Router Hardware for Gargoyle.

Introduction

The best approach is to select a Router used successfully by many other Gargoyle users. Other Routers may work, but you will need to check things out more carefully. Manufacturers are always changing their product lines so it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of routers that Gargoyle will run on.

Definitely

A glance at this thread in the forum indicates that TP-Link routers are the most popular and successful choice (in particular TL-WR1043ND). Routers from Buffalo, Netgear and Linksys are also very popular choices. There is a list below of a few models from these manufacturers which Gargoyle works well on.

Probably

If your router is not on “the list” then search the forum for posts relating to the make and model of your router.

  • Recommended minimum 8MB of FLASH and 32MB of RAM to run the latest versions of Gargoyle.
  • Bare minimum 4MB of FLASH and 32MB of RAM may run the latest versions of Gargoyle. 4MB of FLASH is insufficient to support the Gargoyle USB functionality. Also, some users report difficulty saving config settings and/or loading additional packages. If you have an old router then give it a try, but don't buy a bare minimum router for Gargoyle.
  • Sub-minimum routers with only 16MB of RAM are best matched with Gargoyle 1.2.5, which has a smaller memory footprint.
Likely

Gargoyle is built on OpenWRT. If your router is supported by OpenWRT then it is likely that Gargoyle will also run well. Check out the OpenWRT supported hardware list and take particular care to note the exact version of your router as the support can vary markedly between versions.

Unlikely

Most consumer routers are not supported by Gargoyle, so if you just got back from the electronics store with your brand new router you are likely out of luck. The better approach is to do some research and buy a router that has been tested and is known to run Gargoyle.



Atheros AR71XX Routers:

Routers with this architecture are the best-supported routers that run Gargoyle.

There are typically two files available for each of these routers:

  • use factory.bin to install Gargoyle over the original manufacturer's firmware
  • use sysupgrade.bin to upgrade an existing Gargoyle/OpenWrt installation
Model RAM Flash USB Firmware File(s)
TP-Link Routers install notes
TL-WDR3600 v1.1,1.5 128MB 8MB 2 *-tl-wdr3600-v1-*
TL-WR1043ND v2 64MB 8MB 1 *-tl-wr1043nd-v2-*
TL-WR1043ND v1-1.8 32MB 8MB 11) *-tl-wr1043nd-v1-*
TL-WR841N v1.5 32MB 8MB No *-tl-wr841n-v1.5-*
TL-WR741ND
v1-1.9 & v2 & v2.4
32MB 4MB2) No *-tl-wr741nd-v1-*
TL-WR841ND v3 32MB 4MB3) No *-tl-wr841nd-v3-*
TL-WR841ND v5 32MB 4MB4) No *-tl-wr841nd-v5-*
TL-WR941ND v2 32MB 4MB5) No *-tl-wr941nd-v2-*
TL-WR941ND v3 32MB 4MB6) No *-tl-wr941nd-v3-*
TL-WR941ND v4 32MB 4MB7) No *-tl-wr941nd-v4-*
Buffalo Routers
WZR-600DHP 128MB 32MB 1 *-ag300h-*
WZR-HP-G300NH 64MB 32MB 1 *-wzr-hp-g300nh-*
Netgear Routers
WNDR3700v2 64MB 16MB 1 *-wndr3700-*
WNDR3700v1 64MB 8MB 1 *-wndr3700-*
Linksys Routers
WRT160NL 32MB 8MB 1 *-wrt160nl-*
Ubiquiti Routers
Routerstation Pro 128MB 16MB 1 *-ubnt-rspro-*
Routerstation 64MB 16MB 1 *-ubnt-rs-*
NanoSt Loco M2 32MB 8MB No *-ubnt-nano-m-squashfs.bin
D-Link Routers
DIR-825 b1,b2 64MB 8MB 1 *-dir-825-*
Planex Routers
MZK-W04NU 32MB 8MB 1 *-mzk-w04nu-*



Broadcom Routers:

This is an older architecture, and may be a bit slow when run with the latest versions of Gargoyle.

Note that some of the models listed below have only 16MB of RAM. These models are supported in older versions of Gargoyle, but will run very slowly with the latest releases.

Model RAM Flash USB Firmware File(s)
Linksys WRT54GL v1-4 16MB 4MB No *-wrt54g-squashfs.bin
Linksys WRT54G-TM 32MB 8MB No *-wrt54g-squashfs.bin
Asus WL500G Premium v1-2 32MB 8MB 2 *-squashfs.trx
Linksys WRTSL54GS v1-3 32MB 8MB 1 *-wrtsl54gs-squashfs.bin
Linksys WRT54GS v1-3 32MB 8MB No *-wrt54gs-squashfs.bin
Linksys WRT54GS v4 16MB 4MB No *-wrt54gs_v4-squashfs.bin
Rosewill RNX-GX4 16MB 4MB No *-squashfs.trx
Netcore NW618 16MB 4MB No *-squashfs.trx
Motorola WR850G v1-3 16MB 4MB No *-wr850g-squashfs.bin
Motorola WE800G v1 16MB 4MB No *-we800g-squashfs.bin
Buffalo WBR2-G54 16MB 4MB No *-brcm-2.4-squashfs.bin



Atheros AR231X/531X Routers:

This is an older architecture, and may be a bit slow when run with the latest versions of Gargoyle.

Note that some of the models listed below have only 16MB of RAM. These models are supported in older versions of Gargoyle, but will run very slowly with the latest releases.

Model RAM Flash USB Firmware File(s)
La Fonera v2100-220016MB8MB No *-root.squashfs, *-vmlinux.lzma
La Fonera+ v2201 16MB8MB No *-root.squashfs, *-vmlinux.lzma
La Fonera2 v2202 32MB 8MB 1 *-root.squashfs, *-vmlinux.lzma
Accton MR3201A 32MB 8MB No *-root.squashfs, *-vmlinux.lzma
D-Link DIR-300 Rev.A 16MB 4MB No *-root.squashfs, *-vmlinux.lzma
Ubiquiti Nanostation2 16MB 4MB No *-ubnt2-squashfs.bin
1) The TL-WR1043ND v1.x does not deliver enough power for most USB 3G modems. See OpenWRT for details
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supported_routers_-_tested_routers.txt · Last modified: 2015/04/27 02:34 by nworbnhoj
 
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