80points

Asus RT-N66R

40points

Linksys E1500

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Asus RT-N66R vs Linksys E1500

Asus RT-N66R
Linksys E1500
Asus RT-N66R
Linksys E1500
80
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40
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Why is Asus RT-N66R better than Linksys E1500?

  • Has port filtering
  • Has a URL filter
  • Has a Network Services Filter
  • Has IPsec Passthrough
  • Has DoS protection
  • Has removable antennas
  • 3mm thinner
    148mmvs151mm
  • Has PPTP server

Why is Linksys E1500 better than Asus RT-N66R?

  • Network Time Protocol enabled
  • Has dynamic routing
  • 248g lighter
    202gvs450g
  • 19mm narrower
    188mmvs207mm
  • Has DNS relay
  • 4mm shorter
    31mmvs35mm

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.

Best

Asus GX1008B V4

8

2.weight

450g

202g

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

3.USB ports

2

0

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.thickness

148mm

151mm

Best

Asus WL-330N

12mm

6.width

207mm

188mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

900MB/s

300MB/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-N66R
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.internal storage

0MB

0MB

Best

Apple Airport Time Capsule

2000GB

4.Has DNS relay
Asus RT-N66R
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.

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 RT-N66R
Linksys E1500

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

Security

1.Has automatic IP
Asus RT-N66R
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.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus RT-N66R
Linksys E1500

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has port filtering
Asus RT-N66R
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-N66R
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-N66R
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 MAC address filtering
Asus RT-N66R
Linksys E1500

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.

Features

1.Has QoS
Asus RT-N66R
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.Network Time Protocol enabled
Asus RT-N66R
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).

3.Has dynamic routing
Asus RT-N66R
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.

4.IPv6 enabled
Asus RT-N66R
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 Universal Plug n Play
Asus RT-N66R
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.

6.Has static routing
Asus RT-N66R
Linksys E1500

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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