Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

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Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby gelliss » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:53 pm

I posted on here a few months ago about my experiences with Gargoyle on my Archer C7 router. I got a lot of help from knowledgeable people here and It generally worked great with 100/10 speed and Gargoyle 1.10. I couldn't use QoS without severely limiting the speed and ended up being told that that was the fault of the router's hardware, specifically it's relatively slow cpu.

Now I've upgraded to 400/20 internet speed and while I had to go back to stock firmware and hardware NAT to get that, I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for a better router that can do those speeds and also utilize QoS with Gargoyle? Or is that just wishful thinking without hardware NAT?

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby ispyisail » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:48 pm


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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby gelliss » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 pm

haha. That's cool and thanks for posting that. A DIY router is a bit farther than I'm willing to dabble in this stuff. :)

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby fifonik » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 pm

I think Linksys WRT1900 should give you speed close to your limits with QoS turning On (not sure about BW monitoring). With WRT3200 & WRT32X you should be on a safe side.

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby ispyisail » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:14 am

gelliss wrote:haha. That's cool and thanks for posting that. A DIY router is a bit farther than I'm willing to dabble in this stuff. :)


If you playing with Gargoyle your all ready on the dark side.

Its just one extra step.........

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby gelliss » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 pm

fifonik wrote:I think Linksys WRT1900 should give you speed close to your limits with QoS turning On (not sure about BW monitoring). With WRT3200 & WRT32X you should be on a safe side.


Is Gargoyle available for those modems you listed? I don't see any firmware for the WRT3200 or WRT32x. Unless i'm looking in the wrong place? The WRT3200 appears to be a good router but gets trashed in some of the dd-wrt forums.

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby mojolacerator » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:42 pm

a DIY x86-64 router is a lot easier then it looks.

after messing around with WRT1900's and WRT3200 - I took the "scared" plunge to an old PC and I am in disbelief at the stability and speed that x86 running Gargoyle provides. I will never waste mony on a consumer router again.
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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby ispyisail » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:04 pm

The usual problem with x86 routers is the power usage

A normal PC can use 200 - 500+ watts

The x86 router listed above any uses 6 watts

I suspect we will get to a point where we will select x86 hardware based on throughput requirements.

Nobody knows what the results are yet?

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby fifonik » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:23 pm

gelliss wrote:Is Gargoyle available for those modems you listed? I don't see any firmware for the WRT3200 or WRT32x.


Yes, as not released (but pretty stable so many people using it) version 1.11x:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11743
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11755

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Re: Recommend a new router for Gargoyle?

Postby tapper » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:10 am

+1 for the wrt1900ac or wrt3200acm
TP-Link WR1043ND v2.1 Gargoyle 1.6.2
Western Digital My Net N750 Gargoyle 1.9x
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 V1.5 Gargoyle 1.9x
TP-Link Archer C7 Gargoyle 1.9x
Linksys WRT1900AC V2 Gargoyle 1.9x
Linksys WRT3200ACM LEDE 17.1


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