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ASUS Launches DSL-N55U Gigabit ADSL Modem Router

ASUS Launches DSL-N55U Gigabit ADSL Modem Router

ASUS presents the DSL-N55U Gigabit ADSL Modem Router.

Making use of a tri-antenna, dual-CPU design which offers the combined features of an ADSL modem and router, it supports concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz transmissions at up to 600Mbps. Carrying out both modem and router duties in wired and wireless modes, it enables access to 300Mbps per band, or a total of 600Mbps in bandwidth.

The 2.4GHz band can be utilized for web browsing, emailing, while the 5GHz band is available for more taxing applications like online multi-player gaming or HD multimedia streaming. Supporting up to 300,000 synchronous data sessions, its three antennas and the exclusive ASUS Ai Radar signal enhancement technology extends coverage and provides a more reliable signal.

Read on for the full press release.

Designed for expansion and combining functions for great convenience, this flagship dual-CPU gateway accelerates dual-band networking with three external antennas

Singapore ― The ASUS DSL-N55U utilizes a powerful tri-antenna, dual-CPU design that offers the complete benefit of ADSL modem and router features in one streamlined and easy to use device. It supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz transmission at up to 600Mbps, making it an ideal choice for power users, gamers, and consumers who stream HD media regularly. Quick and simple installation gets users online complication-free, while two USB ports afford multi-role usability as a file, media, and printer server.

Two dedicated devices in one at twice the speed

Equipped with two discrete CPUs, the DSL-N55U carries out both modem and router duties in wired and wireless modes. It thus saves users the space, energy requirements, and cost of maintaining a separate ADSL modem and router. With its integrated home gateway design, the tri-antenna DSL-N55U works in dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies simultaneously, giving users access to 300Mbps per band, or a total of 600Mbps in bandwidth. The 2.4GHz band can be used for normal online tasks such as web browsing, email, and social networking, while the cleaner and less congested 5GHz band remains free for intense applications such as online multiplayer gaming and HD multimedia streaming. The DSL-N55U supports up to 300,000 concurrent data sessions, similar to other high end network products from ASUS. It therefore outperforms basic modem routers by up to a factor of 20. The three antennas combine with exclusive ASUS Ai Radar signal enhancement technology, detecting local conditions and the positions of connected devices to ensure the best possible transmission quality. Ai Radar extends coverage range by overcoming obstacles and sources of interference, and results in a more reliable signal.

EZ UI delivers ease of installation and use

The ASUS EZ UI interface auto-detects ISP settings, so a connection can be established in seconds. Users simply follow several on-screen instructions to configure their home network, with no disc or manual required. The DSL-N55U takes out the complexity from modem and router setup, and offers users the full benefit of its features within minutes of first opening the box. ASUS plans to incorporate its ASUSWRT firmware into the DSL-N55U via a live upgrade in April, offering access to multiple SSIDs, IPv6, 3G sharing, and the Download Master web-based interface. ASUSWRT was previously incorporated into the ASUS RT-N66U.

Dual USB ports enable extensive expandability

With the standardized accessibility of USB, the DSL-N55U can transform instantly into a file, media, or printer server for even greater utility and multi-role value. It comes fully DLNA-compatible for seamless integration with a variety of devices, from game consoles to set top boxes. Powered USB also serves to recharge portable devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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