78points

Asus RT-AC56U

48points

Western Digital N600

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36 facts in comparison

Asus RT-AC56U vs Western Digital N600

Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

Why is Asus RT-AC56U better than Western Digital N600?

  • Has automatic IP
  • Has port filtering
  • Has a URL filter
  • Has dynamic routing
  • Has PPTP Passthrough
  • Has DoS protection
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has WPA2 Enterprise

Why is Western Digital N600 better than Asus RT-AC56U?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has QoS
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • IPv6 enabled
  • 86g lighter
    320gvs406g
  • 67mm narrower
    138mmvs205mm
  • 118mm shorter
    29mmvs147mm

Top specs and features

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General info

1.LAN ports

4

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2.USB ports

2

1

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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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4.weight

406g

320g

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17.5g

5.width

205mm

138mm

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21mm

6.height

147mm

29mm

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16mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

1167MB/s

600MB/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 RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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

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.

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3

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Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has automatic IP
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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 MAC address filtering
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

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Features

1.Has QoS
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Western Digital N600

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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
Asus RT-AC56U
Western Digital N600

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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