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ASUS Announces the BRT-AC828 Ultra-Fast 802.11ac Router

ASUS Announces the BRT-AC828 Ultra-Fast 802.11ac Router

ASUS today announced BRT-AC828, an ultra-fast AC2600-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration. BRT-AC828 is packed with all the networking features that are vital to growing companies, whether they are new start-ups or longer-established enterprises.

ASUS AiRadar combines beamforming with the four external antennas to ensure reliable, powerful and ultra-fast Wi-Fi – with combined speeds of up to 2534 Mbps – throughout the workplace, allowing users to concentrate on growing their business. For fast and resilient internet connectivity, BRT-AC828 features dual Gigabit WAN ports that offer up to 2 Gbps aggregated bandwidth, with automatic failover in the case of interruption to one of the internet connections. Other business-focused features include an easy-to-configure secure Wi-Fi portal for customers, simplified device management using Device Grouping, and a RADIUS server for secure authentication and easy user administration.

Fast, stable Wi-Fi
The high-performance, easy-to-use ASUS BRT-AC828 not only allows fast and stable connections to multiple devices, but also offers superb coverage. Even in complex office layouts, the powerful four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) MIMO design with four external antennas and fine-tuned power output ensures optimized reception for the best possible performance. Supporting up to 250 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections, BRT-AC828 can handle even the heaviest usage requirements, and the revolutionary MU-MIMO technology allows multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients to work at full speed.

Built-in resilience
For the ultimate high-speed internet connectivity, the two physical 1 Gbps WAN ports on ASUS BRT-AC828 can deliver aggregated WAN bandwidth of up to 2 Gbps. For non-stop internet access, these can also be configured as primary and secondary internet connections, with failover to the secondary connection if the primary fails. There is also the option of connecting a 4G LTE dongle to the USB 3.0 port for use as a primary or secondary WAN, adding even more versatility.

Efficient protection for your digital assets
ASUS BRT-AC828 can help businesses protect sensitive company information without sacrificing working efficiency. It incorporates the powerful ASUS AiProtection feature with exclusive Trend Micro technology, which uses real-time network monitoring to detect malware, viruses and other intrusions before it reaches the network devices. The integrated IPsec virtual private network (VPN) – with its hardware encryption engine – is a secure and convenient way for employees to access the company’s internal network from home or from another remote location. Virtual LAN (VLAN) support enables IT managers to manage the networks for different departments within a company, making for a more secure and seamless working environment.

Easy management
With ASUS BRT-AC828’s easy and intuitive ASUSWRT graphical menu system, users do not have to worry about complex network settings. It is incredibly easy to manage all the company’s devices using Device Grouping and the RADIUS Wi-Fi server, or for business owners to set up, and customize, a free Wi-Fi welcome page for customers using the Captive Portal feature in order to grow their business. The time-saving Device Grouping makes managing grouped devices – for example in different departments – more efficient by enabling IT managers to apply the same settings to all devices within the same group. The convenient built-in RADIUS server not only saves space by eliminating the need for an external server, but also simplifies network management by providing secure, centralized authentication for devices and users.

Ultra-fast storage
For incredibly fast onboard storage, ASUS BRT-AC828 includes a built-in M.2 storage slot that accepts an ultra-fast M.2 SSD module. This can be configured as a powerful built-in mini-NAS for backup and file storage by plugging in a suitable M.2 SATA SSD. It is quick and easy to do a backup, and large files open in an instant. Compared to a traditional external USB port, the internal port makes storing data much more secure and it reduces the risk of being accidentally disconnected.

For the second straight year, ASUS has earned the Business Choice Award from readers for its routers, which they rated best for use at work. ASUS was also the most recommended brand in the survey.

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