Hardware recommendation: Planex (PCi) MZK-W04NU (Router/AP)

Hi,

Just thought I would share this as people ask from time to time, if you’re looking for a new router you really should check it out. It’s a relatively new router from Planex (Japanese company) that’s really worth the money. It supports 11n (Draft 2.0), has a USB-port and routes about ~90 mbit/s on WAN. It is also supported by OpenWRT which is a third party firmware with great capabilities. Since it has USB it can work as a printer server (not all USB-printers are support though) and also works as a NAS (I would guess around 3-4mbyte/s which is perfectly fine for streaming or backups). If you know your way around Linux you can also use it for sharing your mobile broadband connection. Stock firmware is a bit dodgy although it works too (somewhat) but I flashed mine quickly. Unfortunately it’s hard to find in EU as far as I can tell, US/SG/JP seems to be where its found. If you’re interested with more details have a look at OpenWRTs forum.

http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Wireless+Networking/Planex/MZK-W04NU/43510668.aspx?navid=155438642
http://www.planex.net/product/router/mzk-w04nu.htm

Now go out and buy it :smiley:

//Danne

Badass, and a good price. so did you start your own ISP :wink: