ASUS AC1300 Dual-Band 2×2 Super-Fast Wifi 4-port Gigabit Router

$69.99

RT-ACRH13 Dual-Band 2×2 AC1300 Wifi 4-port Gigabit Router with USB 3.0

Upgrade to AC Wifi for your bandwidth-hungry devices with the dual-band ASUS RT-ACRH13. Phones and tablets are free to roam throughout the home thanks to four external antennas that enhance coverage and stability. Easy, intuitive setup and network management are at your fingertips with ASUSWRT and the ASUS Router App.

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Description

  • ASUS AC1300 with the latest 2×2 MU-MIMO technology for combined speeds of up to 1267 Mbps
  • Four external 5dBi antennas for improved Wi-Fi range and multi-device performance.Connected devices must be 802.11ac-compatible for best results
  • Monitor and manage your network with ease from your mobile device using the intuitive ASUS Router App
  • Effortless router setup with the ASUSWRT web-based interface,Super-Fast Wi-Fi – Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with concurrent speeds up to 867Mbps (5GHz) and 400Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Integrated USB 3.0 port allows you to share external drives/flash drives with your network. OS Support- Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Mac OS X 10.1, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8. Operation mode-Wireless router mode, Access point mode

5 reviews for ASUS AC1300 Dual-Band 2×2 Super-Fast Wifi 4-port Gigabit Router

  1. KritikSS

    Purchased the RT-ACRH13 to replace a TP-Link N router that was constantly dropping wifi requiring a reboot. In the few weeks I’ve had it operating it’s needed absolutely zero attention from me, minus setup. Speeds and signal strength are outstanding through out the house. GUI is useful and intuitive on both web access and via mobile device. The mobile app is actually more detailed on traffic than the web access GUI.

    After battling with a few routers over the years, and almost always having to flash DD-WRT, this router is the only one that I’ve not felt the need and seems to have all the useful capabilities needed built-in.

    I knew I was gambling by purchasing a brand new device that just hit the market (November 1st I believe) with no real life reviews, but through heavy downloading, video streaming, multiple gaming devices running at once, and general use, the ACRH13 has handled it with ease. Currently I have 19 devices throughout my house ( I know o_O) and have had zero connectivity issues for two weeks.

    Although it’s still in the honeymoon phase, this is where my review currently sits, and will be updated if needed.
    So far, flawless Asus. Good job.

  2. sminla

    When you spend $90 for a router (instead of $20 for the typical one these days), you expect more, and indeed this one gives more. I bought it as a VPN router since ASUS is one of the few brands that supports both VPN Client and Server modes out of the box (OpenVPN as well as older protocols such as PPTP and L2TP that are not much used these days).

    Other differences from the cheaper routers:
    1. Faster dual CPU. It really does make a difference especially when you’re using VPN or have more than a couple of connections going. (A cheap router I downloaded Tomato firmware onto for VPN was CPU-limited to only about 1/4 of the top speed I could get out of this ASUS router, which is definitely noticeable.)
    2. Dual band 2.4 and 5.8 GHz and the ability to have multiple guest networks on each of those bands (I think you can get as many as 8 different SSIDs out of this one router if you really wanted to (though why you would is another question).
    3. Dual WAN support (if you really can’t be down or need higher bandwidth, you can subscribe to 2 different ISPs and have the router automatically load share between the two).
    4. USB 3.0 AND USB 2.0 interfaces for hard drive and printer respectively, though also supports Mobile 3G/4G dongles, with built-in software to share the above via the network.
    5. A very complete user interface.
    6. For nerd types, a nice Android or iOS App that lets you do some basic configuration and monitoring of the router from your smartphone.

  3. chanlon2

    This is going to be more of a technical review.. I’m an IT Director for my company so I deal with this type of equipment all the time. I picked up this device for my house and I was looking for a few features. I wanted Gigabit ports,fast WiFi, and not a massive device. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So I landed on this device.

    I tested the Gigabit ports and 1 port wasn’t Gigabit. Port 2 only worked at 100.
    Ports 1, 3, and 4 are Gigabit ports and had a transfer rate of about 933 MBits/sec (Same as Cisco 3750G switch)
    Port 2 was doing about 95 MBits/sec

    I tested the WiFi next. I disabled the 2.5G for a few reason. 1. I don’t need it and 2 for Security. I setup the device using WPA2 using the 5G only. I personally like the 5G best as the signal covers my house well and it’s the fastest..

    The fastest speed I got was 295 MBits/Sec
    I would normally see about 200-250 MBits/Sec
    At 50 feet I was seeing about 110 MBits/Sec (Many walls away)

  4. G G

    I replaced our nine year old Linksys Wrt54gs router with the Asus acrh13 dual band router. It was fast and easy to connect. The wi-fi signal increased to cover our 3,600 square foot house entirely( The router is in the basement). The speed and capabilities are terrific for the price. The apps for Android and Apple allow for convenient management of the network from mobile devices. We have 22 devices and it handles traffic very well.

  5. EGReviews

    I purchased this to replace an older TP-Link wireless N Router. Please leave a comment if you have any questions and I can help and/or take more photos.

    As you can see in my photo my wifi connection on my 300Mbps service that downloads wired at 350Mbps was only running at just about 47Mbps.

    After switching this router in my wifi download speed jumped 600% from 47Mbps to 282Mbps.

    The install was really straightforward with no hiccups. I did end up having to reboot both the modem and the switch connected to this as well as a couple of the devices connected before they would get network addresses.

    For the price, performance and feature set on this router I’m very surprised it didn’t cost double.

    One tip I have is to make sure if you’re replacing old equipment double check the cables and make sure you’re using cat5e or preferably cat6 cables. Otherwise you might not be getting the speed out of this that you would hope to get.

    This type of router takes up a lot of real estate on your desk if you spread the antennas out in different directions so consider the mounting spot when buying a multi antenna router.

    I’m very happy with my purchase and would purchase this again and/or as a gift.

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