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AX88 Primary WAN can be set to USB, can...

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by JohnNerd, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. JohnNerd

    JohnNerd Regular Contributor

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    ...USB be set to LAN as well by changing the code?
    Is it a good idea btw? Both LAN and WAN wise? Any drawbacks?
     
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  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    I can't see how this would be possible or why you would want to do this.

    A USB device (e.g. LTE modem) connected as a WAN adapter makes sense. Attaching the same sort of device to the LAN bridge wouldn't make sense.

    What sort of USB device are you talking about?
     
  3. JohnNerd

    JohnNerd Regular Contributor

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    I would love for a higher than 1 gigabit port,,, I allready use LAN port 1+2 in link aggregation for max 2 gigabit... USB may offer even higher bitrate 3-5 gigs?
     
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  5. ColinTaylor

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    The switch chip is only rated at 1Gb or 2.5Gb depending on how you connect to it. Even if you were to compile your own firmware with the appropriate drivers (which is probably impossible) I doubt that the USB port is bridged directly to the switch. So the traffic would have to go through the CPU which I would expect to be quite slow.
     
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  6. JohnNerd

    JohnNerd Regular Contributor

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    Thank you very much for answering,,, I should maybe have opted for the AX89 instead... Too bad the AX88 doesn't have multigigabit ports. I will live with Link Aggregation, and I think it will sufice for now.
     
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