ASUS RT-AC55U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC55U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC55U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • 802.11ac Protocol
  • Up to 1167 Mbps
  • Dual-Band 2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz Frequencies
  • Five 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Ports
  • Two Adjustable Antennas
  • File, Printer & 3G/4G Modem Sharing
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Ports
  • ASUS AiCloud, AiRadar, & ASUSWRT
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ASUS AC55U overview

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The ASUS RT-AC55U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router delivers high-speed 802.11ac wireless performance for steaming online 4K videos, playing online games, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. It offers dual-band connectivity and Smart QoS to perform basic operations on the 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz band and save the faster and smoother 867 Mbps 5 GHz band for demanding applications. To improve on wireless connectivity, ASUS uses beamforming technology, high-powered amplification, and ASUS RF fine-tuning to strengthen the router's signal coverage in every direction. This router has two USB ports that share USB devices with networked computers and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting systems without Wi-Fi capabilities to the network. Furthermore, it can be configured using the EZ Switch software to act as a router, Media Bridge, or an Access Point.

ASUS provides you with integrated software within the router to help you set up your primary network, create up to three Guest networks, and protect it with encryption. For added convenience, ASUS includes Download Master that increases the speed for downloads and allows the router to continue downloading to a USB storage device even with the computer turned off. In addition, they offer the AiCloud app for your iOS or Android device for accessing your home network and online storage websites.

Smart Quality of Service
QoS prioritizes and optimizes internet speeds for online gaming, downloading, VoIP, and more. Plus, the traffic monitor feature lets you to check your web usage in a clear graphical interface for real-time diagnostics.
Fast Wireless Speed
Powered by the Qualcomm chipset, RT-AC55U delivers gigabit wireless-AC speeds up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band that's 3 times faster than standard wireless-N. This fast wireless speed lets you enjoy smooth online gaming, snappier web surfing, and other bandwidth-demanding tasks without a wired connection.
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification, and ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.
ASUS AiCloud
ASUS AiCloud keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online Web storage service and lets you access it through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android smartphone or through a personalized URL in a Web browser. Even better, the Router-to-Router Sync function allows you to synchronize your data with storage devices connected to other compatible ASUS routers - it's as simple as choosing a sync folder.
Dual-Band Connectivity
Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps, respectively, RT-AC55U has a total speed of up to 1167 Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in 4K Ultra HD videos or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.
USB Ports
You can connect external storage drives, printers, scanners, and many other USB-enabled devices to the built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and share them with your networked PCs. Having your devices networked, lets you access them easier than ever before. And with USB 3.0, the router transfers data to USB 3.0-enabled storage devices up to 10 times faster when compared to USB 2.0.
EZ Switch
ASUS routers with EZ Switch provide you the flexibility of a simple router, media bridge, or an access point. Router mode is the standard wireless and wired operation, while media bridge mode provides 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection for multiple media devices simultaneously, and the access point mode connects with a wired router to instantly add wireless capabilities to the network. You can quickly select router, media bridge, and access point modes in the user-friendly interface.
Easy to use and intuitive, ASUSWRT dashboard UI offers complete network management. Whether you're a gamer or HD media enthusiast, you get improved performance with ASUS Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth prioritization that optimizes Internet speeds for your specific tasks. Along with that, the Download Master feature ensures better network productivity and management. One-click settings enable easy troubleshooting, printer setup, and parental controls.
Easy Setup
Effortlessly set up your ASUS router through the simple user interface to start surfing the Internet in record time. Step 1: plug in the necessary cables. Step 2: open your web browser to instantly activate the setup wizard. Step 3: complete the setup wizard and you're ready to start surfing the web. No CDs, complicated manuals, or time-consuming operations. ASUS has made setup quick and easy so you can start experiencing the best of the Internet with this router.
Increased Download Speeds
The Download Master feature uses a special data acceleration algorithm to increase download speeds to save you time. With USB storage devices connected to the router, downloads can continue uninterrupted in the background even when your PC is turned off for added convenience.
VPN Server Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data - no matter where you are. Featuring PPTP encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
Customize and Control Your Network for Others
Share your Internet connection with your guests safely, with no need to share your personal password or network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports up to three separate guest networks, each with its own usage limits and password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected devices.
In the Box
ASUS RT-AC55U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Support CD
  • Power Adapter
  • 2 x Detachable Antennas
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ASUS AC55U specs

    Network Standard IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11ac
    Wireless AC1200 enhanced AC performance; 300+867 Mbps
    Operation mode Wireless router
    Access point
    Media bridge
    Data Rate 802.11a : 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
    802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g : 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
    802.11n : up to 300 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 867 Mbps
    Antenna 2 x Detachable dipole antennas
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
    Encryption 64-bit WEP
    128-bit WEP
    WPS support
    Firewall & Access Control Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
    Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
    Management UPnP, DLNA, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, DMZ, System Event Log
    VPN Support IPSec Pass-Through
    PPTP Pass-Through
    L2TP Pass-Through
    PPTP server
    OpenVPN server
    PPTP client
    L2TP client
    OpenVPN client
    WAN Connection Type Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
    WAN Bridge support
    Multicast Proxy support
    Multicast Rate Setting support
    Ports 1 x RJ45 Gigabit BaseT for WAN
    4 x RJ45 Gigabit BaseT for LAN
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.0
    Buttons WPS Button
    Reset Button
    Power Button
    LED Indicators 1 x PWR
    1 x LAN
    2 x Wi-Fi
    2 x USB
    1 x WAN
    1 x WPS
    Power Supply AC Input: 110 to 240 V (50 to 60 Hz)
    DC Output: 12 V with max. 2 A current
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 8.1, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows 8, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows 7, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows Vista, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows 2000, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows ME
    Windows XP, 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2008
    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Mac OS X 10.9
    Mac OS X 10.10
    Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.1 x 5.9 x 1.4" / 207.0 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm
    Weight 17.5 oz / 495.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 9.4 x 3.5"

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