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ASUS WL-520gU 802.11b/g Wireless Router up to 54Mbps with All-in-One Print Server/ DD-WRT Open Source support

  • 802.11b/g 54Mbps
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
  • Open Source DD-WRT Base
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The WL-520GU wireless router from Asus deserves the word "versatile" in its name. It distinguishes itself from others by adding a built-in printer server, bringing today’s digital home and digital office a simply solution to share MFP printing and scanning functions for multiple users.

This router uses the 802.11g wireless standard, which is backwards compatible with the older 802.11b standard, allowing it to work with a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled equipment. Asus BroadRange technology provide faster data transfer speeds and better wireless coverage than standard 802.11g, so each user can enjoy the fast wireless access within the range.

Setup is fast and effortless with the easy-to-use ASUS EZ UI, composed of a number of connectivity features including QIS (Quick Internet Setup), Network Map, Dr.Surf, EZQos, 125 High Speed Mode and WDS.

  • newegg All-in-One Print Server With a built-in USB port, plug in a USB printer to the Asus WL-520gU, and the router is able to wirelessly share the printing function for multiple users.
  • newegg IEEE 802.11b/g Compliant Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g protocol, the Asus WL-520gU smoothly integrated into any existing wireless network with up to 54 Mbps data transfer speed.
  • newegg 10/100Mbps Network Connection The Asus WL-520gU features a built-in 4-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch for direct connections to four PCs or additional switches, and one 10/100Mbps WAN port for broadband Internet connection.
  • newegg BroadRange BroadRang triples wireless signal coverage of 802.11g standard by enhancing reception sensitivity. For best result, the client device should support this technology as well. Enjoy smooth wireless connection in every corner of every environment.
  • newegg 125 High Speed Mode 125 High Speed Mode increases data transfer speeds of 802.11g standard by 35%. It makes speed reach up to 125Mbps. Wireless sharing of digital content is now faster and easier than ever before.
  • newegg Wireless Security The Asus WL-520gU supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-TKIP/AES, WPA-PSK and WPA-ENT encryption function to enhance transmission security.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Carlos R.
  • 7/8/2014 3:39:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: DDWRT compatible. USB port to make a wired printer accessible online/wifi . Still working after 6 years.

Cons: Outdated router. No wireless "N" band.

Other Thoughts: If you find it used and for a good price, it is not a bad router as long as you can do without "N" speeds.

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  • Francisco M.
  • 3/4/2014 12:39:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLived its life

Pros: I used this for 2 years. I knew one day it would stop working. But for the money I paid, it did it's job. My wife would stream Netflix of my xBox while I was working building websites. However I was using the ethernet cables to make the connections. The only time I used the wireless was for the laptop and cell phones.

This was always used in an apartment.

Cons: I moved from a 1000 sq/ft apartment to a 2400 sq/ft house and the signal wouldn't have all it's bars.

Other Thoughts: I am upgrading to a N600.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 3/3/2014 8:41:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent router. Rock solid performance with DD-WRT

Pros: This router has been running for me for 4 years now, and with DD-WRT it has the features of a router that is 4 times as expensive. I have had no problems to speak of with this router, it has been extremely stable and doesn't drop connections. I cannot give this router enough praise for its rock solid performance.

Cons: Not the fastest router around but it doesn't have any problems with dropping connections.

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  • steve r.
  • 11/13/2013 9:53:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price

Pros: Worked well but was not fast enough for my needs

Cons: not good for gaming but worked nice for avg networking. seems that I had to reset daily for both pc to connect to the router

Other Thoughts: I don't feel that is router is good enough for todays internet demand.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 8/15/2013 12:30:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUsing for Network Repeater/extender

Pros: I am using this to extend my AT&T broadband connection. have it in my media case in living room. can hard wire the wii, PS3, receiver etc. and have them all on the network. love the open source option for digging deep into settings (or boosting the range a bit)

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: DD-WRT install was very easy. nice little router.

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  • J C.
  • 2/28/2013 6:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI hate routers

Pros: The wireless bandwidth is just as good as the wired.

Cons: Setup. "EZSetup" never works. I have to do multiple power cycles in order to set it up. If my ISP brings service down (happens a lot) the router still claims that internet (and intranet) are still up.

Other Thoughts: Yes, I know the difference between being connected to a network and having internet connectivity.

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  • Dennis V.
  • 1/25/2013 7:16:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of Junk

Pros: It works well as long as you don't make any changes too it.

Cons: It took me about a week to figure out that the firmware on it for some reason didn't work right so I updated the firmware then it wouldn't work at all. I figured out a way of wiping the firmware completly and uploading it again when you first turn it on and some software I found online. Then it seemed to work. But the QOS everytime I set it up the router would stop working it would wipe out all the settings and I would have to set everything up again. The Firmware on these are not good. Stay away from this product.

Other Thoughts: Stay away from this product. I ordered a new router today I hope I have better luck.

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  • Philip L.
  • 12/23/2012 11:21:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: It came in a box

Cons: Defective out of box, would work 5 mins then reset to factory defaults. Reset button is off center and is constantly pressed. POOR quality construction. And newegg shipping estimator via USP says return shipping is 70% of what I actually paid for the item.... BEWARE DEFECTIVE PARTS & SHIPPING POLICY

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  • Timothy B.
  • 12/8/2012 12:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Inexpensive, takes to DD-WRT like nothing else, solid range, lasted quite a while.

Cons: "Only" really lasted 4 years, had to downgrade to the mini version of DD-WRT after that, and it failed to work at all until I did that. I suspect memory has partially failed. Range was good, but nothing great, and it didn't go through walls very well, but good enough.

Other Thoughts: The stock firmware is flat-out awful. But DD-WRT ran for a solid 4 years, then it failed and my wife bought another router. I kept it and fiddled and found a mini-DD-WRT still works, most functionality is still there. Only took one egg off for lack of wall penetration and eventual failure, but still a great buy!

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  • Barry C.
  • 12/6/2012 9:53:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYears later, still going strong

Pros: Durable and reliable. Runs DD-WRT without any issue. LED's are clear, but not annoying. Stock antenna is effective. Was cheap when I got it. Still pretty cheap now.

Doesn't drop packets, require power-cycling, or have any other annoyances. It just does what it's supposed to, 24/7... 3 years going strong.

Cons: Did not come packed in a shoebox of non-sequential $50 bills like I had hoped for.

Other Thoughts: When (rather, if) I replace the current router I will go back for another Asus. If this is an indication of their what their hardware is like then I'll be a customer for life. Keep it up!

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