Do you guys have any suggestions for a 1gig ethernet modem that openwrt or ddwrt supports? Edit: Apparently the device that im looking for is called an access point not a modem

  • cbAnon0
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    3 months ago

    Maybe check out the Asus TUF-ax4200 gaming modem/router? Just bought one and it’s been an awesome upgrade to my old AC modem/router. Wifi6/AX, 4 core, good ram, 1x 2.5GbE WAN and 4x1GbE LAN. Has USB to take a mobile SIM for dual WAN/failover. ASUSs software is very good, but it is on the support list for openwrt once Asus stop supporting it.

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        3 months ago

        Meets definition of a modem/router depending on what physical connection and protocols your ISP provides.

        My Ethernet WAN connects to the ISPs NTU (optical fibre network termination unit), but WAN is capable of negotiating PPPoE, PPTP or L2TP with PAP/CHAP. Can also Dual WAN, Port forward, NAT.

        The documentation is a little lacking. And no ADSL/VDSL etc. but it meets reqs for some.

        • @[email protected]
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          13 months ago

          Supporting PPP does not make something a modem. It’s a hardware capability that the device does not have.

          • cbAnon0
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            23 months ago

            I can see where you’re coming from, and agree, but ISPs in Australia providing services on the National Broadband Network NBN will almost always describe this as a modem router.

            It’s not uncommon, right or wrong, even Verisign USA describe a modem vs router thus: “The modem is responsible for sending and receiving signals from the ISP, while the router disperses the signal to devices on the network”

            So, this doesn’t exclusively modulate and demodulate (mo-dem) an analog to digital signal in this case, and 100% it doesn’t have the physical hardware to do so, but it is nonetheless required to negotiate (‘modulate’?) the internet connection with an ISP, albeit software-defined through digital PPP Ethernet protocols.

            All this is a bit off topic, but I hope the OP (or others) may better define the internet service needed, and may determine if this device may be suitable for their requirements.

            I’m glad it includes openwrt support for later down the track. It’s one of the few AX devices with such support and I chose it specifically for this reason!