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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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  • 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!

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  • Neil B.
  • 4/14/2015 12:17:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsConstant rebooting and dropped connections

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: I do like the features on this router. The access to my drives from anywhere is great. The WakeOnLan feature is great. The Media server is great (even though when activated, it drives the CPU usage to a constant 100%).

Cons: Reboots. Dozens of reboots a day. Every 5-10 minutes. This router has been my living hell for the last few months. Months of researching online and dealing with tech support has lead to zero solutions. It just drops connections arbitrarily. Even after disabling all the extraneous features on the router, it still can't manage to hold a connection.
This isn't a cheap router. I paid the price for it's extra features, and I shouldn't have to worry about its basic functionality being in unrealiable. It's ridiculous!
My only recourse is to buy another router. I'm hearing a lot of good things about Netgear routers.

Now I have an $80 paperweight.

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  • Sarah P.
  • 2/27/2015 6:22:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed in quality & support

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: * DD-WRT (open source friendly) & decent LAN (hard-wired) speeds... when it worked.

Cons: * This router was primarily used for LAN connections (because wifi was horrible) and that worked fine for over a year, but then quickly turned south in that I experienced frequent and what seemed to be random reboots that required a power cycle (even using LAN only, no Wifi.) After trying to resolve the issues myself I reached out for support at ASUS and was told my product is out of warranty. I verified with my Newegg invoice that I was IN warranty (by 2 months) and yet tech support refused to support this product stating that his system was reporting I'm out of warranty and can’t be helped without additional fees. I provided the invoice with purchase date and yet that changed nothing. Customer service then direct me to 'escalate' the case using a web-form and that someone will review the issue as long as I provide a copy of the invoice and time of purchase, which I did. After waiting over a month, I received NO reply... This router is worthless at this point and I went out and purchased a new NETGEAR router because of this horrible experience with ASUS.

* Received terrible wireless connection and range. As low as 2 MB and unstable as can be. Also, unable to use more than one Wifi device at the same time without the router freezing/crashing. With new NETGEAR (R7000) router the SAME wireless devices are connected at a constant 100MB plus speeds without the slightest issue.

Other Thoughts: * I wanted to continue using ASUS and it’s understandable that equipment needs upgraded at some point, but when comparing the NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk Vs. ASUS RT-AC68U for that upgrade it was an easy choice based on this experience.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dj,

Thank you for making an effort in posting this review and I understand that you have LAN and wireless issue on the router. I know how frustrating it is when you need help and support won't help out. I want to apologize for any inconvenience this issue have caused you. If you still have the router can you please try and do a hard reset then do not update the firmware yet. Check and observe both wireless and LAN connection. If these steps will not work I will create an RMA for the router. Just provide me with your full name, mailing address, phone number and the serial number of the router. If you want to discuss this matter further please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150313915 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brennan T.
  • 2/20/2015 6:06:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid 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: I've had this router for 4 years so far and it's been rock solid, no hangups whatsoever.

Cons: Can't find any.

Other Thoughts: I can't say about the stock firmware, but I put Tomato USB on it as soon as it came in.

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  • GABRIEL K.
  • 2/14/2015 11:12:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAverage router died

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: Ordinary router works ok.

Cons: Died 2.5 years from purchase, and it was only operated for 1.5 years, the other year it sat in a box. Replacing the capacitor actually didn't fix this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Gabe,

In behalf of ASUS I apologize for the inconvenience this issue may have caused you. Is the router still powring on? Can you please provide me with further details regarding the issue. Can you also please provide me with the router's config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. for further assistance with issue please emil me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150262179 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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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

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: 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.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate you making time in posting this review. we're glad to know that you're happy and satisfied with the unit. It's good to received a positive feedback from our customer. If you need help or any assistanc with the unit please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102748 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.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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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

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: 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.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

In behalf of ASUS, I want to thank you for your effort posting this review. I understand that you have problems encountered with the router that it lasted only for 2 and half years. I want to apologize as well for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know that your disappointed with the unit. 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. I just want to tell you that all ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, these are isolated cases. I want to help you with this issue, kindly email it at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150391769 in the subject line for your reference.

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

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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