Hey /g/ need some quick advice.
I have a small B&B and need a router that can have about 25/35 devices connected to it and decent-ish range. I have shitty 10 mb/s internet so high speed doesnt matter.
I'm currently using some shitty never heard of brand router provided by my isp, so a lot of devices have trouble connecting.
I was looking at a TP-LINK Archer C2 (pic related), what router would you guys recommend?
Use it with openWRT configure it well enough and you will have a stable enough and relatively fast network for all those devices.
OP here, shit at networking, this router works a modem right? Or do I just disable wifi on my original router/modem and plug this thing into an ethernet port as a bridge?
Also, is openWRT worth the trouble? I've seen it used in the past and been quite impressed with it but I don't know if I'll use all the features
Its just a router albeit there is a C7 Modem Version that costs 200$ and I have no ideia if that one can be installed OpenWRT.
I stock one provided by the wiki page.
It's a good Router, company makes el cheapo devices at good markups but damm they chinese as shit nigga.
you don't really need a powerful wifi router. just get a bunch of cheapie ones, put them in different areas in your house that have a weak signal then hook them up via ethernet cable (using the lan ports not the wan port) to your current router then turn off the routing/dhcp on those cheapie routers so you end up with a bunch of access points. give them all the same ssid and password so the users will connect to the strongest one and not need to enter any new info to connect.
Don't go with consumer routers, get something a bit more professional.
Get a Mikrotik or Ubiquiti router and 2 or 3 access points, distributed across the building.
Anything with custom firmwares and repeaters all over the place gets messy and will break easily.
If you can afford it, go with Ruckus (or Aruba).
Don't cheap out on equipment.