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Old 15-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #31
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Maylyn, Does this mean that it will work very well with ViewQwest’s 2GB plans? If so, what would be the recommended way to set the router up for the 2GB plan? Thanks!
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Old 15-06-2016, 02:24 PM   #32
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Maylyn, Does this mean that it will work very well with ViewQwest’s 2GB plans? If so, what would be the recommended way to set the router up for the 2GB plan? Thanks!
Yes, the ASUS BRT-AC828M2 is designed from scratch to provide Failover, beyond 1Gbps aggregation load balance performance, IPSec/RADIUS server and many other SOHO features aspects as well.

ASUS TW BRT-AC828M2 RD firmware team is feverishly fine-tuning those new features and going through same rounds of features and performance tests over and over to ensure things work when it's ready to ship out for retail.

How do i know? because i have new/old things from ASUS TW to test and retest on every new firmware updates

Can't wait to show your guys the new GUI loaded with all those new features tabs and functions .... but it's still under embargo and guess have to wait until ASUS TW to give the green light.

So just stay tuned ....

PS ~> a very small teaser

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Old 16-06-2016, 01:34 PM   #33
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Yes, the ASUS BRT-AC828M2 is designed from scratch to provide Failover, beyond 1Gbps aggregation load balance performance, IPSec/RADIUS server and many other SOHO features aspects as well.

ASUS TW BRT-AC828M2 RD firmware team is feverishly fine-tuning those new features and going through same rounds of features and performance tests over and over to ensure things work when it's ready to ship out for retail.

How do i know? because i have new/old things from ASUS TW to test and retest on every new firmware updates

Can't wait to show your guys the new GUI loaded with all those new features tabs and functions .... but it's still under embargo and guess have to wait until ASUS TW to give the green light.

So just stay tuned ....

PS ~> a very small teaser

Excellent news! Waiting for more details! This would be awesome for the 2GB plan, finally.
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Old 17-06-2016, 02:29 PM   #34
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Yes, the ASUS BRT-AC828M2 is designed from scratch to provide Failover, beyond 1Gbps aggregation load balance performance, IPSec/RADIUS server and many other SOHO features aspects as well.

ASUS TW BRT-AC828M2 RD firmware team is feverishly fine-tuning those new features and going through same rounds of features and performance tests over and over to ensure things work when it's ready to ship out for retail.

How do i know? because i have new/old things from ASUS TW to test and retest on every new firmware updates

Can't wait to show your guys the new GUI loaded with all those new features tabs and functions .... but it's still under embargo and guess have to wait until ASUS TW to give the green light.

So just stay tuned ....

PS ~> a very small teaser

CPU and WIFI chip temperature?
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Old 22-06-2016, 11:21 PM   #35
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CPU and WIFI chip temperature?
I'm checking with ASUS TW, should have some updates soon.
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Old 22-06-2016, 11:55 PM   #36
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Back with some updates .....

Finally got some time to go pick up my Samsung EVO 850 500GB M.2 SSD, so i have swap out my Samsung 950 Pro NVME 512GB and replace with it

It's my fault that i jumped the gun without knowing that the ASUS BRT-AC828M2 support only AHCI/SATA M.2 SSD, nevertheless it's nothing biggie as i still can use the Samsung 950 Pro NVME on the upcoming ASUS X99-E 10G WS motherboard ^^

This time round .... all swee swee

Before



After



WebUI (Format)



WebUI (Information)



Very simple and easy to map as a network drive and use it I have crop out the performance indicators as it's still under embargo by ASUS TW. All these will be reveal when i have the approval.

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Old 23-06-2016, 12:26 AM   #37
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nothing QoS engine for this router ?
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Old 23-06-2016, 12:58 AM   #38
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nothing QoS engine for this router ?
Currently it's has 3 types of QoS as per all the current ASUS generation consumer based routers (i.e. ASUS RT-AC88U/ASUS RT-AC5300)

1). Adaptive QoS ~ ensures inbound and outbound bandwidth on both wired and wireless connections for prioritized applications and tasks via pre-defined, drag-and-drop presets: gaming, media streaming, VoIP, web surfing and file transferring.

2). Traditional QoS ~ ensures inbound and outbound bandwidth on both wired and wireless connections for prioritized applications and tasks via manual user-defined parameters.

3). Bandwidth Limiter ~ helps you to control download and upload max speed of your client devices.

And perhaps it's will be more customisable with more parameters, it's not being finalised by ASUS TW networking RD team as yet.

That's all i can mention for the time being.
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Old 23-06-2016, 01:10 AM   #39
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I did not see the tabs "adaptive QoS " and " AI protection" in screenshoot you posted
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I did not see the tabs "adaptive QoS " and " AI protection" in screenshoot you posted
I have to crop away the whole list of left menu tabs as per ASUS TW instructions not to reveal any new menu tabs as they are still under ongoing development and testing.

I still have no clue what is the finalised menus tabs until i received any updated information from ASUS TW.

Reason being is that ASUS TW don't want people to be mislead and start pestering them if it's shown on the public domain too early and people will start to say how come this router has this and that and the shipping firmware don't have it.

Definitely i have put up the finalised whole GUI and sub tabs when that day comes.
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Old 30-06-2016, 04:05 PM   #41
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Got the ASUS TW's go ahead to reveal the official specs ....

This is the first ASUS networking router based on QCA (QualComm Atheros) latest networking solutions.

~ Specs as follows ~

1). CPU ~ QCA IPQ8065 1.7GHz dual core Krait 300 CPU
2). WiFi ~ 2x QCA9984 4X4:4 Wave2 MU-MIMO 160MHz for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz (80MHz+80MHz)
(Specs is ready but 160 drivers are not ready yet)
3). LAN Switch ~ (LAN:1 x RLT8370MB + WAN: 2 x QCA8033)
4). Fully hardware NAT dual WAN for Internet speeds up to 2Gbps with 8x real backbone GbE LAN ports (Realtek RTL8370MB 8 ports) with 2x set of bonding ports



5). Dedicated QCA HW AES/3DES/SHA crypto accelerator engine.
6). 128MB Flash
7). 512MB DDR3 RAM
8). 2 x USB 3.0 (with eject button)
9). Support Failover, Teaming (aggregation) on SLA (Static Link Aggregation), 802.3ad Aggregation
10). Support SATA/AHCI M.2 SSD up to the current biggest 500GB size available in the market - Samsung Evo 850 500GB M.2 SSD (Do note - M.2 NVME based SSD are not supported)



Just to illustrate why is this ASUS BRT-AC828M2 is fully dual WAN 1Gbps capable up to 2Gbps and hardware NAT router.

One picture is worth more than a thousand words



Do note the SpeedTest is to show that this ASUS BRT-AC828M2 is more capable to achieve this kind of performance rating with ease and fully NAT HW accelerated barely with any CPU loading.

All the other aspects of the performance indicators (WiFi, OpenVPN, IPSec, USB3.0, M.2 SSD etc) are still in embargo @ ASUS TW discretion.

Lastly, many thanks to ViewQwest and ASUS TW's BRT-AC828M2 team for allowing me to contribute to this particular collaboration.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac brings new advances in Wi-Fi® performance

Expanded features bring higher performance, speed, and capacity to Wi-Fi networks

Austin, TX, June 29, 2016 – Wi-Fi Alliance® is expanding Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac to include new features that provide a higher-performance mobility experience. New “wave 2” features enable Wi-Fi® to more efficiently handle high-bandwidth applications from an increasing number of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and other consumer electronics devices simultaneously connected to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac delivers greater network capacity and multi-gigabit speeds to benefit consumers, service providers, and enterprises.

Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) is among the most anticipated new features of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac, allowing more devices to operate simultaneously on the same network without sacrificing speed or performance. In addition to increased network capacity enabled with MU-MIMO, devices supporting the full set of new features are capable of achieving up to three times the speed of devices supporting only original Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac features. The newly introduced features are:

MU-MIMO: Networks with MU-MIMO are capable of multitasking by sending data to multiple devices at once rather than one-at-a-time, improving overall network efficiency and throughput

160 MHz channels: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac increases the maximum channel bandwidth from 80 MHz channels to 160 MHz channels, potentially doubling transmission speeds

Four spatial streams: Device speeds are proportional to the number of spatial streams. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac now includes support for four spatial streams, up from three spatial streams.

Extended 5 GHz channel support: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac encourages device support for a greater number of available channels in 5 GHz. Support for additional channels makes more efficient use of available spectrum and reduces interference and congestion by minimizing the number of networks operating on overlapping channels.

“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac gives users a greater experience in dense environments by maximizing Wi-Fi network resources, providing a richer set of features, and enabling the full potential of the technology,” said Andrew Zignani, research analyst, ABI Research. “Wi-Fi Alliance assists in the proliferation of certified products into the market, and we expect an increasing number of data-intensive devices to support the new features for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac that will benefit device end users through this certification process.”

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac was the first version of Wi-Fi to break the gigabit barrier, accelerating the shift to greater utilization of the 5 GHz band. Now, more than 65 percent of devices are dual-band, operating in both 2.4 and 5 GHz. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED interoperability certification program will increase product support for newly supported features from a wide variety of mobile devices and access points, and 96 percent of devices will be dual-band by 2020. Access points supporting new features are expected to dominate the market within the next five years.

“In today’s world, people have more Wi-Fi devices per person and per household, and those devices require significantly more bandwidth,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi Alliance updated the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac program to meet increasing user demands and to stay ahead of emerging applications, while preserving interoperability.”

The first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac products to support new features and which comprise the test bed for interoperability certification are:

Broadcom BCM94709R4366AC
Marvell Avastar 88W8964
MediaTek MT7615 AP Reference Design and MT6632 STA Reference Design
Qualcomm IPQ8065 802.11ac 4-stream Dual-band, Dual-concurrent Router
Quantenna QSR1000 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Chipset Family

For more information and a list of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac products, please visit: www.wi-ficertifiedac.com.

From ~> http://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/new...5jb20=&urlid=0
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Old 23-09-2016, 10:09 AM   #42
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My 2Gbps VQ SpeedTest speed ^^

Done on the upcoming ASUS BRT-AC828







In case, people is wondering? It's is being demo @ the COMEX 2016 booth





Expecting ASUS TW to announce it soon and shipping it Q4

More read @ my thread ~>

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Old 23-09-2016, 12:58 PM   #43
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Thanks for the update! Looking forward to more info and also when it finally hits the shelf!
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Old 23-09-2016, 06:30 PM   #44
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i am sold on it. that's a dream comes true, good wifi coverage, 8 lan ports (i can retire my switch) and with m2 ssd, i can retire my usb hard disk. most of all it supports a single 2gbps fibre true put finally.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:15 AM   #45
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Seems like it was officially launched yesterday. No updates from maylyn? availability and pricing?
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