Not too long ago, we shined the spotlight on three incredible networking solutions from ASUS (RT-N12, RT-N66U, RT-AC68U). We’ve since super-charged our ASUS networking lineup to include more options for those wanting the break-neck performance provided by 802.11ac.
The first router we’ll be looking at is the RT-AC52U. This dual-band AC750 wireless router provides significant value as it supports wireless connections up to 733 Mbps, a USB port for storage devices, printers, and mobile broadband modems, as well as support for ASUS’ AiCloud app to allow on-the-go access to your media and important documents. This is made possible with ASUS’ intuitive ASUSWRT interface that makes all the RT-AC52U’s features readily available for easy configuration.
ASUSWRT is a feature-rich dashboard that gives users an enhanced degree of flexibility to manage their network as they wish. From ASUSWRT, users can easily monitor and manage web traffic, identify devices connected to their network, manage USB drives and other devices for network-sharing, and so much more!
The second router, the RT-AC87U kicks it up a couple notches by supporting dual-band 802.11ac connections at speeds up to 2334 Mbps and enhanced signal coverage of up to 5,000 square feet! The RT-AC87U also sports dual USB ports (1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0) for devices that support the faster USB spec. Also onboard the RT-AC87U are advanced security features provided by Trend Micro, allowing for regular router vulnerability scans, malicious site blocking, active quarantine of infected devices, and much more!
To take advantage of the benefits of dual-band 802.11ac connections, we are also offering a selection of 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapters from ASUS. The first adapter we’ll cover, the USB-AC51, is a low-profile USB adapter that allows for 5 GHz connections to reach up to 433 Mbps, making it up to 3X faster than your average 802.11n connection! This handy USB adapter is a great way to get a taste of the speed gains to be had with 802.11ac at an entry-level price!
The USB-AC56 takes it a step further, allowing for 5 GHz connections to top out at 867 Mbps! Also, by using an external antenna, this USB adapter gets noticeably stronger signal strength, while its USB 3.0 connector ensures that data speeds run into as few bottlenecks as possible.
At the top of our Wi-Fi adapter lineup is the PCE-AC68. This internal Wi-Fi card occupies a single PCIe 1x slot and features an advanced external antenna design to clear up dead zones and increase signal strength. With dual-band technology, the PCE-AC68 can reach lightning-fast connection speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps!
These 802.11ac devices are an amazing value and provide an intuitive solution to your home networking needs thanks to the power of ASUSWRT! You can find these products at our online store or at your local Altex location. For any questions regarding wireless networking or just networking in general, feel free to contact us or stop by any of our 9 retail locations across the state of Texas. Thanks for reading!