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Asus RT-AC53U (2014) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Asus RT-AC53U (RT-AC53U) AC1200 router. The list of the competitors most often compared to the Asus RT-AC53U router.

The Asus RT-AC53U (RT-AC53U) router released in 2014. It is powered by Broadcom BCM5358UB0 @ 500 MHz chipset, 128 MB RAM and 128 MB flash. The AC1200 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with RT-AC53U is 300 + 867 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the RT-AC53U router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0 port(s).

The RT-AC53U router has 1 x 10/100 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100 Mbps LAN ports.

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Asus RT-AC53U (RT-AC53U) specifications

Brand
Asus
Name
RT-AC53U
Type
RT-AC53U
Launch
2014

Body

Dimensions
190 x 124 x 35 mm
Weight
265 g

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the Asus operating system.

Chipset
Broadcom BCM5358UB0 @ 500 MHz
RAM
128 MB
Flash
128 MB
OS
Asus
Power supply
12 V / 1.5 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The RT-AC53U comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps
Mobile network
yes, with USB dongle
VPN support
PPTP
L2TP
OpenVPN

Wireless

The RT-AC53U is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The RT-AC53U supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
2 x 5 dBi
RP-SMA
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC1200
Speed
300 + 867 Mbps
Transmit power
20 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Asus RT-AC53U device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the Asus RT-AC53U device is 192.168.1.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.1.1
Default username
admin
Default password
admin

Links

Official site
http://www.asus.com/

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Asus RT-AC53U, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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