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.
- 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
- 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