Saturday, 29 September 2012
Long range router : TL-WR1043ND and openwrt
I lost my internet wireless router 2 day ago and my spare one soon after.
I have replaced it with a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND. It costed only € 54.
I'm astonished by the long range of this router.
All my wireless devices are working everywhere in the house and outside.
They are all working a lot faster, yes faster !
I think that even my neighbors get a better signal than for their own router :-)
It look like its power is 500mw (if you choose the right country code),
most router are between 50 to 200mw only to match the laws.
It has 3 big antennas that help for reception.
I have installed last openwrt (linux) in 3seconds (I'm a bit from Cosica)
Thumb up for openwrt that work very well ! I was using old kamikaze since 2006 on
the previous router.
The luCI web interface provide all the expected stuff.
The original firmware was also very "generous", including an impressive "parental control" screen.
I have setup my SIXXS IPv6 connection using some SSH, VI and command line, but I can see some part of the setup from the web interface.
The performances looks impressive. The WR1043ND can route up to 29Mo/s between LAN and WAN
and the USB allows up to 22Mo/s for read and write.