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Asus RT-N16 Router

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Overall 8

Asus RT-N16 Wireless Router Review

24 September 2010
  • Excerpt: 8 Flares 8 Flares × 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.
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Overall 8
Value for money 7
Features 8
Performance 8

Asus RT-N16

PC Pro
14 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Packed with features and amazingly easy to use – only short-range performance lets it down
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21 December 2012
  • Summary: The review of ASUS RT-N16 has been in our test laboratory for about a year – it’s perhaps the longest-lasting material we’ve ever had. Writing of the review and testing of the router have been constantly put off for different reasons and as a result there’s a significant inconsistency in the described firmware versions and the software used. However, everything finally comes to its end, and here we’re happy that it does.
  • Pros: Support of several interface languages (including Russian)., Existence of a substantial number of alternative firmware versions., Excellent data transfer speeds through PPTP., Excellent access speeds to files stored on USB-drives., The possibility to turn the wireless module of the router off at schedule., Affordable price.
  • Cons: The impossibility to set a time interval between consecutive attempts to connect to a VPN-server., Lack of support of Cyrillic domains., Russian interface inadequacies., Presence of a possible DoS attack against the router’s DNS-daemon., Mediocre routing speeds with NAT.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
17 January 2011
  • Excerpt: For a sub-$100 router, the RT-N16 is an excellent choice for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. The UI is easy to work with and setting up secure wireless Internet access is a cinch even for those without advanced networking skills. For those who like to tinker, this router boasts some impressive hardware specs and supports third party firmware such as DD-WRT and Tomato.
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Asus RT-N16 Wireless SuperSpeed N Router Review

ChannelPro Network
19 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Asus has successfully created motherboards, video cards, monitors and other various products with outstanding performance. However, many people would agree with me that Asus is not the first company you would usually think of when it comes to comparing wireless routers. Brands such as: Linksys, Netgear, or D-Link are certainly more well-known and have historically created exceptional products for networking.
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Overall 8

Asus RT-N16

maximum pc
15 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The Asus RT-N16 is a single-band router with three removable (and therefore upgradeable) antennas, but the third antenna didn’t help the router rise above third place overall in terms of TCP throughput. It did, however, do a solid job of penetrating our media room. The RT-N16 is equipped with two USB ports, so it can support both a portable USB hard drive and a printer.
  • Pros: Decent range and throughput; dual USB ports; support from DD-WRT community; BitTorrent client.
  • Cons: Single-band only; no guest network; no DLNA-compliant media server.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
30 July 2010
  • Excerpt: ASUS is usually known for its motherboards and GPUs. However, they are becoming more and more known for the peripherals they are making, too. Their monitors are growing in popularity and in performance, as are their wireless routers and access points.
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 8

ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Benchmark Reviews
4 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Where performance is concerned the ASUS RT-N16 has shown that wireless speeds can match wired speeds, albeit not consistently but the wireless speeds achieved are still very good. The fact that it has a 533Mhz CPU and 128mb ram made me giggle a little as there are still working computers running on those specs.
  • Pros: Interesting design, Simple effortless and quick setup, Detachable antennae, 2 x USB 2.0 ports for printers and attached storage, Gigabit LAN ports, Great signal strength and range, 533MHZ CPU and 128MB RAM, Lightweight but sturdy construction, Fair price to pay for a feature rich router
  • Cons: Slightly oversize profile, Does get quite warm to the touch, 2.4 ~ 2.5 Ghz only no 5Ghz band, No dual-band support
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ASUS RT-N16 Multi-functional Gigabit SuperSpeedN Router Reviewed

26 January 2010
  • Conclusion: 2.4GHz, Broadcom-based 802.11n router with HTTP / FTP / BitTorrent download, USB drive sharing and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Pros: Gigabit WAN and LAN ports, DD-WRT compatible, 2 USB 2.0 ports for sharing storage or printer
  • Cons: Low file sharing speed, Middle of the pack wireless performance, Help and documentation for advanced features needs improvement.
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Overall 9

Asus RT-N16 Wireless Router

24 September 2009
  • Summary: Asus' high-end wireless router has plenty of throughput grunt, but we do wish the company would offer better support documentation.
  • Pros: Gigabit ports, Supports USB storage and printer sharing, Excellent throughput and signal
  • Cons: Terrible visual design, Support documentation is once more MIA, rendering some functions useless
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