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DD-WRT compatible 3200 Linksys wrt32x-ac3200 gaming router at Ebuyer for £107.99
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DD-WRT compatible 3200 Linksys wrt32x-ac3200 gaming router at Ebuyer for £107.99

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Posted 21st Nov 2018

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Found this by accident as looking at what deals were available on routers before Black Friday as needed a bit more speed over VPN.
Latest DD-WRT firmware is available here -> dd-wrt.com/sup…x_-
which should fix reviewed gremlins in factory firmware, but will see once I have received it.
I have been using this firmware on a lower spec Linksys for a month now without any reboots. Amazon offering it for £12 more and standard 3200AC version is £127.99, so took a punt.
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To be honest, I'd rather pay the £12 & get it from Amazon - much easier to return if it proves buggy or unsuitable.
Crossbow21/11/2018 13:46

To be honest, I'd rather pay the £12 & get it from Amazon - much easier to …To be honest, I'd rather pay the £12 & get it from Amazon - much easier to return if it proves buggy or unsuitable.


Not to mention a reliable delivery... Ebuyer were great before yodel.
What's DD-wrt?
Ldnbil21/11/2018 14:21

What's DD-wrt?


Custom software that can provide extra features that stock software doesn't. I believe it also improves connection on some routers as well
Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or would I need to connect my talktalk router to this via ethernet?
Ldnbil21/11/2018 14:33

Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or …Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or would I need to connect my talktalk router to this via ethernet?


The second one. Might be worth checking if the ethernet port on your modem / router is Gigabit or not. Otherwise you'll be losing a lot of the benefits gained from this.
Ldnbil21/11/2018 14:33

Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or …Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or would I need to connect my talktalk router to this via ethernet?


You could purchase a huawei HG612 and use that as a modem and then you'd have your router actually be a router - its a bit more complicated but thats probably the best way forward unless your router/modem combo can act as a regular modem. If you provide the model number one of us can probably tell you. I'm pretty sure the talktalk ones are huawei so its probably possible.
Decent deal, though be aware that it was around £89 back in July.
Ldnbil21/11/2018 14:33

Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or …Noob question: can I connect my talktalk fibre line directly into this or would I need to connect my talktalk router to this via ethernet?


Just to add to mrpops2ko_'s post, the Huawei HG612 is most likely limited to 80Mbps, so if you have a faster than 80Mbps internet connection now or in the future, you'll need to upgrade to a faster modem in order to get the speed you paid for.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 21st Nov 2018
DD-WRT as highlighted by Crossbow, is an open source alternative to the factory firmware, which allows you to do much more with your router than err route . Routers that support WRT variants (inc OpenWRT) are labelled as such by the manufacturer.
As I mentioned in my deal post, I've used a lesser spec Linksys connected via ethernet cable via the uplink port, to a cable modem I generally get 220mbits on speedtest as I am fortunate enough to be in a well cabled area.
Some additional benefits of DD-WRT (which may be in the stock firmware - I don't know) ;
1/ Provide me with access controls, so the kids can't access the internet in the evening. It will do URL/ key word filtering but only on non https sites.
2/ Route individual IP's over VPN but not others (ie Netflix doesn't work on VPN)
3/ Provides a cheap, simple NAS with DNLA using an old 2.5 inch drive plugged into the USB port using a caddy adapter case, so MP3 and other format media can be accessed via WiFi on other devices in the house that support DNLA ie Android phone, Playstation.
4/ Provide different VLAN's so my work stuff can go over one network independent of whatever else is going on in the household and bandwidth priority via QoS can be assigned if required.
5/ Is generally rock solid in stability (referring to current unit)

I am not a network engineer nor claim to have much in depth knowledge of networking and I have not received this unit yet, so can't comment on it's reliability.
Good guides are online if you google the right terms in the right places.
My experiences with Ebuyer have been very good over the 15 years I have used them on and off but I don't have Amazon Prime anymore, so returns might be more hassle, but hopefully I won't have to return it.
This is one powerful little router for a few £ more than the price of a 1200AC unit and £20-30 cheaper than the standard 3200AC unit.
Seems to have got a bad write up due to initial costs on launch (£300 in Jan 2018 according to tech radar) and dodgy stock firmware, but DD-WRT should fix that.
It might be cheaper on Black Friday, then again it might be out of stock.
Hope this helps, best wishes to all.
ledgewatcher1 h, 27 m ago

My experiences with Ebuyer have been very good over the 15 years I have …My experiences with Ebuyer have been very good over the 15 years I have used them on and off but I don't have Amazon Prime anymore, so returns might be more hassle, but hopefully I won't have to return it


Fair enough, but have you ever had to return anything to eBuyer? I haven't (yet) with them, so don't know, but have read many horror stories.

With Amazon, I've had to return a handful of items for various reasons over the years (since 2002) & not had a single problem (even well past the 30 days deadline they mention on their website). Also, most returns were when I was a non-Prime member, so that has no bearing on whether they'll accept it or not.

Here's hoping it works out well for you with the router & let us know once you've set it up, etc.
Gotta ask, this or the r7800 ?
kester7622/11/2018 17:29

Gotta ask, this or the r7800 ?


Good question. The R7800 doesn't have hardcoded transmit power limits if that means anything to you. (This is locked to 20dBm on both 2.4 and 5GHz).
And I think the range is slightly worse on this.
The USB 3.0 performance on this is better and doing tests with LEDE and SQM/Cake, this performed better. It might be different now as that was a little while ago.
Edited by: "rev6" 22nd Nov 2018
rev622/11/2018 23:50

Good question. The R7800 doesn't have hardcoded transmit power limits if …Good question. The R7800 doesn't have hardcoded transmit power limits if that means anything to you. (This is locked to 20dBm on both 2.4 and 5GHz).And I think the range is slightly worse on this.The USB 3.0 performance on this is better and doing tests with LEDE and SQM/Cake, this performed better. It might be different now as that was a little while ago.


I heard the transmission power was lower, is this adjustable with dd-wrt ?
kester7623/11/2018 01:40

I heard the transmission power was lower, is this adjustable with dd-wrt ?


Not with this router sadly. It can't be changed.
Edited by: "rev6" 23rd Nov 2018
rev623/11/2018 01:41

Not with this router sadly. It can't be changed.


I guess I don't really need any more power but it's nice to have the option. I've heard transmission rates are lower as well unless you're transmitting between two wrt32x routers, is this true ?
kester7623/11/2018 01:44

I guess I don't really need any more power but it's nice to have the …I guess I don't really need any more power but it's nice to have the option. I've heard transmission rates are lower as well unless you're transmitting between two wrt32x routers, is this true ?


What do you mean, you mean link speed?
Edited by: "rev6" 23rd Nov 2018
rev623/11/2018 01:50

What do you mean, you mean link speed?


tomshardware.co.uk/ans…tml

The green boxed comment mentioned the spatial streams and I'm not 100% sure what it means by that. Read one article saying the wrt32x had a better footprint but not sure exactly how that affects overall performance.
kester761 m ago

This is the coverage …This is the coverage https://analiti.com/compare/netgear-r8500.vs.linksys-wrt32x.vs.netgear-r7800/


I don't have another device capable of higher than 1300 to test
Edited by: "rev6" 23rd Nov 2018
Thanks for the replies, back later as just finished break.
I think the deal is gone
rev622nd Nov

Good question. The R7800 doesn't have hardcoded transmit power limits if …Good question. The R7800 doesn't have hardcoded transmit power limits if that means anything to you. (This is locked to 20dBm on both 2.4 and 5GHz).And I think the range is slightly worse on this.The USB 3.0 performance on this is better and doing tests with LEDE and SQM/Cake, this performed better. It might be different now as that was a little while ago.


You get 27dBm on DFS channels.

FYI to all interested, I run this on a 1GBps service with LEDE/DDWRT and it’s been operating flawlessly.
Pops
ebuyer.com/808…-uk

eBuyer have it at £104.99. Let's see if Amazon price match. Amazon did and in the spirit of Christmas it comes with an incredible 1p saving.
Pops
Edited by: "popolou" 10th Dec 2018
popolou10th Dec

https://www.ebuyer.com/808780-linksys-wrt32x-ac3200-wi-fi-gaming-router-wrt32x-ukeBuyer have it at £104.99. Let's see if Amazon price match. Amazon did and in the spirit of Christmas it comes with an incredible 1p saving.Pops


got one coming Saturday, thanks
eastonch21st Nov

Not to mention a reliable delivery... Ebuyer were great before yodel.


I stopped buying from them ages ago when they refused to pay out TopCashback for an order I placed with them without giving any reason. I also agree on outstanding customer service from Amazon as they always go the extra mile, something Ebuyer could clearly learn from.
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