Asus RT-AC3200 router: 6 antennas, 802.11ac speed

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  1. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

    Asus RT-AC3200 router: 6 antennas, 802.11ac speed

    The Asus RT-AC3200 sports six streams to mirror those six antennas and utilizes 802.11ac, the latest and greatest Wi-Fi protocol.

    Asus says the router can achieve a maximum combined data rate of up to 3.2Gbps—that's the total across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels, not a single super-fast magic connection. Speeds to 802.11ac devices top out at 1.3Gbps, while the standard 450Mbps 802.11n speeds can be boosted up up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band if the client device supports Broadcom's TurboQAM technology.

    I hope that Tomato gets this going... :cool: Just dreaming!!! :)


  2. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    Better than 1900ac :)
  3. zorkmta

    zorkmta Network Guru Member

    Wow, nice transformer very cool

    Enviado desde mi LG-D805 mediante Tapatalk
  4. tarmdjur

    tarmdjur Reformed Router Member

    So, one of these can spam the entire 5GHz range of channels?
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  5. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Not enough antennas. Needs 12.
  6. BikeHelmet

    BikeHelmet Addicted to LI Member

    Why stop at 12? Why not do 36, and mount them on a circular router?
  7. Grimson

    Grimson Networkin' Nut Member

    If it rotates I'm all for it ;-)
  8. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Wow.. I really hope this thing is Broadcom based!
  9. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    It is.
  10. Gitsum

    Gitsum LI Guru Member

    Router wars. Is this thing really necessary?
  11. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    insane. But without antennas router looks pretty nice (a little simillar to R7000 :D)

    I`m waiting for new Synologi NAS with build-in AC router :D
  12. sorance2000

    sorance2000 Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, it is.
    Much more powerful things, better competition, and finally lesser prices.
    I have got an E4200 few years ago (that was pretty expensive at its time), and now for my 500 Mb/s broadband connection is useless. I need a router with greater usb speed and a fair price. In the past time the router hardware improvements were skimp. One could say "what for a router with usb great speed?!". The router is not for that, but lets think a little, why not a router with NAS function?! The trend is for unifying things in one device. And I want a router that can do torrents at max if possible ('transmission' installed on it). It could be a router, and also a powerful server. Watch the price for linksys WRT 1900AC. Its so expensive, but with new powerful routers on market its price shall come down. Don't you agree that?
  13. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl Network Guru Member

    I'm almost tempted to upgrade to this. However I really like the look of my Asus RT-N66U. Plus I don't have any devices that use AC yet and I only have 1 or 2 devices that use N. Also assume it doesn't have a MicroSDHC slot on it. I like having 32GB of Network Storage that I use to Backup some files. Leaving my USB Ports free. I really wish home routers would start including a 8 port switch and at least 4 usb ports. Looking at the size of this new router it has the room for it. I wonder how much this thing is going to cost and if it can run Tomato.
  14. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    I'm curious to see if there will ever be client devices that can take full advantage of this device. Right now it looks like the champ for WET bridge, but I don't see any other advantage over hardware that's already on the market.
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