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Asus launches dual-band router and wireless extender package promising 150% range increase

Asus has announced the launch of a router and wireless adapter package that brings 733Mbps data transfer speeds into the homes of the every day consumer.

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The RT-AC52U Wireless Router with USB-AC50 Wireless Adapter consists of a dual-band router and wireless adapter package that works across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to deliver the fastest speeds possible.

It increases the range through a specially designed antenna that can extend the signal by up to 150 per cent further than other routers thus letting the signal extend beyond the home and into the garden. The data transfer speeds are split across the two different bands with the 2.4GHz band capable of transmitting and receiving data up to 300Mbps and the 5GHz band managing up to 433Mbps.

In addition to the wireless Internet capabilities, the router also has a built-in USB port that can become a file server if a USB hard drive is plugged in and can be extended into the cloud using Asus Ai Cloud technology. Also, a printer can be plugged in to create a printer server as well as a 3G/4G mobile broadband dongle to allow two broadband WAN connections on one router.

Asus’ Ai Cloud can potentially allow the owner of the router to create a personal cloud server to let files on external USB devices be synced into the cloud using Asus Smart Sync. This allows them to then be shared by sending a link by email, text message or on a social network. There is also an AiCloud app for both Android and iOS that allows content uploaded to the cloud to be shared wherever the device owner is.

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The new router will be available in the UK from the middle of February through Amazon, Dabs and eBuyer.

Jamie Hinks
Jamie Hinks

Jamie is a freelance writer with over eight years experience writing for online audiences about technology and other topics. In his time writing for ITProPortal he wrote daily news stories covering the IT industry and the worldwide technology market, as well as features that covered every part of the IT market, from the latest start ups to multinational companies and everything encompassed by the IT sector. He has also written tech content for our sister publication, TechRadar Pro. Jamie has since moved into sports betting content and is Content Manager at Betbull.