Hi Zajec at al,
If i read this here http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC8 … fications/ at ASUS, the device is pretty well equipped with a lot of stuff . of course that is coming at a pretty solid price.
ASUS makes a big point on supporting DD-WRT "openness", even if i doubt that a binary donwload is what everyone who looks for open really wants. Neverthless, ASUS lists the device as officially supported by DD-WRT on http://www.asus.com/us/site/routers/DD-WRT/.
However, i did find only limited material (and no pre-cooked pieces of ASUS/Broadcom code to be embedded) in the DD-WRT svn at http://svn.dd-wrt.com/search?q=ac87
This guy here has been digging really deep into this router and some of the available sources:
http://elatov.github.io/2014/11/dd-wrt- … 8u-router/
This guy here https://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/08/august-2 … -rt-ac87r/ has gone into quite documenting the disection of the device, including creating a nice block diagram of the devce at https://i1.wp.com/pcdiy.asus.com/wp-con … iagram.png
An alternative pile of sources is here: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin … er/release
I also reasd other things that would obviously are not (yet) available as standard configurations, for example:
The wireless router supports connection to IPTV services through an ISP or a LAN. The IPTV tab provides the configuration settings needed to set up IPTV, VoIP, multicasting, and UDP for your service. Contact your ISP for specific information regarding your service.
Source: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wirele … ul_new.zip
I have read here on OpenWRT that some other code that was on DD-WRT could successfully migrated over to OpenWRT. I'd assume once that happens, the users gain some flexibility by the modularity of the OpenWRT approach.
SO - I am wondering how DD-WRT and OpenWRT can embed/use any of the specialty functions that the Vendor Firmware embeds, like acceleration features of the SoC or the 2.4/5 GHz MIMO?