[wsfii-discuss] What wifi router to use

Steve Song steve at villagetelco.org
Sun Nov 20 08:47:38 GMT 2011


Hi Breno,

On 19 November 2011 17:15, Breno Jacinto <brenojac at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Steve,
>
>     I just bought a model like that, but I was aware that it supports
> exclusively 802.11n. It seems that the current MP version is only b/g and
> thus would not be inter-operable with it, correct?

The WR703 does support 802.11bg.  Terry Gillett has now got a working
firmware for it that interoperates with the Mesh Potato.  See this
thread for the entire saga

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/village-telco-dev/UlGxUTlj9mM

>     I also bought this model (WR710N) -
> http://www.volumerates.com/product/tp-link-wr710n-mini-pocketable-11n-150-mbps-wireless-broadband-router-with-dual-lan-connectors-101283,
> since it supports 802.11b/g/n and (possiblity?) is flash-able to run openwrt
> / BATMAN?
>
>     I cant wait to put my hands on them :)

Unless I'm mistaken, Terry Gillett has these units working too.

Cheers... Steve

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>
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> 2011/11/19 Steve Song <steve at villagetelco.org>
>>
>> Hi Ramnarayan,
>>
>> A number of people in the Village Telco community have been using the
>> TP-Link WR703 and have had good success using OpenWRT and batman-adv.
>>
>>
>> http://www.volumerates.com/product/genuine-tp-link-tl-wr703n-150m-11n-mini-wifi-wireless-router-for-instant-wifi-connection-99273
>>
>> Cheers... Steve Song
>>
>> On 19 November 2011 09:06, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > Friends , hope all is well you side !
>> >
>> > needed some advice of which wi-fi router would be a good one to buy (in
>> > India) -  with the following specs
>> > - one in which the firmware can be upgraded (am thinking to the openwrt
>> > firmware - unless there is a better firmware for a community mesh
>> > network)
>> > - possibility to powered by solar
>> >
>> > This wifi router would be test router , initially just for a home
>> > network
>> > and later on this would be scaled up to more nodes.
>> >
>> > a friend suggested the Linksys WRT54gh - retailing for Rs 2000 (in
>> > India).
>> > But this link http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start#linksys does not show
>> > this
>> > specific model
>> >
>> > so look forward to you advice
>> >
>> > regard
>> > --
>> > Ram
>> > Munsiari
>> > Uttarakhand
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