link Wireless Overview

 

Important notice: use different Channels for each router.

With the latest firmware, this router can also be used as a Wireless Access Point or Wireless Repeater. To make it work properly with your main router, you may need to tweak some of the Wireless settings, like the channels etc. To avoid conflicts, use static IP addresses on the WNDR3700 as Access Point (see example below):

WNDR3700_wap

In case of ‘total loss’ of control (i.e. your router does not reset to the factory settings), you can refer to these instructions (it did the job for me, anyway), which I found on the netgear forum:

Step 1: Setting Your Static IP AddressIt is important that you setup a static IP address on your computer. Navigate to: “Start” -> “Control Panel” -> “Network and Internet” -> “Network and Sharing Center” -> “Change adapter settings” (left side). Now right click on your local area connection and open up the properties window. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on properties. Enter the following information then click “OK”.Quote:IP address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: <leave blank>
Preferred DNS server: <leave blank>
Alternate DNS server: <leave blank>
Step 2: Placing the Router Into Recovery ModeStart by turning off the router using the power button on the back of the device. Now, using the small object of your choice, press and hold the “Restore Factory Settings”, also known as the Reset button located on the bottom of the router (there is a red ring around it). While holding the rest button, turn the router back on. Continue to hold the reset button for approximately 45 seconds then release it.

** NOTE: Before you release the reset button, just be sure the power LED light on the router is flashing. If it isn’t, continue to hold it for about another 15 seconds until it is flashing.

Step 3: Enable the TFTP Client in Windows

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you will need to enable the TFTP client. To do this, navigate to: “Start” -> “Control Panel” -> “Programs” -> “Programs and Features” -> “Turn Windows features on or off” (left side). From there, scroll down until you spot “TFTP Client”. Check the box if it isnt already and click “OK”. Exit the control panel.

Note: I used the TFTP Util Client for Windows
Step 4: Flash the FirmwareStart by opening up a command prompt. From there you will want to type “cd desktop” in order to change your working directory to your desktop. Assuming of course that is where you saved the firmware download. Now for the fun bit. In the command window type:Quote:
tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put WNDR3700-V1.0.4.68NA.img** NOTE: Be sure to use the appropriate name of the file you are trying to flash. It may be a later version then the one I used as an example.
Step 5: The Waiting GameThis would be the perfect time to go grab a drink or hit the washroom. You need to be patient. Do not turn off, restart, unplug cables or otherwise interact with your router. It may take a little while; this is normal! Watch the power LED light on the front of the router. It should remain orange throughout the process. Once it is complete, it will turn green. At this point you may proceed to point your browser to “192.168.1.1” and continue to setup your router.