ASUSTek Computer Incorporated or better called ASUS has been one of the best manufacturers of network routers in the Industry. They directly compete with networking giants be it Linksys routers of Belkin or Netgear’s Nighthawk routers or Synology or even Google Wi-Fi. Modern Asus routers, for example, Asus RT-AC66U have a new feature called AiCloud. It allows an external USB hard drive directly to the router. Thus creating your personal Cloud disk. Setting up this personal Cloud disk will require Asus router login through 192.168.0.1 . By setting such a personal Cloud disk, you can be using that space through the Wi-Fi network anywhere. Here is a procedure for setting up Cloud disk. Remember your admin username and password for Asus router login through 192.168.0.1 .
1◆ First things first. Connect a USB storage to one of the USB port of your Asus router to set up cloud disk. The storage device can be of any size, from a 16 GB flash drive to a 1 TB external hard drive.
2◆ Using a web browser, go through Asus router login through 192.168.0.1. In the router home page, turn the Cloud disk of your router ON by clicking on the AiCloud tab which is at the left of home page.
3◆ Now, log in on www.asusnetwork.net by entering your login account and password. You will get any help over here.
4◆ For your mobile devices, it is better to download the AiCloud app developed by ASUS from Apple’s app store or Google Play store. Login here too, and you can easily use your personal cloud storage through this.
For those who are unaware, must know that Asus routers have the best build in the industry and come equipped with Broadcom chipsets and have relatively faster processors for smooth working. They generally have more memory than other routers in the market and have features like removable antennas and USB ports for further expansion. They also have a better default firmware, and can even be brought to improvisation by using LINUX based Router firmware as DebWRT, Tomato firmware, Open-WRT etc. They have a whole lot of features including a Commercial grade security for Home Networking – AiProtection, which comes with both network protection from unwanted hacking and parental control of contents for children. It is combinedly called as ASUS AiMesh.
The latest feature, AiCloud eliminates the need to carry a storage device everywhere. So, better to create one through above steps.