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ASUS’ mobile apps let you manage your router and connected devices from your phone

By Koh Wanzi - on 16 Nov 2015, 10:27am

ASUS’ mobile apps let you manage your router and connected devices from your phone

The ASUS RT87U can be used with the new mobile apps. (Image Source: ASUS)

ASUS has announced four mobile apps that allow you to monitor and manage both your router and network devices from your phone. The Android versions of the apps are already available on the Play Store, while the iOS versions are set to arrive soon.

The ASUS Router app works simply enough – it allows you to monitor and manage your router in real-time. This includes things like CPU and RAM usage and network traffic, and also the ability to prioritize bandwidth for individual devices. The app supports multiple routers, so you can monitor usage across different routers. A built-in Wi-Fi Eco mode also decreases the router’s power output, so you can conserve power during less demanding situations.

The Router app lets you monitor real-time traffic on your router. (Image Source: ASUS)

Then there’s AiCloud, which lets you access content from shared folders, NAS devices, and the cloud from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. It links your various storage spaces – be it your home network or online cloud service – and lets you manage it on your phone. Sharing is also made easier as you can now sync content across compatible ASUS routers, or via a web link.

If you frequently run concurrent downloads on your NAS system, Download Master helps you keep track of these files and even add new downloads. It supports torrent, aMule, NZB files and direct downloads, which pretty much covers all the bases.

Finally, Device Discovery traces all your ASUS networking devices, including your router, repeater and IP camera. It’s also a quick way to find out the IP address of a particular device, which is needed to log into its firmware page.

You’ll need at least firmware version 3.0.0.4.378.9135 or newer on your router to take advantage of the apps. The following routers are supported for now:

  • RT-N56U
  • RT-N66U
  • RT-AC56U
  • RT-AC56S
  • RT-AC66U
  • RT-AC68U
  • RT-AC87U
  • RT-AC3200
  • RT-AC88U
  • RT-AC5300U
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