ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router E-mail
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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Monday, 03 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS RT-N16
ASUS RT-N16 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
ASUS RT-N16 Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router Review

Benchmark Reviews brings to you today, the ASUS RT-N16 Multi-funtional Wireless N Router, which boasts up to 700% faster wireless throughput than 802.11g, has two USB 2.0 ports for connecting printers or USB storage medium such as a USB HDD or USB flash drive, NTFS support for attached storage and 4 Gigabit LAN ports to name just a few of the features of this router. A wireless router offers flexibility in that you can share your high speed broadband with a mixture of wired and wireless connectivity or just pure wireless connectivity without the need of the main computer being switched on. Wireless networking has proliferated homes and offices around the world, network vendors release new devices on a regular basis, you now have so many options that it's hard to make a choice. The truth of the matter is, regardless of how many things a wireless router or access point can do, the two most important things about them are their speed and their range.


ASUS have presented us with a router that has more functions than I can fit into one paragraph, there are also reports around the web of support for open source firmwares such as DD-WRT or Tomato. I am not one to talk here as I have never used custom firmware on a router before, and with this router I truly don't think I will need to. The setup was simple, no CD required, just plug in open a browser follow the steps and you are set up and protected in under 5 minutes. Next we shall take a look at the feature list and get a good look at the design of the router itself.

About ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.

ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan-"Inspiring Innovation - Persistent Perfection"-and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards-receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in Business Week's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.

Inspired by the diverse needs of consumers in all areas and phases of life, ASUS' foremost mission is to deliver truly innovative solutions that in turn inspire consumers to reach for greater heights of productivity and fun. By leveraging its intimate understanding of the requirements of today's digital home, digital office and digital person, ASUS has the honor of claiming many world's firsts-such as the introduction of the groundbreaking Eee PCTM, the ingenious use of renewable materials like leather and bamboo in notebooks and the incorporation of its proprietary power-saving Super Hybrid Engine technology into its notebooks and motherboards. By pioneering many new innovations, trends and technologies that have had a genuine impact on its customers' lives and the Earth at large, ASUS hopes to garner mindshare as well as market share.

To succeed in the ultra-competitive IT industry, ASUS focuses on speed-to-market, cost and service. That is why every ASUS employee strives to master the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" in order to fulfill the "Persistent Perfection" promise of the brand. Guided by these precepts, ASUS has developed a strong advantage in product design, technology, quality and value/cost. These advantages in turn constitute ASUS' formula for success-allowing marketing to communicate these strengths to win our consumers' hearts.



# RE: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Routergordon 2010-05-03 07:55
Could this be compared to the D-Link DGL-4500? I own one and I like it a lot, but i dont own a wireless N reciever for my PS3, which means only G speeds! Thus watching hi def movies via my media server over Win Media Player does not do well, it has intermittent chokes and freezes to alllow some buffering. Its actually better to just copy the movie to the PS3 HDD, so i wonder if this would be a better buy...?
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# RE: RE: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit RouterSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2010-05-03 12:49
You have a good router in the D-Link DGL-4500, stick with it and find a way to hook up your ps3 to wireless N and set it to the 5Ghz band.
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# RE: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit RouterAndrew G - Stevens, PA 2010-11-15 10:52
Thank you for thorough review. I just found and purchased this unit for $86.00. It is replacing a Linksys WRT54g that is locking up, rebooting for no reason and giving me slow results. I am also experiencing my wireless devices in the house loosing wifi and grabbing a neighbor's unsecured linksys for no reason. I am hoping for a good "flood" of a signal in my home to avoid the wifi drops. I look forward to experience the amazing browsing you speak of and I have read elsewhere. THANK YOU!!
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# Network security keyHesSINGAPORE 2011-08-15 02:43
Can't get the setup to work with my Motorola SBVS120 modem. When setup it requires a Network Security Key!?
Pls advice ASAP!
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# Benchmark the actual routerVidar 2011-12-02 05:58
Can this thing actually do 300Mbps? You just benchmark your uplink speed, which isn't nearly as interesting.
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# CCEArvind 2013-06-23 11:45
The next feature That I would like to share with you here is the AiDisk feature. There are three simple steps to setup access to your attached storage, 1) How you wish to share files on the device - limitless, limited or admin. Limited and admin allow you to set read write rights and a password to access data. 2) Create a domain name via the ASUS DDNS services to allow you to access the data over the Internet, you can choose anything you like to go between the ftp:// and, you can also choose to skip this setting so the data is only shared over the LAN. 3) Confirm your settings and make the USB storage accessible and then you are greeted with the above screen that shows two possible ways of accessing the data, LAN or FTP. With this setup you can access the data on the drive anywhere you have access to the Internet - no need to carry that sensitive data around with you means you wont lose it.
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