Asus TUF Gaming AX3000 Review

ASUS TUF Gaming AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router with dedicated Gaming port, AiMesh for mesh WiFi and AiProtection Pro network security

As the very first WiFi router in the renowned TUF Gaming collection, TUF Gaming AX3000 is made with the trusted durability you anticipate, showcasing indivisible antennas and metallic slot protectors to provide you with an easy and steady WiFi experience.

TUF Gaming AX3000 supports the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) regular, featuring 160 MHz bandwidth with the most recent OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies to provide great WiFi capability and effectiveness1. WiFi 6 furthermore enables dramatically quicker networking speeds as high as 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz band) and 2404 Mbps (5 GHz band) – around 2.5X faster than 802.11ac dual-band routers2.

TUF Video gaming AX3000 helps the ASUS AiMesh program, which is a forward-thinking router system developing a whole-house WiFi system using several ASUS routers. AiMesh program is powerful, versatile and appropriate for a variety of ASUS router models

Design

The looks are intended for gamers with this particular aggressive edgy style with polygonal angles and sharp edges. At the guts, we have got the iconic TUF Alliance logo design, And then in the bottom middle, it has the Directed indicators for connection and energy. As possible we’ve 4 flexible antennae but regrettably, they’re not detachable or replaceable. It has a nice yellowish cutout that provides a small amount of accent color and design because of its general aesthetics.

A large amount of exhaust here at the bottom and it also has 4 rubber ft to help with making this point stay static in place. You may also mount it on the walls with two screw mounting choices. Overall, it includes a good quantity of ventilation underneath and we already have even more on the sides. That is good since this router offers 3 processing cores and generally, will run 24×7, therefore it’s definitely good with an ample amount of ventilation.

Finally, at the backside, it has insight and result ports. We have an electrical port, power key, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, 4 LAN ports with a devoted Gaming port for connecting your gaming Personal computer, or possibly a system and needless to say, a WAN port where you’ll connect this router to your ISP’s default modem-router. And finally, we have the WPS and reset button.

Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
  • Product Segment
    AX 3000 (2402Mbps+574Mbps)
  • Coverage
    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 300 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1734 Mbps
    802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 574 Mbps
    802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 2402 Mbps
  • Antenna
    External antenna x 4
  • Transmit/Receive
    2.4 GHz 2 x 2
    5 GHz 2 x 2
  • Processor
    1.5 GHz tri-core processor
  • Memory
    256 MB Flash
    512 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access)
    Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80/160 MHz bandwidth
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption
    WPA3-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • Firewall & Access Control
    Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
    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
  • Ports
    RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 1
  • Features
    Router app
    MU-MIMO
    Traffic Analyzer
    Adaptive QoS
    AiProtection Pro
    Parental Control
    Guest Network :
    VPN server: PPTP Server, IPSec server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    NAT Pass-Through:PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, IPSec Pass-Through, RTSP Pass-Through, H.323 Pass-Through, SIP Pass-Through, PPPoE relay
    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
    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
    OFDMA
    Beamforming
    Open NAT, easy port forwarding
  • Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch
  • LED Indicator
    Power x 1
    2.4G x 1
    5G x 1
    LAN x 4
    WAN x 1
  • 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
  • Dimensions
    265 x 177 x 189 mm (LxWxH) with antenna
    265 x 177 x 55 mm (LxWxH) without antenna
  • Weight
    675 g
  • Operation mode
    Wireless router mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode

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