I always want to have the best tech with as money as possible. Being cheapskate will end you up in dissatisfaction most of the time which hard to complain since you are the one that choose to be in this position in the beginning. Story about my journey on using 3rd party firmware on my router isn’t smooth sailing all the way.
My first router TPLINK TL WR1043ND does not support the local internet service provider natively. Yet i still decided to get this router
– the cheap price and pack a lot of goodness with that price.
– default router that comes together with my internet package is sucks.
– It hangs whenever it feels like it and even if i restart the router it can stuck during boot up.
– the WiFi coverage is low on default router.
I know well that after getting this router i will need break its warranty just to make it work for my internet. Before getting myself into this changing router firmware thingy i have no idea at all will this improve my internet experience i can only trust the online review which in the end really helps me a lot.
Right now i been using custom firmware for some years. Custom firmware unlock your cheapo router to more function as well as improving router performance at the same time. The steps needed to install 3rd party router firmware is easy. It is so easy that one might actually look down on following proper steps when doing the steps. Any mistake during the process will have the chance of breaking your router. Once your router is break then the process of bringing back dead router to life is hard and close to none if you do not have the skill if you do have the skills you probably would not reading this you knowledge on this would probably higher than me. I break my router more than once and actually never been able to fix it once and have to resort to buying another replacement.