Why do we recommend the ASUS RT-AC3200?
Quite simply, it works!
Over a period of one month, three members of the Support Team tested the ASUS AC3200 with varying connections, premises, devices and usage demands. In each test the router performed consistently above expectation and to the advertised specification. The excellently designed web interface gives even the novice ability to easily configure and tweak the router to their needs, including dynamic QOS for personalised device prioritisation. The benefits of this feature alone for Gamers is pretty self-explanatory; No more battling for bandwidth mid game as your family/house-mates browse YouTube or Neflix! The impressive ASUS smart phone app lets you monitor and tweak your set up on the go, with features including real time traffic, connected devices both wired and wireless, traffic data, bandwidth management and more ensuring you are always in full control.
RT-AC3200 uses two 802.11ac networks, each with a three transmit, three receive (3x3) antenna configuration. This is made possible by its six external high performance antennas, and allows more devices to connect faster with better stability.
The easy-to-use USB app lets you share printers, storage devices and 3G/4G (HSPA+) dongles over your entire network, and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port ensures ultra-fast transfer speeds. Plus, there’s plenty of space around each port to accommodate bulkier devices.
Having an ASUS RT-AC3200 is like having three wireless routers in one. The two separate 5 GHz wireless bands — each with speeds up to 1300 Mbps — and the single 600 Mbps 2.4 GHz wireless band all work simultaneously. This means you can enjoy lag-free online gaming, smooth 4K video streaming and uninterrupted file downloading on every device connected to your home network.
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac universal beamforming technology, high-power amplification and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning.
ASUS Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) optimizes and prioritizes bandwidth, with presets for gaming, media streaming, VoIP, web browsing and file transfers.
RT-AC3200 has a data pipeline that’s around 20 times larger than conventional routers — up to 300,000 data sessions — for exceptionally smooth performance.
Automatically assigns each device to either the 2.4 GHz band or one of the two 5 GHz bands, according to the device’s speed, its signal strength, and how busy each band is. This means you get better range and faster, more reliable connections — all the time!
For the fastest wired networking performance, RT-AC3200 has a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet WAN port plus four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. Its powerful hardware-accelerated NAT removes the bottleneck between the wired LAN and the internet for a lag-free gaming experience. Between 2-5 times faster than a traditional software-based NAT!
Traffic analyzer helps you spot internet bottlenecks quickly and easily. It gives you an at-a-glance view of the amount of network bandwidth used by each user, device or application on a daily, weekly or monthly timescale.
Comprehensive network map shows you at a glance details of what devices are connected to your router and their connection status.
Advanced security with AiProtection from Trend Micro™
AiProtection, incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro™, gives you enterprise-level security in the home. It constantly monitors the health and safety of the home network for your peace of mind.
Scans your router for security vulnerabilities and recommends options for improving protection.
Restricts access to known malicious websites in the latest Trend Micro™ database for up-to-date protection.
The Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine gives advanced protection against common internet-based attacks and exploits.
Prevents infected devices from communicating personal information and/or infected status to external parties.
Block improper websites & apps with Web Reputation service and App Patrol technologies.
Schedule time limits for specific guest accounts and devices.