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Re: Not good enough

>> All branded ones, however, are now Broadcom

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/List_of_802.11ac_Hardware/Access_Points

would contradict this.

There are more Atheros devices listed than broadcom ones.

Perhaps dsl took off and wifi only chipsets lost relevance and broadcom do wifi+dsl and wifi+cable integrated socs. Back in 2011, they were commonly separate chips and so atheros wifi only ones had more relevance.

Perhaps OpenWrt is dying off.. separate chips are easier to handle than multi function socs.

Meanwhile actual data suggests qualcomm atheros is doing better since the merger

I suppose now the argument will be that the atheros merger hurt broadcom's market share and so the merger is a bad idea.

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