Thinking of buying BL-1300 3xMESH units to replace my Eero V2. Problem I cannot seem to be able to find reviews of the BL-1300.
The reason I’m looking is mainly because eero doesn’t do pppoe. My preference is to run a seperate modem and seperate router with router doing the pppoe and LAN DHCP etc.
Has anyone had experinece with the B-1300 as a mesh? I must say the eero is very robust and works really really well. My VDSL line gives me 67Mbps.
I’m wondering if anyone knows the wired NAT throughput of this router with either (or both?) openwrt and stock firmware? I’m thinking of using this in a pure wired edgerouter application and want to get close to gigabit speeds if possible.
I only use plain openwrt with mine, and I’m able to max 500mbps (my isp speed) with it…
Note the cpufreq governer on ipq40xx targets is too slow in response to load, so if you manually set freq to max it will perform admirably, I don’t know if it will max your 1gbps line, but to give you an idea, I get consistent 500/100 on speedtests, and I get near 480mbps on iperf3 runs between the router and a PC on wireless (480 wireless for the wifi isn’t bad… given the ipq40xx platform is only 2:2 streams).
I bought a few B1300s as they seem simple and well built, one disappointment however is the lack of a heatsink that appears in FCC and some pics online:
When I opened up my unit it didnt have heatsinks… given I sometimes really push those routers with many tasks, I would’ve liked it if what I received matched what I found online… but hey, they work fine so no harm I guess.
I don’t think that will be a good indicator as I run many apps on the router itself. Stream 4k content over wifi to tv (5ghz band), download torrents using router itself (to usb3 disk attached)… etc
I think the ipq40xx is one of the best platforms for openwrt at the moment, ipq80xx is crippled because NSS cores are not in use.
ipq40xx has 4 normal arm cores for all tasks so its fully utilized. You might want to consider mt7621 since it has hardware acceleration and could get line speed, but running other tasks like the ones I mentioned, the quad ARM cores are more potent.
You can use the uboot webUI to load openwrt, power on the unit with the reset button pressed, then access 192.168.1.1 (http, not https) and drop your sysupgrade image there.
Actually on ipq40xx targets performance is almost identical. Its the ipq80xx that really benefits from Qsdk (enables the NSS cores).
Apologies if openwrt is offtopic here, but given we are discussing GL.Inet products, I figured it would be fine