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Wireless router winner

Asus DSL-N55U

Asus DSL-N55U

Verdict

A good price and superb performance in all departments mean that Asus’ ADSL dual-band router clambers to the top of the pile

Review Date: 22 May 2013

Price when reviewed: £85

Full review

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

Asus DSL-N55U

Asus DSL-N55U

Netgear DGND4000

Netgear DGND4000

Asus RT-N56U

Asus RT-N56U

Linksys EA6900

Linksys EA6900
Details
Part Code DSL-N55U DGND4000 RT-N56U EA6900
Review Date 22 May 2013 22 May 2013 9 Dec 2011 4 Mar 2014
Price ex VAT £85 £80 £75 £123
Price inc VAT £102 £96 £90 £148
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
WiFi standard 802.11abgn 802.11abgn 802.11n 802.11ac
Modem type ADSL ADSL Cable None
Ethernet WAN port? N/A
Wireless standards
802.11a support yes yes yes yes
802.11b support yes yes yes yes
802.11g support yes yes yes yes
802.11 draft-n support yes yes yes yes
LAN ports
Gigabit LAN ports 4 4 4 4
10/100 LAN ports 0 0 0 0
Features
Wireless bridge (WDS) yes
Interior antennae 3 0 5 0
Exterior antennae 0 0 0 3
802.11e QoS yes yes
User-configurable QoS yes yes yes yes
UPnP support yes yes yes
Dynamic DNS yes yes yes
Security
WEP support yes yes yes yes
WPA support yes yes yes yes
WPA Enterprise support yes yes yes
WPS (wireless protected setup) yes yes
MAC address filtering yes
DMZ support yes
VPN support yes yes
Port forwarding/virtual server yes
DoS protection yes
Web content filtering no yes yes no
Email alerts no
Activity/event logging yes
Dimensions
Dimensions 206 x 185 x 157mm (WDH) 160 x 76 x 159mm (WDH) 145 x 63 x 174mm (WDH) 255 x 206 x 105mm (WDH)
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