Router recommendation please?

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fahd
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Router recommendation please?

Postby fahd » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:33 am

Hi there,

Long time Ddwrt user here. Looking to switch to gargoyle for the bandwidth /data capping features.

I was going to pick up an archer c7 until I saw the warning on the download page about recent versions getting bricked.

Can you please recommend a router? Approx 100 devices on our full gigabit network with a 100mbps internet connection.

Don't really need wireless as that is handled through other access point devices. Main purpose of this gargoyle box will be to limit WAN data usage on a per device /MAC basis. I can also offload firewall, DNS etc to a pfsense box if needed.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Router recommendation please?

Postby Lantis » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 am

The archer is fine in the latest versions. That warning is specifically for older versions of the firmware on new versions of the hardware.

That being said, I’m not sure the archer is quite fast enough with all features enabled for 100mbps.
Someone who owns one would have to confirm.
Routers: Various ar71xx/mvebu/x86-64
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases

fahd
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Re: Router recommendation please?

Postby fahd » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 am

Oh I see. Thanks for that clarification. I will just get a C7 and see how it goes. Or do you have any other suggestions for approx $100?

Is it possible to run gargoyle on x86-64? If so, I could use my pfsense box for this which is quite powerful. I suppose this will involve a lot more work and complexity. Is it worth going this route?

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Re: Router recommendation please?

Postby Lantis » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 pm

We have an unofficial release of an upcoming version which runs great of x64.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11829

If you already have hardware around capable, that might be a good “try before you buy” so to speak.
Routers: Various ar71xx/mvebu/x86-64
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases

fahd
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Re: Router recommendation please?

Postby fahd » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks. I will check that out but will wait for a stable release.

Regarding the archer c7, the version currently available is v5. Are these supported? And can you run the v2 firmware or need to build from source?

Thanks again for all the help!

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Re: Router recommendation please?

Postby Lantis » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:40 pm

The v5 is only supported in the pre-release from memory
Routers: Various ar71xx/mvebu/x86-64
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases


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