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D-LINK Wireless AC1200 Router (DIR-850L) $49.95

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D-LINK Wireless AC1200 Router (DIR-850L) $49.95

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Camel shows that this router is at historical low price. Seems to be a good one.
It has 5G channel. So if you are surrounded by 2.4G wifi or needs high speed in short distance, it will be a nice choice.
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How is the wifi signal ? Planning to upgrade from the crappy Netis4422 from Carrytel
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Bessem wrote: How is the wifi signal ? Planning to upgrade from the crappy Netis4422 from Carrytel
Imo range is not the best, but sufficient for small to medium sized homes. Speed is good, as is stability.
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Have it at home. Rock solid for me both on N and AC frequencies. No range problems in mid-size home and speed is good and stable. Never need to reboot. Paid 50 $ for it too.
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Does anyone have experience with VPN enabling firmware (like tomato or dd-wrt)?
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Did a search on this router as I wanted to make sure DD-WRT is supported. Looking at this response, I think I'll pass:

The D-Link routers ending in "L" seem to be the "lite" versions of the routers, relying on the Realtek SoCs and a very tiny amount of flash.

The DIR-850L is profoundly under-resourced to run DD-WRT.

DD-WRT will not run in anything less than 4 MB of flash. While they did have a "micro" version for some older Linksys WRT devices, they have stopped bothering making builds than can fit in such a small space.

Principal DD-WRT developer Brainslayer says that "[T]here will not be [a Realtek port because] Realtek boards are slow, the radio is crap and 2 mb flash is even not worth to port it."
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Britex wrote: Did a search on this router as I wanted to make sure DD-WRT is supported. Looking at this response, I think I'll pass:

The D-Link routers ending in "L" seem to be the "lite" versions of the routers, relying on the Realtek SoCs and a very tiny amount of flash.

The DIR-850L is profoundly under-resourced to run DD-WRT.

DD-WRT will not run in anything less than 4 MB of flash. While they did have a "micro" version for some older Linksys WRT devices, they have stopped bothering making builds than can fit in such a small space.

Principal DD-WRT developer Brainslayer says that "[T]here will not be [a Realtek port because] Realtek boards are slow, the radio is crap and 2 mb flash is even not worth to port it."
The l means lite? where is the documantation for that? Cause their is no 850 non l, nor 860 non l, nor 868 non l, nor 880 non l. The 868 is the liter version of 880 and their both labeled with l

You just don't want a rtl soc and the 850l is just that. Now the 860l is a decent router according to alot of dd-wrt users. The version B1 seems to be better than version a1. The difference being the soc a1=broadcom,b1=mtk. So thats kinda weird that users of dd-wrt feel that the B1 runs it better than broadcom version.
As far as I could find version b1 is the only known dual core mediatek gigabit router available in NA. Similar chipset combos have been found in only extenders or without gigabit and small ram and rom devices. But the 860l version b1 seems to be the exception. Maybe available but impossible to find.

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