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Asus BRT-AC828

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Markfree, May 10, 2018.

  1. Markfree

    Markfree Occasional Visitor

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    Hi guys.
    Have anyone tried Asus BRT-AC828? What do you think about it?
    Is Merlin going to support it?

    Thanks
     
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  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    No, as this is a Qualcomm device.
     
  4. Markfree

    Markfree Occasional Visitor

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    I didn't know that...
    Merlin only supports Broadcom? Is it better or worse than Qualcomm?
     
  5. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    That's like asking "Are apples better than oranges?". They're just different.
     
  6. Markfree

    Markfree Occasional Visitor

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    I see.
    I personally only know Broadcom's apples, they seem sweeter, but again, I don't know Qualcomm's oranges.
    Have you tried it? How about the unit itself and the software alltogether?
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Qualcomm got MU-MIMO working long before Broadcom, but Broadcom's latest platform provides much better CPU-bound performance than Qualcomm (for things like VPN). Also some clients work better with Qualcomm, while others will work better with Broadcom.

    There's no clean cut which is better, it's totally situational, and in general, they're more or less the same.
     
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