ZBT Z800AX questions

has anyone tested this router?
Does it come with an Hardware NAT out of the box ?
it's an OEM based Openwrt ?
i'm wondering what chip they used for the Wifi 6. We only know about wifi 2.4 and 5.

2. Adopt independent WiFi chip, 2.4G is qcn5024, 5.8G is qcn5054
3. 2.4G rate up to 1147Mbps, 5.8G rate up to 2402Mbps, 2.4G&5.8G supports MU-MIMO 
Product name IPQ8072 Chip M.2 Interface Dual Band 3600Mbps WIFI6
Chipset Qualcomm IPQ8072A
Standards And Protocols Wi-Fi 802.11g, Wi-Fi 802.11b, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi 802.11a, Wi-Fi 802.11ax
Wi-Fi Supported Frequency 5G
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmission Rate 1200 Mbps
Encryption Type WPA2-PSK, WPA2
Application Multi-service
Function FireWall, QoS, VPN, SDK available
LAN Ports 4
WAN Ports 1 x10/100/1000Mbps
5G Wi-Fi Transmission Rate 2167Mbps
Wireless Speed: 2.4GHz 1200Mbps + 5.8GHz 2400Mbps
Interface 1 WAN + 4 LAN,1* Sim card slot, 1*USB port
Flash/Ram 8MB+256MB/1GB
Chipset Frequency 2.2GHz
Wired Transfer Rate 10/100/1000Mbps
Antenna 12 external antennas
Button 1Reset,1Mesh
Power supply 12V 3A

Without knowing this device in particular, it would be surprising to find anything but:

  • 4*2.2 GHz cortex a53
    • 2*1.5 GHz NSS/ NPU (little endian ubicom32 derived-) cores, running QCA's proprietary NSS firmware, offering hardware acceleration for a lot of protocols
  • OEM firmware loosely based on QCA's QSDK with their 'adapted' kernel 4.4.60.
    how much of resemblance to OpenWrt remains differs from vendor to vendor, but it's usually heavily butchered up and not updated (derived from 15.05.1).
  • see the Xiaomi ax3600 thread for details about ipq807x support
  • warning, the SOC does support secure boot, some vendors don't use it, others enforce it. In some cases it can be disabled by setting a custom boot command (over serial) skipping firmware verification, but if a vendor did its homework, it might not be.

EDIT: comparing to other devices, the antenna array might not be as effective as well oriented internal ones.

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