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Features

One of the nicer things about the BC is that ASUS has given it most of the features found in its Broadcom-based routers. An obvious omission is the Game Boost menu with its WTF-based game performance enhancement features.

Blue Cave Landing page

Blue Cave Landing page

Of concern to more buyers is that the full AiProtection suite is supported.

Game Boost menu

AiProtection menu

Adaptive QoS is also there, hidden under the Traffic Manager menu.

QoS
TypeBoth
DirectionBoth
Auto
Y

 

Adaptive QoS menu

Adaptive QoS menu

A new menu (to me at least) is Alexa & IFTTT. You link your BC to Alexa using the former...

Alexa menu

Alexa menu

...and IFTTT using the latter.

IFTTT menu

IFTTT menu

VPN also hasn't been forgotten with both PPTP and OpenVPN servers...

VPN
PPTP
Y
IPsec
N
L2TP
Y
SSL
N
OpenVPN
Y
NotesOpen VPN & PPTP servers supported. OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP client supported

OpenVPN server

OpenVPN server

...and PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN clients. The composite screengrab below shows the Client tab and window that appears with a click of the Add Profile button.

VPN client option

VPN client options

The feature summaries below show other features I may not have described.

Features
TypeAC
Port Speed10/100/1000
WAN Ports1
LAN Ports4
CPUIntel (Lantiq) PXB4395EL (1.6 GHz, 2 cores)
Switchin PXB4395E
RAM (MB)512
Flash (MB)128
Firmware3.0.1.4.383_19145
Storage Share
Y
Printer Share
Y
USB 3.0
Y
Travel Router
N

WAN
Static
Y
Dynamic
Y
PPPoE
Y
PPTP
Y
L2TP
Y
WWAN
Y
Failover
N
Load Balance
N
Aggregation
N
IPv6
Y
DDNS
Y

Note VLANs and ability to enable/disable physical Ethernet ports are not supported.

Firewall
Port Triggers
Y
DMZ
Y
URL Block
Y
Service Block
Y
Schedules
Y
LAN
DHCP Reserve
Y
VLAN
N
Port Control
N

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