So i might be a little crazy, stockpiling linksys 54g wifi routers in the hopes of making a big mesh network with them all.
@mrbill0 Providing slow internet for the neighborhood? :-P
I am not sure yet. I used ddwrt on them at home, i am reading up on openwrt now too.
@mrbill0 you're not crazy, but I think Netgear R6220 would be a good candidate too - also excellent OpenWrt support, but with 802.11ac
These show up at no cost and usually get recycled because they are old, ill keep an eye out for netgear now too.
@mrbill0 in Poland, someone is selling hundreds of second-hand r6220's at 80 PLN each, which is like 20 USD or two wrt54g's.
Still, considering the tremendous jump from 802.11g's 54Mbit/s to two-antenna-802.11ac's 800Mbit/s, and from 100Base-T to 1000Base-T ethernet, I'd say it's more than worth the price.
And if you're building a meshnet, you may need that extra bandwidth in a few places
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