Ever need a “do all be all” type of router that fills the shoes of both in-house and traveling access points? If that’s a ‘Yes’, then look no further than the new ASUS RT-AX57 Go Tri-Mode Travel Router.
Made with a super light frame, the RT-AX57 Go Tri-Mode Travel Router provides a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 connection of up to 3Gbps for all your supported devices and as its name suggests, can itself into a beacon of Internet connection via 4G/5G mobile tethering / public WiFi mode (WISP) / router mode.
It can support up to 70 devices at once so if you want to, this can be used as a single access point for stuff like small-scale LAN parties and such, thanks to the 160MHz channels.
Back to the topic, aside from sitting inside the house as a standard residential router unit, the user can create a connection by hooking up a 4G/5G-enabled smartphone to the USB WAN port for the real “Internet Anywhere” experience.
If the place already provides WiFi usually the kind that is unsafe, one can tune to the Public WiFi mode to use the RT-AX57 to connect to the public network while staying safe. User can easily configure all of this through the ASUS Router mobile app.
The brand also includes a subscription-free built-in AiProtection Classic powered by Trend Micro security solution offering a slew of protections like site blocking, safety filters, early warnings, and various VPN protocols including WireGuard and OpenVPN.
Speaking of VPNs, through the ASUS Instant Guard app, users can choose whether or not to use a VPN over public WiFi too.
As for the question “I wanna use it for business since it checks a lot of boxes and is quite affordable, can I?” then the answer is yes since the model supports guest portals as well, offering free WiFi to customers that is both secure and easy to connect.
Price and Availability
Priced at RM498, the ASUS RT-AX57 Go Tri-Mode Travel Router can be found in the local Malaysian market starting today.