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If you want to use multiple devices or just have WiFi, you have to get a router. The following tables list a few devices which have successfully worked in our network, although this list may not be complete.

Security advice#

The TP-Link setup domains "tplinklogin dot net" and "tplinkextender dot net" are not correct anymore and may distribute malware.

We strongly recommend to change the default password of your WiFi. There are easy ways to determine the default passwords from the network's name and/or MAC-address for several devices.

Vendor Device 5 GHz OpenWRT Notes Price
TP-Link Archer C20 yes yes All ports 100 Mbit/s Ca. 20€
Cudy WR 1300/2100 yes yes All ports 1 GBit/s Ca. 40€

Working devices#

Vendor Device 5 GHz OpenWRT Notes
Apple AirPort Express no - Only configurable with a Mac with a GUI
Belkin N1 Vision yes -
DLink DIR 605/615 no yes
Cudy WR and AX series yes yes
Linksys WRT54 no yes
Netgear WG602 v4 no yes WLAN access point with routing
Netgear WNR2000 no some
Samsung SMT-G3210 no - Use LAN1 as WAN-Port
TP-Link WR641G/642G v3 no - WLAN access point with routing
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND no yes 1 GBit/s uplink port
TP-Link TL-WR741ND no yes
TP-Link TL-WDR3600,4300 yes yes All ports 1 GBit/s
TP-Link Archer C50 yes - All ports 100 Mbit/s
TP-Link Archer C80 yes - All ports 1 GBit/s
TP-Link TL-WR841N no yes All ports 100 Mbit/s
TP-Link TL-WR940N no yes All ports 100 Mbit/s
TP-Link AX10 yes - All ports 1 GBit/s, WiFi 6
AVM FritzBox * ? ? Most models work. However, the setup is not easy. A visit to the office is strongly recommended. The FritzBox must be set up as a "cascaded router".

NOT working devices#

Vendor Device Notes
Telekom probably every Devices are only DSL routers
Vodafone Easybox Only DSL
TP-Link TL-WA701ND Is only a WiFi access point
Zyxel p-660hw-t7c
TP-Link Archer C6/C7 regular disconnections, fixed by disabling hardware NAT (advanced settings) or installing OpenWRT.
AVM FritzBox 4040 software bugs, frequent restarts. Fixed with OpenWRT or old version.
LogiLink WL0141 advertises multiple MAC addresses

Retrieve MAC address#

In order for the router to be operated in our network, the WAN MAC address of the router must be registered on our website. This can usually be seen in the configuration interface of the router.

Important: The MAC address on the back of the router is usually NOT the WAN MAC address.