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Linksys MR8300 AC2200 Tri Band Mesh WiFi Router, Works with Velop Whole Home WiFi System,  USB 3.0 Port £99.99 @ Amazon
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Linksys MR8300 AC2200 Tri Band Mesh WiFi Router, Works with Velop Whole Home WiFi System, USB 3.0 Port £99.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 9th Oct
  • Entertainment Powerhouse: Streaming, online gaming and smart home devices always have superfast Wi-Fi throughout your home
  • Future-proof Wi-Fi: Add additional coverage by simply adding an award-winning velop mesh Wi-Fi node (separate purchase required) anywhere in your home
  • Easy Setup: With the Linksys app, simply name your network and choose a password
  • Works with All Internet Service Providers: Enjoy flawless Wi-Fi with all internet service provider supplied equipment and speeds
  • Security Controls with the Linksys App: Easily limit internet usage and know your network is always protected
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An advantage of an ugly but powerful router is that you can put it somewhere out of the way instead of balancing it on top of the TV for maximum signal.
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that is one fugly device,.
AgentDaleCooper09/10/2019 09:26

that is one fugly device,.


There's more to looks in life... its what's inside that counts
can anyone recommend the cheapest router with vpn capabilities?
An advantage of an ugly but powerful router is that you can put it somewhere out of the way instead of balancing it on top of the TV for maximum signal.
what is 'superfast' wifi ? This apprently has it, but what is it? It's near impossible to compare any of these routers with eah other as there's far too much marketing BS. What a re the actual qualitative specs of this unit, and how does it compare to others ?
Can you install pihole/custom vpn's on this?
nemesis60009/10/2019 11:35

Can you install pihole/custom vpn's on this?


I have the EA8300 and the firmware is pretty much locked down, so I'd say no
A cheap raspberry pi is running pihole a treat... don't use a vpn apart from on my pc as its a lot of work for a router which really don't have the processing power...
Is this better than the superhub 3 by VM? If I add the single Velop mesh offer on amazon for 89.99 with this, will this cover a large property better or go for a different mesh system? Have some parts house where connection I'd dead or weak!
Edited by: "wutang1980" 9th Oct
RoosterNo109/10/2019 11:44

I have the EA8300 and the firmware is pretty much locked down, so I'd say …I have the EA8300 and the firmware is pretty much locked down, so I'd say no :(A cheap raspberry pi is running pihole a treat... don't use a vpn apart from on my pc as its a lot of work for a router which really don't have the processing power...


Thanks for this, the motivation is to allow my fire stick to access other geo-restricted content. I'll go down the route of installing it on the fire stick instead.
wutang198009/10/2019 11:55

Is this better than the superhub 3 by VM?


A potato is better than the VM SH3.
FireOnAWire09/10/2019 13:15

A potato is better than the VM SH3.


But a potato is too hard to wire up

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wutang198009/10/2019 13:24

But a potato is too hard to wire up[Image]


Lemons are a good alternative.
RoosterNo109/10/2019 11:44

I have the EA8300 and the firmware is pretty much locked down, so I'd say …I have the EA8300 and the firmware is pretty much locked down, so I'd say no :(A cheap raspberry pi is running pihole a treat... don't use a vpn apart from on my pc as its a lot of work for a router which really don't have the processing power...


Rubbish. I've got OpenVPN running on my Asus running Merlin and it handles it no problem. Typically there's only one device accessing the VPN at a time, but looking at the CPU usage, it could easily handle a few more...
not_the_messiah09/10/2019 13:36

Rubbish. I've got OpenVPN running on my Asus running Merlin and it handles …Rubbish. I've got OpenVPN running on my Asus running Merlin and it handles it no problem. Typically there's only one device accessing the VPN at a time, but looking at the CPU usage, it could easily handle a few more...


It's not just rubbish, it's absolute rubbish. Whilst OpenVPN itself is a single threaded catastrophe of scalable software design, it really doesn't chew up that many cycles.
Edited by: "ScoobyStoo" 9th Oct
ScoobyStoo09/10/2019 18:44

It's it just rubbish, it's absolute rubbish. Whilst OpenVPN itself is a …It's it just rubbish, it's absolute rubbish. Whilst OpenVPN itself is a single threaded catastrophe of scalable software design, it really doesn't chew up that many cycles.


Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me there?
not_the_messiah09/10/2019 18:46

Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me there?


Agreeing. I can run an OpenVPN client on my router and have 5 devices simultaneously streaming and it still doesn't really tax the processor.
ScoobyStoo09/10/2019 22:07

Agreeing. I can run an OpenVPN client on my router and have 5 devices …Agreeing. I can run an OpenVPN client on my router and have 5 devices simultaneously streaming and it still doesn't really tax the processor.


But not on THIS router !
RoosterNo109/10/2019 22:19

But not on THIS router !


This thing has a 716Mhz quad core proc and 512MB Ram. More than capable of running an OpenVPN UDP client and handling a reasonable amount of traffic. If you are experiencing problems I suspect they are not router capacity related. Easy way to tell by opening up the diagnostics UI interface or logs and examining resource usage. I'd be amazed if the CPU is bottlenecking unless you are trying to stream multiple 4k movies.
Edited by: "ScoobyStoo" 10th Oct
ScoobyStoo10/10/2019 07:22

This thing has a 716Mhz quad core proc and 512MB Ram. More than capable of …This thing has a 716Mhz quad core proc and 512MB Ram. More than capable of running an OpenVPN UDP client and handling a reasonable amount of traffic. If you are experiencing problems I suspect they are not router capacity related. Easy way to tell by opening up the diagnostics UI interface or logs and examining resource usage. I'd be amazed if the CPU is bottlenecking unless you are trying to stream multiple 4k movies.


could you recommend a top vpn router? best bang for buck
The Asus AC86 line is decent (especially if you can get it when it's discounted to about 120 quid). Slap Merlin on it and you're good for most common usage scenarios.
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