When 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.
|Model||RT – AC1200GU|
|Router Connectivity Type||Ethernet|
|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|
|Freq||100Hz – 16KHz|
|DC Port||5.5 x 2.1|
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.