78points

Asus RT-AC56U

40points

Linksys E1500

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Asus RT-AC56U vs Linksys E1500

Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500
78
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40
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Why is Asus RT-AC56U better than Linksys E1500?

  • Has port filtering
  • Has dual-band technology
  • Has a URL filter
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has a Network Services Filter
  • Has DoS protection
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has IPsec Passthrough

Why is Linksys E1500 better than Asus RT-AC56U?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has QoS
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • IPv6 enabled
  • 204g lighter
    202gvs406g
  • 17mm narrower
    188mmvs205mm
  • Has DNS relay

Top specs and features

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

0

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

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Trendnet TEW-714TRU

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.

Best

CradlePoint CBA750B

2

4.weight

406g

202g

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

5.width

205mm

188mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

6.thickness

66mm

151mm

Best

Asus WL-330N

12mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

1167MB/s

300MB/s

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

Best

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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.Has DNS relay
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

6.internal storage

0MB

0MB

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Apple Airport Time Capsule

2000GB

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

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

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has automatic IP
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 a Network Services Filter
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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

Features

1.Has QoS
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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.Network Time Protocol enabled
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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 dynamic routing
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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.

6.Has Universal Plug n Play
Asus RT-AC56U
Linksys E1500

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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