Support for the 802.11ax (WiFi 6) standard has given this device very favorable capabilities, in this standard the coverage and speed of communication has increased dramatically due to the presence of valuable technologies such as MU-MIMO, Beamforming, as well as support for communication channels with a width of 80Mhz.
The overall speed of Asus RT AX55 is up to 1800Mbps, for 2 separate frequency bands. One of which is used to communicate high-speed devices such as Game Consoles and the other to communicate clients for routine tasks such as web surfing and checking emails.
One of the most important technologies used in wireless communication is modulation. Which is the process of converting data into a radio signal. There are two versions of QAM in wifi networks, 256QAM and 1024QAM.
In general, 256QAM technology is used in older WiFi standards and 1024QAM is used in newer WiFi standards. 1024QAM has up to 25% higher data rate than 256QAM. Technically, NitroQAM is the 1024QAM technology.
Asus RT AX55 has an internal security system designed and implemented by Trend Micro ( a famous cloud-based security company). This feature is called Asus AiProtection. This system protects your network from all security risks and neutralizes them before they reach your network and devices.
This feature of the router can be a solid barrier against external security risks. In addition to these benefits, the level of security of this system is so high that it can detect and limit a pre-infected system immediately after connecting to the network and prevent it from publishing the infection everywhere.
Asus has a proprietary Mesh technology called “AiMesh” which is able to create a fully integrated and seamless WiFi network by connecting several routers compatible with this technology together. Asus has used this technology on this router, which means you can use this router as Primary “AiMesh” Router or as “AiMesh” Node in an integrated “AiMesh” network.
In terms of price, Asus RT AX55 is in the the intermediate category. But in terms of valuable software features and hardware power, this router is in the category of professional routers. This device is a complete package of software and hardware capabilities.The price of this router is about 99$, which is worth it.
Our team has performed many tests on this asus wifi router. Which included online streaming interruption test, overall speed test, communication stability test, security proprietary capabilities and mesh technology tests . In the end, we gave the router a score of 8 out of 10, which is a very good score for a wifi router.
ASUS AX1800 WiFi 6 Router (RT-AX55) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Speed & Value, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security, Parental Control, MU-MIMO, OFDMA
|Wireless Standard||802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Antenna||External antenna x 4|
|Security Level (1 to 10 )||9|
|Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)||8.5|
|Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)||8.5|
|WAN Ports||1 (1Gbps)|
|LAN Ports||4 (1Gbps)|
|Vendor-Specific Technology||AiProtection and AiMesh Technologies|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad-core processor|
|Memory||128 MB Flash, 256 MB RAM|
|Dimension||9.1 x 5.3 x 2.2|
RT-AX55 supports NitroQAM (1024-QAM) for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total wireless speed of 1800Mbps.(600 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1200 Mbps on the 5GHz band).
This is just a router not a modem. you will need a modem to connect to internet.
This router can cover a large house ( up to 1500 sq.ft ).