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ASUS RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-Band Gigabit USB 3.0 Wireless Router, Router/Access Point/Bridge, Media Server, 3G/4G - £48.99 delivered @ Amazon

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ASUS RT-AC58U AC1300 Dual-band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with four high-gain antennas and high power technology delivers extremely long operating range. Its 802.11ac high-speed performance is perfect for streaming up to 4K Ultra HD videos, online gaming with support for latest gen consoles such as Xbox One® and PlayStation® 4 and performing other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Multi-purpose USB 3.0 port allow printer, hard drive and 3G/4G sharing1; while ASUS AiCloud support allows you to access, share, and stream files from your home PC to internet-connected devices.

Full Wi-Fi Speeds on Multiple Devices Simultaneously
Thanks to MU-MIMO technology and powerful 128 MB memory, you can enjoy full-speed Wi-Fi on compatible devices2 at the same time without needing to wait for sequential transmissions.

Powerful Processor, Higher Network Speed
RT-AC58U is equipped with improved WAN to LAN speed thanks to its latest quad-core A7 processor, ensuring responsive network performance for bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Improved Wi-Fi Range
The four external 5 dBi high performance antennas on RT-AC58U improve the Wi-Fi range and multi-device performance in your home

Ultimate USB Speed and Versatility
USB 3.0 port delivers up to 10-times faster data transfers than USB 2.0. It makes RT-AC58U perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing1, while ASUS AiCloud enables remote access and content streaming.

The One Place for All Your Data - ASUS AiCloud
ASUS AiCloud keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online web storage services, giving you access to your files using the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS, Android smartphones or via a personalized browser URL. You can share photos instantly with services like Facebook, Flickr and Dropbox directly from the AiCloud app. It’s your expandable and unlimited personal cloud — and it’s completely free!

ASUS AiCloud lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device

Keep Up to Date!
Remember to always keep your device’s firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features!
Features• Super-Fast Wi-Fi - Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with concurrent speeds up to 867Mbps (5GHz) and 400Mbps (2.4GHz).
• Improved Wi-Fi Range - Four external 5dBi antennas for improved Wi-Fi range and multi-device performance.
• MU-MIMO - Revolutionary technology for the best multi-device performance.
• Quad-Core Processor - Responsive network performance and smooth data handling.
• 128MB Memory for Multi-Tasking - Fast memory architecture enables stable multiple simultaneous download streams on multiple devices.
• USB 3.0 - up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.


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Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?
Update: Very limited NEW stock seems to come and go at £48.99. I think it was a 1 day deal, now ended. Deal should be EXPIRED.



fyi, RT-AC58U is an AC1300 gigabit router. It is comparable in spec to the Linksys EA6350 v3. Both use the same quad core Qualcomm IPQ4018 ARM7 chipset.

This Asus supports openvpn client & server out of the box with Asus firmware. IPQ4018 routers should in theory be good for 'up to' 25 Mbps openvpn client router speeds to 3rd party VPN providers. There was an amazon offer for AC1200 RT-AC57U for £32.99 which ended last week - that supports openvpn speeds 'up to' 19 Mbps from its Mediatek MT7621AT MIPS chipset.
Expired Hotukdeal for RT-AC57u

Last firmware update in December 2019.
asus.com/uk/…OS/

wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASU…58U

OpenWrt is available for the RT-AC58U
openwrt.org/toh…58u
But it has one major flaw. The RT-AC58U only has 128 MB RAM compared to 256MB of the EA6350v3.

128MB of RAM is not enough to support both the wifi radios if intending to use OpenWrt on it at present.

It is worth mentioning there are other issues with IPQ4018 routers in general running OpenWrt. See bottom of this wiki page.
openwrt.org/toh…_v3


I don't believe there is any DD-WRT or Merlin firmware for the RT-AC58U
Edited by: "bill888" 16th Feb
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Only seems to be available at that price in the condition of "Used - Like New" so that should be added to title
Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?
Update: Very limited NEW stock seems to come and go at £48.99. I think it was a 1 day deal, now ended. Deal should be EXPIRED.



fyi, RT-AC58U is an AC1300 gigabit router. It is comparable in spec to the Linksys EA6350 v3. Both use the same quad core Qualcomm IPQ4018 ARM7 chipset.

This Asus supports openvpn client & server out of the box with Asus firmware. IPQ4018 routers should in theory be good for 'up to' 25 Mbps openvpn client router speeds to 3rd party VPN providers. There was an amazon offer for AC1200 RT-AC57U for £32.99 which ended last week - that supports openvpn speeds 'up to' 19 Mbps from its Mediatek MT7621AT MIPS chipset.
Expired Hotukdeal for RT-AC57u

Last firmware update in December 2019.
asus.com/uk/…OS/

wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASU…58U

OpenWrt is available for the RT-AC58U
openwrt.org/toh…58u
But it has one major flaw. The RT-AC58U only has 128 MB RAM compared to 256MB of the EA6350v3.

128MB of RAM is not enough to support both the wifi radios if intending to use OpenWrt on it at present.

It is worth mentioning there are other issues with IPQ4018 routers in general running OpenWrt. See bottom of this wiki page.
openwrt.org/toh…_v3


I don't believe there is any DD-WRT or Merlin firmware for the RT-AC58U
Edited by: "bill888" 16th Feb
bill88814/02/2020 14:56

Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?fyi, RT-AC58U …Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?fyi, RT-AC58U is an AC1300 gigabit router. It is comparable in spec to the Linksys EA6350 v3. Both use the same quad core Mediatek IPQ4018 ARM7 chipset.This Asus supports openvpn client & server out of the box with Asus firmware. IPQ4018 routers are good for 'up to' 25 Mbps openvpn client router speeds to 3rd party VPN providers. There was an amazon offer for AC1200 RT-AC57U for £32.99 - that supports openvpn speeds 'up to' 19 Mbps.Last firmware update in December 2019.https://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/RT-AC58U/HelpDesk_BIOS/https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASUS_RT-AC58UOpenWrt is available for the RT-AC58Uhttps://openwrt.org/toh/asus/rt-ac58uBut it has one major flaw. The RT-AC58U only has 128 MB RAM compared to 256MB of the EA6350v3.128MB of RAM is not enough to support both the wifi radios if intending to use OpenWrt on it at present.It is worth mentioning there are other issues with IPQ4018 routers in general running OpenWrt. See bottom of this wiki page.https://openwrt.org/toh/linksys/linksys_ea6350_v3


What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting a good WiFi signal in other rooms apart from room where hub is.
and no Aimesh integration?
greenyblades14/02/2020 15:13

What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting …What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting a good WiFi signal in other rooms apart from room where hub is.


nothing wrong with Asus, i run 3 all meshed - the 86u is fabulous and has many Virgin fans
Excellent router. Heat added
greenyblades14/02/2020 15:13

What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting …What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting a good WiFi signal in other rooms apart from room where hub is.


...will have the same issue from Monday
Would be feasible to use old 2ac as a router alongside Hub 3 in modem mode
gibblesuk14/02/2020 15:26

nothing wrong with Asus, i run 3 all meshed - the 86u is fabulous and has …nothing wrong with Asus, i run 3 all meshed - the 86u is fabulous and has many Virgin fans


Pricey at £150 though.
greenyblades14/02/2020 15:56

Pricey at £150 though.


126 springs to mind for regular pricing offer and down to 115 ish warehouse used/like new

the secondary units i run are the 68u and again very good.
greenyblades14/02/2020 15:13

What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting …What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting a good WiFi signal in other rooms apart from room where hub is.


I’ve got Virgin modem put into Modem mode, it feeds my RT-68U which has got the Merlin firmware installed (you dont need the Merlin firmware you could leave it with the Asus one)

I read few weeks back that you can get the RT-68U under different model numbers as Asus keeps rebadging, i think the rebadged versions are cheaper but you’ll need to double check all this.

RT-68U is a solid router and hardy needs rebooting.
gibblesuk14/02/2020 16:01

126 springs to mind for regular pricing offer and down to 115 ish …126 springs to mind for regular pricing offer and down to 115 ish warehouse used/like newthe secondary units i run are the 68u and again very good.


Surely 1 router for a 3 bedroom house would've enough?
greenyblades14/02/2020 16:13

Surely 1 router for a 3 bedroom house would've enough?


what? i never made any assumption of the area of the house
gibblesuk14/02/2020 16:20

what? i never made any assumption of the area of the house


Do you own a mansion?
greenyblades14/02/2020 15:13

What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting …What would you recommend for virgin hub 3.0 (modem mode)? I'm not getting a good WiFi signal in other rooms apart from room where hub is.


If it's any help I use a Linksys EA8300 AC2200 that works fine with the Virgin hub 3. Cost about £90 new now on eBay so appreciably cheaper second hand I'd imagine.
fizz14/02/2020 16:06

I’ve got Virgin modem put into Modem mode, it feeds my RT-68U which has g …I’ve got Virgin modem put into Modem mode, it feeds my RT-68U which has got the Merlin firmware installed (you dont need the Merlin firmware you could leave it with the Asus one)I read few weeks back that you can get the RT-68U under different model numbers as Asus keeps rebadging, i think the rebadged versions are cheaper but you’ll need to double check all this.RT-68U is a solid router and hardy needs rebooting.


What does Merlin firmware do?
greenyblades14/02/2020 16:22

Do you own a mansion?


Could be a 3 bed bungalow. Or any other configuration of house. I don't get WiFi in the back of my garden without mesh which is helpful for the shed.

Also get rubbish signal in a couple of upstairs bedrooms without mesh.
I have 200mb broadband. Virgin just told me wifi is dropping as I have more than 9 devices connected. Never heard that one. They told me I would need to increase to 350mb for additional device connectivity. They said hub 3.0 is fine. Anyone trust that advice?
Increasing broadband speed won't solve dropping wifi.

If no hard wired ethernet devices are losing internet connection at same time as your wifi devices, then your problem is simply with the Hub 3's unreliable wifi. Try a new wifi router wired to Hub 3 in 'modem mode'.

virginmedia.com/hel…ode

The previous Superhub 2 and 2ac made by Netgear had their own issues, but were more 'stable' than the Hub 3 made by Arris imo.
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Feb
bill88814/02/2020 14:56

Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?Update: Back …Looks like Amazon has sold out? Only 'Like New' available?Update: Back in stock at £48.99 NEW ?Update: Sold out.fyi, RT-AC58U is an AC1300 gigabit router. It is comparable in spec to the Linksys EA6350 v3. Both use the same quad core Qualcomm IPQ4018 ARM7 chipset.This Asus supports openvpn client & server out of the box with Asus firmware. IPQ4018 routers are good for 'up to' 25 Mbps openvpn client router speeds to 3rd party VPN providers. There was an amazon offer for AC1200 RT-AC57U for £32.99 which ended last week - that supports openvpn speeds 'up to' 19 Mbps from its Mediatek MT7621AT MIPS chipset.Last firmware update in December 2019.https://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/RT-AC58U/HelpDesk_BIOS/https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASUS_RT-AC58UOpenWrt is available for the RT-AC58Uhttps://openwrt.org/toh/asus/rt-ac58uBut it has one major flaw. The RT-AC58U only has 128 MB RAM compared to 256MB of the EA6350v3.128MB of RAM is not enough to support both the wifi radios if intending to use OpenWrt on it at present.It is worth mentioning there are other issues with IPQ4018 routers in general running OpenWrt. See bottom of this wiki page.https://openwrt.org/toh/linksys/linksys_ea6350_v3I don't believe there is any DD-WRT or Merlin firmware for the RT-AC58U


hi,

Quick question about VPNs.

What is the advantage of OpenWRT if you can run your VPN with the Asus software?

Normally I just install the VPN s/w per end-device (say Nord, PIA, etc).
Are you saying you are use their credentials to login on the router directly via the Asus web frontend?
No advantage I can think of with OpenWrt over Asus firmware if you just wish to use router to connect to vpn provider like Nord etc. Asus firmware a LOT easier to set up VPN than OpenWrt. See video below. I don't own a RT-AC58u, but maximum openvpn speeds should in theory be similar for OpenWrt and Asus firmwares. I do have a RT-AC57u v1 and max openvpn speeds on openwrt and AsusSrcMod firmware are the same over ethernet)

This may be important to some VPN users, a 'kill switch' can be implemented in OpenWrt to block internet access if the VPN tunnel goes down. I don't know whether Asus implements kill switch - I doubt there is one, but could be wrong.

if using openvpn, just upload the .ovpn file and enter credentials, to get connected to your VPN provider, such as Nord etc.

youtube video for Asus client openVPN setup
youtu.be/Po7…IoA

Asus also supports legacy PPTP vpn connections (for even faster vpn speeds) but an increasing number of VPN providers no longer support this old protocol as it is less secure.
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Feb
bill88815/02/2020 12:04

Increasing broadband speed won't solve dropping wifi.If no hard wired …Increasing broadband speed won't solve dropping wifi.If no hard wired ethernet devices are losing internet connection at same time as your wifi devices, then your problem is simply with the Hub 3's unreliable wifi. Try a new wifi router wired to Hub 3 in 'modem mode'.https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-hub-modem-modeThe previous Superhub 2 and 2ac made by Netgear had their own issues, but were more 'stable' than the Hub 3 made by Arris imo.


...would it make sense to use 2ac as WiFi router wired to Hub 3 in modem mode?
bill88815/02/2020 14:35

No advantage I can think of with OpenWrt over Asus firmware if you just …No advantage I can think of with OpenWrt over Asus firmware if you just wish to use router to connect to vpn provider like Nord etc. Asus firmware a LOT easier to set up VPN than OpenWrt. See video below. I don't own a RT-AC58u, but maximum openvpn speeds should in theory be similar for OpenWrt and Asus firmwares. I do have a RT-AC57u v1 and max openvpn speeds on openwrt and AsusSrcMod firmware are the same over ethernet)This may be important to some VPN users, a 'kill switch' can be implemented in OpenWrt to block internet access if the VPN tunnel goes down. I don't know whether Asus implements kill switch - I doubt there is one, but could be wrong.if using openvpn, just upload the .ovpn file and enter credentials, to get connected to your VPN provider, such as Nord etc.youtube video for Asus client openVPN setuphttps://youtu.be/Po7vRnkYIoAAsus also supports legacy PPTP vpn connections (for even faster vpn speeds) but an increasing number of VPN providers no longer support this old protocol as it is less secure.


Hi bill888, I've just posted on the ac57u thread regarding openwrt. As the stock asus firmware doesn't have the native vpn function I'd thought I'd give openwrt a spin and I'm very impressed with it. It took a bit of poking about their gui to understand how to configure it but got there in the end. Throughput was down slightly over the stock firmware on the ac57u but nothing too noticeable and I did have a couple of times, in the first couple of days, where the 5ghz network disconnected from my laptop and the ssid was not in its wifi list despite my phone still being connected to it and able to access the internet. I'm also running both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz concurrently with apparently no issues and although I have about 20 device connected I'm not driving it too hard with concurrent downloads.
Since the above initial 5ghz glitch its been stable and I like the fact you can add packages/features easily via the web interface or command line. As for the VPN I've decided to use wireguard for which openwrt has several packages. Wireguard seems to be getting some traction as its about to be included in the Linux kernel, performs better than openvpn, using less resources on the "server" end and is much easier to configure. So far so good and it does appear to connect quickly and return web pages, such as the openwrt admin page very fast. I haven't done any serious benchmarking yet but its definitely looking promising.
Thanks bought :-)
BS_Man15/02/2020 15:36

...would it make sense to use 2ac as WiFi router wired to Hub 3 in modem …...would it make sense to use 2ac as WiFi router wired to Hub 3 in modem mode?


Superhub 2ac does not have an internet/WAN ethernet port.
bill88815/02/2020 16:44

Superhub 2ac does not have an internet/WAN ethernet port.


...didn't know that, so will try to re-register 2ac in place of Hub 3 once delivered
This deal doesn't exist and hasn't existed since five minutes after it was added - yet it is still showing as live despite being reported yesterday as expired.

Getting fed-up with the useless goose chases on this site.
greenyblades15/02/2020 11:33

I have 200mb broadband. Virgin just told me wifi is dropping as I have …I have 200mb broadband. Virgin just told me wifi is dropping as I have more than 9 devices connected. Never heard that one. They told me I would need to increase to 350mb for additional device connectivity. They said hub 3.0 is fine. Anyone trust that advice?


I upgraded and made mine worse than before so after 20 days of problems I got them to drop my package back down to 150mb.
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