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Asus DSL-N55U - 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Router ADSL 2/2+ Modem Router, 802.11n, Gigabit Lan, Gigabit LAN, 2x USB, Print FTP UPnP Server, HD Streaming, 3 Year Warranty
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- Integrated home gateway with independent CPUs for modem and router
- Dual-band Wi-Fi delivers up to 600Mbps in bandwidth
- 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports provide enhanced wired network performance
- Auto-detecting ADSL connection with CD/manual-free setup
- Finest P2P experience via 300,000 concurrent data sessions
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From the manufacturer
Two Devices in One - ADSL Modem and Wi-Fi Router
Wireless-N600 Gigabit ADSL Modem Router
The ASUS DSL-N55U Wireless-N600 ADSL Modem Router works has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless networks, with up to 600 Mbps total bandwidth. It uses dual CPUs for faster and more stable connections - the wired and wireless networking functions each have a dedicated CPU, guaranteeing improved performance. It can also connect to the internet using either the Ethernet or DLS WAN (Wide Area Network) ports, allowing customers to use it as a either a modem router or a standalone router.
- True two-in-one modem router with both Ethernet and DSL internet connection (WAN) ports
- Dual-CPU, dual-WAN design offers more performance and flexibility for wired and wireless connections
- Concurrent Dual Band - two 300 Mbps Wireless-N networks at once
- Gigabit Ethernet ports with hardware NAT for the fastest, most reliable internet performance, up to 4.5 times that of software-based NAT Gigabit routers.
- File and printer sharing via two multi-functional USB ports
- ASUSWRT Dashboard user interface for easy setup, signal monitoring and network application control
Two WAN Ports for DSL and Ethernet Offer Double The Choice
The DSL-N55U has two WAN (Wide Area Network) ports, allowing it to be used as a standalone router when not operating as a ADSL modem router. You can choose which mode suits your needs at any time, reducing cost and clutter by not having to buy separate power-consuming devices. Whether for a basic home setup or a full wireless network, this dual-WAN design gives you total flexibility.
Enhanced Signal Range and Stability
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification and ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases and enhanced stability.
Gigabit Internet Browsing with Hardware NAT
Equipped with a powerful hardware NAT acceleration engine and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, the DSL-N55U gives you full Gigabit performance. Its WAN-to-LAN throughput performance is over 900 Mbps, which is more than 4.5 times that of software-based NAT Gigabit routers. This reduces the possibility of bottlenecks on fast internet connections.
Two CPUs for Fast and Stable Connections
The DSL-N55U offers dual CPU performance and flexibility. The wired and wireless network connection each have their own CPU - by separating wired and Wi-Fi networking into two compute modules with their own dedicated processor, the DSL-N55U C1 achieves maximum performance for both connection types with no compromises.
Add External Storage and Other Devices to your Network
Two USB ports make the DSL-N55U C1 suitable for file, multimedia and printer sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and content streaming on a wide range of compatible devices.
ASUS AiCloud - your World on Demand
ASUS AiCloud keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online Web storage service* and lets you access it through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android smartphone or through a personalised URL in a Web browser. Even better, the Router-to-Router Sync function allows you to synchronise your stuff with storage devices connected to other compatible ASUS routers - it’s as simple as choosing a sync folder. Sharing with friends and family is now easier than ever.
Robust Control and Optimisation with ASUSWRT
With the ASUSWRT Dashboard, setup, monitoring and control of network applications are all found in one intuitive user interface. As well as 30-second setup, multi-device detection and flexible settings that make the most of your network performance, ASUSWRT has been upgraded with special DSL tools that show the signal-to-noise ratio in dB, allowing you to check stability of the DSL connection. The DSL traffic monitor shows the incoming and outgoing traffic on the WAN, wired and 2.4 GHz wireless networks, while DSL Feedback allows you to feedback any comments, suggestions or connection issue directly to a technical support team with DSL logs automatically included.
Do you game a lot or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the DSL-N55U has Quality of Service (QoS) features that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritised for virtually any task.
Easy Three-Step Setup
Use your smartphone, tablet or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds and in only three easy steps. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the internet in no time.
VPN Server Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data - no matter where you are. Featuring PPTP encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
Download and Stream Anywhere
Download Master and media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, pad, PS3, Xbox and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
Better Online Multitasking at up to 300,000 Sessions
Massive online multitasking at up 300,000 concurrent data sessions gives you 20 times the capacity of mainstream routers, allowing for great performance with no slowdown even during heavy traffic sessions. Multiple downloads occur at the same time to create a smoother user experience. More data sessions translate into quicker and buffer-less HD streaming plus lag-free online gaming even while you download content, so you can do more without compromising your online lifestyle.
|Coverage Range||over 330 ㎡||over 400 ㎡||165-330 ㎡||165-330 ㎡|
|Wi-Fi Data Rate||300 Mbps(2.4 GHz); 300 Mbps(5 GHz)||600 Mbps(2.4 GHz); 1,300 Mbps(5 GHz)||300 Mbps||300 Mbps|
|xDSL Standard||ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ Support Annex A/B/I/J/M||VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL Support Annex A/B/I/J/L/M||ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ Support Annex A/B/I/J/M||ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ Support Annex A/B/I/J/M|
|xDSL Data Rate||ADSL2/2+24 Mbps downstream||Up to 100 Mbps/100 Mbps upstram/downstream||ADSL2/2+24 Mbps downstream||ADSL2/2+24 Mbps downstream|
|WAN/LAN Port||Gigabit LAN x 4; Gigabit WAN x 1; RJ11 WAN x 1||Gigabit LAN x 4; J11 WAN x 1||10/100 LAN x 4; RJ11 WAN x 1||Gigabit LAN x 4; Gigabit WAN x 1; RJ11 WAN x 1|
|USB port||USB x 2||USB 3.0 x 1||USB x 1||USB x 2|
|AiCloud and Enhanced Media Server||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Top customer reviews
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I thought id give the asus a go. It shipped with the latest firmware. i loaded it again anyway just to be sure (twice, with the hard reset as recommended) Set up was a breeze. Checked my connection.... Boom! 4mb with a default setup. no tweaks at all! The range of the wifi is fantastic, easily beating the billion. I will attempt tweaks at some point soon, but im more than happy at the moment.
I've connected a usb flashdrive to my router and set up the media server with a click of a button. now i can stream videos straight from my router to my TV, ipad and iphone. it's awesome.
The only downside to this router is the documentation if you want to go anything further than set up the ADSL or wifi. It's not great and there's no where near as many forums covering this as the billion, but for £30 less and with the usb ports, 5ghz wifi faster adsl i know which i'd rather have. It's been rock solid so far. I know the original firmware wasnt great, so ignore the original reviews, its sorted now with the latest firmware. 5 star product without doubt!
I wanted to be able to Ethernet connect (wired connection) a PC, a laptop, a Panasonic smart TV and wirelessly connect, an iPad 3, an iPhone 4S, an iPhone 5, a network printer which also operates with Airprint and a notebook computer.
This appeared to fit the bill, dual band, 2.4 and 5 GHz, two USB sockets to connect the printer, and 4x Ethernet sockets.
How many times have I read on the box `it's so easy to set up your grandma could do it' and then find it becomes an ordeal that never ends.
I took it out of the box, connected the laptop, PC and TV then switched it on; the initial set up was done on my Ethernet connected laptop, where I also loaded the utilities off the CD. The PC and TV were switched off.
After a few minutes it asked me for my Orange login details, within seconds it was connected. Absolutely no hassle no tears and no torn out hair.
On the utilities set up page it shows that there are two available networks, 2.4GHz and 5GHz which are completely separate entities. Which one or both you choose depends on the type of devices you are connecting and how old the devices are.
You will need to give both networks a name, just type in the boxes what you want to call them. Secondly you will need to set up a password for each of the networks. Make sure you use a random string of characters, but you can make up what you want. The longer the password is the better the security. Then save.
Write down your passwords and details somewhere safe as you will need these to connect your wireless devices.
I switched on the Panasonic TV which like the Router has DNLA support and it was connected! I switched on the PC it was connected! My laptop was connected! No tears, no swearing and no throwing the box out of the window or calling expensive helplines!
Next I switched on my wireless devices, connecting the older laptop, notebook and iPhone 4S to the 2.4GHz network I set up as they are older devices and do not have the 5GHz facilities. I searched and found the networks, entered the password and they were all connected!
I located the 5GHz networks entered the password and connected my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 without a hitch!
Finally I connected the printer to the USB socket and there it was connected to the network. The printer is also Airprint and wireless compatible so I entered the password and.... It was also wifi connected!
All in less than an hour.
In conclusion, this was one of the easiest ADSL modem routers I have ever set up, actually the easiest. If you are not particularly computer savvy you may need a little help with the set up especially setting up the network names and passwords but it is really not that difficult if you go slowly and step by step. You will also need your login details that were given to you by your service provider. If you do not have them you will need to call them and ask for your username and password. Do this before you start, if you don't then expect to feel some irritation and delay for what is in fact your fault. You have been told!
However, the bottom line is does it work? Is it better than its predecessor the Orange Box? Well it is a huge improvement, it is fast, has great range, it is stable, it, it, it just works!
It also looks good and the wife and children are no longer complaining.
The features are great but without how to instructions it was no good for me.
Definitely one for the computer savvy.
MUCH better wireless signal than the Netgears.
I won't repeat what other positive reviews have said but will add:
Power consumption is 9 watts. I turned off the 5 GHz as none of my devices use it and it dropped to 8 watts. I turn the wifi off 11pm tp 7am and that drops the power consumption to 7 watts. I've read that for maximum speed leave routers on 24/7 otherwise your exchange sees the line dropping and lowers your speed in an attempt to stabilise your line.
This Asus has powerful parental controls. You can set times of day for any given device to allow internet connection.
My router history
My first router was the Netgear DG834 - Lasted 3 years before dropping.I replaced that with a Netgear DG2200 that lasted 18 months before constant drops. I replaced that with another Netgear DG2200 under the 2 year warranty of the previous - Replacement was also faulty and dropped continuously.
So I bought an Asus as it had a 3 year warranty after having enough of Netgear
Most recent customer reviews
This has been switched on and in use virtually 24/7; 365 (366) days a year since purchase in 2012!
It has not missed a beat!Read more