Updated 5 Apr 2016

ASUS

RT-AC3200

Snapshot: The ASUS RT-AC3200 is a tri-band wireless router that has 6 antennas and 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

RT-AC3200
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$480

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Test results

Overall score
94
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent performance.
  • Excellent speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • OK speed on the 5GHz band.
  • Very good combined speed on the 5GHz bands.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Is tri-band.
  • Has WPS.
  • Supports MIMO.
  • Supports beamforming.
  • Is Fibre ready.
  • Has 4 ethernet ports.
  • Supports 802.11 n/ac.
  • Has a guest WiFi network.
  • Is wall mountable.
  • Is DLNA certified.
  • Has preset parental filters.

But

  • No integrated modem.
  • Came with an unsecure network setup.
  • Doesn’t have 3G/4G passthrough.

How we test

Overall score

  • Performance (60 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Performance is based on throughput speed on 2.4 and 5 GHz including the performance of the dual 5GHz smart features and manual performance on tri-band routers.

Ease of use is based on assessment of installation, software install/wizard, menu layout and configuration.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$480

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
803.2
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
179.2
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
624
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
287.2
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
600
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
1300
Tri-band
Antennas
6
Antenna placement
External, removable
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
365x195x210
Weight (g)
358

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Fibre ready
Ethernet LAN ports
4
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0 ports
1
DLNA
Default Wi-Fi access
Open
Installation wizard
Quality of Service
Preset parental filters
Parental filters (URL/keyword)
Yes/Yes
Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
Integrated modem (ADSL2+)
×
USB drive sharing
Guest network WiFi
WPS support
3G/4G passthrough (via USB cable not supplied)
×
VOIP
×
Wall mountable

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