Minifree now selling libre routers with libreCMC preinstalled :)

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libreleah
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The price.. good Lord

At first glance the price does indeed seem expensive. However, when searching online for the price, it seems that this router is sold new for at least 139 dollars, so minifree's product is competitively priced.

https://www.cnet.com/products/netgear-n600-dual-band-gigabit-router-premium-edition/prices/

I got mine for less. Of course I did install librecmc myself, but it wasn't really hard.

I'm guessing you only replaced the router's firmware (e.g. via the browser interface) without the bootloader. The minifree version will also contain a free bootloader (uboot) unlike the manufacturer's version.

libreleah
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Yeah the price isn't that much higher than if you were to buy the router yourself. If you're lucky you can get it for like 80 EUR. But then you have to source it yourself and make sure it's the right version (not all of them support libreCMC. minifree makes sure to get the ones that are supported).

Also the wndr3800 is the most high-end router that you can get which can be run entirely libre.

northernarcher
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Good to know.

alimiracle
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I got mine for 20$
and install librecmc myself

libreleah
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Hey everyone :)

I listened to feedback, and concluded that the price was still too high.

Therefore, I've made a final price reduction: the router is now 50 EUR on Minifree.