Review: ASUS ZenWifi Pro ET12 Router
For anyone that is looking to upgrade their router, the ASUS ZenWifi Pro ET12 checks all the boxes. It is reliable, easy to setup, and has proven to be very fast. In my opinion, it even looks high tech! Let’s delve into the details of this top quality router.
The ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 is an amazing mesh router. What’s a mesh router, you ask? Most routers now use this new mesh technology, which involves the use of more than one node to avoid dead ends and provide fast and reliable connectivity.
Out of the box, you’ll find, not one, but two router units, two AC adapters, two power cables, and a single Ethernet cable. The first thing you may notice about the ASUS ZenWifi Pro is that, unlike many other routers, this has an internal antenna, resulting in a sleek look. With dimensions of 115mm x 115mm and a height of 241mm, it’s a little on the big side… but it’s not ugly in anyway. So, it’ll look nice wherever you place it in your home or office!
On the back panel, you find a power switch, a 2.5Gbps WAN port, 2.5Gbps LAN ports, a pair of 1Gps Ethernet ports, reset buttons, and the Wireless Protected System button. The top is a transparent plastic lid, with a nicely designed lit ASUS logo. The bottom is made of a grippy rubberized texture.
The core of this mesh router is the quad-core Broadcom BCM4912 SoC high-performance processor. It runs at 2GHz and has 1 GB of RAM and 256MB of storage. Because of this processor, the router can handle more connections simultaneously with ease. To support the connectivity of multiple devices, each router unit has ten internal antennas, eight of which are covered by the transparent plastic lid mentioned above.
This Is the Next Generation of WiFi
Just like other routers on the market, the ASUS ZenWifi Pro ET12 is powered by WiFi6E and utilizes four streams per band, making it the fastest router among its peers. The triband system consists of the 2.5GHz, 5GHz, and, replacing the second 5GHz related to other tri-band systems, a 6GHz band. The bandwidth for each (1148Mbps, 4804Mbps, and 4804Mbps) allows for a total of 11Kbps. If you don’t have a WiFi device compatible with the 6GHz, no worries. The router will adapt its settings and provide the best available band for your device(s).
This router uses a built-in AI protection system called the Wireless Protecting System Version 3 (WPS3). Now, you’ll have a well-protected network for you and your family. It also supports external protection with just a few taps.
The ASUS Zen WIFI Pro ET12 is easily setup through a web browser on a computer or an Android phone using the ASUS router app. This app not only provides an easy setup process without requiring you to log in, it will also save your previous settings. This includes parental control, web prioritization, and so on, which can be restored if you are upgrading from a previous model.
Other features include guest networks, AI mesh, adaptive service, and the use of Alexa. This and more provide the router user with a wide range of functionality, satisfying consumers with premium networking.
The ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 ticks every checkbox of most home network nerds. You can get this cutting-edge mesh router through the Official ASUS Store, starting at $479.99 each. To get the complete mesh, two pack bundle discounted, you will want to order through Amazon which is priced at $849 total. The ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 is an amazing mesh router that is definitely worth checking out!