ASUS Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Router (RT-AC1200)

  • Model #: RT-AC1200
  • Web Code: 10399526
  • Release Date: 11-01-2015
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Upgrade your home network to the latest 802.11ac WiFi technology and enjoy lightning fast wireless speed with the ASUS RT-AC1200 dual-band wireless-AC1200 router. Four external antennas give you better coverage throughout your home, while the multipurpose USB 2.0 port lets you connect to external storage drives.

More Information

  • Experience simultaneous dual-band connectivity and enjoy 300 Mbps speed on the 2.4 GHz frequency and up to 867 Mbps in 5 GHz band
  • Multipurpose USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to external hard drives and stream media content to your networked PCs
  • Four external 5dBi antennas with 2 dedicated to each frequency band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) extend WiFi coverage to a large space and increase multi-device performance
  • Simply connect the cables to the router, open a web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get connected to the internet in a flash
  • Advanced parental controls keep your children safe from viewing adult content
  • ASUS AiPlayer app turns the router into your home media hub and allows you to store your music, videos, and images in the attached USB storage and stream it wirelessly to any mobile device

What's in the Box?

  • RT-AC1200
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility)

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wireless Speed
  • Number of Bands
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    2.4 GHz - 300 Mbps; 5 GHz - 866 Mbps
  • Maximum Data Rate - Total
    1.2 Gbps
  • Wired Networking Features
  • Ethernet Speed
  • WAN Ports
  • LAN Ports
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Width
    29.3 cm
  • Height
    26.2 cm
  • Depth
    6.2 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    11.54 in
  • Height (Inches)
    10.31 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    2.44 in
  • Weight
    250 g
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

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  • from Peterborough

Works Great

After using only D-Link routers for years, I figured I would give this one a try as ASUS usually has decent products. Can't say that I am disappointed in this product either. I've noticed some people had issues with set-up. I think it is more of a user error problem than a router issue. There is an actual IP address listed as well as a "web address" to log into setup. It doesn't seem as advanced as my D-Link routers, but it is a great addition to my network at a good price. Strong signal too!

  • from Almonte, ON

Works great

Good power. Way better than my last router.

  • from Surrey, BC

Excellent router

I've been using this router for about 6 months now and I have no complaints. The speed is excellent and it is ultra reliable (never dropped a signal yet). I definitely recommend it.

  • from Kitchener, ON

On my way to return it.

What a ;piece of junk. The manual tells me to go to "" to configure the router. Nope. It takes me to the useless asus web site. This is my 6th router, and my first time I had any issues on this level. This could be my last asus product.

  • from Saint Catharines, ON

menu issues

After I got the router set up and used for a while I wanted to change my password but could get to the menu kinda disappointed.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Easy Peasy

I got this router to replace a five-year old D-Link router. I had always used D-Link but decided this time to experiment with a different brand and I was not disappointed. Setup was really easy once the laptop was connected via USB to the router (I didn't even have to install software) and I just changed the SSID and password to the ones from my old router and with the exception of a couple of devices, everything connected seamlessly. I now have better coverage with this router compared to the old one and I can also see using the router account login all the devices connected to the router. I also like the additional functionalities such as the option to create a guest network and even controlling the internet access of the various devices attached to the router. I did find at times that it took a couple of minutes for my laptop to get up and running with the internet (probably because the router is in the basement) but once that was done, everything was pretty quick online and I have no issues with streaming.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good Deal!

I didn't know anything about routers so my tech friend suggested this Asus router. I got it on sale and it was really easy to set up. I've always stuck to Linksys so I wasn't sure how this Asus router would fare. I haven't had any problems so far and it's working great around the house.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great Bang For Your Buck

Just picked up this router for my dad, I have a more powerful version at home and this is the cheaper brother. Not disappointed at all, my dad gets great throughput on it, excellent signal throughout an older apartment with a lot of concrete walls, impressed. I had also bought a signal booster just in case, going back to best buy tomorrow to return it, not needed.

  • from Peterborough, ON

Great router!

Got this router on sale and I have had no issues with it. Works fine with my modem and I have great signal throughout my house. I do a lot of streaming online and it has worked great!

  • from Laval, QC

Good choice

I just replaced the TPLink Archer C5 with this one yesterday, and it works better. Better covergage and no lags until now.

  • from Belleville, ON

Great Router So Far

Setup was easy peasy! Allowed my MacBook, our iOS devices, our Android devices and our Windows PCs to work with our wi-fi printers without seeing them as "offline". The only thing that disappoints me is he fact that it doesn't have any way modify the transmission (tx) power as in all the other routers I've had. I just have this for a 2 bedroom apartment but needed an AC router. I'm really not wanting to supply wi-fi for the entire apartment complex lol I'm hoping a firmware release will fix this in the future. Kudos to Asus for a great router that literally works with everything!

  • from Kingston, ON

Solid little router

A good buy for the price, a solid little router. Pro: - Setup was trivial with the wizard, and is backed by a decent UI for manual configuration. (Firmware used released 2016/09/08) - The UI allows all the advanced features you'd expect for techs. Con: - Custom firmware like Tomato and DD-WRT do not work on this model currently. - I found the wifi range not particularly impressive (Both 2&5 GHz). (But still covers a big 3 floor house)

  • from Toronto, ON

Fast router! good for streaming on internal wifi from device to device!

Bought this router because i was setting up a media server upstairs and have a WDTV live box in the basement. This router seamlessly steams 1080P from upstairs to the basement with no lag over the 2.4ghz with both devices having a wireless-N adapter. Cant wait to try the speeds out with an AC adapter in the future! also usb port on the device is fantastic.! works as designed. Works perfect!

  • from Toronto, ON

Great coverage & fast!

I've tried many different wireless routers including Apple AirPort Extreme (which is supposed to be a great router at least for coverage distance) but wifi signal just wouldn't reach my master bedroom at full strength of my 25 down and 5 up Mbps. So I decided to try this router as it's supposed to have stronger gain on the wifi antenna. And BAMMMM! My wifi coverage with my 5ghz coverage gives me my full down and up speeds. This router admin panel is also very customizable and easy to use. Very impressed with this router for around [price] price range. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this router to everyone. Good job ASUS!

  • from Montréal, QC

Didn't work directly with my modem

For some reason this router didn't work directly with my modem (and there is no firmware updates), but it worked if I would plug to my old router. So I had to return this router and I got another ASUS router. In general, it was easy to set up, no need headache... Cons: Getting HOT very fast... same as my new router ! I heard if I would turn off 5G it may reduce the heat but I haven't tries yet !

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