Summary: Probably the best consumer router one can find. There is no clear specs on the product description (nor on the product package) but this router carries 128Mo of ram, and a very fast processor (over 500Mhz Broadcom). while most routers have only 8 or sometimes 16Mo of ram. That's where changing the firmware to a proper Linux based system gets interesting. I installed the tomato firmware (with usb mod) and it rocks.
Excerpt: I'm going to start by saying that this is not your average router that you find in every shop, it's more than that, think of it as a mini PC in a small box. It comes in a white and gray plastic box with 3 antennas that can be detached according to your needs, in terms of features it comes with the following: - WAN x 1 - LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base T Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max.
Pros: Custom firmware, fast ethernet and wireless
Cons: Original firmware lacks a lot of features, poort support from ASUS
Summary: Overall I like this router. Easy configuration and you can set up two seperate WiFi network on this router : your own where your computers and other personal device can connect to and another you can use for your friends and others guests when they pop in and that second guest network only allow internet access. Your computers and shared data are protected if accessed by the guest network. Each has their own SSID and password.
Pros: - DD-WRT available for this router, - Realtime connection monitoring, - Good factory firmware interface, - 2x USB for storage or printer, - Main WiFi network + Guest WiFi network (each having seperate SSID and password)
Cons: - Issue tracking internet usage (latest ASUS firmware issue?)
Summary: I was happy with my old RT-N12, but was upgrading electronics with NAS box and media server, and I needed the high speed connections. Have been using the RT-N16 for 5 months, and it has been rock solid. Some have complained about range, but I was being leeched upon before I set up the security. The nearest neighbor is over 400 ft. away. I live in the country, but the signal needed to negotiate the walls of two houses and a small grove of trees.
Summary: Excellent router, many great features, has never dropped the signal in 3 weeks and counting. With 3 antennas I was hoping to get coverage throughout my 3500 sq. ft. house, but I still lose the signal when I get to the far areas.