71points

Asus DSL-N55U

77points

Asus RT-AC56U

Asus DSL-N55U
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Asus DSL-N55U vs Asus RT-AC56U

Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U
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Why is Asus DSL-N55U better than Asus RT-AC56U?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has QoS
  • 6g lighter
    400gvs406g
  • Has removable antennas
  • IPv6 enabled
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • 111.5mm shorter
    35.5mmvs147mm

Why is Asus RT-AC56U better than Asus DSL-N55U?

  • 567MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    1167MB/svs600MB/s
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has automatic IP
  • Network Time Protocol enabled
  • Has a Network Services Filter
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has dynamic routing
  • Has DoS protection

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

400g

406g

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

2.LAN ports

4

4

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

Best

Asus GX1008B V4

8

3.USB ports

2

2

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

Best

Trendnet TEW-714TRU

2

4.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.

Best

CradlePoint CBA750B

2

5.width

207mm

205mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

6.height

35.5mm

147mm

Best

Edimax 3G-6218n

16mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

600MB/s

1167MB/s

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

Best

Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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

Best

Apple Airport Time Capsule

2000GB

Antennas

1.external antennas

3

0

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.

Best

Asus RT-AC68U

3

2.Has removable antennas
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has port filtering
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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.

3.Has a URL filter
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to restrict web access at specific times. For instance, a company router may be configured so that employees cannot access personal e-mail accounts during working hours.

4.Has automatic IP
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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.

5.Has PPTP Passthrough
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.

6.Has a Network Services Filter
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

A Network Services Filter blocks the LAN - WAN packet exchanges and can prevent devices from using specific networks.

Features

1.Is DLNA certified
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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.Network Time Protocol enabled
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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).

4.IPv6 enabled
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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.Has Universal Plug n Play
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

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.

6.Has dynamic routing
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC56U

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

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