Asus RT-AX89X

Asus RT-AX89X

Asus RT-AX89X review: specs and price

Asus RT-AX89X

Why is Asus RT-AX89X better than the average?

  • Wi-Fi speed

  • External antennas

  • LAN ports

  • CPU speed

    4 x 2.2GHzvs4.75GHz
  • RAM

  • WAN ports

  • Height


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General info

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.
2.has outdoor capability
Asus RT-AX89X
The device can be set up in outdoor environments.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.


We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.


We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.


The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.


A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabits per second.
Devices that support three wireless bands are able to accommodate more devices on a network and offer higher speeds (up to 4,000 Gbps on the 5 GHz band).
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (e.g., 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.
7.CPU speed

4 x 2.2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
8.Has DNS relay
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With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.


More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.
2.Has removable antennas
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The antennas can be removed if they are not needed, or replaced with longer ones if necessary.


A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.
3.Has DoS protection
Asus RT-AX89X
DoS protection guards a content network against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. These flood a network with server requests, slowing overall traffic and potentially causing long term interruptions.
All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.
5.Has a URL filter
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URL filters are particularly useful if you want to restrict web access at specific times. For instance, a company router may be configured so that employees cannot access personal email accounts during working hours.
A Network Services Filter blocks the LAN - WAN packet exchanges and can prevent devices from using specific networks.
7.Has L2TP Passthrough
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You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the internet.
8.Has WPA2 Enterprise
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This is a router feature that is designed to authenticate individual users to an external server using a username and password. It is more secure and complex than WPA.
9.Has port filtering
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Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting internet usage.


1.IPv6 enabled
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IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.
2.supports mesh Wi-Fi
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If you use several of these routers, they can link up with each other to provide a greater area of Wi-Fi coverage. It's particularly useful if you have a large house or apartment.
Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.
4.is DLNA-certified
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All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
5.has beamforming
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Normally, a router broadcasts the Wi-Fi signal in all directions. Using beamforming technology, the router detects where your device is and focuses a stronger signal in that direction, resulting in a better connection.
6.Has QoS
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With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimize performance by deciding which traffic to prioritize when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and the type of internet service.
7.Is cloud enabled
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Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.
8.Has dynamic routing
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Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.
9.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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