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Asus Blue Cave unpacks

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Preface:
When ” Jedi Survival: Escape and Kill” became popular all over the world, ” Blue Hole” also appeared frequently in players’ vision. Today we will talk about Blue Hole together. However, it is not ” PUBG”, but ——Blue Cave, a routing niche played by ASUS’s Yan Fu. Although there is no direct connection between the two, as a ” Blue Hole” routing, are you sure you don’t want to try?
 
Today’s router market, while ensuring its function, still tends to follow the same pattern, either ” antenna baby” or ” octopus”. However, contemporary aesthetics, the aesthetic vision of modern people is no longer the same as in those days. In order to build a new house, it is often necessary to hire a design company, stressing style and refinement. However, routers, which are small objects that we have to deal with every day, are placed on the desktop, the corner of the bed or the living room. There will always be people who come into sight intentionally or unintentionally, and sometimes even spoil the scenery. I believe many of my friends feel the same way. It is like looking for a girlfriend who wants to be both beautiful and virtuous. Can you say no? If you agree with me, I believe the main character coming on stage will give you some surprises.
▲ Don’t worry, let’s take a look at the configuration of Blue Cave first. After all, what you bought is not a vase. On the one hand, it looks good, but at least it has some connotation. Otherwise, it is useless. It is a decoration. In terms of configuration, this route supports AC2600 dual frequency. In terms of publicity, according to the official, it is 28% faster than the same configuration that uses external antenna ( Blue Cave is a built-in 4 antenna ). It is equipped with the latest Intel Wi-Fi chipset. It is mainly a wireless route specially built for smart homes in the mid-market.
 




Out of the box:
▲ It was truly a ” blue hole”. Although But is a ” blue hole”, it looks a bit like a small Bluetooth speaker. If it weren’t for the router written on the box, it wouldn’t be recognized at a glance. The packaging is relatively simple and the blue and white colors are more artistic.
 
 
▲ The back and side of the box are painted with physical pictures of Blue Cave and some corresponding functional diagrams.
 
▲ On the other side of the box, the corresponding specification parameters of the router are written in detail, including information on functions and accessories. On the bottom side, you can see the system supported by this route, as well as higher IPv6 protocol. In addition, Asustek provides 3 – year warranty service.
 
▲ Finally, the exciting moment has come. Open the lid, open the box and find there are three white inner containers inside, with intimate openings for easy extraction.
 
▲ All accessories include: network cable, quick assembly guide, warranty card, instruction manual and power supply.
 
▲ Those who have used ASUS route should be familiar with it. The power supplies are all the same. The specifications of the power supply are: 19V 1.75A
 
▲ The network cable is basically delivered when buying routes, and there is nothing special about it.
 
▲Blue Cave’s real objects are really beautiful. There is no traditional external antenna, with sharp edges and corners and stiff lines. The whole route is one integrated mass of white. In the middle, it is decorated with a blue halo. It looks simple without losing style, elegant without losing lasting appeal. On the premise of ensuring its function, it really makes people shine at the moment. The ” ASUS” in the middle of the bottom represents its lineage. It seems that the man once called ” rock – solid” also has a gentle and beautiful side.
 
▲ After looking at the face, look at the back. This ” riddled with holes” back looks like a face of vicissitudes and helplessness. Because the position of the bottom is too small and the heat dissipation is not enough, the back has to gather together, so we have to hit all the holes on the back. Fortunately, it is not on the face. I just don’t know if the children’s shoes with obsessive-compulsive disorder have shadows when seeing here.
 
▲Blue Cave’s socket is fairly regular and not particularly rich, but it is also enough. Needless to say, switches, power holes, reset buttons and USB 3.0 provide 4 gigabit LAN ports and 1 gigabit WAN port. WPS has certain practicability and provides convenience for networking, but it seems that I haven’t used it very often.
 
▲ Except for the part printed with identification code and specification, the bottom is not provided with heat dissipation holes, and the rest are all covered with heat dissipation holes without exception. Four anti-skid foot pads are arranged at the four corners, which also play a certain auxiliary heat dissipation function.
 
▲ Let’s look at the size again. Blue Cave is not too big. It is roughly the same size as a Huawei P10 Plus, and its daily display is quite wide.
 
▲ If the comparison of images still leaves you with no concept, then the actual measurement shows that Blue Cave is about 16CM wide.
 
The height is about 16CM.
 
▲ The thickness is about 8CM, which is a square shape.
 
▲ The ” delicate girl” should be able to bear or endure the look. Let’s take a look at the details. The whole luminous mask is not smooth, but like terraced fields, consisting of circles with different angles from circle to circle. For the time being, it is impossible to guess the intention.

Firmware:

 
▲ The process of initial setup is quite simple. I feel that the current route has done quite well in initialization. When I was a novice, I bought a router. I always felt that I was too big to set it up. I asked for help. The Blue Cave setup is quite simple. Take the computer as an example, connect the power supply, connect the line, click on a web page at will after startup, and automatically jump to the network setup page. According to the page prompt, fill in the corresponding WIFI name, broadband account password and other information. The whole process will be completed in a minute or two.
 
▲ After setting up the interface, I believe this interface is familiar to players who have come into contact with Asustek firmware. Besides, many third-party routers on the market now will often be painted with Asustek firmware because it is more playable and can maximize router performance. This is an interface that has not been brushed into * *, but it is almost the same when it is brushed into * *, but it is not long since it was routed out, and it is not supported for the time being. I believe it will be supported in the future. Asustek’s firmware has more functions. Here are some of the more characteristic functions.
 
▲ I believe last year’s bitcoin theft incident has made more people realize the importance of network security. Every moment, a computer in a corner of the earth is being attacked by viruses.Asus AiProtection intelligenceNetwork guards can, to a certain extent, prevent malicious programs and viruses from threatening computers. After all, multiple protections are always good, not to mention routing is in the front line of network transmission.

▲USB related applications. There are many related applications here. In daily life and office work, we may have more contact with hard disk sharing, printer sharing and offline downloading. Hard disk sharing can facilitate LAN, file sharing, data transmission, etc. If FTP is turned on, it can even be shared outside the network. This is actually a bit like NAS. For the office, network printer service is very convenient and provides a more convenient printer sharing service. It goes without saying that the route is normally open for offline downloading. It goes without saying that downloading a resource that requires 10 hours of transmission, whether to turn on the computer for 10 hours or to take the route offline.
 

▲ Asus Aicloud personal cloud service, combined with DDNS and FRP, can remotely access home network and transmit data anytime and anywhere. NAS can also be used together, which is more convenient.


▲ Wireless Network Here, the transmission power and area selection in the professional settings are mentioned. In fact, these two functions have certain influence on the signal quality. In the area, it is suggested to choose the United States or Australia. For specific reasons, the power is usually maximized and adjusted according to the situation.


▲Blue Cave supports WPS function, and the router tail has corresponding WPS function keys. This function is very convenient for users who think wireless network encryption settings are complicated, and can be done with one key.


▲IPTV, this function is a great boon for IPTV users. It can be directly connected to IPTV. It is very effective in specific home arrangements.


 
 

▲Blue Cave is Asustek’s first router that supports voice control of Alexa speakers. It is equipped with Alexa smart speakers that can switch WIFI, visitor network and other functions. It also supports IFTTT. As long as certain triggering conditions are set, routing can be controlled, such as: WIFI is turned off when going out / sleeping, telephone alerts are given when certain devices are connected to the network, and the triggering mechanism is provided. The right side is translated into Chinese, so the playability is still quite high.


▲ This function need not be introduced too much. The outside world is very beautiful. I believe many small partners are longing for it. The ladder is ready and can only help you to get here.

Three networking modes:
 

▲Blue Cave provides three networking modes. One is the commonly used wireless routing mode. The other two are AP and bridging mode respectively. Needless to say, the routing mode is needless to say. The following shows the other two modes.

 

▲ This is the AP mode interface.

 

▲ This is the interface in bridging mode. Some functions are not available in AP and bridging modes.
 


 

AAP control terminal:

 

▲ It is also simple and fast to use the mobile terminal for networking. The mobile terminal can also display various operation indexes of the router. This interface looks quite scientific and technological, with both wood and wood.

 
 

▲ The mobile terminal basically covers most functions of the PC terminal and provides a third-party plug-in to choose from. In addition, the mobile terminal also supports remote control and file sharing, provided that DDNS and other related information are set up. As far as the currently used routes are concerned, Asustek’s APP functions are quite rich and the settings are relatively simple and practical.

Performance:
To evaluate the quality of a router, its performance is the first place. Is this kind of router worthy of responsibility an idol group or a power group?
▲ During the test, 50 megabytes of optical fiber from Unicom was selected. The test tool was Lenovo’s 14 – inch small trendy 7000 notebook. The test software includes:inSSIDerWIFI Analysis Assistant,Speedtest.



▲ The whole room is 118 square meters, Blue Cave is placed in the triangle position in the figure, and A, B, C, D, E and F in the figure are respectively selected as test points.

▲PC side: D point
2.4G:-50dBm
5G:-58dBm
 
▲PC side: point B
2.4G:-50dBm
5G:-61dBm
 
▲PC side: point f
2.4G:-68dBm
5G:-69dBm
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point E
2.4G:-24dBm
Speedtest: up 9.39Mbps, down 72.63Mbps
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point E
5G:-29dBm
Speedtest: up 9.6Mbps, down 71.76Mbps
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point C
2.4G:-36dBm
Speedtest: up 10.26Mbps, down 50.27Mbps
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point C
5G:-32dBm
Speedtest: up 9.38Mbps, down 71.04Mbps
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point A
2.4G:-49dBm
Speedtest: up 10.38Mbps, down 68.2Mbps
 
▲ Mobile Phone End: Point A
5G:-57dBm
Speedtest: up 9.55Mbps, down 72.50Mbps
 
Summary:In the actual theoretical test, Blue Cave showed strong performance. No matter it is 2.4G or 5G, it can completely cover the whole house without dead corners, and it can basically reach full speed at the speed up and down. Facts have proved that Blue Cave is both an idol faction and a power faction.
 
▲ Take Watch Pioneer, a PC – side game, as an example. Under 1080P resolution, the special effects are fully on. The Ping value of the next game is tested. The whole picture, including the scene of the group war, is stable at about 28ms without any Caton.
 
▲ The mobile phone uses the glory of the king, which is still popular nowadays, as the test object, and turns on the high frame rate mode. The whole process includes group warfare. The frame number is stable at about 57ms, there is no 460, and there is no pressure to play freely.




 
USB read-write test:
The tested mount disk is Kingston DTSE9G2, which supports 3.0 interface, turns off USB3.0 interference, and tests the reading and writing speed of router 3.0 interface files on the computer side in a wired connection mode.
▲ Write speed: 11.6MB/ sec
 
▲ Reading speed: 11.8MB/ sec
 
Summary:Samba’s reading and writing speed is average. As a 3.0 transmission interface, this speed still has considerable room for improvement.
 




Temperature test:
The heat output of high-profile routing chips will also be greater. Good heat dissipation can improve the service life of routing and better ensure the stability of operation. As a passive heat dissipation Blue Cave, what is the heat output in use?
▲ The room temperature during the test is 26.7 ℃, and the temperature of the top shell of the route is measured to be 35.9 ℃ after the route is normally networked for 1 hour.
 
▲ The temperature at the lower right back radiating hole is 39.1 ℃
 
▲ The temperature of the annular light-emitting cover is 42.8 ℃, and the test point is just where the light source is located.
 
Summary:Summer hasn’t officially arrived yet. If it is midsummer, the temperature will fluctuate by 5 – 8 ℃. Generally speaking, the temperature is not high, it is a normal value, and it is configured here after all.




 
Lights:
▲ After the power supply is switched on for the first time, a blue indicator light will light up in the upper right corner of the ” ASUS”LOGO. Under normal network conditions, the blue light will go out, and a red light will be displayed when the network is disconnected.
 
▲ The ” doughnut” in the night sky looks like a nuclear reactor on the chest of the ” vagrant” mecha for a moment.
 
▲ During normal operation, the heat dissipation holes on the back will also transmit light.
 
▲ Blue, red, black and white have always been good desktop lights. For most players, such colors can be well matched with their computer hosts or other peripherals.
 
▲ Personally, I also prefer blue light. Such a desktop shines brightly in the night sky and looks so quiet and peaceful.
 
▲ In addition, the luminous efficiency of Blue Cave can be turned off and the brightness can be adjusted. It is divided into 3 gears, corresponding to low, medium and high respectively. There is no breathing mode, only on and off. This is a little pity. If only there is breathing mode or other luminous efficiency mode.

Summary:
As the first intelligent route in ASUS’s routing system that supports voice control of Alexa speaker, it really makes us feel the charm of smart home in the future. Apart from the beauty value, it is still strong in function, with 3 cores +512MB of storage, 4 built-in omnidirectional antennas, Gigabit 4LAN and 1WAN, which can be competent for both daily home and small office. With ASUS’s firmware, it will be able to brush * *, expand more functions in the future, and the existence of the triple protection system of AiProtection pushed by the government has brought more flexibility to the choices of enterprises and home users.
 
Advantages:
1, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, important things to say three times.
2. Firmware is powerful and the measured performance is good.
3. Support intelligent voice control, and there are more access possibilities in the future.



Disadvantages:
1. Samba’s reading and writing performance is general and needs to be optimized.

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