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ASUS RT-AX82U Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 23 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

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  • High-quality dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router
  • Competitive price for a gaming router
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Asus RT-AX82U is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router. It's designed to appeal to a more casual gaming audience, while providing additional features for busy households. It doesn't include a modem, though it provides a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting to your existing modem or router to use your broadband connection.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
Asus RT-AX82U promises next-gen wireless for a much lower price. The 5GHz radio has the same maximum connection rate of 4,800Mbits/sec and there's 4x4 MU-MIMO, with full support for 160MHz channels. Features include outbound VPN support and a built-in VPN server for securely accessing your home network from elsewhere.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful 5GHz radio
  • Highly configurable
  • Easy to set up and use
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Asus RT-AX82U offers dual-band Wi-Fi 6 with a top speed of 5400Mbps (5.4Gbps) It doesn't include a modem, so it provides a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting to your existing modem or router in order to use your broadband connection. There's also a security feature called AiProtection that monitors your network for malware and hacking attempts from malicious web sites.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router
  • Easy to set up
  • Good parental controls
Cons[**]
  • Online pricing is somewhat inconsistent

tomshardware[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Asus RT-AX82U is a mid-range gaming router. It has a single WAN port and four LAN ports, one of which is designated as a dedicated Gaming Port. It supports the latest generation of wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and has 160 Mbps channels. One minor downside is the lack of WTFast integration.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Highly configurable
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6
  • Wireless connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Lacks WTFast (a gaming private network service)

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus RT-AX82U review: An affordable next-gen solution. Expertreviews. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  2. 2. ^ Asus RT-AX82U review. Techradar. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Asus RT-AX82U Gaming Router Review: Solid Mid-Range Performance, Plus RGB. Tomshardware. 2020-12-27. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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