Summary: Do not buy. As others have reported, the electronics overheat and shutdown periodically. For me, this happens if I start monitoring network security cameras -- the workload crashes the device and it requires a physical power reset to get going again.
Asus RT-N53 - intermittent connection and required rebooting
just some photographer, B&H Photo
13 July 2015
Excerpt: this router was sooooooo much trouble... constantly dropping the connection and required rebooting - i had to reboot it on a daily basis and sometimes several times a day - when working, the range and speed was fantastic - i had a laptop and my phone on the 5ghz band and one tablet on the 2.4ghz...
This review contains product review INCLUDING ASUS tech support.
6 July 2015
Summary: My experience: Review of product: The power adapter died 1.5 years in to the 2 year warranty. Account of support for the issue: 1. Called customer support -t hey told me to go through the RMA process on the website. 2.
Doesn't work well. It crashes regularly. If you ...
6 April 2015
Summary: Doesn't work well. It crashes regularly. If you make it transfer packets, the sort of thing you buy a wireless router for, it hangs after it's transferred 10 GB or so. Existing clients think they're attached to a wifi network, but there's no traffic on it.
Summary: Have been using this close to a year now and an upgrade from my old 2009 Netgear router, and very happy with it. + Great range + Strong signal + Good user controls for router configuration - Router interface is a bit clunky and "loud," not intuitive and takes me some time to figure out how to do...
Summary: Cannot get more than 1mbs with this router. Spent hours and hours trying to get help from their tech support. They were about as unhelpful as they could be and very difficult to reach. They have a poor business model and an even lousier product.
Summary: I have the router set up behind my Internet router to manage an internal LAN, and it works great. Unfortunately, I cannot take advantage of any of the advanced features of the router, but I have had zero problems with this router and the Internet connectivity.