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ASUS RT-AC52U Great-Value Dual-Band AC750 Wireless Router

  • High-gain antennas strengthen wireless coverage up to 150%
  • USB port for printer networking, storage sharing, or 3G / 4G connections

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RT-AC52U
RT-AC52U
Great Value Dual-Band AC750 Wireless Router for Home and Cloud Use
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless at up to 733Mbps for high-performance wireless
  • High-gain antennas strengthen wireless coverage up to 150%
  • USB port for printer networking, storage sharing, or 3G/4G connections
  • ASUS AirCloud app to access, sync, share and stream your files on the go - quickly and easily
  • Easy 30 second setup and robust controls like network monitoring through ASUSWRT dashboard
 
 

The Essential AC Upgrade

The ASUS RT-AC52U router gives you both great speed and great value so you can upgrade your home network to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology today. Experience simultaneous dual-band connectivity and enjoy 300Mbps speed in the 2.4GHz frequency and up to 433Mbps in 5GHz band - that's up to 3X faster a traditional 802.11n router.

The RT-AC52U has 128MB of memory built in, so it will remain fast and stable no matter what you throw at it. With high-power design that amplifies transmission, RT-AC52U delivers a Wi-Fi signal that's up to 150% stronger than competing models - so you can enjoy reliable connections in all corners of your home and well into the garden. Obstacles are no obstacle to RT-AC52U.

Thanks to its multipurpose USB port, the 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 AirCloud technology! Alternatively, attach a USB printer to RT-AC52U to create a print server - great for sharing one device with several users. The USB even accommodates 3G/4G mobile broadband dongles, so you can have 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, so RT-AC52U doubles up as a handy charging station.

Setting up RT-AC52U is extremely simple with the easy-to-use ASUSWRT dashboard - you'll be up and running in just 30 seconds! It includes loads of advanced but easy-to-use networking features, such as quality-of-service (QoS) prioritization, parental controls, dual WAN management, network mapping and printer sharing, IPv6 for the next-generation web and Dynamic DNS support. It even includes a VPN server that's simplicity to configure, so you can set up private, secure remote access to your home network.

 

World's Fastest AC Wi-Fi

Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC52U up to 3X faster wireless speeds than N technology. At 2.4GHz, it reaches 300Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 433Mbps - or triple 802.11n rates. That's 733Mbps of concurrent wireless power!

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Dual-Band Connectivity for Compatibility and Performance

Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and 433Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC52U has a total speed of up to 733Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.

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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 the RT-AC52U means a connection you can always rely on.

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Add External Storage, Printers, and Other Devices to Your Network

With built-in USB port, you can connect external storage, printers, and other devices to the RT-AC52U and share them throughout your network at once.

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Robust Control and Optimization with ASUSWRT

With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole-new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface, and provides 1-click updates.

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.

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Easy Three-Step Setup

Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds and in only three 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.

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*ASUS-tested and verified setup time. Actual duration may vary by ISP, specific connection type, location, and other factors.

 
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ASUS AirCloud – Your World on Demand

ASUS AirCloud 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 AirCloud 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!

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*Works with select Web storage services only.

 
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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.

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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.

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Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access

The RT-AC52U supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band and three over the 5GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.

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Learn more about the ASUS RT-AC52U

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2016 7:02:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNope.

Pros: Not much I've tried default setting and many other settings. I got a new modem along with this and got amazing speeds from the modem straight into the PC. Hooked this up and lost significant speed. Got it on "sale" for $70 bsck in Feb. Now only $50 ;_;
The Wi-Fi felt nonexistent. Tried everything to like it even the good ol router and eggs trick.

Cons: "Tried everything to like it even the good ol router and eggs trick."

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't recommend.
If I could change anything it'd be everything.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the RT-AC52U router. Here at ASUS we take all customer feedback into close consideration. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. Regarding your concern about the internet speed, please clarify is it wired or wireless connection? And may I also ask in which frequency you are connected? Is it 2.4GHz or 5GHz band? May I know also what is the firmware version that is currently running into your router?

We deeply value your relationship with ASUS and are committed to providing you with the highest level of service simply because our customers deserve the very best. If you need help with any technical questions or general inquiries, please contact me directly at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N160482057 in the subject line for your reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Daniel R.
  • 6/2/2015 7:38:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsConsidering the price it's okay

Pros: The speed seems to be on point after tweaking, and finding the right channel.

Cons: If you don't know how set up a router and tweak the settings, take a pass on this one. Auto frequency is a disaster and you have to find a good one that works for you.

Main issue is the very high pitched sound coming from the WIFI. Our computers are connected directly but the moment we start to stream HD netflix we get a whine from the router. Considering it's set up next to my computer, I'm about to sell it and spend more money on a better one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Daniel,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Have you tried re-setting the system to factory settings to try to fix the issue? For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150623908 in the subject line for a reference.Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2015 6:22:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsDelivers Far More Than Anticipated

Pros: I did not think the router would make such a significant impact on the speed on my internet, but I was definitely proven wrong with this router. It delivers far more than I would have expected. The 2.4 ghz has excellent range and delivers amazing speed. The 5ghz channel is superb and has decent range. The router setup page is very easy to configure with little to no knowledge. In conclusion, this is the best router out there for the price.

Cons: Not much can be for the cons except the 5ghz band could have better range.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 10/24/2014 5:29:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice router, having trouble with Throughput

Pros: Nice GUI, Cheap AC access

This is a nice little router, the VPN client and server are very nice touches, I also like the QoS portion of this AP as well. I can use RDP on my server from work, I can also work from home and changing computers while doing so is easy thanks to the VPN client on this router.

Cons: No GigE port and slow throughput...

I am having a lot of trouble with AC throughput on this router. I am using Steam Stream with this, I have my gaming machine attached with eth and my laptop with an USB 3.0 AC adapter. I have a lot of trouble with "slow network" when trying to use Steam like this, obviously I am limited on the ethernet port at is it only 10/100, but the wireless connection (forcing AC on the usb adapter) has terrible throughput... even speedtests to my ISP are half what they should be, and I'm only 2 ft from my router. My Mac on 5ghz is great from the same place in my house. This is sort of a big deal for me and I am honestly a little angry about it, thinking of buying another router and I've only had this one for about 6 months.

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if this router came with expansion ports for external antennas, with the option for me to buy some later on. It would also be great if this router had SSH access built in, I like Asus and they seem to be blooming into the sub-enterprise portion of the market, it would be nice if they made basic enterprise features available too.

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  • Carl H.
  • 10/9/2014 6:20:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFind another

Pros: It looks nice with the sleek body and flashing blue lights and it has support for 6in4 IPv6 tunnels

Cons: It doesn't work well. I bought it to stream stuff from my laptop to my Chomecast and it can't handle the traffic, even though Asus marketing says it can. The logs get flooded with some "out of space" message and the router ends up rebooting itself.

Other Thoughts: It's going back

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you would like to discuss your issue with me in a technical manner to help you resolve it. Please email me and place case # N141045156 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • itsoya a.
  • 9/22/2014 6:37:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIf it works

Pros: Fast on the 5ghz connection of course.

Cons: Stops working randomly. This happens from time to time. When it works, its good, but when it doesnt, well your out of luck. Nothing special for the price.

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  • Michael H.
  • 9/10/2014 7:31:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in our small apartment

Pros: I installed this in our small apartment. We have a fairly fast (60 Mbps) cable internet connection, and the router does a good job getting close to that speed throughout the space. In fact, the apartment has a surprising number of walls for something so small, but the signal penetrates just fine, despite a lack of antennae. Setup was easy. The lights on it are helpful and easy to read.

Cons: I can't think of anything serious. I guess the signal doesn't extend far into the parking lot outside the apartment, so it is sometimes hard to get to that email that comes in just as I'm about to leave, but that's really inconsequential.

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  • Albert G.
  • 9/6/2014 11:07:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent for the Price

Pros: Versatile USB Port. See the manual for more details.

Great wireless strength in a two-story house with regular ol' drywall walls. DO NOT use auto channel.

Cons: Construction-wise, it feels a bit flimsy.

The auto wifi channel feature for the 2.4 GHz band is faulty. DO NOT use the auto setting under "control channel" for the 2.4GHz band. Set the channel manually and the strength should be great.

Not exactly getting true 802.11n transfer speeds between wireless devices on the LAN. Looks like this is where the price comes in.

The firmware should have more info and features. Wireless signal strength info, opened upnp port info, manual duplex settings for the ethernet ports, and ssh support come to mind.

Other Thoughts: As the title says: it's decent for the price: the signal remains stable (as long as you don't use auto channel) and you get a usb port for file transfers, media streaming, and, of course, printer sharing.

No PC's or devices in this house have gigabit ethernet ports nor do we have gigabit internet service, so lack of gigabit ports isn't a big issue.

It's also a great idea to keep the firmware up to date. You can get it at this device's page on the ASUS site.

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  • Michael P.
  • 9/3/2014 1:38:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what I needed it to do

Pros: Easy set up, good range, USB port could be a bonus, dual band

Cons: no external antennas (maybe)

Other Thoughts: Bought two of these to use in my house, replacing two other routers I had in a WDS setup. House isn't big, but where the main router / modem are acts like a Faraday cage with all the a/c ducts. I hooked up the main router, went through the setup (very easy), and all was working well. Went to the second, hooked my wife's desktop to it, and got it set to the repeater function in about 5 minutes. The signal was a bit inconsistent until I locked the channel down. Now, no issues, and having the 5Ghz band is a bonus. I don't have anything using 802.11ac yet, but nice to know I have the option of moving to it. Haven't tried the USB functionality on the router yet, so can't comment on that.

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  • Zach M.
  • 8/17/2014 3:39:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: Bios and build quality.

Cons: Price could be a bit lower, but still a high value device.

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