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6.5 out of 10

Asus WL-500W

ASUS WL-500W The ASUS WL-500W is a multifunctional wireless Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus WL-500W

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Overall 2
2.0

Problems and Headaches

Syd Holden "SH", Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I have had this router for over six months now and I am terribly disappointed with it. I still can't get it to operate any faster than 130 Mbit/s, which makes the USB functions useless. It also frequently looses its connection to the WAN and I have to unplug and power down everything before it comes back -- check out the Asus message boards. This thing is nothing but trouble. Update: I've had it with this thing. Ordered an Apple Airport Express last night.
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Overall 6
6.0

Can it be made to work with a Mac?

Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I replaced my Netgear W54g with the WL-500W after reading a review that it worked with a Mac. Fat chance. It lights up, looks pretty, but so far, nothing. If anyone has any ideas on how to make it work with a Mac, please post a comment and let me know how or email me directly at tommylaws1@gmail.com. Thanks.
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Overall 4
4.0

I wish I didn't buy this router.

Larns, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this router based on it's specifications: 802.11n and USB ports for network print or storage services. My intention was to buy one, and if it worked out, buy more to upgrade all the wireless routers found at the homes of my parents, siblings, etc. After all, I'm the family tech support guy. So, to cut to the chase: The WL500W works, but I find it extremely painful to use. It often takes 30 or more MINUTES for the router to get an IP address from my ISP, Comcast.
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Overall 10
10

works with dd-wrt

Jonathan Grimm, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: got it all set up with dd-wrt. Took 2 flashes with the windows flash tool, then a final one through the GUI. works great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for someone who isn't scared to use a different firmware

digitalman "digitalman", Amazon
22 December 2008
  • Summary: I have used several Asus routers. Out of the box these stink, but if you install the tomato firmware, this turns into a powerhouse router. Yes it does add some complexity, but it is well worth it. If you have any problems you are usually able to reflash it with the clear settings firmware and start over. This is one of the few routers that works with tomato and has 32mb of flash storage (for the firmware). One hitch, the tomato firmware currently doesn't support USB.
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Overall 6
6.0

Has nice featueres on paper, but doesn't work well overall

Matt "Custom", Amazon
20 October 2008
  • Summary: Pros: 802.11n, usb storage link / print server When this access point works, it works well, but it doesn't work a lot of the time. I have a lot of problems connecting 802.11g clients and connection via 802.11n isn't available right away after connection is initiated.
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User Review

Rob Williams, Techgage
6 February 2007
  • Conclusion: So far, I haven’t really touched on any downsides of the router, because there are not that many, fortunately. There are a few though, which I will touch on now. First off, the admin panel to the router is far from being intuitive. It’s ugly, clunky and sometimes makes simple tasks difficult. One area in particular is setting up the wireless network from within this admin. If you choose to not bother with security, it’s not really a problem at all.
  • Pros: Very high-performance, Great styling, Multi-Function (Can plug in Webcam, HDD, Thumb Drive, Printer, etc), Windows setup works well
  • Cons: Wireless proved difficult without using Windows installer, Admin panel is clunky and confusing overall
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 10
10

ASUS WL-500, Router Wi-FI

Assertore64, Ciao
11 March 2009
  • Summary: Asus WL-500W è un router wi-fu multifunzione di ultima generazione che consente il collegamento multiplo di varie periferiche: stampanti, hard disk esterni e ovviamente pc. La caratteristica principale è il download master consente di effettuare il download di files dalla rete e di assegnarne la priorità, così da continuare l'operazione anche con il computer spento, poichè il WL-500W continuerà l'operazione immagazzinando i dati sull'hard disk ad esso collegato.
  • Pros: Server ftp, velocità
  • Cons: -  -  in fase di test
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
10

Gebruikersreview - Asus WL-500W review door wootah

wootah, Tweakers.net
3 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Het is al weer een tijdje geleden dat ik deze router gekocht heb. Ik heb des tijds deze router gekocht omdat mijn asus WL-500g Premium al na een vrij...
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Overall 8
8.0

Kabellose Freiheit

Yopi
21 October 2007
  • Summary: Kabellose Freiheit, so lautet der Titel. Der Untertitel sollte heißen: Zuletzt wird alles gut. Irgendwann kam ich auf die Idee, mir ein Laptop zu kaufen, fand es gemütlicher, auch mal kurz eine E-Mail im Wohnzimmer zu tippen statt mich ständig alleine ins Arbeitszimmer zurückzuziehen. Ein Laptop bedeutet für mich zunächst einmal kabellose Freiheit. Einfach hinsetzen, Bildschirm aufklappen und loslegen. Klar also: WLAN mußte her! Warum das Asus-Gerät?
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