Excerpt: Asus isn’t a huge player in the router market, but the company has come up with a few noteworthy models in the past few years. We’d happily count the RT-N13U as one of them if it delivered reasonable throughput or decent range. This was the only router we tested that was capable of sharing a USB printer, and while Asus claims it can support multifunction devices, it guarantees compatibility only with the ones the company has tested.
Pros: Great graphical UI; capable of hosting a USB hard drive.
Cons: Poor throughput; poor range; USB storage is only accessible via FTP.
Excerpt: Asus is best known for components and laptops but the Taiwanese electronics giant makes almost everything, from TVs to mobile phones. The company has been making routers since 2003, although the RT-N13U is the first we’ve reviewed. The N13U has a fairly modest specification in general - we were surprised to see 10/100 Ethernet on a cable router at this price rather than full Gigabit support.