Asus rt

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Asus RT-AC1300UHP is the latest addition to asus mid range Wireless AC router lineup. This is the range of routers where most people will buy due to lớn the price is more affordable & they offer a good value for the price of the router. It comes with the latest specifications & we shall see how it stacks up against asus RT-AC55UHP & the RT-AC1200G+ which is priced in the same range as well. You will be surprised by the result!

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On first look, I lượt thích the thiết kế of this router. The thiết kế is plain and simple with a màu đen nhám look. I am actually surprised by how small this router is, the footprint is actually just around 18cm*13cm. You are able khổng lồ put this router everywhere with the small footprint. The built unique is still asus standard, unique matte đen plastic material is used all around the router despite being a mid-range router.

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Hardware and Specifications

Asus RT-AC1300UHP have tư vấn for Wireless AC1300 (400Mbps on 2.4Ghz và 867Mbps on 5Ghz) with Wireless MU-MIMO Wave 2 support. I believe this is the most affordable MU-MIMO wireless router in the market currently. On the more technical side of things, it runs Qualcomm IPQ4018 Quad chip core SoC. This means the performance of this router should surpass asus RT-AC55UHP và definitely better than RT-AC1200G+. The specifications of this mid range router is pretty impressive and we shall see how the specs convert into actual real world performance in further testing.

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There are 4 antennas on this router which they are non-removable. Asus claim that they are high gain antennas so you shouldn’t need to replace them. I also like the fact that there is a mechanism khổng lồ ensure the antenna stay upright for the best signal coverage.

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The router comes with 6 LED indicators on top of the router. There is not a lot of things going on at the back of the router. You get a handful of 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports và a WAN port at the back of the router. The single USB 3.0 port is situated at the front of the router.


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Firmware

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Asus RT-AC1300UHP comes with the familiar AsusWRT firmware. You have the familiar AsusWRT interface which I have always liked for the features & stability. The main page allows you lớn have a good overview of your network. Of course, you also can use the hãng asus Router phầm mềm which is available for both Android and iOS devices to lớn manage your router. Setting up this router is really user friendly as well.

There is certainly no lack of features on this router. It comes with a basic QoS mechanism which asus call is SmartQoS. It also comes with a VPN server và VPN client in the firmware. This is useful if you use a VPN network for your entire home. There’s also a basic parental control feature in this router.

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I really lượt thích the flexibility of this router which is able to function as different roles. Apart from the usual wireless router, access point and truyền thông bridge operation modes, it is able khổng lồ function as a wireless repeater or hãng asus calls it range extender. You can use it to lớn expand the signal of your existing network of your hãng asus but that will be a really expensive despite really good wireless repeater.

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You can vì a lot of things with the USB port. The router have support for USB 4G/3G modem so you can plug it a USB 4G modem for mạng internet connectivity on this router. Besides, you are able khổng lồ plug in a USB drive and share files on the network easily to lớn all devices. You also can plug in your USB printer & transform it into a network capable printer easily.

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Asus RT-AC1300UHP Unifi Compatibility


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The router is fully compatible with TM Unifi with HyppTV working properly. It is compatible with major Malaysia ISP as well. You can refer to my hãng asus Unifi router setup guide on how lớn configure this router to lớn work with TM Unifi.

You can either use the quick setup guide or just head over lớn the LAN > IPTV page and change it khổng lồ the Unifi-Home profile then proceed to key in your Unifi PPPOE ID & password obtained from TM.

Performance

We know the RT-AC1300UHP comes with decent specs for the price of a mid-range router và we shall see how it translates into real world performance. Wireless signal strength is great, I think it is slightly better than hãng asus RT-AC55UHP. It is definitely better than TM stock D-Link DIR-850L router. The wireless performance is decent as well. As expected, there is no problems with my 100Mbps internet connection. With the quad vi xử lý core SoC và 256MB RAM, there shouldn’t be an issue to lớn handle a large amount of connections. I have over 15 devices connected và this router is not showing any signs of congestion.

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My wireless benchmark testing methodology is slightly different this time. I am using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as the client due to small devices are more relevant nowadays, performance matter more on small wireless devices with smaller antennas. This is partly also due to I vì not have another computer lớn act as the iPerf server. Well, back lớn the figures, I am impressed. The RT-AC1300UHP is able lớn deliver over 400Mbit/s consistently over wireless to my phone. The beamforming is doing its thing khổng lồ increase the gain lớn the wireless client. It is much faster than hãng asus RT-AC55UHP & RT-AC1200G+.

USB 3.0 Port Performance

There is a single USB 3.0 Port in front of the router. I insert my usual USB 3.0 External hard drive to conduct a simple network tệp tin sharing speed benchmark over Samba. The performance is surprisingly good for a midrange router at around 18MB/s for the read & write speed. The quad bộ vi xử lý core SoC is truly showing its nguồn here. The performance can easily beat higher end routers.

The Verdict

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Asus RT-AC1300UHP is currently retailing at around RM550 in Malaysia. I believe this is the most affordable MU-MIMO Wave 2 wireless router in the market currently. The value of this router is really good. It comes with a decent specification to ensure that this router is able khổng lồ handle a large amount of connections. The quad chip core SoC and the huge amount of RAM is doing its job in ensuring that the router is never bog down. Not khổng lồ mention that the stability is great as well, I have this router on for days và all my wireless devices are connected without downtime. Coupled with AsusWRT firmware which is known for its simplicity và stability, it is really easy khổng lồ configure & maintain this router as well.

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I recommend this router to lớn be a replacement of your stock router provided by your ISP. At around RM550, it remains relatively affordable khổng lồ most people but it offers a great amount of value. Sure, it may not have those fancy features that are reserved for the pricier asus router. But, how many features you need on a router? It is possibly my new favourite router from Asus.