Summary: Asus walked away with an award from our last wireless routers group test; this time around, it’s gone one better and swung the overall award. The reasons behind this are largely the same. Features First, despite a reasonable price, the router has plenty of features. There’s dual-band, concurrent Wi-Fi, rated at 300Mbits/sec in each band; twin USB ports, each one capable of supporting either a printer or a hard disk drive; VPN server capabilities; four Gigabit Ethernet...
Easy set up and GUI, good signal and traffic handling, handy parental controls
Anonyfinn "flyingfinn1", Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: I've paired this with the Asus PCE-A68 network card on my PC, which is the only machine I have using the 5 GHz band in the house at present. 300 + 300 Mbps is quite enough, because it's more than comes into the house -- consider that before making a more expensive dual band purchase. On the 5 GHz band I get 450 Mbps to my PC when alone -- this seems to be 300 on 5 GHz plus a share of the 2.4 GHz band. When others are in the house on laptops, other PCs, phones etc.
excellent router. So many routers these days are coming ...
Amazon Customer "It takes me a long time to l..., Amazon
28 July 2014
Summary: excellent router. So many routers these days are coming without a built in modem meaning that you have to have two bits of kit rather than one when connecting to a BT line. This has a good modem built in. The wi-fi is the strongest I have had from any other router and reaches the whole of my bungalow - previously needed a repeater for the furthest rooms.
Everything seems easy to find and an added bonus was the download ...
Phil Harrison "Phil Harrison", Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: I did not buy this by choice, I had a Netgear DGND3700V2 which was to replace my old router that was failing. After six weeks trying to sort out various bugs on the Netgear, I sent it back but the supplier (PC World) would not give me a refund, this was the nearest specification to the Netgear apart from no WAN port. I had issues out of the box - the browser would not load the setting page automatically as it should but soon got things going by logging in to the router.
Excerpt: Have been using this modem router for couple of months, setup was easy and havent encountered any major issues with it. One recommendation : For media server to run corectly, enure that it is installed on a ext3 formated HDD.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible, Secure, Small
Summary: I found this to be an excellent piece of kit. The look and feel are good, very easy to set up, the web interface is excellent and easily understandable (although I am fairly IT literate). My only disappointment is the range isn't as good as I was expecting, I was hoping it would stretch further around my house than it does, it only stretches a few feet further than the cheap modem I received from my ISP.
Summary: Happy with this. Great spec but I don't use all of it, including the second band (as yet). Very easy to set up and unlike my previous router you do it connected to the Internet. Was hoping to plug in a printer and external hard drive but my printer is not listed as supported on the router and I haven't had time to work out how to do the hard drive. Support from Asus by email but I am not that clever with IT stuff.
Summary: bought it to upgrade from our BT home hub 3 which couldn't handle all of wireless devices. read some reviews and got the impression this was a good router to handle multiple wireless devices. with its dual band and dual processor i thought i'd give it a try. and fair play it did improve the signal strength upstairs and gave better streaming for the ipad while 2 wireless xboxes in the house were gaming online.