Asus Philippines announces their latest high-end router offering, the RT-AC66U. But don’t for one second think that this router is just your average networking device as this bad boy enables you to do more than connect multiple devices.
The first thing you need to know about it is that it’s an 802.11ac dual-band router. For the uninitiated, these routers are capable of insane speeds of up to 1.3GB/S (three-stream). To put thing in perspective, your current Wireless-N routers has a cap of 450Mbps (three-stream) while the 802.11ac can outdo that by three folds.
And because of its blazing fast transfer rate, 5G routers (another term for 802.11ac routers) are more power-efficient compared to our Wireless-N routers. How so? Simple, the faster the file transfer the lesser the energy the router consumes.
But that’s not all. In fact, the ASUS RT-AC66U has a whole bag of tricks to satisfy all your networking needs. We’ll not go too detailed about its other features as we’ll reserve that for our full review, so do watch out for that.
Lastly, this router is also equipped with the ASUS AiCloud technology which adds a handful of other neat features to the already capable device. Some of these additional features include SmartSync which enables users to easily sync their offline files to their ASUS WebStorage account, and SmartAccess which allows users to access their files at home from virtually anywhere using their tablet or smartphone.
Asus RT-AC66U specs:
Network Standard: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/u
Data Rate: 450+1300Mbps
Antenna: 3x (detachable)
Operating Frequency: 2.4Ghz, 5.1~ 5.8Ghz
Encryption: 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
Ports: 1x WAN, 4x LAN, 2x USB2.0
Dimension: 207 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm
The only thing that would keep you from getting this Asus RT-AC66U is the price — suggested retail price is Php11,990.