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Asus RT-N16 Wireless Router Review

Rating: 7.5.

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
Weight 470g
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

ANT0 -75dBm

ANT1 -75dBm

Encryption Supports 64/128-bit WEP

WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise

Radius with 802.1x

Management
  • EZQoS (Easy Quality of Service): Allow multiple network activities (FTP, Game, P2P) to work smoothly at the asame time.
  • DHCP Server: Supports up to 253 IP addresses; Changeable DHCP lease time, IP pool, domain name; Static mapped IP
  • Web-based administration: Support IE 5.5 or later, Firefox 2.0.0.1 or later; Managed from LAN and Internet; Password Setting
  • System Event Log
  • Firmware Upgrade: Web Interface, Bootloader
  • Save/Restore Configuration File
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

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