[Cerowrt-devel] wrt1900ac v1 vs v2

dpreed at reed.com dpreed at reed.com
Tue Jul 7 10:16:10 EDT 2015

[ https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT1900AC-V2/td-p/940588 ]( https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT1900AC-V2/td-p/940588 )
Shows a v2 with 512M of memory, actually purchased.  I would think that the 512 is definitely useful.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:09am, "Mikael Abrahamsson" <swmike at swm.pp.se> said:

> On Mon, 6 Jul 2015, John Yates wrote:
> > There are refurbished wrt1900ac units available quite cheap ($10 or $20
> > more than wrt1200ac). I assume that they are v1 units as the v2 units have
> > only been on the market for a few months. From lurking on this list I get
> > the sense that these will support full sqm in short order (correct?).
> >
> > So what are the differences between wrt1900ac v1 and v2? Is there any
> > reason to pay nearly $100 more for a v2?
> v1 has Armada XP chipset which has packet accelerator HW in it that
> OpenWrt doesn't use. v2 has Armada 385 which doesn't have a packet
> accelerator, but instead has a much better CPU for forwarding packets.
> So basically if you buy a v1 you'll get a third or so in forwarding
> performance over the v2 with OpenWrt. With the Linksys firmware I could
> imagine the v1 is faster than the v2. The v1 has a fan, v2 does not.
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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