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ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Powerful CPU provides a high-performance throughput
  • Support up to 300,000 sessions for extensive P2P clients
  • USB2.0 port: All-in-1 printer server and FTP files
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Darrell M.
  • 7/22/2015 11:38:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOkay Performance; Disappointing Life

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Worked acceptably well when it worked. Decent coverage in my two-story home. Good interface & feature set.

Cons: I purchased this routes in part due to the very positive experiences that I have had with ASUS motherboards. Unfortunately, those experiences do not carry over to this router.

During its life, the router required more frequent reboots than similar routers that I own or support. As several people have pointed out, the cheap capacitor in the power circuit blew in just under 3-years. With only a two-year warranty, I guess ASUS is treating this as a disposable device.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Darrell,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Are you able to turn on the router are the power lights blinking? have you tried restoring the router to factory settings to try to fix the issue?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150762886 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 7/19/2015 6:15:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked good for 1.5 Yrs

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: My old Robotics router died after 10+ years and technology was outdated. So, I got an ASUS RTN-16 because I like their motherboads and they use open source Linux. It picked up the hard drive formatted in Linux without question and I started using all of it's features immediately and without a hitch. After about a year, it started loosing connection to the TV Set and now it cannot even stay on for longer than 5 secs? Cheap Chinese made junk is now designed to fail shortly after warranty runs out! Now, I am out $90 because it sat in the box for a year before I installed it. So, warranty has run out on it and I am out the money!

Cons: It looses it's connection and then dies after a year or two.

Other Thoughts: If you want a long term router, be sure to look elsewhere!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jeffrey,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. May I know if the router's firmware is updated? please check also if there is any loose connection have your tried restoring the unit to factory defaults to try to fix the issue? For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150755798 in the subject line for a reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jamin M.
  • 7/17/2015 7:22:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Actually works, works really well!

Cons: Haven't had any issues with it yet.

Other Thoughts: After going through 3 routers in 2 years, this one has been going great for 2 years, haven't had to reset it at all.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/17/2015 4:27:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid router during its lifespan

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Custom firmware support, wide user base, lots of features for the price at the time, steady performer, above-average wireless range.

Cons: Wireless quality could be better. I get 3-4 bars at about 30-40 ft away with higher gain antennas too.

Like others, mine died also all of the sudden. Powers on for a few seconds then shuts off. It would seem like a capacitor borked itself like many others. This model won't live up to the legacy of the WRT54G but it was decent enough.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Have you tried powercycling the router or are you able to do a reset? All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before sending it out to the stores worldwide. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150748946 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/13/2015 11:47:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDied too soon

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Great appearance. Great coverage. Great features. Simple to set up and use.

Cons: Short life

Other Thoughts: This product comes from a company I have bought a lot of product from over the years. Very disappointed to find such a poor level of lifespan. I have had a Linksys for many years that is still performing beautifully.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with your router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. ASUS products are build to last it undergo intensive quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before sending it out to the stores worldwide. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case#N150742407 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2015 10:27:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsASUS RT-N16

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Looks great, Great features and user friendly. Great range. Easy to set up

Cons: Died. Went completely dead after what I consider to be too brief a lifetime. My Linksys still working strong. What is the problem with ASUS? Company has a great rep but this unit is just not up to par.

Other Thoughts: Too many reports of these units failing before time. Should have taken heed and bought elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. I apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Have you power cycling the router? or was there any lights blinking? Can we have more information about the router's issue for us to further assist you.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150756434 in the subject line for a reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Elliott M.
  • 5/15/2015 4:46:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Decent Router

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Widely supportted by open source router projects. Of note supportted by both OpenWRT and DebWRT. External antennas allow for more focused coverage, better antennas or potential to have antennas located away from router.

Cons: No support for 802.11a (no 5GHz radio). These are now an "older" generation of router, so very high speed Internet connections may be able to overwhelm these.

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  • Elliott M.
  • 5/15/2015 4:45:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Decent Router

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Widely supportted by open source router projects. Of note supportted by both OpenWRT and DebWRT.

Cons: No support for 802.11a (no 5GHz radio). These are now an "older" generation of router, so very high speed Internet connections may be able to overwhelm these.

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  • Michael W.
  • 5/13/2015 7:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDD_WRT performance router

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: powerful router. My dad has been using this for years with no problems except when he forgets the password (I have it written down now). I flashed dd-wrt onto this shortly after purchase and it is super stable and very powerful. I've never tried mounting a hard drive to the usb port and can't speak to that feature.

Cons: none

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  • PETR B.
  • 5/10/2015 12:13:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLow quality electronic

This review is from: ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

Pros: Software & functionality is nice for this class of router. In the beginning firmware was a nightmare but after couple years it became quite good. However, all this values as nothing because of cheap electronic parts.

Cons: Low quality capacitors. As somebody already mentioned here - and I can confirm - ASUS uses cheap caps for this device (I assume for all routers of this class as since I keep reading reviews that asus routers do not last long). My router died after about 2.5 years. Capacitor blew up, and it triggered other issues so I have to buy a new device. D-Link 10+ years old still works!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Peter,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before sending it out to the stores worldwide. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case#N150668965 in the subject line for reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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