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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router

Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router
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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router

Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
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Price $59 at 1 store $192 to $216 at 6 stores $26 to $199 at 4 stores $129 to $134 at 5 stores $89 to $118 at 4 stores
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Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews 2.5 stars out of 53 reviews
Release date April 18, 2011 September 24, 2013 April 09, 2012 December 23, 2011 October 21, 2010
The Bottom Line For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere. Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments. The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.

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Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
1
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
HTTP
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
DDNS
FTP
PPPoE
L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.2 in x 6.2 in x 6.5 in
Info unavailable 6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
13.8 in x 10.6 in x 5.9 in
6.8 in x 5.7 in x 2.4 in
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
Info unavailable Info unavailable 450 Mbps
300 Mbps
Product Description BUFFALO AirStation High Power N600 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router & AP - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable ASUS RT-N66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
ASUS RT-N56U - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Weight 11.6 oz
Info unavailable 0.7 lbs
Info unavailable 11.6 oz
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable Desktop
Desktop
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Power AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Features MIMO technology
Auto-sensing per device
Access Point operational mode
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Airstation OneTouch Secure System (AOSS)
Info unavailable Info unavailable IPv6 support
Traffic Control
IPv4 support
DoS attack prevention
On/off switches
URL filtering
Print server
microSD card slot
DLNA Media Server
Syslog support
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
DHCP server
FTP server
Samba support
Packet filtering
BitTorrent Client
Built-in 2 port Hi-Speed USB hub
URL filtering
IP address filtering
Quality of Service (QoS)
EZ UI
Syslog support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
UPnP Media Server
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Interrupt status port (ISP)
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
NAT support
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