recommendation on router for small business w dd-wrt compatible.

Looking for a router for small business use [should have power for small/mid size company] and want to install on it dd-wrt, any recommendation?

Currently I am using for my clients Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X which is powerful and is only $50, but runs must on code the GUI is limited.

I came across a router which seems to have lot of functionality but does not seem to be a known company did anyone ever hear of this brand "UTT ER840G?
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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Benjamin Van DitmarsSr Network EngineerCommented:
For business use, i always use cisco isr series devices, for youre case small office look at the 88x, 89x, or 1900 series.
then you have a good. and well known devices with is good supported.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Turris omnia? this is created for the followup of dd-wrt (Lede).
I can recommend them as being very capable. They can be run as Turris Omnia os (which has better recovery capabilities) or dd-wrt.
The Turris Omnia OS is a fork of dd-wrt when the dd-wrt project was dying.
Lede is now renamed back to dd-wrt.  or to put it another way: dd-wrt now uses the Lede code base.
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masnrockCommented:
Given your request of being able to load DD-WRT, you're more prone to have to go with a consumer unit. ASUS for example, proudly brags about their consumer units being able to have DD-WRT loaded on them.

Here's a PC Magazine article that rates (in their opinion) the best units for your purpose: https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/351724/the-best-wireless-routers-that-can-run-dd-wrt

But at the end of the day, it depends on exactly how powerful a router you're looking for.

I don't know about UTT, but given what I see about the company, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy their products, especially given the history of a number of Chinese manufacturers.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
ASUS seems to put their focus on wireless. when I searched for asus business thy displayed one router, also on the description on their routers I see thy put their mainly on the wireless function.

Turris omnia seams to be a powerful router but it's over $300

What I am trying to accomplish if possible a good hardware with software, for low cost. for example when if EdgeRouter would be compatible with dd-wrt it would be a great combination, since the hardware is good and is only $50 combined with dd-wrt firmware I get a soled router for only $50. and there is another bonus to this that if I need more power I can take their next model and have the same firmware instead working with different firmwares on each level. cisco is also not cheap. (similar I did this with phone systems I get a cheap laptop install on it freePBX and end up with a grate phone system with little cost for the initial setup and monthly).
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masnrockCommented:
ASUS seems to put their focus on wireless. when I searched for asus business thy displayed one router, also on the description on their routers I see thy put their mainly on the wireless function.
Look at their consumer ones. Those are the ones I was citing they proudly mention can use DD-WRT. But yes, they are wireless routers.

Note that DD-WRT is pretty much for wireless routers and wireless access points.

You might consider looking at something more along the lines of Mikrotik, or otherwise looking for routers that you feel good software to begin with. But generally speaking, you're not going to find that in the $50 range.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I am okay with $100 but the cisco and Turris are in the $300 range

How is the firmware is the Mikrotik, for a small office I see I can one for $50 and I believe thy have higher levels thy don't seem to be expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/Mikrotik-RB750Gr3-5-port-Ethernet-Gigabit/dp/B01MSUMVUB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517497505&sr=8-1&keywords=mikrotik+router
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masnrockCommented:
I personally haven't gone out of my way to use their stuff, but if you're looking for an elegant looking interface, you're not going to get that from Mikrotik: https://mikrotik.com/products
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I will have a look on the mikrotik
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