Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

Setting-up and UI

Like other Asus routers, setting up the Asus RT-AC58U is very easy and straightforward. With setup wizard, even first time users can get their new router up and running in minutes. Only three steps require, which is pretty self-explanatory.

After the initial setup, we landed on to the home page (Network Map) for the router. Where we can see all the connections and devices, which are connected to the router and see the other general features of the RT-AC58U.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

The Guest Network allows you to create a WiFi Internet connection for guests but restricts access to your local network.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

Traffic Manager provides your network usage statistic and Quality of Service which allows bandwidth for prioritized tasks and applications.Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

Parental Controls allows you to set a time limit for a client when he can connect to the network.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router ReviewNext up is USB Application, which is one of the unique features of Asus routers. The USB Application allows you install API based apps on a USB drive, with many uses full features:

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

AiDisk

Share files in the USB disk through the Internet.

Media Services and Servers

Setup the UPnP, iTunes, FTP and Network Place (Samba).

Network Printer Server

The network printer server supports two methods: (1) ASUS EZ printer sharing (2) LPR to share the printer.

3G/4G

Switch to USB mode to use a 3G/4G USB wireless dongle or Android phone as a USB modem. Support.

Though Asus has removed the download manager from the list. Which allows you download files on USB drive without PC.

AiCloud 2.0 keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an Internet connection. This will allow you to links your home network and online storage service and lets you access your data through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android mobile device or through a personalized web link in a web browser.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

Wireless option gives you all WiFi settings for both 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz bands, including general options, WPS, WDS, Wireless MAC Filter, RADIUS Setting and Professional.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

LAN includes LAN IP, DHCP Server, Route, IPTV and Switch Control options. In LAN, you can change LAN IP address and subnet. The LAN – DHCP Server give you DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol for the automatic configuration used on IP networks. The DHCP server can assign each client an IP address and informs the client of the of DNS server IP and default gateway IP.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

Under WAN your will find all Internet Connection settings. RT-AC88U also support Dual WAN, which uses a secondary WAN for backup network access. There are other options like Port Trigger, Virtual Server / Port Forwarding, DMZ, DDNS, and NAT Passthrough.

Asus RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Router Review

There are more setting available under IPv6, VPN, Firewall, Administration, System Log and Network Tools. As the name suggests the VPN allows you setup and VPN server, the Firewall will protect your local area network against attacks from hackers and DoS protection. Administration includes Operation Mode, System, Firmware Upgrade, Restore/Save/Upload Setting and Feedback tab.

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