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Netgear RAX20/RAX15 AX1800 Wi-Fi Routers

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AX Wireless' started by Internet Man, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM.

  1. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

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    This device just hit the FCC and WikiDevi has the details: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_RAX20

    Chips might be Broadcom BCM6755 for the CPU and both radios or a Qualcomm IPQ8070 + QCN50x4 like the EnGenius EWS357AP. Intel has a dual 2x2 offering but all other known devices using this claim to be AX3000 thanks to 160MHz channel bandwidth.

    The RAX15 is supposedly identical but it might be feature-limited through a software change.
     
  2. microchip

    microchip Very Senior Member

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    I hope it's Qualcomm-based
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Why?
     
  4. microchip

    microchip Very Senior Member

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    Better firmware. NG routers that are Qualcomm-based have more trouble-free firmware (I guess because Qualcomm uses OpenWrt as its SDK). Their Broadcom models suffer a lot if you daily visit the NG forum full with reports about issues, sometimes major ones

    Also, if I'm not mistaken, Qualcomm uses in-silicon packet processors (at least my R7800 does) instead of relying on CTF that gets disabled if you use specific features. I could be mistaken, tho
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM