ASUS has launchedRT-AC52U, an AC750 dual-band router that provides consumers with super-fast data-transfer speeds of up to 733Mbit/s.RT-AC52U provides simultaneous Wi-Fi connections via both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and includes a specially-designed antenna that extends the wireless signal by up to 150% compared to other routers. The new router includes a multipurpose USB port that allows users to connect and share a printer, hard disk drive or 3G/4G (HSPA+) data connection. It can even be used to charge mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablets — a brilliant little convenience.RT-AC52Ualso supports ASUS AiCloud for easy file synchronization, sharing and streaming.
RT-AC52U’s three antennas are built in to the router for ultra-sleek looks, and they work simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands —doubling the wireless possibilities and more than doublingperformancepotential.RT-AC52U is able to transmit and receive data at up to 300Mbit/s in the 2.4GHz band and up to 433Mbit/s in the 5GHz range — simultaneously. The 733Mbit/s combined bandwidth is a huge benefit because users can rely on the 2.4GHz band for daily tasks such as web surfing and email and enjoy fast, smooth and buffer-free online gaming and HD content-streaming on the less-congested 5GHz frequency— and all without a trace of lag.
ASUS engineers have also fitted RT-AC52U with high-powered amplifiers for extended indoor and outdoor range. Compared to competing802.11ac routers, RT-AC52U increases the wireless signal by up to 150% — extending the router’s range to all corners of the typical home and well into the garden.
RT-AC52U is much more than just a router, thanks to its built-in USB port. Simply by plugging in a USB hard disk drive, RT-AC52U becomes a file server — and one that extends into the cloud via ASUS AiCloud technology. Alternatively, users can attach a USB printer to RT-AC52U to create a print server — great for sharing one device with several users. The USB port also accommodates 3G/4G mobile broadband dongles, so users can have two broadband (WAN) connections on one router— helping to balance network traffic and providing an effective backup (failover mode) to ensure uninterrupted internet access. The port can even be used for powering gadgets such as smartphones and tablets, so RT-AC52U doubles up as a handy charging station.