Was very Suitable for my Apartment
Really suitable for my Apartment. I had a studio apartment, and always have friends over. It was so cool the Dual band feature so I can have a quests wifi and my own personal wifi. The speed and range it provided was amazing.. the only downfall was it was super hard to set up.
Poor vdsl line stability
I've had several Asus routers. This vdsl modem used in FTN NBN is super unstable and the telstra pit /fibre node is 15m from my home.
Installed in a remote site 5000km away interstate, massive mistake. I ve had to pay for 1 month of nbn so far with no connection due to nbn outage on east coast which resulted in the router going offline. The modem requires a power cycle to resync.
Average interface compared to higher end asus modems.
Unstable - Never again
I've used numerous brands of modems over the years, but this Asus Modem is unstable with internet and with Wired/Wireless connections. It will work fine for a few weeks and then I'll be unable to connect to it . Sometimes the internet drops, but as soon as i reconnect the telephone line it works again. Used to use a much cheaper tp-link adsl modem and never had any stability problems.
Disconnecting LAN ports and constant WiFi dropouts
The unit is absolutely next to useless and so is their support - After having constant LAN connections disconnect and reconnect; which are shown on both the log and the devices that are plugged into it. Also have the wireless disconnect and reconnect every 1 - 2 seconds. Swapping out cables for the devices and even NIC where I could. Having an Xbox plugged in via the LAN port only to be halfway through a game and it states the game has disconnected.
WiFi although yes, I will admit the range is good ... WHEN I can get it to stay connected ...and only stable now if connected via 2.4GHz anything on 5GHZ will disconnect and reconnect more often than the 2.4GHz range. Having been annoyed with the constant LAN drops, I opted for using WiFi on the Xbox and lo and behold, again playing a game it will drop out and then have to reconnect. The log of the router is also flooded, with kernel errors multiple times a second - I have to reboot the router constantly as well, otherwise it floods the router and it locks up. Now here is the main problem, dealing with support after the fact - After talking with ASUS support they advised to do a restore of the firmware - Not a problem there, but when you don't own a Microsoft device their restore tool will not work on anything but. I had to boot camp my Mac just so I could do the restore as asked (okay not their problem, but having tools for just one OS is stupid). But after doing the restore it got WORSE! So, the only advice was to take it back to the retailer - Now the retailer is 20ks away from my home and 35ks from work. So I go in on a weekend - They advised that their warranty department only works weekdays and can't do anything until they are in. Offering that they could send it back to the manufacturer and it could take 3 weeks. So, 3 weeks without a router - I left and spoke back with ASUS directly - After completely ignoring my first 3 email replies and emailing them again a week later using another email; I finally get a reply and advised to check the ticket history. Their response was to go back to the retailer through the RMA process - After questioning if they even read my last email, they then responded with that I could send the unit back to them at my cost and they will assess (and repair if necessary) For something that is not even 2 months old, it is completely useless and will NEVER buy an ASUS product again.
Good budget modem router
This router is great!
Good WIFI coverage as I have three bedroom with around 100m2 living areas; and also four people to use the internet as the same time;No complaint so far;
It's also very easy to setup and also comes with a mobile app to control and monitor the router directly;
Good value for money NBN modem and router
Purchased this from a local vendor for use on NBN once available in our area.
The modem has performed as expected except for some issues accessing the admin page from time to time, requiring a reboot. Firmware upgrades come quickly and WiFi coverage is on-par with the modem/router supplied by BigPond previously. Admin panel is great. Easy to use and more than enough features for advanced users.
NBN set-up was easy enough, the connection wizard is regularly being expanded with new providers, though in both cases I was able to use the generic wizard to connect.
Excellent budget modem router for NBN
It has a very good user interface and lots of features for advance user. Excellent WIFI coverage. Easy to install. However the antennas are not removable not easy to pack or install vertically. It also provides a long warranty years than other brands. ASUS also provide excellent support online which is very important.
A good router capable of big loads
This router is great. It has 2 seperate bandwidths avaliable and there is little to no drop off going from ethernet to wireless at close range, it also has a great range, covering my 4 bedroom family home to every corner and even partway down my street. It's various security options make connecting safe and simple. It also looks like a spider.
Amazing router. Reaches really far and is lightening fast. We were looking at a more expensive one but in the end read some reviews adn spoke to the guy at the shop and were convinced it wasn't worth spending moremoney. It kills it compared to our old netgear router and was easy to set up. Would recommend.
Fast, stable router with very easy setup, configuration and monitoring
I bought this router to replace the five-year-old standard one provided with my ADSL2+ service with Internode, which had started to struggle with the demands of our busy household. After plugging it in, the web-based configuration tool was easy to access and WiFi setup took only a few minutes.
For more advanced users, custom settings are straightforward to access and the ability to plug a USB drive into the modem and use it as a media server is very convenient. The modem can also download and host torrents without additional software.
The DSL-AC52U is stable too, with a couple of weeks or more between reboots. Very happy with this product and strongly recommend it to potential purchasers.
|Category||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, External Antennas, Parental Controls and Quality of Service|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||4|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|DSL Support||ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||0|
|Dimensions||21 x 15 x 36 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
- MPN: DSL-AC52U
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