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#233425 16-Apr-2018 08:33
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Anyone know if a list that shows all the modems using Broadcom chipsets?


I need to replace my ADSL modem and we have always gotten the best speeds and performance with Broadcom, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which of the current modem offerings here in NZ are actually using Broadcom chipsets?

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  #1996761 16-Apr-2018 09:12
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is this a bridge modem? if so i'd go for the NF4V. It's the best bang for buck out there with a solid broadcom chipset.




HG659b is also broadcom based, although if your looking for access to the dsl driver, you will have to hack your way through it.

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  #1996885 16-Apr-2018 10:55
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Thanks.  Surprising how hard it is to find a reference list.


I did some digging and I see the TP-Link TD-W9977 also has the same bcm63168 chipset as the modems you listed above so I'm going to have a go with that one.


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  #1996887 16-Apr-2018 10:56
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and yes...I'm looking to use it in a bridging scenario

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  #1997378 17-Apr-2018 07:34
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So I just stumbled across this which has quite a good list of detailed information on the variety of hardware out there

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