Asus has a good history when it comes to wireless routers and this year, the company aims to improve things even further with the new RT-AC58U, a powerful AC1200-class WiFi router packed with new tech to ensure excellent coverage and performance across multiple devices.
As Asus puts it, the RT-AC58U aims to tackle WiFi congestion in the home with a design that delivers better performance and range for busy home networks. This is achieved with four external ‘high-gain’ antennas that support Multi-User MIMO technology, allowing multiple devices to operate at maximum speeds simultaneously.
The router does support dual-band 802.11ac WiFi. It is also quite powerful with a quad-core A7 CPU, 128MB of RAM and the ability to push speeds of up to 1267Mbps. Asus is gunning for those making the jump to 4K with this router, which will offer enough performance for smooth Ultra-HD playback throughout the home.
Here is the full spec sheet:
- Concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- 802.11ac (5GHz): up to 867Mbps
- 802.11n (2.4GHz): up to 400Mbps (256QAM)
- MU-MIMO technology
- Quad-core A7 processor
- 128MB Flash / 128MB DDR3 RAM
- 1 x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet WAN
- 4 x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet LAN
- 1 x USB 3.0
- 4 x external antennas
- ASUSWRT web-based admin console
- Weight: 395g
- 207 x 148.8 x 35.5mm
The Asus RT-AC58U will be available by the end of September here in the UK, though pricing has yet to be confirmed.
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KitGuru Says: If you are looking to make the jump to a 4K home theatre set-up, then you may also want to think about the network side of things for streaming purposes. Nobody wants to sit at a buffering screen for ages. Are any of you guys in the market for a new router?