ASUS RT-AC52U Dual-band Wireless-AC750 router gives you both fast wireless speed and great value to upgrade your home network to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology today. Experience simultaneous dual-band connectivity and enjoy 300 Mbps speed on the 2.4 GHz frequency and up to 433 Mbps in 5 GHz band.
Bundled Wireless AC450 USB adapter is the smallest 802.11ac USB wireless adapter works on 5 GHz band for fast, interference-free connections at speed of up to 433 Mbps (AC450) -- and instantly upgrade your desktop or laptop to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology.
RT-AC52U has 128MB of memory built in for fast and stable multitasking under heavy loads. With a high-power design that amplifies transmission, RT-AC52U delivers a Wi-Fi coverage that's up to 150% better than competing models to enjoy reliable connections for multiple devices.
Thanks to its multipurpose USB port, RT-AC52U is much more than just a router. Plug in a USB hard disk drive and you've got an instant file server -- and one that extends into the cloud via ASUS AiCloud. Alternatively, attach a USB printer to RT-AC52U to create a print server for sharing one device with several users. The USB even accommodates 3G/4G mobile broadband dongles for two broadband (WAN) connections on one router so you'll never again have to worry about your internet access going down. The port can even be used for powering gadgets such as smartphones and tablets, making it a handy charging station.
The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of RT-AC52U giving robust control to optimize your network for you. 30-second setup and easy traffic management means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access.
World's fastest Wi-Fi: 802.11ac - Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC52U faster wireless speeds than N technology. At 2.4 GHz, it reaches 300 Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 433 Mbps. The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it's time to upgrade to the next generation to expand you connectivity now and in the future.
Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 300 Mbps and 433 Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC52U has a total speed of up to 733 Mbps, and maintains complete stability. Perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.
No more dead zones with 150% the coverage
Powerful two-way transmission improves Wi-Fi range by 150% compared generic routers, ensuring far-reaching coverage. The unique design of RT-AC52U means a connection you can always rely on.
Add external storage, printers, and other devices to your network
With built-in USB port, connect external storage, printers, and other devices to RT-AC52U and share them throughout your network at once.
802.11ac upgrade kit included
Wireless AC450 USB adapter is the world's most compact* wireless-AC USB adapter. It's easy to carry and fits in pockets, yet offers strong wireless. With its USB interface, the Wireless AC450 USB adapter gives your desktop and notebook an instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade, with access to speeds of up to 433 Mbps.
* 30.98 x 16 x 8.64 mm
* The Wireless AC450 USB adapter is supplied exclusively with the RT-AC52U dual-band router, and is not sold separately.
Robust control and optimization with ASUSWRT
With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. On top of 30-second setup, multi-device detection, and flexible settings that make the most of your network performance, it's been upgraded with quick scanning of USB storage connected to routers to verify data integrity and drive health. Dual WAN enables having two connections/ISPs on one router, with load balance and failover mode for added stability and redundancy to ensure uninterrupted internet access.
Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-AC52U has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface. Try it.
Easy 3-step setup
Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds and in only 3 easy steps. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a Web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the internet in no time.
Step1: Open web browser.
Step2: Enter ID/Password.
* ASUS-tested and verified setup time. Actual duration may vary by ISP, specific connection type, location, and other factors.
ASUS AiCloud - Your world on demand
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 new Router-to-Router Sync function allows you to synchronize your stuff with storage devices connected to other compatible ASUS routers-- it's as simple as choosing a sync folder. Sharing with friends and family is now easier than ever! Learn more.
* Works with select Web storage services only.
Download and stream anywhere
Download Master and enhanced media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, pad, PS3, Xbox, and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
VPN server enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data -- no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access
RT-AC52U supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4 GHz band and three over the 5 GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.
Powerful online multitasking with 300,000 data sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC52U has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
ASUS RT-AC52U - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop
WAN: 1 x Ethernet 10/100 - RJ-45 , LAN: 4 x Ethernet 10/100 - RJ-45 , USB 2.0: 1 x 4 pin USB Type A
External power adapter
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
1 x network cable
Software / System Requirements
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Windows 8.1 support is available
Download it from ASUS website: click on Help & Support, Utility link in GUI, and select required OS version.
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You get what you pay for
The cost of the router gives an indication of the overall specs of the product.
Do you already have a decent 802.11N router?, then you won't see much of a speed increase if you buy this item.
The router only has ONE internal antenna instead of the usual 2 or 3 external ones on AC routers, this leads to speeds not much more than a normal N router.
The AC dongle that comes with it is also single antenna only.
The network socket to connect to your cable broadband router (which needs to be set to modem mode) is only 10/100 not gigabit, this means you have a maximum of 100mbit incoming, some broadband suppliers are already offering 152mbit already.
On the plus side , setup is easy and the settings menu is slick and easy to navigate.
If you don't already have an N-Band router and want a cheap alternative for a broadband connection thats is less than 100 mbits , this will do the job well for the price.
Just don't expect blazingly fast speeds if you already HAVE an N-Band router.
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no windows 8.1 support
this router works great with my windows 7 pc, my android phone and my wifes ipad but i cant find any drivers for the dongle to run in 8.1 . Not a lot of good if it wont work with windows 8.1
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lovely GUI but poor wifi signal
I bought the Asus RT-AC52u to replace my D-Link DIR-615 router. I had been suffering intermittent speed problems on my iPad and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 but the ASUS had resloved the speed issue however! the WiFi is not brilliant 5GHz Wifi is not very strong but the 2.4 wirelsss is fine.
QoS is OK for the upload speed as is a per cent settings and not like the download where is set as a certain Download Speed.
Overall if you afther a replacement router this would do fine but dont expect good results on the 5GHz Wireless.
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