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#1 Magrathea



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hi My Asus RTN66u had given up and I need a new one that will allow me to add AirVPN , my experience with the ASUS was not positive do I am after some help, shared experiences if possible?


#2 bergstein



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:23 PM

You may try Xiaomi Mi Mini (not nano!) Router with a custom firmware from padavan. But to tell the truth RT-N66U with Asus-Merlin on board is more than good as well.

#3 LBDude



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:11 AM



I used an Asus RTN66U for a while and liked it.  I got interested in trying to run AirVPN on it and then have multiple computers and wireless connections all 'protected'.  So, if my memory is correct, I tried Merlin firmware and then Tomato by Shibby.  I liked the Tomato firmware and discovered, like others have, that the modem could not handle the encryption/decryption at the same speeds as a PC.  I changed to a Netgear R7000, installed Tomato firmware and was pleased to see that it 'looked' just like Tomato on the Asus but I got a lot better performance with VPN.


So, if I were looking for a modem today, I would start by checking Shibby's website to see what modems/chips his firmware supports.  Working from that list I would evaluate those modems against my needs/wishes/budget.  I'm sure that your preferences are different from mine, but the same general approach should help.


Also, if you provide more criteria that are important to you, others may be able to provide specific info.


Best wishes,

#4 LZ1


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:27 AM



Turris Omnia if you're ambitious! It has better hardware that all the others haha.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

Depends on required bandwidth. If you want to pass VPN at full on a 100Mbps line you need something better than consumer box.

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