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Asus RT-AC1200 vs Asus RT-N18U

7.56 in
1.18 in
Asus RT-AC1200 Router
Asus RT-AC1200
8.15 in
1.46 in
Asus RT-N18U Router
Asus RT-N18U
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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While the ASUS RT-AC68U (AC1900) WiFi router is one of the easier to use models that we have tested, its performance in all of our other tests...Read more
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User rating
52
3.8 out of 5
52 user ratings
5 stars
34 %
4 stars
32 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
9 %
35
4.0 out of 5
35 user ratings
5 stars
37 %
4 stars
34 %
3 stars
22 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
N/A
Number of LAN ports44
Number of WAN ports11
USByesyes
Total USB ports12
Number of USB 2.0 ports11
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports01
Number of USB 3.1 ports0
N/A
Communication mode
N/A
Full-Duplex

Design

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Colour of productBlack
  • Black
  • Grey
Active cooling (fan)nono

Dimensions

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Width7.56 in8.15 in
Height1.18 in1.46 in
Depth4.92 in5.91 in
Weight0.66 lb1.15 lb
Number of units11
Rack-mount designnono

Features

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Built-in DSL modemnono
File serverVia USBVia USB
Built-in printer serveryesyes
Designed for wall mounting
N/A
yes
Mobile app for controlling features
N/A
yes

Communication

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
N/A
Management interfaceSNMP
  • Telnet
  • Web/network
6to4noyes
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
  • IPv6
  • Multicast
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
Network / transport Protocol
  • NTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
N/A
Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless standards
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames supportnoyes
Mobile broadband supportnoyes
Throughput WAN-LAN100.0 Mbps800.0 Mbps
VoIP (SIP)nono
Wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz data transfer rate300.0 Mbps600.0 Mbps
5GHz wireless networkyesno
5GHz data transfer rate867.0 Mbps
N/A
External antennayesyes
Detachable antennanoyes
MIMOyesyes
Number of antennas43
Total wireless data transfer rate1167.0 Mbps600.0 Mbps
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
Number of simultaneous connections
N/A
30000
Type of mobile support
N/A
USB modem
Mobile HSUPA
N/A
yes
Mobile HSDPA (turbo-3G)
N/A
yes
Mobile 4G (LTE)
N/A
yes
Mobile 3G
N/A
yes
Mobile 2G (GSM)
N/A
yes

Compatibility

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
DynDNSyesyes
Routing protocol
  • IGMPv2
  • IGMP
  • IGMPv3
N/A
Target audienceHome usersHome users
Support for alternative firmware
N/A
  • DD-Wrt
  • OpenWrt

Memory

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
Included flash memory16.0 MB128.0 MB
Maximum flash memory16.0 MB128.0 MB
Included RAM64.0 MB256.0 MB
Maximum RAM64.0 MB256.0 MB

Security

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
Asus RT-N18UAsus RT-N18U
DMZyesyes
Encryption Algorithm
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2-Enterprise
N/A
VPN protocol
N/A
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
  • OpenVPN
VPN client
N/A
yes

Pros & Cons

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