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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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For the very best in wireless broadband technology, look no further than the ASUS RT-N16 router. It distinguishes itself from others by adding a built-in printer and media server. And the AiDisk function can help you share content with friends just through the web browser, bringing unprecedented convenience.

This router uses the 802.11n DRAFT wireless standard, which is backwards compatible with the older 802.11b/g standard, allowing it to work with a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled equipment. With the help of enhanced download master technology, you can download your favorite content without a computer involved, offering supreme flexibility and saving energy.

Best of all, the ASUS RT-N16 is easy to set up and features a host of security features like WEP and WPA2 configuration. Build your home or office network with ASUS today.



  • newegg 802.11n Support Compliant with draft 802.11n, the ASUS RT-N16 delivers real-world performance of up to 300Mbps and remains compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
  • newegg MIMO Technology MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) technology multiplies the effective data rate and uses signal reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area.
  • newegg All-in-One Print Server With a built-in USB port, plug in a USB printer to the ASUS RT-N16, and the router is able to wirelessly share the printing function for multiple users.
  • newegg AiDisk Technology The ASUS RT-N16 features AiDisk to help you easily and conveniently share media content with friends through the web browser.
  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The ASUS RT-N16 features 4 Gigabit LAN ports that provide up to 10x faster speeds than most 100M network connections to handle massive data-flow needs.
  • newegg Enhanced Download Master Using the Enhanced Download Master technology, the ASUS RT-N16 can download Internet content independently, without a computer involved.


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


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  • Robert C.
  • 1/27/2015 9:19:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns great on stock firmware, USB and GBit a plus

Pros: I never upgraded the firmware on this router as I had previously on RT-N10 and -N12 models. I bought the -N16 as my -N12 failed after about three years. I may have had the wifi signal up too high on the -N12. Anyway, the -N16 is stable, never loses connectivity, and never requires a reboot. I am only seeing about 200MBit speeds on when using Cat6 with a couple of other gigabit devices, but it's still faster than 100MBit. USB 2.0 is a plus as I have a hub and 2 external HDDs attached and shared across the network. This router has been seamless for me.

Cons: Don't expect to be able to get the FTP server to actually work on this router, at least not from outside of your network. That's a small con and really a feature that many users might not use anyway.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2015 12:56:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great until it died a relative young death

Pros: Fast, reliable with good features and management UI.
Signal was good, nothing spectacular but no problems either.

Cons: It died at about the 2 and a half year mark. Reading other reviews it appears this is very common.

Other Thoughts: I know all products have a limited lifespan but 2.5 years is too short for an upper-end item. I think it was $125 when I bought it.

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  • James M.
  • 1/15/2015 8:53:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscould be good...

Pros: it some what works..

Cons: I have had multiple issues with this router. Nothing past the normal internet functions appears to work. AiCloud, file share etc many attempts to log in to asus dns results in not found, The other problem is asking for a password or user name. I have tried every combination known to man it won't take it. Tech support is nonexistent email only, answer in 48 hours, we promise. Well try 8 days so far with no reply. I'm looking at the box and a RMA as maybe my only solution.

Other Thoughts: sad because I have dealt with asus since 02 motherboards, video cards you name it. Never had a problem of no support till now. Asus this is not acceptable customer support. If thats the best you can offer, on a product that by now should have all the bugs out it is time to start looking elsewhere.

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  • Gary J.
  • 1/5/2015 5:36:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Caps

Pros: Great router, Ran Tomato firmware, Good processor

Cons: As mentioned by another review, the large main capacitor is weak. Mine died in just over 2 years. You should be able to expect more then 2 years out of a router.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I understand that you're disappointed with the product and I'm sorry to hear about it. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. For further technical assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150129492 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brett C.
  • 1/5/2015 9:38:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOh, how I wish...

Pros: Sleek design.

Very stable OSes, never needs a restart (dd-wrt, merlin).

Stock router firmware is based on OpenWRT and is available to hack on (which enabled the famous Merlin firmware to spawn). Big plus.

Cons: Poor range, wonky wireless speeds. I get low signal in the next door room. There's no physical interferance and there are only a handful of other wireless APs, all

I've attempted to use the stock firmware, DD-WRT, and Merlin - the ethernet components are fast and reliable but I've had nothing but headaches for the wireless. DD-WRT was a bit of a nightmare - wireless dropouts and general unreliability on the wireless front. Merlin is more improved but I feel like things aren't quite there. I get the right speeds on ethernet but not so on wireless despite my constant tinkering: I've kind of given up at this point to just have 'meh' wireless speeds because this device has been such a hassle. Because of this I would not buy again - is it a hardware issue? I have no idea but Merlin provides me with stable, 8Mbps downloads - far less that what it should be but I'm unable to get it any faster.

The router gets quite warm - might be worth putting it on a fan. I fully expect that capacitor to blow out in two years' time - I'll solder another on.

The interface for stock/merlin is sleek but disjointed. I sometimes have issues finding what I'm looking fo because the item I seek is tucked behind some oddly-laid out menus. Besides the occasional 'where the hell is this?', the interface is just fine.

All in all, my dissatisfaction stems from the wireless speeds that I seem to be unable to get up.

Other Thoughts: If you decide on getting this router, one may upgrade the power supply:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=77149

I didn't use the USB component as all I was looking for was a stable daily driver for networking.

Of the three OSes available (stock, DD-WRT, Merlin), I'd recommend Merlin. DD-WRT was really nice and I wish it worked better but for my minimal needs of just ethernet/wireless Merlin was more reliable.

If you decide to use DD-WRT, remember to use the 22000 based builds (as of this date's writing) - there are a lot of old, bad ones floating around the forums.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Lox,

I understand that your not happy with the unit because of the wireless connectivity and I'm sorry to hear about it. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. If you can please provide me with the following: config file, router system log and firmware version that you are surrently using. For further technical assitance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150129551 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • John G.
  • 12/29/2014 9:37:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: bought this router December 2010. Been on continuous since then.
had small bugs to worked out.but after that no issues at all. ran it with tomato for a couple years no problems and recently switched to Merlin
.

Cons: ran too hot and not having air-conditioned house didn't help.
which caused the Wi-Fi to drop connection a lot.
Didn't know how hot it was running at that time. After switching to Merlin it tells you Chip temperature. with a fan running about 100° Fahrenheit ,without running about 140.

Other Thoughts: problems I figured out. Use small muffin fan and microwave bowl for a spacer and used that to cool the unit. Works great. the other major problem was figuring out that my modem was not set up as a gateway and so they fought for control, drove me crazy till I figured it out.
I now use this as a access point for my Asus RT-AC68U.

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  • Raj D.
  • 12/27/2014 12:01:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Stable. Custom Config. Been using it for 3 years now.

Has used with DDWRT. Switched to Merlin. EXCELLENT! Can use with dual WAN for failover.

Cons: None

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  • Jason B.
  • 12/26/2014 11:09:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood when it works

Pros: Very stable, high throughput and low latency. I have never had this router fail on me until recently. Used this router non stop for 2 years with no issues.

Cons: After 2 1/2 years the router stopped working. The capacitor that everyone else has had issues with has gone bad. I will be replacing the capacitor shortly. The warranty on this thing is 2 years and it looks like most people experience problems conveniently just after the warranty expires. Asus should not have used cheap capacitors on such an expensive device. Also, if there is a known defect like this they should have extended the warranty to cover the known defect. I will question whether I will buy Asus again. I once thought Asus was good quality but I don't know anymore.

Other Thoughts: Very easy to fix. Capacitor replacement cost me $1.50 (Probably just as bad as the one that was there). Voids the warranty but I am already past the 2 years. Google "asus rt-n16 bad capacitor" for more information.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 12/11/2014 6:23:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHad another one die... makes THREE!

Pros: I'm done trying to find the silver lining in these things!

Cons: Another client called with some problems.

Walk in and she says "this box doesn't look like it has any power, do you think that is the problem?" *sigh*

Thanks for screwing me again ASUS!

Other Thoughts: Sorry but I can't be replacing these at client's homes and offices every year... it reflects poorly on me and my business!

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  • Sarah L.
  • 12/8/2014 5:48:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't last

Pros: See cons

Cons: Same problem as other reviewers... We have had this router for 2 1/2 years and all of a sudden it won't stay powered on. Problem with the capacitor inside and the router is out of warranty now. Googling the issue shows it to be an issue others have had with this same router. Range isn't great anyway, go with something else!

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