ASUS Blue Cave AC2600 Dual Band WiFi Router for Smart Home
Best Choice Golden Award – Computex 2017
“An elegant home appliance with the latest wireless AP features integrating Amazon’s intelligent human interface and Trend Micro’s anti-hacking technique.”
Readers’ Choice, 6 Years Running (2012-2017)
“No brand is more likely to be recommended than ASUS. The company receives excellent marks for their ease of setup and reliability.”– PC Magazine
Built to Perform. Styled to Be Seen.
ASUS Blue Cave is built to perform, and styled to be seen. Combining the power of Intel WiFi and ASUS engineering innovation, the easy-to-use Blue Cave gives you super-smooth streaming and lag-free gaming all around your home. And with advanced ASUS AiProtection security and Family Overview parental controls, you can rest easy knowing everyone is safe and secure online.
Up to 28% Faster
*Comparison based on 5GHz downlink throughput tests performed in a controlled ASUS lab environment.
Perfect WiFi, Engineered to Enhance Your Home
Blue Cave’s unique styling and powerful performance are both made possible by our sophisticated WiFi engineering. Internal antennas are often a compromise: they allow a neater external design, but they can be prone to performance-sapping interference. On Blue Cave the four fully-optimized antennas actually outperform some external antennas by up to 28%. The location and orientation of the antennas relative to each other and to the internal circuitry was carefully decided by experiment to give the best possible WiFi signal in all directions: the widest coverage was attained with three vertical antennas and one horizontal antenna that helps transmit the WiFi signal across floors. The ultra-slim circuit board and custom graphene-coated heatsinks were specially designed to make best use of the internal space.
Keeping cool with nanotechnology
The dual ASUS-designed heatsinks on the main circuit board maximize the surface area available for cooling, while taking full advantage of the shape of the interior space. These advanced heatsinks use a graphene coating with amazing heat-dissipation properties that far outperforms standard heatsink materials.
Compact by design
To enable Blue Cave’s compact and unobtrusive styling, the specially designed circuit board is half the size of a normal 4×4 router board, and it’s separated into two overlapping sections. Special electronic engineering techniques were employed to avoid the signal-leakage problems often associated with such an arrangement.
Make the Internet a Safer Place for Everyone
All your family members, young or old, are exposed to the dangers of internet every single moment they’re online. Disguised cyber threats can sneak in to steal your private data, or your kids may accidentally encounter inappropriate content during their ever-growing screen time. Blue Cave includes Advanced Parental Controls to give you total peace of mind, with commercial grade security for your home network and comprehensive, easy control of the online experience for each family member and each device, all via the mobile app.
Commercial-Grade Home Network Security
ASUS AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro™, is built into Blue Cave to add comprehensive protection to your home network. With AiProtection, all your connected devices — including smart home (loT) appliances — are protected to prevent your personal data from being compromised.
No Subscription Fee
Some routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product
Protection Against Attacks
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.
Block Access to Malicious Websites
AiProtection uses Trend Micro’s official database to identify and block known malicious sites, preventing infection even before you click.
Infection Detection and Blocking
Even if an already-infected device is connected to Blue Cave, AiProtection prevents any personal data on the device from being compromised.
Advanced Parental Controls
ASUS Blue Cave lets you keep a watchful eye on your family’s internet usage, and decide how much internet time or what apps each family member is allowed. State-of-the-art parental controls let you block specific categories of mobile apps and websites — and apply these settings to all devices belonging to a family member — while allowing free access to the rest of the internet.
Complete Device Security – Complimentary Antivirus Protection
Blue Cave includes exclusive added protection for your devices — PCs, smartphones and tablets — even when they’re not connected to your home network! With Blue Cave, you can rest assured that your devices always have full antivirus protection, wherever you use them. Each Blue Cave router includes a year’s free Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for two mobile devices and Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security for two Windows PCs!
Get Ready for a Smarter Home
Your home is getting smarter than ever, so your router should be smart too. Blue Cave works with IFTTT and Amazon Alexa, so you can integrate Blue Cave into your smart home with ease to make your life easier. For example, you can just tell Alexa to suspend the WiFi so you can have a family dinner without interruptions! Or use IFTTT to get an automatic email notification when your kids get home. Hosting a party? Enable the guest WiFi network just for your friends, and you can even change the color of your home lighting when they connect!
Network Control in Your Way
Blue Cave takes the pain out of managing your home network. It’s easy to set up and easy to keep an eye on what’s happening, via the intuitive PC interface or the ASUS Router app. With just a few taps or clicks, you can see when new devices connect or when new updates become available, and change settings to suit your needs.
- Mobile App – The ASUS Router app is the perfect way to manage your network without a PC. It includes controls for all the most important features and gives you an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening.
- PC Browser – The intuitive ASUSWRT web-based PC interface gives you control over all Blue Cave’s features and settings. It’s great when you want to explore the full capabilities of Blue Cave.
- Powerful WiFi, Elegant Design –Concurrent dual-band AC2600 WiFi for smooth streaming, with eye-catching looks to enhance any home.
- Intel® WiFi Technology — The power to handle the simultaneous demands of multiple connected devices in your home.
- Complete Network Security for Family – Blue Cave protects all connected devices from cyber threats and Advanced Parental Controls filter out inappropriate content for your family.
- Smart Home Ready – Create smart automated tasks with IFTTT and control Blue Cave with Amazon Alexa.
- Easy PC-free Network Control – Use your smartphone or tablet as your network control center, with notifications for network activity, security reports and more.
- Network Standard: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
- Product Segment: AC2600 ultimate AC performance: 800+1734 Mbps
- Coverage: Large homes
- Data Rate:
- 802.11n: up to 600 Mbps
- 802.11n 256QAM: up to 800 Mbps
- 802.11ac: up to 1734 Mbps
- Antenna: Internal antenna x 4
- 2.4 GHz 4 x 4
- 5 GHz 4 x 4
- 128 MB Flash
- 512 MB RAM
- Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
- Encryption: WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
- Firewall & Access Control:
- Firewall:SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
- Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
- WAN Connection Type: Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
- Ports: RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
- USB 3.0 x 1
- Button: WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
- Router app
- Airtime Fairness
- Traffic Analyzer
- User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port
- Upload and download bandwidth management
- ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with highest priority
- Parental Control
- Guest Network: 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
- VPN server: PPTP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
- VPN client: PPTP client, OpenVPN client
- VPN Pass-Though:PPTP
- Mac OS Backup
- Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image: Jpeg
- Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
- AiCloud personal cloud service
- Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
- Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
- AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
- IPTV support
- Power Supply:
- AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
- DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
- OS Support:
- Windows® 10
- Windows® 8.1
- Windows® 8
- Windows® 7
- Windows® Vista
- Windows® 2000
- Windows® ME
- Windows® XP
- Windows® Server 2003
- Windows® Server 2008
- Mac OS X 10.1
- Mac OS X 10.4
- Mac OS X 10.5
- Mac OS X 10.6
- Mac OS X 10.7
- Mac OS X 10.8
- Mac OS X
- Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
- Dimensions: 160 x 160 x 80 ~ mm (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)
- Weight: 800 g
- Package Content:
- 1 x Blue Cave Wireless-AC2600 Dual Band Gigabit Router
- 1 x RJ-45 cable
- 1 x Power adapter
- 1 x warranty card
- 1 x QSG
- Operation mode
- Wireless router mode
- Access point mode
- Media bridge mode