WRT330N - what processor does it use?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by docinthebox, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. docinthebox

    docinthebox LI Guru Member

    According to Amazon, this new router will be released on 1/31. Checked FCC site and did not see any internal photos submitted for the WRT330N ( https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/...=N&application_id=866378&fcc_id='Q87-WRT330N' ). Are they not required for FCC submission anymore?

    The main selling point for the WRT330N seems to be the "gaming router" aspect - i.e. QoS for gaming and VoIP. The other routers in this market segment (e.g. DLink DIR655, DGL-4300, Zyxel X-550) are mostly based on the Ubicom processor which is specifically designed for QoS. Does anyone know if the QoS implementation on the WRT330N is based on hardware, or purely software, i.e. did Linksys put in a processor specifically designed for QoS?
  2. docinthebox

    docinthebox LI Guru Member

    The internal pictures of the WRT330N are finally released at FCC's website. Turns out it's just another Ubicom-based router with Atheros chipset for WLAN, basically same as D-Link DIR-655. The lowest price I can find for the WRT330N is $165 at buy.com, while the DIR-655 sells for $135 at Best Buy or $130 AR at CompUSA. I'd say the WRT330N is overpriced. These Ubicom-based routers are all the same, the brand really doesn't matter, because the firmware backbone (SDK, libraries) are provided by Ubicom, so they all perform the same. I'm sure Zyxel will come out with their own version of this router as well. I'd just get the cheapest one.


  3. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Pretty funny but I'm not surprised. marketing is a funny thing.

    Off topic, but I wonder why they chose "gullfoss" as a host name. Gullfoss is a famous waterfall in Iceland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gullfoss
  4. adisor19

    adisor19 Network Guru Member

    Great.. aother router that will prolly never be supported by third party firmwar :S

  5. binarypc

    binarypc Network Guru Member

    Anyone tested or used this router?

    Seems the reviewers are beating it up and was wondering if the D-Link DIR-655 is really a better router or not?
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