ASUS RT-AX55 AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gigabit Router, 802.11ax, Lifetime internet security, Parental Control, Mesh WiFi support, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, Beamforming

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Reviews(47)

4.9
TOP FAVORABLE REVIEW
Great router for Virtual Desktop on Oculus Quest (as well as Steam Link on TV)

Fast and does what I need; simple set-up; lots of options; simple mobile app to manage

None currently (though Im not using it for much)

I got this router for 1 simple reason: playing PCVR games wirelessly using Virtual Desktop on my Oculus Quest and Quest 2, and it works flawlessly. I have my computer hard-wired to the router, the router set to repeat the existing wifi in the house (so I can still get an internet signal to my Quest when connected to the router), and the Quest connected to this routers 5G signal. I get a rock-solid 1200mbps in Virtual Desktop and have no issues at all - exactly what I needed.While not the main reason I got it, I also use this for Steam Link to easily play non-VR PC games on my TV, and, again, have no issues at all - no noticeable video or input lag, and everything always looks crystal clear at 1080p/60fps (the max Steam Link supports). No other devices in the house (except the Quests and Steam Link) are connected to the 5ghz router signal, ensuring the best speeds.I cant really comment on any other use-scenario - but if Virtual Desktop PCVR streaming or Steam Link are what youre looking at this router for, it works fantastically.

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TOP CRITICAL REVIEW
I wanted to love this

- WiFi 6 and all the goodness that comes with it

- Antennas dont seem to be removable so you can not fit this back in the box to return it or replace the antennas with higher gain.
- Mediocre range/penetration compared to my AC86U
- Seems a bit cheaply built

I bought this and tried it and I am less than thrilled with my choice. I got an RMA from newegg to send it back but I cant remove the antennas to fit it back in the box. I contacted ASUS but they are telling me to unscrew them.. they didnt screw on and they cant screw off. Bad design.

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Features & Details

  • Next-Gen WiFi Standard - Supporting the latest WiFi standard 802.11AX (WiFi 6) and 80MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency.
  • Ultra-fast WiFi Speed - RT-AX55 supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps - 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
  • Increase Capacity and Efficiency - Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Protection for Your Home Network - lifetime free AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
  • Better Partner with Mesh System - Compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
  • NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology - NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology enables a 25% data rate while the older standard is limited to 256-QAM.
  • PC Magazine Readers' Choice 9 Years Running.

Specifications

Best Seller Ranking#2 in Wireless Routers
Model
BrandASUS
ModelRT-AX55
Details
Wireless StandardIEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ax / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Network ProtocolsIPv4, IPv6
Device ManagementUPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
WPAWPA3-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support
WAN Ports1 x 10/100/1000M
LAN Ports4 x 10/100/1000M
LEDs1 x Power 1 x WAN 4 x LAN 1 x 2.4G 1 x 5G
ButtonsWPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
Wireless Data Rates802.11a : 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 802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 574 Mbps 802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 1201 Mbps
Frequency Band2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Antenna4 x External Antenna
VPN supportIPSec server PPTP server OpenVPN server PPTP client L2TP client OpenVPN client
Power AdapterAC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz) DC Output : 12 V with max. 1 A current DC Output : 12 V with max. 2 A current
Dimensions9.06" x 5.28" x 2.20"
System RequirementsWindows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.6 or Above iOS9.0 or higher Android
Weight0.82 lb.
Features
FeaturesRouter app MU-MIMO Smart Connect Adaptive QoS AiProtection Classic Parental Control VPN server : PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server, IPSec server VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client IPTV support OFDMA Bandwidth Limiter Beamforming Traffic Monitor
Packaging
Package ContentsRT-AX55 1 x RJ45 1 x Adapter 1 x QSG 1 x Warranty Card
Additional Information
Date First AvailableSeptember 17, 2020
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