In conjugation with the spirit of Merdeka , I am giving away an ASUS RT-14UHP Wireless Router for free (worth RM 289) and also 10% discount on ASUS RT-14UHP purchases – which is made possible to the great people at ASUS Malaysia
Lag when you play DOTA ?
Poor WiFi ?
Spending too much $$$ on electricity bill for leaving your PC 24/7 to torrent ?
If you have answered all of it as a yes (or not). Then uh , step right up to the giveaway.
As part of #BoostMyNetwork campaign , I was given an ASUS router , which you can read the review about it by clicking it here , ASUS PCI-E Wireless card and finally a USB Dongle. This time around , I’ll be reviewing ASUS USB-AC56 Wireless Adapter which is a 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter by ASUS (more after the jump)
This time , I’ll be taking a look at ASUS PCE-AC68. It’s a 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless PCI-E Adapter for your desktop and best of all it is compatible with Hackint0shes – that’s right it works with MacOSX 10.85 and above. So if you are looking for a Hackint0sh compatible card – have a look
In this section , I’ll be taking a look at the performance of ASUS RT-AC66U and also my conclusion on the router. Do read part 1 and part 2 as well if yo want to know more about the functions of the router and the interface of the router – otherwise continue on reading on how the router compares and if it is worth your RM 719 (yep – thats the suggested retail price of the router)
In this part , we’ll be taking a look at the graphical user interface of the router (look and feel) and , it’s functionality. Do check out the first part of the review if you haven’t read it. This would be a 4 part epic saga in which I try to review the ASUS RT-AC66U !
GUI (The Look and feel)
ASUSWRT is what they call for their GUI. The moment that you login to your router configuration you are presented with somewhat stylish interface. You are presented and overall picture of your network (i.e – status of your internet connection , how many USB drives are connected , number of devices connected to the network) – which I think is great to have a great view in one glance
Router is no doubt an essential in our home especially with the growing number of gadgets we have (Tablets , Laptops , Smartphones , Gaming Consoles , Smart TV). It’s no longer a luxury and with the emergence of high speed Internet access and the demand from consumers to stream HD content – hence it has become an essential equipment in our home network.
This is where ASUS RT-AC66U comes into play. If you have a huge home network which consists of HTPC (Home Theatre PC) , Tablets , Computers , Smartphones , Gaming Console and everything-else). I’ll be taking a look a the ASUS RT-AC66U , to determine if it is worthy 802.11ac router that is capable of meeting.
As usual , this review would be split into several paths. This is the first part which basically covers of what is inside the box , ease of use and the features that comes along