Supported Routers and Modems

A number of different routers are supported by the ROOter firmware and the list is growing regularly.

The same applies to modems, as the list of those supported is increasing.

Supported Routers

Any router that has a USB port, at least 4meg of Flash RAM and is supported by OpenWRT can be supported by the ROOter firmware. A custom firmware must be created for each model and version of the router.

Firmware for other routers than those on the supported list can be created on request. Log on to the Rooter thread to make a request. Please check the OpenWRT Support list before doing this to ensure that the router is supported.

 

The following are routers that currently have ROOter firmware available for them. For a more detailed look at these routers, click here.

 

GoldenOrb supports all of these routers and is the preferred version to use.. Older ROOter versions are still available if so desired although they may not support every router listed here. Check the Downloads page for details.

Router Model
Versions
CPU Speed
Memory
USB Power Toggling
   
   
TP-Link MR10U
V1
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR11U
V1 and V2
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR13U
V1
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR3020
V1
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR3040
V1 and V2
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR3220
V1 and V2
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link MR3420
V1 and V2
400mhz/535mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR703N
V1
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR720N
V3
400mhz
4 : 32 meg
Yes
         
Slboat WR703N 8/16 Meg
V1
400mhz
8 : 32 meg/16 : 64 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR720N 8/16 Meg
V3
400mhz
8 : 32 meg/16 : 64 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR710N
V1
400mhz
8 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR842N/ND
V1 and V2
400mhz
8 : 32 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR1043ND
V1
400mhz
8 : 32 meg
No
TP-Link WR1043ND
V2 and V3
720mhz
8 : 64 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR1043ND
V4
750mhz
16 : 64 meg
Yes
TP-Link WR2543N
V1
400mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
TP-Link WDR3500
V1
560mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
TP-Link WDR3600
V1
560mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
TP-Link WDR4300
V1
560mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
TP-Link WDR4310
V1
560mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
TP-Link WDR4900
V1
800mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
TP-Link Archer C5
V1
720mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
TP-Link Archer C7
V1 and V2
720mhz
16 : 128 meg
Yes
Mercury MW4530R
V1
560mhz
8 : 128 meg
Yes
         
Hame MPR-A2
V1
360mhz
8 : 32 meg
No
A5-V11
V1
360mhz
4 : 32 meg
No
         
WD MyNet N600
V1
560mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
WD MyNet N750
V1
560mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
         
Dlink DIR505
A1 and A2
400mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Dlink DIR825
B1/B2 and C1
680/560mhz
8 : 64/16 : 128 meg
No
Dlink DIR835
A1
560mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
         
Netgear WNR3500L
V1
453mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Netgear WNDR3400
V1
680mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Netgear WNDR3700
V1,V2 and V4
680mhz
8 : 64 meg/16 : 64 meg
No
Netgear WNDR3800
V1
680mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Netgear WNDR4300
V1
560mhz
128 : 128 meg
No
Netgear WNDRMAC
V1 and V2
680mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Netgear DGND3700
V1
400mhz
128 : 128 meg
No
         
Ubiquiti AirRouter/AirRouterHP
V1
390mhz
8 : 32 meg
No
         
GL.iNet GL6408
V1
400mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
GL.iNet GL6416
V1
400mhz
16 : 64 meg
No
GL.iNet AR150
V1
400mhz
16 : 64 meg
Yes
GL.iNet Domino Pi
V1
400mhz
16 : 64 meg
No
GL.iNet AR300
V1
560mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
         
Asus RT-N13U
B1
384mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
Asus RT-N16U
V1
480mhz
32 : 128 meg
No
Asus RT-N56U
V1
533mhz
8 : 128 meg
No
Asus RT-AC56U
V1
800mhz
128 : 256 meg
No
Asus RT-N66U
V1
600mhz
32 : 256 meg
No
         
Linksys E3000
V1
480mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
         
Huawei HG553
V1
300mhz
16 : 64 meg
No
Huawei HG556a
A, B and C
300mhz
16 : 64 meg
No
         
Nexx WT3020
H, F and AD
580mhz
8 : 64 meg
No
         
Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini
V1
580mhz
16 : 128 meg
No
         
Raspberry Pi
All
---
---
No
Raspberry Pi 2
All
---
---
No
Bannana Pi
All
---
---
No
Banana Pro
All
---
---
No
Aria G25
All
---
---
No
         

Supported Modems

One of the goals of the ROOter firmware is support for LTE modems that allows them to run at full LTE speeds, rather than being limited to 25Mbs like many routers do. We have achieved this for a number of LTE modems.

ROOter firmware also allows powering up the router with the modem plugged in to it and having it connect automatically, as well as having the modem connect automatically when it is plugged in to a running router.

Regular USB Modems

A regular USB Modem can be identified by its use of a Connection Manager or Dashboard program when they are plugged into your computer. These modems usually contain all the required software and install it when you first plug them in.

The following modems in this category are known to be supported by the ROOter firmware. Other makes and models may also be supported but have not been reported to the project. In general almost all of ZTE, Huawei and Sierra/Netgear modems are supported.

Modem Model
LTE
Tested
Comments
       
Alcatel AL720
No
Yes
Limited Network Status is shown
Alcatel L100V L800MA
Yes
Yes
BP3-EXT
No
Yes
Will not show Network Status
Huawei E160 E176 E220 E368
No
Yes
 
Huawei E353 E353T E367 E372
No
Yes
 
Huawei E389 E392 E398
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
Huawei E1762
No
Yes
 
Huawei E3131 E173 E3772
No
Yes
Full LTE speed
Huawei E8278 E397 E3276
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed.
Sierra AC305 AC306 AC307
No
Yes
May need to have modem firmware updated
Sierra AC308 310U 319U
No
No
 
Sierra MC8790V
No
Yes
Requires Custom Port Changes
Sierra 312U
No
Yes
 
Sierra 320U 330U
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
TP-Link MA260
No
Yes
ZTE MF622 MF627 MF628
No
Yes
 
ZTE MF632 MF638 MF645
No
Yes
 
ZTE MF633 MF668 MF680
No
Yes
 
ZTE MF820 MF821 MF821D
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
ZTE MF880
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
Vodafone K3765 K4505 K4606
No
Yes
 
Vodafone K4511
No
Yes
 
Vodafone K5005 K5006Z K5150
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed

 

Please note that several of the modems listed above, the E3131, E3276 and MF821D, are available in both Regular USB and Host-less versions.

Host-less Modems

A host-less modem is a type of modem that, when plugged into your computer, appears as an Ethernet device rather than a USB device. These are variously known as Hilink, Wifi modems or Wingles..

See this page on Host-less modems for more information about this type of modem.

In some cases you must change the IP Address of the router in order to use these modems. The hostless modem and the router must be on different subnets in order to work.

The following modems in this category are known to be supported by the ROOter firmware. Other makes and models are also supported as most host-less modems operate in the same fashion.

Modem Model
LTE
Tested
Comments
       
Huawei E3276 E3372 Hilink
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
Huawei E3236 E3131 E303 Hilink
No
Yes
Vodafone K3773
No
Yes
Vodafone K4201
No
Yes
Vodafone K4606
No
Yes
ZTE MF821D
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed
ZTE MF70 MF669 MF91
No
Yes
ZTE MF823 MF825A MF831
Yes
Yes
Full LTE speed

 

Tethered Phones

It is also possible to connect an Android phone to your ROOter using a USB cable and use it to provide internet to your network. To tether your phone to a ROOter, plug in a USB cable between the phone and the router. Then, on the phone, go to Settings->Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot and check USB Tethering. The rest is done automatically by the ROOter.

Warning

Many of these modems, especially the LTE models, can require more power than the router can deliver. This can cause erratic behavior and frequent disconnections. See the Modem Power Consumption tutorial for details and solutions.