Rosewill RNX-AC750RT Gigabit Router
|Rosewill RNX-AC750RT Gigabit Router|
|Features and Specifications|
|Web Interface and Setup|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
I've been reviewing a fair bit of networking gear lately and there is even a bit more to come. Today we are looking at the Rosewill RNX-AC750RT Gigabit router that supports 802.11ac at up to 733Mbps. As 802.11ac classifications go, this puts the Rosewill router in the AC750 class. This is not anywhere near as fast as other routers claim, but with the specification still fairly new, not all devices can connect at speeds much greater that 300Mbps anyway. Our goal today is to take a look at this router and see how well it performs, and also make sure to look at the feature set and overall usability.
At CES 2015, we met with Rosewill and in a conversation off camera, they had stated that they really wanted to get serious about networking. They had this product announced at the time, but it wasn't shipping just yet. While it has now been out for a bit, it hasn't got much press and I couldn't find many details about this unit. Today, we'll give you the scoop and find out if Rosewill is on the right track or if they have to go back to the drawing board.
It's been almost a couple of years since we reviewed the last Rosewill router and they've come a long way in terms of performance - at least on paper. I really like the simple design of the package and the product inside. It's not a huge over-sized beast and while the antennas look a bit awkward due to their size, I would rather have better signal that a slightly better-looking router. All in all, the bundle gives you absolutely everything you need to get setup and rocking.
In the package you'll get the router, a pair of standard RP-SMA detachable antennae that I estimate to be about 3-5dbi gain. Also in the bundle is a short network cable, a install guide and a CD that should all help you figure out how to setup and use the router. If you can open a web page on your machine, you'll be all set to secure and customize your network.
With the router bare, you can see that it is a pretty sleek unit. It's not bulky at all and while the front view looks great and high quality, the multi-colored rear ports look a bit like a Trendnet product. Don't take that the wrong way, Trendnet makes some pretty awesome stuff and looks certainly aren't everything. That being said, if they used black plastic, or white or even grey, it would look better and give the user an impression of high-quality. I realize that the colors go along with a standard code for WAN and LAN, but I would like to see something at the rear that looks as classy as the front.
On the next page we'll cover the features, specifications and take a bit of a closer look before we carry on and look at the interface then finally test it out.
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