Asus BRT-AC828 Review

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Updated August 1, 2022

If you ask professional network engineers about the best router options, an Asus router, more often than not, won’t be on their list. And there are good reasons for that. But the Asus BRT-AC828 AC2600 Dual WAN VPN Wi-Fi Router is fantastic and deserves recognition. It is one of the only routers that have a high potential of becoming the best small business router in its price class.

Why We Like It – Asus BRT-AC828

The Asus BRT-AC828 AC2600 Dual WAN VPN Wi-Fi Router is actually one of the very few enterprise-level routers from Asus that advanced users will love. A lot of very useful features are present here for advanced business needs. It’s so good that it doesn’t even compare to other consumer-grade wireless routers or even Asus gaming routers.

Pros
  • Dual WAN gigabit ethernet
  • Eight LAN ports
  • LAN aggregation
Cons
  • LTE mobile broadband support doesn’t function very well at all

Performance

The performance of the Asus BRT AC828 AC2600 Dual-WAN Router is absolutely incredible, as said before. In fact, if we don’t count the Wi-Fi performance, it’s even better than their own Asus AX88U. And that is mainly because of its dual WAN aspect.

Range

Dual-band Wi-Fi performance is more of an afterthought on the Asus BRT AC828 AC2600 Dual-WAN Router, which is in stark contrast with something like the D-Link’s DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router. But regardless, the range is better than most wireless routers at this price.

Durability

Unlike the Netgear Orbi WiFi 6, the Asus BRT AC828 AC2600 Dual-WAN Router actually sports a mostly metal chassis. It has more of an enterprise-grade network switch type build than anything else, which is great news overall for advanced users. Also, this review may interest you Vonets VAR11N-300.

Ease Of Use

Other related products, like Linksys routers, in this category come with a really complicated UI to control and manage everything. However, this Asus dual band router doesn’t, while being similarly feature-rich. You can even set up your own little ISP with this thing, as it has support for making a Radius server too.

Value

Because the main internals are pretty weak, this router does tend to hang from time to time. So we recommend making a backup for your selected settings and using the reset button to your heart’s content. Still, for the price, the Asus BRT AC828 AC2600 Dual-WAN Router provides just a bit too much for us to just ignore its value.

Asus BRT-AC828 Wrap Up

Overall, the Asus BRT-AC828 wireless router is a fantastic choice for pro users. The dual-band Wi-Fi performance is pretty much good enough, and the dual WAN VPN Wi Fi router functionalities of this gigabit ethernet AC2600 dual WAN VPN router work well.

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