Cheapest US Router?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jersully, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I'd like to move my printer off my computer desk and put it in a more central location in my house. I have an HP JetDirect print server and plan to connect it to a wireless router in bridge mode. What's the absolute cheapest router I can get (used is fine) that will run Tomato, DD-WRT, HyperWRT, OpenWRT, etc. in the US?
  2. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    La F*nera, they use to be FREE w/ free shipping also. Single port, dd-wrt compatible, velcro to back of printer, FON2100 runs HOT, but FON2200 fixed it.

    WRT54GL, Buffalo (some US stores may still have old inventory), ASUS, Netgear WGR614L, eBay etc..

  3. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I'm reading through the legal babble now, but does anyone know if I buy a FON adapter and immediately load open source firmware will I be breaking any agreement that would result in extra charges or other trouble for me?
  4. spliff

    spliff LI Guru Member

  5. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Hey, thanks Spliff. I didn't realize that router would work with Tomato (with some fiddling) but figured it's a good enough excuse to try DD-WRT.

    Love NewEgg, especially when you can find free shipping (not that they charge a lot.)
  6. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

  7. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Spliff, the obvious just set in for me. I'm guessing the integrated print server in that router wouldn't work with Tomato, right? Or is there a mod?
  8. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Jersully, that Belkin router can't even do WPA/WPA2 encryption, which is pretty much a deal-breaker for anyone wanted to use the device's Wi-Fi.
  9. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Ouch... didn't catch that. I'll go with the Asus you recommended.
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