100points

Asus RT-AC66U

65points

D-Link DIR-835

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Asus RT-AC66U vs D-Link DIR-835

Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

Why is Asus RT-AC66U better than D-Link DIR-835?

  • Has a URL filter
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has removable antennas
  • Has DoS protection
  • Has WPA2 Enterprise
  • Has a Network Services Filter
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has PPTP server

Why is D-Link DIR-835 better than Asus RT-AC66U?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 59g lighter
    391gvs450g
  • Has dynamic routing
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Has DNS relay
  • 1.5mm shorter
    34mmvs35.5mm
  • 32mm narrower
    175mmvs207mm

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

1

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

450g

391g

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Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

5.height

35.5mm

34mm

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16mm

6.width

207mm

175mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

1750MB/s

450MB/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 RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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

6.Has DNS relay
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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.

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Antennas

1.external antennas

3

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

Asus RT-AC68U

3

2.Has removable antennas
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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 RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has automatic IP
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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 PPTP Passthrough
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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.

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Features

1.Has QoS
Asus RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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 RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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 RT-AC66U
D-Link DIR-835

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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