ASUS Router Claims To Overcome Interference

  • Connect in seconds
  • Auto detects ISP settings
  • Seamless integration with other devices

ASUS’s latest router utilises a tri-antenna, dual-CPU design that is an ADSL modem and router-in-one streamlined device.

The DSL-N55U supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz transmission at up to 600Mbps, making it a suitable choice for power users, gamers, and consumers who stream HD media regularly. Installation is claimed to be simple, while two USB ports afford multi-role usability as a file, media, and printer server.

Equipped with two CPUs, the DSL-N55U carries out both modem and router duties in wired and wireless modes. With its integrated home gateway design, the tri-antenna device works in dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies simultaneously, giving users access to 300Mbps per band, or a total of 600Mbps in bandwidth. The 2.4GHz band can be used for normal online tasks such as web browsing, email, and social networking, while the cleaner and less congested 5GHz band remains free for intense applications such as online multiplayer gaming and HD multimedia streaming.

It supports up to 300,000 concurrent data sessions, similar to other high end network products from ASUS. The three antennas combine with the ASUS Ai Radar signal enhancement technology, detecting local conditions and the positions of connected devices. Ai Radar extends coverage range by overcoming obstacles and sources of interference, and results in a reliable signal.

The ASUS EZ UI interface auto-detects ISP settings, so a connection can be established in seconds. Users follow several on-screen instructions to configure their home network, with no disc or manual required. ASUS plans to incorporate its ASUSWRT firmware into the DSL-N55U via a live upgrade in April, offering access to multiple SSIDs, IPv6, 3G sharing, and the Download Master web-based interface.

With the standardised accessibility of USB, the DSL-N55U can transform instantly into a file, media, or printer server for even greater utility and multi-role value. It comes fully DLNA-compatible for seamless integration with a variety of devices, from game consoles to set top boxes. Powered USB also serves to recharge portable devices such as smartphones and tablets

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