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ASUS RT-ACRH17 AC1700 Review

Quad-Core Performance At A Dual-Core Price

The ASUS RT-ACRH17 AC1700 is a bit of an oddity in this price range and a personal favorite of mine. It’s powered by a Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor while other routers in this price range only have one or dual cores. The 256QAM technology and 802.11ac chipset allow the router to reach throughput speeds only seen in higher-end wireless routers. This means less lag on time-sensitive applications such as video streaming, conferencing, and gaming.

Vital Statistics

  • Bands: Dual Band
  • Beamforming: Yes
  • Max Data Transfer: 1700 Mbps
  • Ethernet Ports: 4x1GB
  • MU-MIMO: Yes
  • Processor: Quad-Core 1GHz
  • USB Ports : 1×3.0
  • VPN Support: Yes
  • WiFi Standard: 802.11ac
  • Parental Controls: Yes
  • QOS: Yes

The WiFi Guys Review

Why Dual Bands?

The RT-ACRH17s dual bands allow the router to split your wireless network into two parts – a fast side and a slower side. The 2.4GHz band reaches 400 Mbps and 5GHz band reaches a full 1,300 Mbps. This prevents slower devices from interfering with TVs and game consoles. The convenience of dual bands means you can do basic tasks like downloading files and browsing the web on the 2.4GHz band, while allowing HD streaming and online gaming on the 5GHz band for smoother viewing. In case you didn’t know 1300 Mbps is the fastest speed most wireless devices can reach.

ASUS Wireless-AC1700 Dual Band Gigabit Router (Up to 1700 Mbps) with USB 3.0 (RT-ACRH17)

Dedicated Speed For Your Devices

It also features revolutionary MU-MIMO technology which gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed WiFi connection. This allows at least three of your devices to simultaneously connect at their fastest speeds without slowing down the entire network. The router is able to connect up to 3 MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each of the device’s maximum speeds at the same time, unlike standard single-user devices that each have to wait for sequential transmissions.

But the real magic happens in the router’s Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor, the ultimate multi-tasker, which while providing full support to WiFi and USB applications can also easily handle heavy traffic, all the while supporting the expanding network of devices and systems you connect to it.

A Special Kind Of Beamforming

With its AiRadar beamforming technology coupled with high-power amplification and its exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning, you get increased data support, extended coverage, and enhanced stability with this wireless router in your home. It’s also a breeze to install. You can do it in under 30 seconds and in only 3 steps.

The RT-ACRH17 has many features you simply won’t find in a wireless router under $100. As I mentioned earlier some people consider the RT-ACRH17s black plaid pattern ugly. I don’t consider it ugly and even if I did I would still consider this router based on the reputation of the ASUS brand.

If your home network is in need of an upgrade the ASUS RT-ACRH17 AC1700 Wireless Router has all the capabilities needed to take your home network service to new heights without costing you an arm and a leg. With the router’s dual-bands, wireless speeds up to 1,700 Mbps, Quad-Core processor, four Gigabit LAN ports, and its easy-to-use management app your home wireless will be faster and more secure.


Not many have heard of this router but according to customer reviews, most owners are pleased as punch with it. The combination of MU-MIMO, Beamforming, and the quad-core processor creates a performance workhouse that’s an outstanding value for the money. I should let you know the VPN function requires a firmware update to be fully functional. Don’t worry it’s easy. I outline exactly how to do it in my free eBook. In terms of stability, throughput and high-end features this wireless router is a no-brainer.




9.5 Total Score
The Best Router You Never Heard Of!

The ASUS RT-ACRH17 provides all the bandwidth and processor power you need to get the job done at a bargain price.

Overall Rating
  • Quad Cores
  • Advance features for it's price range (MU-MIMO, Beamforming etc.)
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Ugly black pattern
  • 1 USB port
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