Updated August 05, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best DD-WRT Routers

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Digital security has never been more important than it is today. While most users can get by with factory-configured Wi-Fi, complex or sensitive systems call for increased control. DD-WRT and its related builds are Linux-based replacements for heavily restricted, OEM firmware. We've confirmed that all of these either ship with their own open-source software, or support aftermarket installations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best dd-wrt router on Amazon.

10. Asus RT-AC66U

8. Asus RT-AC88U

7. MikroTik Hex

6. GL.iNet AR300

5. Netgear R7800

4. TrendNet 824DRU

3. MikroTik HAP AC Lite

2. Netgear R7000P

1. Netgear Nighthawk X10


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on August 05, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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