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Upgrade to AC Wi-Fi for your bandwidth-hungry devices with the dual-band ASUS RT-ACRH13. Phones and tablets are free to roam throughout the home thanks to four external antennas that enhance coverage and stability. Easy, intuitive setup and network management are at your fingertips with ASUSWRT and the ASUS Router App.
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119 of 125 people found the following review helpful.
Killer router for heavy usage. Handles heavy traffic with ease while providing commercial level control of your home network.
Purchased the RT-ACRH13 to replace a TP-Link N router that was constantly dropping wifi requiring a reboot. In the few weeks I've had it operating it's needed absolutely zero attention from me, minus setup. Speeds and signal strength are outstanding through out the house. GUI is useful and intuitive on both web access and via mobile device. The mobile app is actually more detailed on traffic than the web access GUI.
After battling with a few routers over the years, and almost always having to flash DD-WRT, this router is the only one that I've not felt the need and seems to have all the useful capabilities needed built-in.
I knew I was gambling by purchasing a brand new device that just hit the market (November 1st I believe) with no real life reviews, but through heavy downloading, video streaming, multiple gaming devices running at once, and general use, the ACRH13 has handled it with ease. Currently I have 19 devices throughout my house ( I know o_O) and have had zero connectivity issues for two weeks.
Although it's still in the honeymoon phase, this is where my review currently sits, and will be updated if needed.
So far, flawless Asus. Good job.
158 of 169 people found the following review helpful.
**3 months update *** Excellent, consistent performance - upgraded to 5*
This review is for the Asus RT-ACRH13 MU MIMO AC1300 router. I noticed that different model reviews are mixed together ranging from 802.11N to 802.11AC routers, hence qualifying this.
1) This is the 24h review with first impressions. I will try to update after 7 days, 1 month.
Set up - the firmware is a little buggy. After configuring the SSIDs and PWDS for the 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi sometimes it still remembers the original factory SSID. Upon restart it happened that the WiFi didn't come on, but a power cycle fixed that. The Guest Network setup is little confusing. 3 guest networks can be configured, but a guest network profile cannot be edited, only enabled, and then deleted.
Performance - so far the performance is very impressive. I have a wired Fire TV and a NAS station and a MagicJack adapter. All working good. The Fire TV is much speedier than before loading home screen, accessing apps, etc. I live in 2 story wood frame house. WiFi is very strong at any spot of the house. I use 2 x smart phones (iPhone and Android) and 2 x Samsung tablets. I also have 2 x laptops connected (Samsung and Surface 4 Pro), both working without issues. Beam forming works very well too. As you move away from the router, using WiFi Analyzer, I see the signal strength drops on 5GHz. Once you stop, within a second the signal strength jumps to 45-50dBm which is a very strong signal. So far I had no dropped connections, or hitches. I also have a WiFi connected security camera, and it works flawlessly. So performance after 24h is very good! This is not a free review device, I paid full price. Watch this space.
**1 week update** No issues whatsoever. No loss of configuration or dropped connection. Running fairly cool too. I live in a gated community with a number of wifi APs around. Performance is strong and reliable. Tried a Netgear wifi range extender with the router, not because I need it, but out of curiosity. Set up the extender to connect to the router on 2.4GHz and extend on 5GHz (fast lane technology). No degradation of speed on the extended network compared to the router's speed. So far so good!!!!!
**1 month update. Still very happy with the unit. No change in any of the previously described good features.
** 3 months update. performance is still strong. My initial issues with the configuration were due to me doing that with my tablet. Accessing the router setup with my laptop worked flawless.
69 of 77 people found the following review helpful.
Probably the Best Router in its Price Range!
I purchased this router after having a terrible time with my brand new Net Gear AC1750. The 2.4ghz worked great but the 5ghz was absolutely unusable. The speed would start out good but would end up at under 1mbps after running a speed test. I ordered a replacement AC1750 and the new one did the same exact thing! I decided I was done with Net Gear (my old router was a Net Gear and it has worked great for almost 10 years but didn't have 5ghz) and ordered this Asus because it was getting good reviews. I must say, for the price I paid ($70), you really can't do much better. It definitely out proforms the ac1750 in every way. The range on the 2.4ghz is a bit better and I now have 5ghz that gives me close to 180mbps around 25 feet from the router, through a wall! I am currently paying for 175mbps from Comcast, so it's very cool seeing speeds a bit higher than that on the 5ghz channel. Setup was around the same as the Net Gear. Both make it quite easy to customize your wifi names and passwords and both have apps that let you control them from your phone. I would definitely recommend this router if you are looking for a powerful router on a budget and shame on Net Gear for charging $40 more while giving me a faulty product with less proformance than this router
After owning this router for around 1 month I still only have good things to say about it! No dropped signal and it hasn't needed to be reset! I still believe this is the best router available at the $70 price point. I have also added a screenshot of a 5ghz test and a 2.4ghz test. Both of these were done around 20 feet from the router. As I mentioned above I am currently paying for 175mbps.