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Asus RT AC58U AC1300 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router Black Not a Modem

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
142
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
7
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Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
WIFI
128 GB
MEMORY
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 135 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 71
range, 5ghz, coverage, mbps, 2 4ghz
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I have a 75 MBPS line and the internet speeds are fantastic. ... The range is great even on 5 Ghz connection, so much so that I have almost dropped my plan of using another router as repeater to extend coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  Consistent connection, signal. ... Speed and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Good router for the price. ... 2.4GHz performance is very good. ... For a 2000 sq ft house, the 2.4GHz is covered fully with well-above-average to high signal levels. ... But it is still usable with above average signals. ... The signal does drop significantly on the 5GHz band in couple corners of the house. ... 5Ghz signal performance is better on a laptop than on a smartphone (Tested on Xperia Z3 Compact and Nexus 5). ... In conclusion, a very good router with good features with excellent range on 2.4GHz and above average range on 5GHz.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have a extremely stable home WiFi network with a range that is suprising! ... I live in a 5000sqft apt and the router is in the middle of the apartment so all the rooms and even the terrace get signal on this router. ... The router is in a small puja room in the middle of the house so it always connects to devices with at least one wall in the way, but without a problem. ... Now we don't even look at what wifi we are on 2g or 5g.  ...  "
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" ...  1:Super-fast network speed ... 5:Four external 5dBi antennas with AiRadar universal beamforming for improved Wi-Fi range(You find the difference right away) ... If you are looking for an AC standard router,don't wait this is the best you could get.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the router interface, features are easy to use, range is good and signal strength remains consistent.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed I'm getting is finally what my ISP is giving - 50 Mbps - I only got max. ... 35 Mbps with my Dlink, and my nearly my entire 850 sqft 2BHK house gets atleast 40% speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Covers 2600sft apartment very well.  ...  "
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Wifi
 36
range, wi fi, tp link, gigabit, dual band
+72%
-28%
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" ...  It became clear after some research that I want WPS which is a one button wifi connect (which nearly all routers have nowadays), I also wanted USB to connect my external hard disk (or my internet dongle), and didn't really need a top of the line router (since my broadband is 50Mbps).  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi Stability - Very good ... WiFi Speed - Good.  ...  "
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" ...  The router automatically gave an option to do this. ... My Router: Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router ... Tested Wifi speed after router: 190+Mbps to 205Mbps maximum upload and download almost always. ... The range is easily 20-30% better than my previous wifi. ... Asus router DHCP DNS:  ...  "
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" ...  Best router with all working options for a home user.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent Wifi router. ... Infact 5GHZ range is as good as my old tplink 300 router. ... It supports 40MHZ on 2.4G and 80MHZ in 5G which will increase your throughput. ... Just make sure you dont impact your neighbors wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  good range even with the 5 Ghz network.  ...  "
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" ...  I was using a Netgear R6220 AC1200 smart gigabit router (₹3400) which was okay buy not all that good. ... It had all the requirements I wanted, like WRT, print server & of course VPN. ... -Wave-2 802.11ac support ... -VPN client & server support. ... For the asking price of ₹4300, the ASUS RT-AC58U Wi-Fi Router offers a great deal. ... I've replaced the Linksys router with the better performing Asus 88U router. ... My Asus 88U has been an amazing router, I've purchased a second AC58U router for my office network with no performance hiccups.  ...  "
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" ...  Router is good.  ...  "
Capacity
 33
router, room, walls, range, apartment
+94%
-6%
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" ...  As mentioned in the description, this is good for a 2000sq feet apartment if placed "in the centre".  ...  "
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" ...  using 75mpbs internet on this router at 500 sqft house .  ...  "
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" ...  Note:Works Excellent for 2000Sqm Houses  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to give wifi to my niece who lives in next to my house.  ...  "
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" ...  But considering I get signal in my parking from my 1st floor apartment, I can't complain.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 4 walls in between still get a good range.  ...  "
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" ...  For a 2000 sq ft house, the 2.4GHz is covered fully with well-above-average to high signal levels.  ...  "
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" ...  In Mumbai, it covers a 1400 sq ft. 3 BHK apartment (single floor) and gives full speed.  ...  "
ISP
 22
mbps, act, broadband, tp link, ftth
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  The speeds are also very good even in corners of the house (20mbps connection).  ...  "
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" ...  I now get 90 Mbps speed with the new router.  ...  "
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" ...  Infact it even auto detected the lan subnet and suggested to switch to 192.168.2.1 from 192.168.1.1 which my modem was on. ... My Internet Plan: Asianet 899 - 200Mbps FTTH ... Tested Server - Alliance Broadband Ernakulam (Both Tests on this server) ... ping :2-3ms. ... The speed instantly started at 200Mbps unlike on the old router where the speed increased slowly to 80mbps. ... And to top it off, Asus has one of the best Firmwares with one of the best DHCP management systems, which is one of the main reasons i wanted to opt for Asus routers.  ...  "
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" ...  -MU-MIMO support (very stable wireless connection) ... Stable connection & transfer speeds. ... Upgraded my intranet wiring with CAT6E for a 1Gbps intranet  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 75 MBPS line and the internet speeds are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Best Wireless Router !!  ...  "
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" ...  It's a fantastic router. ... I have 100mbps airtel Fibre line.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a modem which support JIO 4g USB tethering from mobile, it should have openvpn client and support for ddwrt or lede, after looking through I purchased gl-mt300a.  ...  "
Overall performance
 19
performance, speeds, router, quad core, satisfied
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  overall happy with the performance .  ...  "
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" ...  Very satisfied with the performance so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I am gwtting 140 speed always.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds are great and 5 GHz is lighting fast. ... Well built router and does the job it is meant for well.  ...  "
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" ...  -Very good performance (consistent data speeds) ... Stable connection & transfer speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  1:Super-fast network speed  ...  "
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" ...  The speed instantly started at 200Mbps unlike on the old router where the speed increased slowly to 80mbps.  ...  "
Price
 17
worth, value for money, router, money, waste
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Pricing wise it's bit costly but worth.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money and versatile router for home.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is couple of hundreds more than others.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a budget of more than 5k, then pick up this router as it is best in the Rs 5-7K price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for Money: 10/10  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny  ...  "
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" ...  Good router for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is good for the price.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 16
connected, speed, vpn, upto, media server
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  Works like a charm when I cast from phone to my chrome or even my Roku. ... 4 phones, 4 laptops, 1 desktop, one tablet, one Google home, a Chromecast and a Roku stick. ... The ease of connecting an HDD was really surprising.  ...  "
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" ...  4) Mobile app which allowed you to get much information about connection performance, much more can be done using mobile app  ...  "
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" ...  As of now configured connected my 1TB HDD as Media Server.  ...  "
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" ...  Tested on Device - OnePlus 5 Mobile  ...  "
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" ...  Able to stream with 4k resolution directly on TV connected upto 5 devices on 5g no lagging on speed  ...  "
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" ...  Lot's of functionalities to use + it has MIMO technology so has good speed in each device connected.  ...  "
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" ...  > Stable connection even when multiple devices are connected.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have made this device to automatically connect to 5 Ghz, then no issue. ... Number of devices connected remains same. ... As its dual band, I have connected certain devices over 2 Ghz and other devices over 5 Ghz. ... With around 4-5 devices also, I get adviced speed on all the devices.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
app, user interface, ui, interface, chromecast
+87%
-13%
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" ...  User interface and mobile app are good for management and feature rich for home use.  ...  "
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" ...  Lag free on chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  ASUS Cloud doesn't work at all but rest all features work.  ...  "
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" ...  Best thing is that I can manage all my Asus routers at once with the intuitive Asus app.  ...  "
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" ...  > Excellent Android App support.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to upgrade to Asus RT-AC58U for a better streaming experience through my Chromecast and Fire Stick.  ...  "
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" ...  Tested App - Speedtest by Ookla ... And to top it off, Asus has one of the best Firmwares with one of the best DHCP management systems, which is one of the main reasons i wanted to opt for Asus routers.  ...  "
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" ...  I used with Chromecast as well.  ...  "
Apps
 14
download master, mobile app, files, asus, user interface
+71%
-29%
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" ...  4) Mobile app which allowed you to get much information about connection performance, much more can be done using mobile app  ...  "
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" ...  Best thing is that I can manage all my Asus routers at once with the intuitive Asus app.  ...  "
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" ...  User interface and mobile app are good for management and feature rich for home use.  ...  "
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" ...  > Excellent Android App support.  ...  "
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" ...  3) App/UI - The UI along with the app is incredibly robust and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Tested App - Speedtest by Ookla  ...  "
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" ...  I have side-loaded the Kodi app on my Fire Stick and this app works well to stream media on my television from the files stored in the USB device attached to the router.  ...  "
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" ...  The ASUS app is a added bonus.  ...  "
Ports
 13
usb 3 0, lan, port, nas, 3 0 port
+85%
-15%
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" ...  It has gigabyte lan port 10/100/1000 speed .  ...  "
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" ...  > USB 3.0 - connect a External HDD or Pen drive to share contents across your network ... > Gigabit ethernet Ports ensure that wired transfers are blazing fast. ... (My USB 2 external HDD connected to the Router gives me 35 MBps sustained read speeds.) ... > Decent Usb speeds across both wired and Wireless networks. ... > Good performance using 3G Usb dongle (Airtel)  ...  "
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" ...  Gigabit LAN is helpful, connected my wd my cloud hdd, and getting good speed for read and write. ... Overall good product with USB 3.0 port, MU MIMO and Gigabit LAN, value for money in this price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good one, covers 1500sqft efficiently, gigabit ports are a blessing for fibernet users, 5ghz strength too is surprisingly good in open but not expect much beyond walls.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the most useful feature is the USB 3.0 slot. ... A USB pen drive attached to the router will create a network drive which works very well with the Fire Stick. ... Wireless LAN speed for transferring files to the attached USB 3.0 device is 12 MB/s.  ...  "
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" ...  USB 3.0 port compared to USB 2.0 port offered rivals in the class ... (10X-faster data transfers than USB 2.0)  ...  "
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" ...  Gigabit wired Ethernet with 1gbps speeds is best to use with NAS storage. ... USB 3.0 feature is general purpose allowing all types of USB devices to work with the router. ... I have used JioFi personal router by connecting using USB and it works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything about this router is great, except for the USB sharing.  ...  "
Setup
 10
easy, router, took, speed, setting
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Setup was super quick.  ...  "
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" ...  The router was simple to set up and took me less than 5 minutes to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Onboard and Setup - Easy  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome speed and so so easy to setup .  ...  "
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" ...  I personally have a CyberGhost Premium subscription & had no problem setting up an OpenVPN client in this router.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting it up took some time as I had to go through some documents to configure it with BSNL.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup with the app is also super easy and works off the bat.  ...  "
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" ...  After using ASUS routers you cant go back to the awgul gui of tplink and I wanted to have a dual band router so went with ac58u.  ...  "
Band
 10
dual, router, 5ghz, wireless, home
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I have a bigger tri-band Asus router at my home which has served me really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Dual band helps in best coverage possible for different speed types.  ...  "
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" ...  its amazingly fast and the dual band works as a boon .  ...  "
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" ...  First time using 5ghz band in mobile and experience is good so far.  ...  "
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" ...  After the change, I can notice the signals are consistent without any issues on both bands.  ...  "
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" ...  Best value for money AC dual band router available in the market.  ...  "
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" ...  D-Link DIR-842 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Router ... Linksys EA6350 AC1200+ Dual-Band Wireless Router (Black)  ...  "
Ease of Use
 9
user interface, setup, interface, ui, app
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Onboard and Setup - Easy  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome speed and so so easy to setup .  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface is well-designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy UI and lots of features to understand and implement.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting it up took some time as I had to go through some documents to configure it with BSNL.  ...  "
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" ...  3) App/UI - The UI along with the app is incredibly robust and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup with the app is also super easy and works off the bat.  ...  "
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" ...  > Excellent Interface enables both newbies and experts to tune their Router as needed  ...  "
Firmware
 9
asus, wrt, lede, latest, gui
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The first thing i did once i started the router was update the firmware to the latest version. ... Asus router DHCP DNS:  ...  "
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" ...  It had all the requirements I wanted, like WRT, print server & of course VPN. ... Only after Linksys's most beautiful interface, The Asus WRT GUI is also a delight to work with, and it's just like my ASUS prime b250 motherboard's UEFI seen on them, the layout, the feel, its top notch. ... - Fixed CVE-2017-13704: Bug collision  ...  "
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" ...  Very good Firmware features and GUI .  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely no issues with latest firmware update.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure to update the router firmware the moment you set up your internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Good web based gui (asus-wrt), support for open wrt and others.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 9
month, problems, within, update, days
+44%
-56%
comment
" ...  Except the boot times which.  ...  "
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" ...  Edit 4 months .  ...  "
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" ...  Update after a month: ... Faced certain problems. ... Problems which I have found so far  ...  "
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" ...  Product is stop working within one month of usage.  ...  "
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" ...  It stopped working the very 13th day.  ...  "
Features
 9
mode, work, router, one, mimo
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  software of TP-Link is very easy to use and comes with practical features.  ...  "
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" ...  Features - Yet to explore all.  ...  "
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" ...  5) Beam forming and mimo is a added benefit  ...  "
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" ...  Set up the router with BSNL FTTH in AP mode.  ...  "
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" ...  If required, one has access to all the advanced features along with a super granule control over other settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Other features include  ...  "
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" ...  The router has a lot of useful features: if only they would easily work right out of the box.  ...  "
Lagging
 7
restart, manually, lag, chromecast
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Lag free on chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  The media playback through the attached storage has been a seamless experience without any buffering lag.  ...  "
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" ...  After setup, activate and u can forget about it, as the VPN automatically reconnects after a restart.  ...  "
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" ...  4) Bootup Takes close to a minute.  ...  "
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" ...  if you do so it will hang . ... makes you to restart manually again .  ...  "
Marketplace
 7
support, company, customer support, 10
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  the product was new and original.  ...  "
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" ...  as both support GigE .  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon has done a great job !  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon delivered it promptly within the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as promised by the company .  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
build, looks, 10
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  -Decent build quality  ...  "
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" ...  Though its not that tough for those who knows terms well.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is top-notch for a device that costs close to 5000 rupees.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and build quality: 10/10  ...  "
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" ...  After that, it works like a charm with no dropped connections.  ...  "
USB
 6
pen drive, hdd, usb 3 0, port, comment
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Like usb port is not working (pen drive and printer).  ...  "
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" ...  -Only one USB port ( too bad that it's only one)  ...  "
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" ...  The USB Hard Disk sharing feature is a toy to be played around and not to be used as a full fledged NAS.  ...  "
Memory
 5
quad core, usage, processor, mb, attached
+100%
comment
" ...  It takes 2 minutes to copy a 1.4 GB file to the attached USB pen drive.  ...  "
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" ...  6) Quad core processor and 128 ram is great for performance  ...  "
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" ...  If range is the highest priority and you want download master ---> ASUS RT-N 18U this has more RAM also ... Less ram than rtn18u (but still sufficient for heavy home usage)  ...  "
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" ...  > 128MB Memory for Multi-Tasking - Fast memory architecture enables stable multiple simultaneous download streams on multiple devices  ...  "
Resolution
 4
hd, streaming, stream, stick, speed
+100%
comment
" ...  the coverage was a bit disappointment tho, no issues with the speed, it does deliver max speed for multiple devices simultaneously, smooth hd streamings too and not that it's a huge problem but it sure gets hot.  ...  "
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" ...  Able to stream with 4k resolution directly on TV connected upto 5 devices on 5g no lagging on speed  ...  "
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" ...  Now movies are streaming in HD as soon as the movie starts (previously in 300n it used to stream in sd for a minute).  ...  "
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" ...  I get 2 bars signal across 3 walls with non buffering YouTube HD playback.  ...  "
Design
 3
quality, performance, build, 10
+100%
comment
" ...  Looks and build quality: 10/10  ...  "
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" ...  1) Looks - The router really looks like a modern electronic device. ... It's quite handsome and always catches people's eye in a good way. ... When set up properly, makes it look lean and mean. ... 2) Performance - The performance here is absolutely top-notch.  ...  "

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Specifications

Performance
Processor Type:  Quad Core 
Memory
Memory:  128 GB
Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  3 
USB:  Yes 
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
WIFI
128 GB
MEMORY
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS