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Devices router

Router on Intel N200

Topton TP-X86-P5(N200) is yet another pfSence ce router from Aliexpress. This time 2×2.5Gbit/s ethernet ports (Intel i226-V) and Intel N200 CPU. With 16GB DDR5 RAM and 256GB nvme. That is kind of a lot for router needs, but just for test purposes.

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Devices router

Router on Intel N100

Since Cisco SMB devices like RV320 are now end of life. And there are no good successors for this device. DYI routers on Intel N100 with 2.5 gbit ports and pfSense community edition might be an option to upgrade the router.

One HW example is Topton N100. That is a mini PC with Intel N100 + DDR5 single channel RAM + NVMe. It is fanless.

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Devices router Wi-Fi

ASUS RT-N66U

One of the top speed routers from ASUS. ASUS RT-N66U.

System: Broadcom BCM5300 600 MHz
CPU: MIPS 74K V4.9 (299 BogoMIPS)
Memory: 256 MB
USB: 2×2.0
Wi-Fi: 2.4 + 5 GHz (N900)
Ethernet: Gigabit 4 LAN 1 WAN
3G/4G Modem support

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Download from ex.ua 10MB/s

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Kyivstar 100 Mbit/s L2TP connection. Speedtest.net show 92/82 MB/s

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Speed and features of new ASUS firmwares make it possible to use original, not 3-rd part.

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Devices router Wi-Fi

ASUS RT-N16 L2TP speed: original and alternative firmware

It looks like ASUS still improving firmwares for old routers. Last original firmware L2TP speed tested.

Original FW_RT_N16_3004354 (2013-03-22)
http://ru.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN16

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Alternative 1.9.2.7-rtn-r4923 (2013-03-16)
http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/

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upload speed not limited by router performance, but rather by Kyivstar (ISP) at prime time.

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Devices GPS router Wi-Fi wifi

Intertelecom Rev.A (CDMA) with Sierra Wireless AirCard 802S hotspot

Usage of modern smartphones (i.e. iPhone 5) with GPRS/EDGE technology in year 2013 is that kind of sophisticated torture. EDGE is in use by Kyivstar from 24.10.2005. There is still no 3G or 4G frequencies licensed to major Ukrainian GSM operators (Kyivstar, MTS, Life). So to keep Kyivstar number and get fast internet outdoor some external solution needed. One of those solutions is CDMA 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. Those devices could be connected to Intertelecom, PeopleNet, CDMA Ukraine. For EVDO Rev.A it is theoretically DL:3.1/UP:1.8 Mbit/s. A lot of CDMA operator dealers in Ukraine selling Sprint OverdrivePro 3G/4G mobile hotspot (assuming that device was previously locked for Sprint network).

Power on, connect to 3G takes about 40-60 second.

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    CDMA 850/1900 MHz (EV-DO Rev.A); WiMax
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz, 8 clients max)
    MicroSD (FAT/FAT32 Only, SMB shared),
    GPS, Color LCD 1.7″ (160×128 pixel)
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Devices router wifi

Allowed Wi-Fi channels in Ukraine

Another nice document to read is ukrainian frequency plan. According to the document (version 05.09.2012) it is free to use indoor wi-fi devices with power < 100 mW. 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz:

2400-2483,5 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 1-13

802.11 a/n 5 GHz:

5150-5250 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 34 – 48
5250-5300 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 52 – 56
5300-5350 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 60 – 64
5470-5670 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 100 – 132
5725-5850 MHz – Wi-Fi channels 149 – 165

see also wikipedia list of wi-fi channels

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apple Devices router wifi

Airport Extreme 2.4 GHz and 5GHz quick test

Airport Extreme + Mac Book Air 802.11n (5 GHz)
5 GHz
Airport Extreme + Mac Book Air 802.11n (2.4 GHz)
2.4 GHz

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HOWTO router wifi

Wi-Fi Router for Kyivstar/Beeline Internet at home

Хорошую скорость L2TP и PPTP тунелей для подключения к Домашнему интернету от Киевстар (бывший Билайн который в свою очередь бывший Голден Телеком) дают маршрутизаторы с прошивкой http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/. список поддерживаемых устройств http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/wiki/Devices

скорость L2TP туннеля для маршрутизаторов с прошивкой 1.9.2.7-rtn-r3702:
ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 (240МГц/32МБ/8МБ) составляет примерно 30 Мбит/с
ASUS RT-N16 (480МГц/128МБ/32МБ) составляет примерно 90 Мбит/с (60 Мбит/с с оригинальной прошивкой от АСУС)

Думаю сейчас (Январь 2012) ASUS RT-N16 самый быстрый из бытовых маршрутизаторов (с ценой порядка 100$) для доступа в Интернет с использованием тунеллей. Другие маршрутизаторы в зависимости от мощности их процессора и качества прошивки могут очень сильно ограничивать скорость работы с Интернет. Так довольно мощный Linksys WRT610N v1 (300МГц/64МБ/8МБ) дает порядка 6-8 Мбит/с с прошивкой dd-wrt.

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компьютер подключен к роутеру по Gigabit Ethernet

Mac Book Air (802.11n)
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iPhone (802.11n)

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настройка

IP Config – WAN & LAN

WAN Connection Type: L2TP
WAN Connection Speed: Auto
IPTV STB Port: None
Get IP automatically? Yes
Get DNS Server automatically? Yes
User Name: 0003xxxxxx (НОМЕР ДОГОВОРА)
Password: ********* (ПАРОЛЬ)
Additional pppd options:
Enable PPPoE Relay? No
Host Name:
MAC Address:
Heart-Beat or PPTP/L2TP (VPN) Server: tp.beeline.ua
Host Name: gateway
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

этого должно хватить. Сохраняем конфигурацию и перезапускаем.