Today we’ll be taking a quick look at the Asus BRT-828 AC2600 Dual-WAN VPN WiFi Router. It’s a business class router that offers dual-band AC2600 Wi-Fi connectivity and is suitable for home or a small office (SOHO). It also comes with some interesting features including … hardware Dual-WAN with an aggregated WANS speeds of upto 2Gbps, 8 x LAN ports, LTE mobile broadband support, guest network, MU-MIMO support, VPN, adaptive/smart QoS, and a M.2 slot for SSD storage.
With today’s emphasis on internet security and browsing anonymity, we are seeing more and more VPN enabled routers. Whether it’s a paid or free VPN service, there’s no harm in subscribing. It will definitely give you that added sense of security.
Straight out of the box, what you’ll notice about the Asus BRT-828 is the 8 x LAN ports, which ideal for the small office user. Most home routers only feature 4 ports. Another thing which stands out is the built-in M.2 slot for SSD storage. It’s an interesting feature allowing users to add storage to the router and treating it like a NAS.
Asus is a huge brand. They’re literally everywhere, and if you don’t know who they are … you really should. Here’s a little blurb taken from Asus’s website …
The Meaning of Asus
“ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolises wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature, and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.
Taiwan’s Information Technology industry has grown enormously over the last few decades and the country is now a dominant force in the global market. ASUS has long been at the forefront of this growth and while the company started life as a humble motherboard manufacturer with just a handful of employees, it is now the leading technology company in Taiwan with over 12,500 employees worldwide. ASUS makes products in almost every area of Information Technology too, including PC components, peripherals, notebooks, tablets, servers and smartphones.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of speeds I’ll get out of this router. I’ll be comparing it with the Linksys WRT 1200AC and the Asus RT-AC68U AC1900 routers.
Let’s not waste any more time and take a closer look at the Asus BRT-828 AC2600 Dual-WAN VPN WiFi Router …