Asus has launched version 2 of its popular router RT-AC59U and enabled it with Ai- mesh making it the cheapest router from Asus in India with mesh support. Asus Ai-mesh is no less than any full fledged mesh router. Still designed as a standalone router with added feature of full mesh capability makes Asus Router to stand out as one can start from a single piece and later add extension as per coverage requirement.
Asus RT AC59U is a Wifi-5 dual band router with AC1500 rating giving it 1500mbps rated speed with 600mbps on 2.4ghz using all 60mhz of N band and 867mbps on 5ghz band with 80mhz usage of AC band. Also comes with (4+1) gigabit ports and 4 external antenna with 4X4 Mu-Mimo support.
Best part of this router is USB 2.0 support so if you are gonna use this as a mesh router then each node gonna have a usb port for various functions. So you can attach usb in node and connect printer to the other. Here thing to note is usb capability mostly comes in very high end mesh routers making this an excellent price deal.
Other Noteworthy Features of Asus RT59U are:
- 74Kc MIPS processor @ 775mhz
- 128 MB RAM
- 32 MB ROM
- Beamforming: 802.11ac Explicit transmit beamforming (TxBF) and Legacy implicit TxBF for both beamformer and beamformee
- 256-QAM high data rate
- 1 RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN
- 4 RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN
- 1 USB 2.0
- Primary AiMesh router
- AiMesh node
- ASUS Router App support
- Bandwidth limiter
- Wired Traffic Monitor
- Wireless Traffic Monitor
- Real-time traffic monitor
- Traditional QoS
- 3G/4G LTE dongle
- Android tethering
All above functionality makes it a worthy wifi 5 dual band router even in the era of wifi 6 routers.