78points

Asus RT-AC56U

100points

Asus RT-AC66U

Asus RT-AC56U
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Asus RT-AC56U vs Asus RT-AC66U

Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC66U
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC66U

Why is Asus RT-AC56U better than Asus RT-AC66U?

  • Has dynamic routing
  • 44g lighter
    406gvs450g
  • 2mm narrower
    205mmvs207mm
  • 82.8mm thinner
    66mmvs148.8mm

Why is Asus RT-AC66U better than Asus RT-AC56U?

  • 583MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    1750MB/svs1167MB/s
  • 3 more external antennas
    3vs0
  • Has QoS
  • IPv6 enabled
  • Has removable antennas
  • 111.5mm shorter
    35.5mmvs147mm

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

2

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

406g

450g

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17.5g

5.width

205mm

207mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

6.thickness

66mm

148.8mm

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12mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

1167MB/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 dual-band technology
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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.

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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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.

4.internal storage

0MB

0MB

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2000GB

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Antennas

1.external antennas

0

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.

Best

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3

2.Has removable antennas
Asus RT-AC56U
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 automatic IP
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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.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC66U

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has port filtering
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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 static IP address
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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.

5.Has a URL filter
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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.

6.Has L2TP Passthrough
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Asus RT-AC66U

You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.

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Features

1.Has QoS
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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.

2.Is DLNA certified
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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.

3.Has dynamic routing
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Asus RT-AC66U

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.

4.Network Time Protocol enabled
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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).

5.IPv6 enabled
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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.

6.Has Universal Plug n Play
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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.

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