42points

Asus DSL-N12U

100points

Asus RT-AC66U

Asus DSL-N12U
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Asus DSL-N12U vs Asus RT-AC66U

Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Why is Asus DSL-N12U better than Asus RT-AC66U?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 105g lighter
    345gvs450g
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • 29.8mm thinner
    119mmvs148.8mm
  • 28mm narrower
    179mmvs207mm

Why is Asus RT-AC66U better than Asus DSL-N12U?

  • 1450MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    1750MB/svs300MB/s
  • 1 more external antennas
    3vs2
  • Has automatic IP
  • Has dual-band technology
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has a static IP address
  • Has QoS
  • 1 more USB ports
    2vs1

Top specs and features

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General info

1.LAN ports

4

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.USB ports

1

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

3.WAN ports

1

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

4.weight

345g

450g

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17.5g

5.thickness

119mm

148.8mm

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12mm

6.height

37mm

35.5mm

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16mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

300MB/s

1750MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.Has dual-band technology
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.internal storage

0MB

0MB

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2000GB

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Antennas

1.external antennas

2

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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Asus RT-AC68U

3

2.Has removable antennas
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

The antennas can be removed if they are not needed, or replaced with longer ones if necessary.

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Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has automatic IP
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

3.Has port filtering
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain Internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting Internet usage.

4.Has a URL filter
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

5.Has a static IP address
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

6.Has IPsec Passthrough
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

You can enable IPsec Passthrough, to allow IPsec (IP Security Protocol) encrypted/authenticated data to pass through your router, enabling increased security.

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Features

1.Is DLNA certified
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

2.Has QoS
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

3.Has Universal Plug n Play
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

4.IPv6 enabled
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

5.Network Time Protocol enabled
Asus DSL-N12U
Asus RT-AC66U

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

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