Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC52U faster wireless speeds than N technology. At 2.4 GHz, it reaches 300 Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 433 Mbps. The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time to upgrade to the next generation to expand you connectivity now and in the future.
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and 433Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC52U has a total combined bandwidth of up to 733Mbps. Perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
Powerful two-way transmission improves Wi-Fi range by 150% compared generic routers, ensuring far-reaching coverage. The unique design of RT-AC52U means a connection you can always rely on.
With built-in USB port, connect external storage, printers, and other devices to RT-AC52U and share them throughout your network at once.
Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds and in only 3 easy steps. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a Web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the internet in no time.
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Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC52U up to 3X faster wireless speeds than N technology. At 2.4GHz, it reaches 300Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 433Mbps - or triple 802.11n rates. That s 733Mbps of concurrent wireless power!
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and 433Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC52U has a total speed of up to 733Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
On paper the Asus RT-AC52U is a game changer. At just £72 it is Asus’ first attempt to launch an 802.11ac router right into the middle of 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz products. Get it right and it adds fuel to the wireless ac revolution, cut too many corners and it proves counterproductive misrepresenting the significant benefits of 802.11ac.
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The first thing that strikes us about the AC52U is how tiny it is. At just 187 x 145 x 25 mm and 270g it’s smaller and lighter than a Nexus 7 and Asus has managed to integrate the PSU into a small bulge on the mains plug. It verges on portable.
While shrinking the dimensions, visually the AC52U looks every bit a member of the company’s stylish router line. It drops the external antennas, but keeps the same tasteful textured crosshatch finish that does a great job of resisting fingerprints. Ports are switched to the side, but this is because the AC52U is also wall mountable.
Where we do have a complaint is the slide on stand. It is fiddly to fit and weakly made. It is the first obvious sign of cost cutting, but far more significant savings have been made internally.
To put it kindly the AC52U’s specs are limp. Despite being an 802.11ac device, Asus quotes a mere 433Mbits of bandwidth for this channel because it has just a single 5GHz antenna. Premium wireless ac routers have three antennas for a 1300Mbit theoretical maximum and midrange models drop to two for 833Mbit, but this is the first single antenna model we’ve seen.