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Router for use with "modem mode"

I know, I know. The subject has come up many times (I've been looking at the links I've found here already, but somehow paying £180+ doesn't excite me).

 

I'm looking for a router to put behind my VM box, which is in "modem mode", but it will probably only be for a short time, if at all. I'm planning to put openWrt on my current router, and if anything goes disastrously wrong I'd like a backup. So, something basic and cheap as chips. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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I don't understand.. you have a router already?

So why do you need another one?

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if you already know about, and are comfortable using OpenWRT then not sure why you would need anyone to recommend a router. your knowledge is already sufficient for you to be able to find one on your own.

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"if anything goes disastrously wrong I'd like a backup"

I don't see how I can be any clearer than that as to why I'd want another router.

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@Nope wrote:

"if anything goes disastrously wrong I'd like a backup"

I don't see how I can be any clearer than that as to why I'd want another router.


Just put the hub back to router mode if this happens and factory flash your own router back to stock 

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@Nope wrote:

"if anything goes disastrously wrong I'd like a backup"

I don't see how I can be any clearer than that as to why I'd want another router.


you already have a disaster recovery router - the virgin hub.
otherwise, buy another of the one you already have.

seriously, if you know OpenWRT then you know enough about routers to know what you need to buy.


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@Nope wrote:

"if anything goes disastrously wrong I'd like a backup"

I don't see how I can be any clearer than that as to why I'd want another router.


Flash the router back to factory defaults again


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Ok get this
https://www.alza.co.uk/zyxel-nbg6615-d5481208.htm?o=1

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Surely the Virgin Media hub is the epitome of a cheap as chips backup router?
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Ide go with something tested and still in the pipeline. I'm with the above if you don't have a lot of devices then the vm hub is enough for most things keeping it the cheapest option.


https://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/RTAC68U/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-AC68U-Dual-Band-Wireless-802-11AC/dp/B00FB45SI4

https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

https://www.snbforums.com/forums/asuswrt-official.51/



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