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Router with a specific chipset

stallan
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Posts: 282
Registered: ‎02-11-2007

Router with a specific chipset

Currently have a Netgear DG834GT with the broadcom chipset in and just discovered my DSLAM has the Texas Instruments Chipset. Would I see any difference in using a router with matching chipset ? what ADSL2+ routers have a Texas Chipset ?
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ramidoodle
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Posts: 265
Registered: ‎28-09-2008

Re: Router with a specific chipset

I wouldn't expect a big difference in performance I think, Netgear is a good router as long as you have the latest firmware. if your on ADSL2+ this means that INP is likely to be on for your line and will put some overhead on your router to get some calculations done Smiley so the latests firmware will ensure that your router is handling the INP calculations in a timely manner.
btw, almost all Edimax routers have TI chipsets
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Registered: ‎02-02-2008

Re: Router with a specific chipset

The Broadcom chipset only has an advantage on SOME LLU ADSL2+services.
I know that on Be for example their DSLAM's implement an extension to INP that works with Broadcom but not other chipsets to further improve performance and stability. But they supply your router anyway, though many choose to use their own so do take note of this.
(DG834GT is very popular with Be customers)  Wink
Force9Original
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Posts: 352
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Router with a specific chipset

How is the Trendchip for  ADSL2+ ?Huh
Any  well known issues with certain new  21CN dslams  ?Huh
(Like the Broadcom BCM6348 &  Huawei hardware which don't seem to get on well....)
Thanks f9o