Asus RT-N16 Review

Wireless Gigabit Router having Powerful CPU, ASUS AiCloud service, Ultra-fastand convenient downloads, and Comprehensive applications with USB2.0 port.

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The RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless N Router with Storage space, Printer, & Press Server from Asus is really a versatile router that may connect a number of your wireless gadgets while also providing you advanced server functions.

With three exterior antennae and a robust CPU, this router can transfer information at a max price of 300 Mbps for wireless-N devices and may also hook up to devices that are appropriate for the older 802.11b and 802.11g standards. Furthermore, it functions four Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports, so that you can set up quick wired connections with Ethernet-enabled devices.

Design

The RT-N16 measures 216 x 162 x 41mm and weighs 470g – although I doubt the weight of a router has ever put anyone off purchasing one. At the device’s back are its energy input, a couple of USB ports, an Ethernet slot for starting up the RT-N16 to your ADSL or wire modem, four Ethernet ports for discussing that reference to the sleep of your house, and last, however, not minimum, three antennae, for spreading the router’s Wi-Fi about. That cellular arrives, incidentally, in 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n (draft) flavors.

Both USB ports should prove useful when combined with RT-N16’s capability to share files on an external generate over its network ports. That gets particularly helpful when used in combination with the built-in Enhanced Download Grasp. Despite its somewhat silly title, this is really very useful since it allows the router to download documents over ‘regular’ HTTP, FTP, or – perhaps almost all usefully – BitTorrent and conserve them to a connected USB storage space device.

Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g
  • Product Segment
    N300 complete networking: 300 Mbps
  • Coverage
    Medium homes
  • Data Rate
    802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11n: up to 300 Mbps
  • Antenna
    External antenna x 3
  • Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 2 x 2
  • Memory
    32 MB Flash
    128 MB RAM
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz
  • Encryption
    WPA2-PSK, Radius with 802.1x, WPA-PSK, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP
  • Firewall & Access Control
    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
  • WAN Connection Type
    Internet connection type: L2TP, Static IP, Automatic IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP
  • Ports
    USB 2.0 x 2
    RJ45 for 1000/10/100 BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 100/10/1000 BaseT for LAN x 4, Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 1000/10/100 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
  • Features
    VPN client: PPTP client, the L2TP client
    VPN server: PPTP Pass-Through, IPSec Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server
    AiDisk file server
    – Samba and FTP server with account management
    3G/4G data sharing
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    Download Master
    – Upload and download bandwidth control
    – Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
    – Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
    – Download scheduling
    IPTV support
    SmartQoS
    – WMM
    – User-definable rules for IP/MAC/Port
    – Upload and download bandwidth management
    – ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with the highest priority
    Printer Server
    – Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    – LPR protocol support
    Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
    – Video: asf, mkv, wmv, divx, avi, mpeg, mpg, mov, ts, vob
    – Image: Jpeg
    – Audio: ogg, wav, wma, mp4, pcm, mp3, lpcm
    Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3
  • OS Support
    Mac OS X
    Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
    Linux
    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® Vista , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® XP , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 10
  • Dimensions
    216 x 161.9 x 40.5 (WxDxH) mm
  • Operation mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
    Wireless router mode
    Range extender mode

Conclusion

The simple interface of the RT-N16 wireless router might defer several users that think it is patronizing but they’re really missing out. All the features you’re more likely to want, and much more, are an easy task to control, and when you have to reach them, more complex options aren’t difficult to find. Items such as this should ‘just function’ and that’s what the RT-N16 does.

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