Asus launched Blue Cave antenna less Wi-Fi Router

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asus Blue Cave launched at Asus’ Computex event
  • It has support for IFTTT and Alexa
  • The AC2600-class router will cost $180 upon launch

There’s really no way you could miss the huge blue hole in the centre of Asus’ new router. The rather aptly-named Blue Cave is the Taiwanese tech giant’s latest AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router. But there’s more to the hole than pure aesthetic design. An Asus spokesman explained that the antennas of the device are built into the roof, so you’ll no longer have those ugly rods sticking out of your router. The hole is meant to separate the antennas from the motherboard, which sits at the bottom of the router.

The Blue Cave also touts the ability to handle large capacity transfers, to enable you to stream 4K videos and support wireless file sharing without lag. You can also manage the router from your smartphone or tablet — where you can control what apps can access the Internet and view network usage. And in light of recent malware attacks, the Blue Cave also comes with “AiProtection”, the company’s security offering, powered by TrendMicro. Asus has yet to officially announce how much the device is going for, but a spokesperson revealed that it would be “under $200.”Soon, there’ll be no need to hide your routers behind your desks.

SPECIFICATION:

ASUS Blue Cave
Network Standard ·        IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
Product Segment ·        AC2600 ultimate AC performance: 800+1734 Mbps
Coverage ·        Large homes
Data Rate 802.11n : up to 600 Mbps
802.11n TurboQAM : up to 800 Mbps
802.11ac : up to 1734 Mbps
Antenna ·        Internal antenna x 4
Transmit/Receive MIMO technology
2.4 GHz 4 x 4
5 GHz-1 4 x 4
Memory 128 MB Flash
256 MB RAM
Operating Frequency ·        2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Encryption ·        WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Firewall & Access Control Firewall:SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
WAN Connection Type Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
WAN Bridge support
Multicast Proxy support
Multicast Rate Setting support
Ports RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
Features Router app
MU-MIMO
Airtime Fairness
Traffic Analyzer
SmartQoS
– WMM
– User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port
– Upload and download bandwidth management
– ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with highest priority
AiProtection
Parental Control
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
VPN Pass-Though :IPSec, PPTP, L2TP
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
– Image : Jpeg
– Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
– Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
– Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
– LPR protocol support
Download Master
– Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
– Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
– Upload and download bandwidth control
– Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
– Samba and FTP server with account management
Button ·        WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
OS Support Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Windows® Vista
Windows® 2000
Windows® ME
Windows® XP
Windows® Server 2003
Windows® Server 2008
Mac OS X 10.1
Mac OS X 10.4
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X
Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
Linux
Dimensions ·        160 x 160 x 80 ~ mm (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)
Weight ·        800 g
Operation mode Wireless router mode
Access point mode

 

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