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Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power Dual Band 802.11AC Router Review - Router Setup and Management Interface

Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power Dual Band 802.11AC Router Review

The RTA15 from Amped Wireless boasts the new 802.11ac standard with seven high power amplifiers to increase the range. Let's see how it performs.

| Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Nov 26, 2013 3:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%      Manufacturer: Amped Wireless

Router Setup and Management Interface

 

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When first connecting to the router, you will be greeted by the setup menu. You can also access it via 192.168.3.1 or setup.ampedwireless.com. The unit comes with SSIDs secured from the factory, so you can do your initial setup wirelessly.

 

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Walking through the menu system, be sure to plug all cables in at this point and double check your wireless antennas.

 

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If you so choose, you have the option of using manual setup to configure your router to your needs or automatic where the router does everything for you.

 

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Setup takes approximately 20 seconds to complete after which the router is ready to go.

 

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The 5 GHz settings menu allows you to change SSIDs, what bands to broadcast on, in addition to the channel width 20, 40 or 80MHz.

 

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Advanced settings for the 5 GHz band allows you configure Tx beamforming, among others.

 

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Moving to the wireless coverage menu item, you will find you can adjust the output power of the 5 GHz band.

 

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Looking at the smart features, we find the option to block and filter websites.

 

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You can configure your USB storage within the local sharing menu, additionally you can choose to setup an FTP server right on the router.

 

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Firewall settings open up options for port filtering and port forwarding. Additionally, you will find DMZ and Virtual LAN options within this menu.

 

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As of late, in the high-end of the consumer space, routers have begun to offer VLAN support. VLANs allow you to split or separate your network. One example would be to setup two VLANs in a home office environment to keep PCs that do not belong to the office off the same network.

 

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Within the management menu, you can view network statistics, manage your dynamic DNS and upgrade firmware.

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