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ASUS RT-AC1200GU WiFi Router Review

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ASUS RT-AC1200GU WiFi Router Review 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, AC Router, ASUS, RT-AC1200GU, WiFi Router 1When you are looking for a new WiFi router, it can quickly become a nightmare. Nowadays there are more WiFi routers on the market than wireless adapters. Depending on the features required, it could take some reading and searching on what you should get. However, if you are on a tight budget your search might be a short one. What to look for in wireless routers is range, speed and reliability.

One of the biggest WiFi router manufacturer is ASUS. ASUS has a great variety of hardware that would satisfy any user. ASUS has released a budget friendly WiFi router RT-AC1200GU initially available only in the Chinese market. RT-AC1200GU is a small router that offers dual band connectivity and also supports legacy and newer AC protocols. I have mentioned that the range is crucial when it comes to home WiFi routers and RT-AC1200GU stands out from the cheaper routers by having 5dBi antennas that covers up to 5000 square feet. Our sample today was provided by GearBest.

Review Sample Provided byGearBest
Product Name: ASUS RT-AC1200GU
Price at time of review$ 72.99 USD (MSRP)
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Technical Specifications

Brand ASUS
Model RT – AC1200GU
Type Router
Router Connectivity Type Ethernet
Transmission Rate 1200Mbps
Wireless Standard Wireless AC
Wireless Security 64/128 Bit WEP,WPA
Supports System Android 2.x,Android 4.x.,IOS,Linux,MAC OS X,Win 2000,Win 2008,Win vista,Win XP,Win7 32,Win7 64,Win8 32,Win8 64
WiFi Distance 50 – 70m
Speed of Ethernet Port 1000Mbps
LAN Ports 4 ports
Max. LAN Data Rate 1200Mbps
Language Chinese,English
Freq 100Hz – 16KHz
DC Port 5.5 x 2.1
Working Voltage 12V

Dimensions and Weight

Product weight 0.541 kg
Package weight 0.842 kg
Product size 20.60 x 15.00 x 3.50 cm / 8.11 x 5.91 x 1.38 inches
Package size 32.00 x 28.00 x 6.00 cm / 12.6 x 11.02 x 2.36 inches
Packing List 1 x Original ASUS RT – AC1200GU Wireless Router, 1 x Ethernet Cable, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x Chinese Manual


As you can see the package is completely Chinese. This router was released by ASUS only for the Chinese market  however it can be imported to the USA or anywhere around the world via Gearbest with several free shipping options. If you can read Chinese then understanding the description of RT-AC1200GU would be easy. In my case I do not speak or read Chinese so the imagery helped me a lot from the guide, packaging and interface.

The contents of the packaging was very neatly packed however the shipping box got completely destroyed. Inside of the shipping box there is a power supply, CAT5 4-foot cable, manual (in Chinese) and RT-AC1200GU. The actual device was in the protective bag that protected it from any accidental damage while in shipping.

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