These days, a good deal of ISPs include a router with their broadband packages to sweeten the deal and to make setup easier. But as they are usually included ‘free', such routers are usually made very cheaply and only have the bare essential features. So there is still a sizable market for more advanced routers which have more to offer in terms of features and performance.
Today we are going to look at the Asus RT-N16 wireless router which has a plethora of different features to whet the appetites of more technical users.
It doesn't compete directly with the ‘free' routers as it isn't doesn't have an inbuilt modem so must be used in conjunction with another modem.
|LAN Ports||WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base T
Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
|Antenna||3 x external antenna|
|USB port||USB2.0 x 2|
|Power Adapter||AC input: 100V ~ 240V(50~60HZ)
DC output: 12V with max. 1.25A current
|Size||216 x 161.9 x 40.5 mm|
|Operating Frequency||2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz|
|Data Rate||802.11n Draft: up to 300Mbps ;
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps;
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
|Output Power||n mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
g mode: 15.5~16.5dBm
b mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
|Sensitivity||at 54Mbps data rate
|Encryption||Supports 64/128-bit WEP
Radius with 802.1x
|Network Protocol||Automatic IP ,Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP|
|Security||Firewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging
Logging: Dropped packet, security event, Syslog
Filtering: Port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address