Will this be the beginning of the hybrid router/NAS movement?
3 weeks ago
Summary: I just set this up to replace an E3000 as the main router. The reason for doing so is that the 5GHZ radio on the E3000 is flaky and doesn't reach my master bedroom. The router is placed at the front of the house in one bedroom with my master bedroom on the other end of a 2000 sq ft house. It's not a large distance as the house is rectangular so it's 50 feet at most, but there are walls in between. The 5GHZ radio was an epic fail on the E3000.
Summary: All I can say is wow. I don't typically leave reviews for products, but this one needed to be reviewed. I recently switched from a Linksys e1200v1 after constant connection drops in an area with high 2.4GHz interference. I hooked this router up to a Sony Vaio Pro 13 with an Intel 7260 wireless chip via the 5GHz network and was immediately blown away at the speed and range.
Summary: I am fortunate to live in Gigabit City. A direct connection from my computer to the incoming Ethernet cable is 1,110 Mb/s. Honestly. I tried many AC 1200 routers. Wireless connectivity topped 300 Mb/s with my laptops. Unfortunately, the top WIRED speed to my computers was in the 700-800 Mb/s range.
Wow! ASUS beats Linksys in range and reliable connection.
M. Aurelius, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I initially ordered this here but since Amazon is still temp out of stock. I bought it elsewhere. This ASUS replaces my Linksys E4200.. Amazing build quality, reliable, fast, long range. Linksys should take some pointers from ASUS.