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Asus RT-N16 Router
7.6 out of 10

Asus RT-N16 Router

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22 October 2015
  • 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...
  • 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.
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Overall 10

Asus RT-N16

maximum pc
1 November 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.
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Overall 6

Asus RT-N16

30 August 2010
  • Summary: The Asus RT-N16 is a great, fun router for networking enthusiasts who want to use it with third-party, open-source firmware, such as Tomato or DD-WRT. However, everyone else should wait until Asus provides a more stable version of the firmware.
  • Pros: The Asus RT-N16 multifunction wireless router has impressive specs including Gigabit Ethernet and two USB ports. It performs well and works great with third-party, open-source firmware.
  • Cons: The Asus RT-N16 is bulky and doesn't support dual-band communication. Its USB ports don't provide enough power for bus-powered portable hard drives. When running Asus' stock firmware, the router is buggy and has an unstable wireless signal.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
30 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Looking for a way to combine some of your peripherals into one easy to access spot? - The ASUS RT-N16 might be the answer for you.
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11 June 2010
  • Summary: Up to now we have been testing only the top models of ASUS wireless routers, however, RT-N10U is more likely to be attributed to the range of low-cost models but even with its help a great deal of common users will be able to meet their demands in the access to the Internet.
  • Cons: All wired ports support the connections less than 100 Mbps., It's impossible to connect modems and external storages to USB., USB-port version 2.0, though its color corresponds to the version 3.0., Impossibility of giving NTP and VPN servers Cyrillic names.
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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
2 May 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...
  • 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 8

Asus RT-N16 Wireless Router Review

24 September 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
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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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