Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

AmpliFi Alien Routeris a dual band router keeping your gaming needs, 4K video streaming needs or just need of powerful MU-MIMO-enabled router as a preference. This powerful dual band router delivered solid throughputs in all the performance tests and comes with embedded network protection against malware and questionable content. It priorities your network for online gaming needs and deliver you a smooth gaming experience. and it provides robust parental controls in a user-friendly management console.

Easy Installation

Installation of AmpliFi Alien Routeris quick and easy. I connected the router to my cable modem and to my desktop PC, opened a browser, and typed http://router.asus.com(Opens in a new window) in the address bar. This launched the Setup wizard, which walked me through the internet and wireless process. You can also skip the wizard and configure these settings manually if you prefer. I then waited a few minutes while the router updated its firmware.

Reviving Design

AmpliFi Alien Routerprovides a reviving change in design with black and red colour and an angular design which is far much better than the boring black box design offered by multiple routers. The router is permanently attached to a wedge-shaped stand requiring the router to stand up vertically which disables it from being wall mounted or placed in a rack configuration. You can access the admin setting using 10.0.0.1 piso wifi or you can use 10.0.0.1  directly access settings.

There are three removable adjustable antennas protrude from the top of the device and there are eight LED indicators on the front for power, WPS, Wi-Fi (both bands), LAN (four ports), and WAN activity. Around back are four gigabit LAN ports, a WAN port, a USB 2 port, a USB 3.1 port, and power, LED On/Off, and Reset buttons. On the right side of the router, we can find a WPS button and a Wi-Fi On/Off button.

Striking features

TheAmpliFi Alien Routeris a 4×4 AC2900 router powered by a 1.8GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB of RAM. It uses NitroQAM (1024-QAM) modulation technology to deliver potential throughput speeds of up to 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2167Mbps on the 5GHz band and supports MU-MIMO data streaming, which simultaneously delivers data to compatible clints.

There is a lot about AmpliFi Alien Routerrouter. Along with being easy to installed and configured, it delivered good all-around throughput performance in all tests and comes bundled with a handful of useful tools for optimal performance, including embedded support for WTFast game acceleration and Adaptive QoS bandwidth prioritization. It provides built in Trend Micro protection against malicious intrusions, viruses, and infected clients and keeps your network in top working order and robust parental controls prevents family and guests from accessing undesirable sites and content.

High performance

AmpliFi Alien Routerturned amazing on throughput performance test. It scores 104Mbps on the 2.4GHz close-proximity (same room) test which is quite fast from the other routers of this pricing. At 30 feet, theAmpliFi Alien Routermanaged 86Mbps. The Asus RT-AC86U’s 5GHz performance is solid. It scores 550Mbps on the close-proximity test. Results were similar on the 30-foot test: It scores 300Mbps beating multiple routers of this range.

Pros

  • Solid throughput performance.
  • MU-MIMO streaming.
  • Excellent prioritization controls.
  • Built-in network protection.
  • Robust features and management settings.

Cons

  • Middling file-transfer speeds
  • Vertical mount only

Choices to be considered before buying

If you do a lot of online gaming with a Killer Network-enabled gaming rig, the Linksys WRT32X is also a good choice, as it offers automatic prioritization for Killer Network systems, but it lacks the built-in Trend Micro network protection that you get with the RT-AC86U. The D-Link AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router DIR-885L/R (an Editors’ Choice winner) offers class-leading 5GHz and MU-MIMO performance as well as drag-and-drop QoS settings, but it too lacks the RT-AC86U’s built-in network protection and costs a little more.

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