Do you guys have any suggestions for a 1gig ethernet modem that openwrt or ddwrt supports? Edit: Apparently the device that im looking for is called an access point not a modem

  • @i_am_not_a_robot
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    83 months ago

    Openwrt/ddwrt are used for routers.

    In the US you usually need to use your ISP’s modem. Even if you buy the modem, it needs to be one that the ISP supports and the ISP will have more control of the device than you do. Even if it were running openwrt or ddwrt, you would not have access to use it.

    I have an Arris modem and it works fine now, but for months there was a bug where it would randomly crash. I don’t know when the bug was fixed, but firmware updates are controlled by the ISP so I had to just reboot it when it would crash. In other words, even if you have good modem hardware, whether it works correctly is up to your ISP.

    • @ngn@lemy.lolOP
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      13 months ago

      I dont know how things work in the US but I dont understand how its possible for an ISP to control a device you own?

      if you are using the ISP’s modem, yeah they probably have an interface to control the device remotely and i understand that - but if you using your own modem, with a different firmware, how are they even gonna access it?

      • @i_am_not_a_robot
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        13 months ago

        I don’t know the details. My modem that I purchased exposes a management interface to the cable operator. I have a read-only view of the connection status and can’t change anything meaningful. In the US if you buy the modem you loan it the ISP for free while you’re a customer, as opposed to the ISP loaning you a modem for a monthly fee.