Fast, reliable and powerful
At the heart of RT-N18U is a powerful but energy-efficient ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor running at 800MHz that ensures fast and responsive performance. The 128MB of Flash memory and 256MB of DDR3 RAM further enhance multitasking performance and allow up to 300,000 concurrent data sessions — making RT-N18U ideal for multimedia applications such as HD video streaming, online gaming and file sharing.
Boost your Wi-Fi performance
RT-N18U features TurboQAM™ technology that boosts 2.4 GHz wireless speeds from 450 Mbps to up to 600 Mbps for 33% faster Wi-Fi performance. Now everything you do online is done faster.
Gigabit Internet surfing with Turbo NAT
Equipped with Turbo NAT and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, RT-N18U gives you full Gigabit internet performance, making its WAN to LAN throughput up to 2-5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers. Turbo NAT handles simultaneous wired connections, achieving maximized total concurrent speeds. So go ahead: game, stream and download from desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones and game consoles at once minus the performance loss.
Extend and strengthen your wireless connection
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using universal beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, increases dynamic data speed, enhances stability, and is backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n clients. Because connection strength varies based on your environment, RT-N18U uses three external antennas to detect wireless device locations and shape transmissions so they’re optimized for fast and stable connection strength.
Enhance your home network capabilities
Make RT-N18U your media and device center. With built-in two USB ports, connect external storage drives, printers, scanners and many other USB-enabled devices to share with your networked PCs. Having your devices networked, lets you access them easier than ever before. The conveniently located front USB 3.0 port provides 10x faster data transfer speeds than USB 2.0, making it perfect for high-speed file sharing or audio and HD video streaming.
Powerful online multitasking with 300,000 data sessions
Massive online multitasking at up 300,000 concurrent data sessions gives you 20 times the capacity of mainstream routers for great performance with no slowdown even during heavy traffic sessions. Download multiple files at once, experience smooth HD streaming and play lag-free online gaming all at once. Do more without compromising your online lifestyle.
VPN server and client for encrypted remote connection
With the virtual private network (VPN) server and VPN client, you can access your home network remotely or surf the internet with encryption, no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server.
Easily select your preferred mode
ASUS routers with EZ Switch give the flexibility of simple router, repeater, access point and media bridge mode selection. Router mode is the standard wireless and wired operation, while repeater mode extends existing Wi-Fi coverage, and access point mode connects with wired routers to instantly add wireless capabilities. Media bridge mode enables instant wireless for all your Ethernet devices. Switching occurs on the hardware level, meaning true 4-in-1 versatility with no delays and no complicated menus to go through.
Robust control and optimization with ASUSWRT
Easy to use and highly intuitive, ASUSWRT dashboard UI offers complete network management. Whether you’re a gamer or HD media enthusiast get improved performance with Smart Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth prioritization that optimizes internet speeds for your specified tasks. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your web usage in a clear graphical interface. Along with that, the Download Master feature ensures better network productivity and management. One-click settings enable easy troubleshooting, printer setup and parental controls.*
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Easy 3-step setup via your tablet, smartphone, or PC
In less than 30 seconds and in only 3 easy steps, effortlessly set up your ASUS router through the simple user interface to start surfing the internet in record time. No CDs, complicated manuals or time-consuming operations. We made setup quick and easy so you can start experiencing the best of the internet with your ASUS router.
Faster, more convenient downloading
Exclusive Download Master uses a special data acceleration algorithm to increase download speeds to save you time. With USB storage devices connected to the router, downloads can continue uninterrupted in the background even when your PC is turned off for added convenience.