Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

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Ziploc
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Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby Ziploc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:06 pm

Hello all.
I'm trying to limit the data consumption of my kids (nothing to do with my internet plan but rather with education), and some googling finally led me here, as Gargoyle seems to be the only option to setup user quotas (I'm not interested in infantilizing daily time limits as proposed by several router companies).

I have a wifi modem-router, my only need for another wifi router is thus to implement these user quotas, so I'm after a rather cheap, <$100 solution. Of course, at the same time, the faster the better.
Although it seems to need some tweaking, Archer C7 seems a possible option, but the only version I can buy now is apparently v5, so I have no idea how different from v2 this may be.
The Linksys WRTAC1200 is both slower than the TP-Link and over my budget.
Any other practical options for an inexpensive, commercially available router?
Thanks for your suggestions.

Pierre

gu3d3s
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby gu3d3s » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:44 pm

Hello,
I use a C7 v2 and in my country (Brazil) it is still easy to find, it is undoubtedly a good equipment and cost benefit for your idea of use, other router versions, are already supported by other alternative firmware, and I believe it is a matter of time for the gargoyle to be compatible with them as well

porkypete
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby porkypete » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:24 am

Try the AR150. You can buy it here on the store. I got one from deal extreme. It appears to perform identically to my C7 on a 20/10mbit fibre line....

NGowner
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby NGowner » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 pm

I just picked up my fourth TPLink Archer C7 off of eBay for $32 shipped.

Just specifically look for a Ver 2 on eBay (message the seller which version it is if it's not advertised or pictured), and you'll be golden.

[NG]Owner

Ziploc
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby Ziploc » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:54 am

Great. Thanks for your precious answers. I'll probably go the ebay route then.

BoB198one
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby BoB198one » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:54 pm

I have just received a Archer C7(EU) Ver 4 by mistake, Is there anyone out there that would like to try out there image on it?

I will only have this for a Week so time is not on our side.

Hoping for a quick replay,

BoB

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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby ispyisail » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:16 pm

BoB198one wrote:I have just received a Archer C7(EU) Ver 4 by mistake, Is there anyone out there that would like to try out there image on it?

I will only have this for a Week so time is not on our side.

Hoping for a quick replay,

BoB


Not possible yet

BoB198one
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Re: Inexpensive, available routers for Gargoyle

Postby BoB198one » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:34 am

Happy Days, I will send it back now then, Thank you for your quick response.


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