Asus RT-AC2900 Review

RT-AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band is a gaming router that supports NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology with wireless data transfer rates of up to 2917 Mbps.

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ASUS’ RT-AC2900 router is made around a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor chip and 512MB RAM. The operating-system offers 256MB of flash obtainable.

As a dual-band gadget, it includes a 2.4GHz and the 5GHz network. The initial operation of a 3×3 set up as the latter includes a 4×4 setup. The MU-MIMO router functions three exterior detachable antennas and also one inner to do this.

This strong hardware set up in conjunction with the beamforming technology, 1024-QAM technologies, and 80MHz bandwidth accessibility, enables the router to cover up large homes efficiently. With compatible items, it could achieve around 2167 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the two 2.4GHz bands.

Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
  • Product Segment
    AC2900 ultimate AC performance: 750+2167 Mbps
  • Coverage
    Very large homes
  • Data Rate
    802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11n: up to 450 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1734 Mbps
    1024QAM (2.4GHz) : up to 750 Mbps
    1024QAM (5GHz) : up to2167 Mbps
  • Antenna
    External antenna x 3
    Internal dBi antenna x 1 for Wi-Fi
  • Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 3 x 3
    5 GHz 4 x 4
  • Processor
    1.8 GHz dual-core processor
  • Memory
    256 MB Flash
    512 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80 MHz bandwidth
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • Firewall & Access Control
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
  • Management
    UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
  • VPN Support
    IPSec Pass-Through
    PPTP Pass-Through
    L2TP Pass-Through
    PPTP server
    OpenVPN server
    PPTP client
    L2TP client
    OpenVPN client
  • WAN Connection Type
    Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
  • Utilities
    Router setup wizard; Firmware restoration; Device discovery; printer setup utility
  • Ports
    RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Features
  • MU-MIMO
    Traffic Analyzer
    Adaptive QoS
    WTFast Gamers Private Network
    AiProtection
    Parental Control
    Guest Network: 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    Mac OS Backup
    Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
    – Image: Jpeg
    – Audio: mp3, WMA, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, Ogg
    – Video: asf, avi, DivX, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, Mkv, mov
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    3G/4G data sharing
    Printer Server
    – Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    – LPR protocol support
    Download Master
    – Support bt, nzb, HTTP, ed2k
    – Support encryption, DHT, PEX, and magnet link
    – Upload and download bandwidth control
    – Download scheduling
    AiDisk file server
    – Samba and FTP server with account management
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist
  • Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button
  • LED Indicator
    Power x 1
    Wi-Fi x 2
    WAN x 1
    WPS x 1
    LAN x 4
  • Power Supply
    AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
  • OS Support
    Windows® 10
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Linux
  • Dimensions
    220 x 160 x 83.3 ~ mm (WxHxD) (Without Bezel)
  • Weight
    872 g
  • Operation mode
    Wireless router mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode

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