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ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server

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Product Highlights
  • Wireless N, G, B Router
  • Wireless Transfer Speeds Up to 300 Mbps
  • 4x Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Ports
  • Dual USB 2.0 Ports Connect Peripherals
  • Supports FTP/ Printer/ UPnP Media Server
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Simple WPS Security & Advanced Security
  • EzQoS Bandwidth Prioritizing
  • Compatible w/ Windows

The RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server from Asus is a versatile router that can connect a variety of your wireless devices while also giving you advanced server functions. With three external antennae and a powerful CPU, this router can transfer data at a max rate of 300 Mbps for wireless-N devices and can also connect to devices that are compatible with the older 802.11b and 802.11g standards. In addition, it features four Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports, so you can establish fast wired connections with Ethernet-enabled devices.

Because there are also two built-in USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB 2.0-enabled peripherals such as scanners, printers, and external hard drives. If you do connect any of these, you can access them wirelessly within your LAN network. You can also use them with the router's built-in server functions. The router can serve as a Printer server, FTP server, UPnP media server, or a 24/7 BitTorrent downloader. Whether you use the router as a server or not, you can utilize the EZQoS function to prioritize which computer programs or applications should receive the most bandwidth. In turn, these prioritized programs will run more smoothly because they'll receive the bandwidth they need.

For security, you can quickly setup WiFi Protected Access with the one-touch WPS button. However, for more advanced options, you have a variety of encryption methods, such as 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and Radius with 802.1x. You also have NAT and SPI firewall options as well as Port, IP Packet, URL keyword, and MAC address filtering.

Power
Enough bandwidth and processing power to simultaneously handle file transfers and downloads, video streaming, games and VoIP calls. Advanced MIMO technology makes it all possible.
UPnP Media Server
If you have an USB hard drive connected to the router, you can stream content from it to your UPnP compatible devices, such as your game system, home entertainment center, or music player
EZ All-In-One Printer
After you run the ASUS Network Printer Setup, you can setup wireless access to a printer or scanner on your LAN so that everyone can wirelessly print or receive scans
EZQoS for Easy Bandwidth Management
The easy-to-configure EZQoS feature allows you to allocate more bandwidth for higher priority applications so that they run smoothly
Enhanced Download Master
With this technology, you can easily download files to an external hard drive attached to the router without having to use or run your computer
Non-Stop BT Download
Even when your PC is off, the router can download from HTTP, FTP, or BT sites to an external hard drive attached to your router
Super Speed for P2P Download
The router supports up to 300,000 sessions for P2P download with super speed which allows more users and clients to connect to the Internet and ensures an ultra-stable network connection
AiDisk
With the AiDisk feature, you can setup an FTP server along with an external hard drive that enables you to remotely download files from the server or remotely share them with friends
Simplified Security
Press the WPS Button to easily set up a secure and protected wireless network
Compatible with Windows operating systems and open source code
Base Station
Standards 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g
Network Protocol Automatic IP ,Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Data Rate 802.11n Draft: up to 300 Mbps
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz
Channel Support Not specified by the manufacturer
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
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 same 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
Antenna 3x  External antenna
Operation Distance Not specified by the manufacturer
Transmitted Power n mode: 15.8 to 19.5 dBm
g mode: 15.5 to 16.5 dBm
b mode: 15.8 to 19.5 dBm
Power Over Ethernet Not specified by the manufacturer
Ports 1 x   WAN RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
4 x   LAN RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
Support Ethernet and 802.3 with maximum bit rate of 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
General
System Requirements Ethernet RJ-45 port 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-TX
One IEEE 802.11b/g/n device with wireless capability
Installed TCP/IP and Internet Browser
Compatible with Windows operating systems
Power Requirements AC input: 100V to 240V (50 to 60HZ)
DC output: 12V with max. 1.25A current
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.50 x 6.37 x 1.59" / 21.6 x 16.19 x 4.05 cm
Weight 16.57 oz / 470 g
ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server
  • Power Adapter
  • Support CD
  • Ethernet RJ45 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUSRT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (17)
    • Fast (17)
    • Reliable connection (12)
    • Fast connection (11)
    • Secure connection (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (15)
      • Home (6)
      • Small networks (4)
      • Small office (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (20), Low bandwidth user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (24)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Performs Well

      I could notice a speed increase in load times on web pages, maybe due to large memory cache. I downloaded tomato-K26USB-1.28.9052MIPSR2-beta23-Ext.rar firmware and installed it after seeing many people complaining about...Read complete review

      I could notice a speed increase in load times on web pages, maybe due to large memory cache. I downloaded tomato-K26USB-1.28.9052MIPSR2-beta23-Ext.rar firmware and installed it after seeing many people complaining about firmware that came with it. I first tried dd-wrt, but it just seemed too complicated. The wireless range/signal was very good, unlike my wrt610n. I previously could not have reliable results with linksys wrt610n to my blu-ray player. Thinking it might be an issue with LG BD590 blu-ray player, I got a linksys wrt160n wireless bridge so I could connect blu-ray player with cat5 cable from bridge, rather than wireless. The wrt610n wouldn't connect well with it's own wrt160n wireless bridge around 30 feet away. Since linksys merged with cisco, I have found their support less than helpful. I've used linksys products for years and been happy, but this problem was a showstopper and they were not helpful at all.

      There's two things that don't effect me with asus router, that could be problematic for some. There is no 5.0 Mhz broadcast and there's no push button one step wireless security. The 1080p wireless streaming is flawless unlike the linksys wrt610n, so I really don't care about this routers shortcomings.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Eh... not horrible.

      The router itself is great... it would have been nice to be able to use my printer, though.

      The router itself is great... it would have been nice to be able to use my printer, though.

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      5.0

      Good buy.

      By Wilson

      from Greensboro, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast Connection Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

        It works well and delivers a higher speed than any other router that I have used.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Good value for this amount

        By Mersudin

        from Bosnia

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

          I bought this product based on list of options it offers. Setup was easy. What surprised me was that signal strength wasn't max when just 2m away. I updated firmware hping it will fix this but it didn't. New firmware is much better/ user frendly. I like media server option/ FTP option.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Satisfied

          By Hikerkev

          from New Jersey

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                Pros: Fast processor, plenty of memory, 2 USB ports for printer or portable drives, allows flash with ddrt or tomato. Getting great wireless connections with stock firmware. Been about a month since I owned it and have not needed to restart nor have I had any signals drop. I have the latest firmware installed and right now it does everything that I need it to do so I have no need to put tomato or ddrt on it right now. I have my printer hooked up (epson) to the 1 usb port and it allows all my computers to access my printer without any problems.

                Cons: The biggest thing was using the usb for my portable hdd. I couldnt access the files off of asus server. A quick call to them found that there server is being used alot more then they thought and they are in the process of upgrading. So right now it could be a hit or miss for it to work till the upgrade is completed. Lost of 1 star for that.

                My final thoughts: I make it a habit to download the latest firmware and doing it for this router is going to greatly improve it over the older firmware. The router will run much better. IF you find you need a stronger wifi signal or need more settings search google and download Tomato or DDRT firmware and this will kick it up a notch over the stock firmware.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Awesomeness

                By l0pht

                from Germany

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home network
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                  It's great, read any reviews online and everyone agrees.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Great router for a good price

                  By Greg

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Low bandwidth user

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network

                    Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                    I recently upgraded my router from the old, reliable Linksys WRT54G to the Asus RT-N16. I had two motivations for the upgrade. First all of my laptops, printers, tablets and phones now support 802.11n so I wanted to upgrade for faster data transfer.

                    Second, I just setup a Synology NAS and I wanted to make it accessible over the LAN as well as over the internet, I wanted fast data transfer rates and to flash the ROM with Tomato.

                    I can't speak for the base router ROM as I never used it. I immediately flashed it with Tomato. My first 2 attempts to flash it didn't work as I had the wrong build. I was afraid I bricked the route. But I didn't, I searched and found a article listing the exact build to get and that worked first try. I have had no hick ups with the router since.

                    I did not do any testing with data transfer rates so I cannot attest to the actual speed vs the claimed speed or even compare it to my old router. But I am very satisfied with the router and hope to get as many years out of it as I did my old router.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    This product work fine

                    By chukunaque

                    from mexico

                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                      I use in a vpn and work very good

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Networked my Home!

                      By Kalex

                      from Nairobi, Kenya

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                      • Hard to use settings

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                      My home now has a network thanks to RT-N16. It is streaming my videos wirelessly from my PC to TV through my LG Smart TV Upgrader. Set up was easy but with little knowlegde on networks, i can't change/use some of the features and the manual provided does help much. I guess i need a geek.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Great Hardware : Horrid Software

                      By Erick C

                      from APO AP

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                            "Out of the box" impression: Great hardware, horrid software. This thing is ginormous, so make sure you have space. It's plug and play and will let you enjoy the increased speed benefits of 802.11n (with the appropriate 802.11n adapters). However, a big benefit to this router is the ability to theoretically connect ANY USB printer and have the ability to print to it from your network. My Samsung CLP-300 was recognized but every print job I sent took about 10 minutes to process and ended up wasting paper because it kept printing garbage.

                            So, it didn't take me long to install TOMATOUSB on this thing. ASUS has a lot to learn with writing firmware. They need to concentrate more on writing software that works instead of software that looks pretty. The GUI is great, but I'd gladly take the simplicity of TOMATO's interface to ASUS's animated GUI.

                            Before TOMATOUSB:
                            Wireless connection speeds with a PC approximately three feet away maxed out at 144Mbps. Rosewill 802.11n adapter (300Mbps max).
                            Range was no better than my Linksys WRT54G (loaded with TOMATO also)
                            My Samsung CLP-300 was a brick.

                            After TOMATOUSB:
                            Wireless connection speeds maxed out at 300Mbps.
                            Range effectively tripled - I can move about my house without dropping one wifi signal "wave" on my ipad.
                            My Samsung CLP-300 is NOW a fully functioning network printer.

                            It's absolutely disappointing that this router was being held back by ASUS' firmware. Only after installing TOMATOUSB does this router become a PHENOMENAL buy.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great for 3rd party firmware

                            By Network guy

                            from St. Louis, MO

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • 3rd party firmware
                            • Easy to customize
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Reliable connection

                            Cons

                            • None yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network
                            • Small Networks
                            • TomatoUSB

                            Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                            Let me help you out, use TomatoUSB firmware on this device! Many of the features on it just work, unlike DDWRT, and the web interface is much speedier and easy to use! I have an external hard drive attached with Optware installed on it. Not a chance I will be going back to DDWRT. Wireless signal is very strong, I can pick it up on my iPhone4 about 200-250ft from my house.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Here's the Beef!

                            By BCB_Rich

                            from Blacksburg, VA

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network
                              • Large Networks
                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                              Disclaimer: 15 year IT guy who purchased this on the advice of a Datacenter NOC Team Lead for a beefy SOHO solution. Great router. The default interface isn't awful, but when flashed with the DD-WRT version, this router is thru the roof!! Setup is a piece of cake, and this router handles video streaming, HDTV (Netflix, Hulu), and VOIP (GVoice and Ooma) with ease! [...] I've only had this for a week, but I will come back to add CONs if I find some.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              This is a great product.

                              By Rich

                              from MI

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network

                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                My first WLAN setup. This product was a breeze to setup, just plugged it in and it set itself up. Never had to go through network wizard. Never read the owners manual until after. It provides fast dependable communication. It is as good or better than my previous LAN setup. Now I can spread devices out and not be crowded near the computer. Setting up printers was easy also. However, the part where you temporarily connect the the printer to a usb port during the wireless setup would not work when I used the usb port on the router, I had to use the usb port on the computer. But once setup the printer worked fine wireless.

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                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                work for me

                                By tron

                                from alexandria,VA

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Set Up

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network

                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                this router is working fast web pages fast, print and scanner work hd share work but slow ,torrents and gigabit is work just in the first setup can,t setup easy

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                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Terrific router, good price

                                By Benjamin

                                from Edmond, OK

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network
                                  • Small Networks

                                  Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                  This is a great router. It easily loads the custom tomato firmware (tomatousb.org), which means that I now have a media server (thanks to the external hard drive I've attached), print server for my USB printer (thanks to the two USB ports) and the ability to adjust the power of the transmitter.

                                  Using the tomato firmware, I bumped up the transmitter power and now have connectivity everywhere in my two-story house.

                                  I have to admit, I never even turned on the router with the included software. Right out of the box I loaded tomato, and I haven't looked back. I now have a $500 router for less than $90!

                                  It's doing well so far. The only feature I haven't figured out so far is how to set up the rsync server so that I can set up my wife's laptop to automatically back up to the hard drive attached to the router.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Run great with the third party firmware

                                  By Tim

                                  from Torrance, CA

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                        I bought Asus RT-N16 based on its hardware spec, like Gigabite Ethernet, powerful CPU, 128MB RAM/32MB flash and the most important thing, i.e. be able to run DDWRT and Tomato. It did work with Asus latest firmware. But my family complains the jerky playing of Youtube after I enabled its EzQoS. Well, I switched to TomatoUSB and now everything is working as expected. Tomato QoS is powerful. I connected a 2.5" hard drive to one of the USB ports and it became a file server (throughput is about 5MB/sec like everyone said). I installed transmission and then it became a download manager for BT. It runs cool and works like a charm. Too bad Asus firmware is not good enough.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        3.0

                                        Eh... not horrible.

                                        By Dragon

                                        from Johnstown, Pennsylvania

                                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast
                                        • Fast Connection Speed

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                            The router itself is great... it would have been nice to be able to use my printer, though.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Solid Performance & good streaming video

                                            By dbadog

                                            from iowa city

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast
                                            • Fast Connection Speed
                                            • Reliable connection
                                            • Secure Connection

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home network

                                              Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                              Most of the TV I watch in the evenings is HD movies from Netflix so I wanted to upgrade my wireless G router to improve the performance. I also wanted to hook my printer directly to the home network to simplify the access to it from any of our three workstations and I wanted to improve the range so I could take my laptop to the basement to work. The RT-N16 has performed great in every respect!
                                              I do recommend updating the firmware before installing a printer on the router's USB port. You can download the current firmware from the company website and it is a very simple procedure. I do think the documentation could have been a bit more explicit, but it is no worse that the typical documentation that is provided with most technical products.

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                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              I would buy this product again and again

                                              By niv

                                              from Haifa, Israel

                                              About Me Low bandwidth user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Fast
                                              • Fast Connection Speed
                                              • Reliable connection
                                              • Secure Connection

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home network

                                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                                easy to use.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                4.0

                                                Multifunction Router with Great Features

                                                By dfm52547

                                                from Fairfield, Oh

                                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Fast
                                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                                • Reliable connection
                                                • Secure Connection

                                                Cons

                                                • Difficult To Set Up

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home network

                                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                                I use the router as both wired and wireless, as a print server and with external USB drive attached. After several hours of tweaking stock firmware with less than satisfactory results, I concluded that I needed to try the Tomato USB open source firmware. I spent several hours climbing the learning curve and now have a superior router that I'm happy with.

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                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Performs Well

                                                By DATA BASEmann

                                                from Reynoldsburg, OH

                                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Fast
                                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                                • Reliable connection
                                                • Secure Connection

                                                Cons

                                                • Firmware was flawed
                                                • No 50 Mhz
                                                • No push button security

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home network

                                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                                I could notice a speed increase in load times on web pages, maybe due to large memory cache. I downloaded tomato-K26USB-1.28.9052MIPSR2-beta23-Ext.rar firmware and installed it after seeing many people complaining about firmware that came with it. I first tried dd-wrt, but it just seemed too complicated. The wireless range/signal was very good, unlike my wrt610n. I previously could not have reliable results with linksys wrt610n to my blu-ray player. Thinking it might be an issue with LG BD590 blu-ray player, I got a linksys wrt160n wireless bridge so I could connect blu-ray player with cat5 cable from bridge, rather than wireless. The wrt610n wouldn't connect well with it's own wrt160n wireless bridge around 30 feet away. Since linksys merged with cisco, I have found their support less than helpful. I've used linksys products for years and been happy, but this problem was a showstopper and they were not helpful at all.

                                                There's two things that don't effect me with asus router, that could be problematic for some. There is no 5.0 Mhz broadcast and there's no push button one step wireless security. The 1080p wireless streaming is flawless unlike the linksys wrt610n, so I really don't care about this routers shortcomings.

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                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                This Router Rocks on 100Mbps Internet

                                                By New2Asus

                                                from South Korea

                                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • 2 USB Ports
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • USB NAS device
                                                • USB Print Server
                                                • Very Fast

                                                Cons

                                                • Somewhat Bulky

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Secure Networks
                                                • Small Office

                                                Comments about ASUS RT-N16 Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless-N Router with Storage, Printer, & Media Server:

                                                Using this as home router between Internet and LAN with 3 wired and 1-2 wireless connections.Should have bought this router long ago! I own 3 Netgear routers and a D-Link router, have also owned LinkSys. This Asus RT-N16 blows them all away. I have 100Mbps Internet and finally the throughput is very near rated speed. Other routers were lucky to maintain 40-50Mbps, and they often dropped connections during large downloads. I have always purchased Netgear, D-Link, and Linksys on their trusted name. Not anymore.Plugged my HP DeskJet 5740 into one of the RT-N16 USB ports - and it JUST WORKED! Nothing to load or configure.Even the latest Asus FW and interface works great, and I haven't even tried DD-WRT or Tomato yet.I buy some of my PC gear from [...], but the selection and prices here at B&H keeps getting better. [...]***** Five EGGS for the ASUS RT-N16!********** Ten EGGS for B&H!

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