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Asus RT-N16

details: Gigabit Wireless N Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2009-09-18
updated: 2019-12-17
The Asus RT-N16 is a multi-functional Gigabit Wireless N Router with USB storage, printer and media server. RT-N16 has enough bandwidth and processing power to simultaneously handle file transfers and downloads, video streaming, games and VoIP calls. It support up to 300,000 sessions for extensive P2P clients.

Ther router provides two USB 2.0 ports for storage device and USB printer, to allow sharing and printing of files across the network.

- Simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) wireless N (up to 300Mbps)
- External removable antennas
- 2 USB ports for storage or printers
- Gigabit ports
- Fast CPU, plenty of RAM
- third party firmware support (DD-WRT)
- p2p/torrent client support to external USB drive without the use of a computer
- UPnP media server for streaming content directly across the lan to media devices.
- price

- below average wireless N throughput at long distances when compared to other 300Mbps N routers... Could be improved with better antennas.
- p2p torrent downloads allow for only 6 simultaneous sessions.
 RT-N16 Features
 Availability: currently available
 Release Date: 2009-06-30
 List price: $99
 Street price: $80
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 2
storage, printer
 USB port type: USB 2.0
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 PPPoE client: yes
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 300 Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (draft)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 external antenna(s): 3
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 Antenna connector: RP-SMA (Reverse SMA)
 Transmit Power: +16 dBm
 Receiver Sensitivity: 75 dBm
 Default SSID: Asus
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 Intrusion Detection System (IDS): yes
 Security log: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Chipset: Broadcom4718, 480MHz
 RAM: 128 Mb
 Flash Memory: 32 Mb
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Print Server: yes
 Third-party firmware support: yes
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2011-02-09 17:06
1) bad sides

a)poor marketing-copy of 500W
aa)high price 160$
b)power supply unit and joint connector to router is ultra-low quality
c)some capacitors in USB powerlines is absent ? due low pcb clearance
d)very slow RAM and in BGA pakage , u cant resolder RAM
e_mega-freakin resource eating USB , with MAX effective datarate 4 mb\s
f)ultra-freakin high brightness blue leds ( Amber is best in dark )
g) poor reverse-SMA

2) good sides

a) Average+ wifi
b) Alternate\Entusiast\Oleg firmware aviable. Oleg is best !
c) Gigabit lan really support big MTU

(c) tested by Humans / by Phd CRUNCHER /
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