by Carl Rogel Inocentes
ASUS recently held a technical seminar showcasing routers and wireless adapters together with their respective features. Among these routers were the RT-N12HP, RT-N14U, and the WL-330NUL which is currently considered to be the world’s smallest router. High-end routers such as the RT-N66U and the RT-AC66U were also on display. The seminar tackled unique features that ASUS routers have to stand out from other established brands, as well as the relevance of the new 802.11ac standard through an open discussion with power users, media, and professionals from the academe.
The seminar started by demonstrating the speed in setting-up an ASUS router. The setup from power-up until connectivity took only 20 seconds and five mouse clicks. All ASUS routers sport the ASUSWRT GUI for fast and easy manipulation of router settings. An ASUS router with a USB port can enable 3G/4G connection backup plus integrated printer and FTP server functions. Software features include network management, Download Master for remote downloads, parental controls, and guest access. They can also synchronize stored files wirelessly through the use of the built-in ASUS Smart Sync.
With the continuous growth of the 802.11ac standard, ASUS is offering wireless solutions providing fast and stable AC connectivity for home and office applications. The 802.11ac is three times faster than the 802.11n standard, making it appropriate for populated and dense networks. Routers such as the RT-AC66 feature the speed, flexibility, and reliability of the new standard together with ASUS exclusive features such as the AiRadar. For existing notebooks and desktops systems, wireless adapters such as the USB-AC53 and PCE-AC66 are available for users to maximize the 802.11ac network by allowing connectivity to the 5GHz band together with the traditional 2.4GHz wireless frequency.
ASUS AiCloud is integrated into specific versions of the ASUSWRT interface, and is innate with ASUS routers sporting a USB port. The cloud service is available from the affordable RT-N14U up to the high-end RT-AC66U.
ASUS AiCloud offers complete cloud access with a host of features while maintaining strict security and privacy. Customers can sync, share, stream, and access content located on connected USB storage from any location, using the router as their home cloud server. Storage capacity is expandable depending on the usage of the user.