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Asus WL-520gC review: specs and price

Asus WL-520gC
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Why is Asus WL-520gC better than the average?

  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Weight
    262gvs349.47g
  • Thickness
    116.5mmvs135.79mm
  • Width
    164mmvs171.91mm
  • Height
    31mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

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.weight

262g

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

3.USB ports

0

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

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2

4.WAN ports

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

5.thickness

116.5mm

Best

Asus WL-330N

12mm

6.width

164mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

125MB/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 WL-520gC

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

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2000GB

Antennas

1.external antennas

1

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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Asus RT-AC68U

3

Security

1.Has automatic IP
Asus WL-520gC

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 WL-520gC

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has port filtering
Asus WL-520gC

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 WL-520gC

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 WL-520gC

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 Network Address Translation (NAT)
Asus WL-520gC

With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.

Features

1.Has QoS
Asus WL-520gC

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 WL-520gC

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.IPv6 enabled
Asus WL-520gC

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.

4.Has Universal Plug n Play
Asus WL-520gC

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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